Maker Message Iron-on-Ink Glitter Zip Case

Designer Naomi back with a sensational project for you. I’ll be personalizing the Artesprix August Blank of the Month Glitter Zip using Iron-on-Ink Stamp Pads & Accessories. Creating mirrored text for sublimation without a sublimation printer can be tricky, but it is easy when you have the right tools! Artesprix created an Alphabet Stamp Set specifically designed for your sublimation projects, it made making the right message for this zip case a breeze!

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sublimation glitter zip case with artesprix iron-on-ink
What is Artesprix Iron-on-Ink?
Artesprix Sublimation Markers, Ink, and Paint are specially formulated to allow you to use basic copy paper to: color, stamp, stencil, and monoprint anything you wish and turn it into a heat-transferable design. These designs are then applied to a polyester or polyester coated substrate (like the glitter zip case) with heat and pressure. You can use a heat press or a home iron! These designs, through this process of sublimation, will become permanent on your substrates.

sublimation glitter zip case artesprix stamp pad polymer stamps
Glitter Zip Case
Heat Press
Sublimation Markers
Sublimation Stamp Pads
Sublimation Block Alphabet Stamp Set
Acrylic Stamp Block
Stamp Designs of Your Choice
Protective Paper
Heat Tape
Pressing Pillow
Copy Paper
Lint Roller or alcohol and lint-free cloth
Step-by-Step Tutorial:
Step 1: Trace the outline of your zip case on a sheet of copy paper using a pencil.

sublimation glitter zip case template on plain paper
Step 2: Use the alphabet stamps to spell out your sentiment on the acrylic block.

artesprix sublimation alphabet stamp set
Step 3: Ink up your stamp using the Sublimation Stamp Pad and stamp onto the copy paper inside of your template.

polymer cling stamp on stamp block with sublimation ink
Step 4: Choose the stamps and ink colors you would like to use and add them to the paper as desired.
Pro Tip: If you want to use a traditional text stamp, not designed for sublimation, use the new the Artesprix Mirror Stamp Plate

artesprix sublimation marker on stamped design
Step 5: Use Sublimation Markers to outline or color in any areas of your design you would like to add additional detail.

finished artesprix design for sublimation glitter zip case
Step 6: Once you are finished designing, place the glitter zip case on top and tape using heat tape.

secured glitter zip case to sublimation design
Pro Tip #2: Use a pressing pillow inside of the zip case to raise the surface of your case above the zipper seam. If you don't have a pressing pillow, be sure to leave your zipper on the outside of your press. 

sublimation project with protective paper before transfer
Step 7: Take the taped design and zip case to your heat press and make a "sublimation sandwich" in this order: protective paper, zip case, design, protective paper.
Step 8: Press the glitter zip case at 385℉ for 45 seconds using medium pressure.

Artesprix sublimation design on glitter zip case after transfer
Step 9: Before removing from the heat press do a "peek test", lift a corner of the design to make sure the design transferred correctly. If the design is transferred well, you are done and you can remove the tape and paper from the zip case.  If it is not, press it for a few more seconds.
How beautiful is this glitter zip case?! So easy to create a quick project and it’s perfect for back to school! But I think I’ll keep this one for my Artestprix Iron-on-Ink Markers. The Artesprix Block Stamp Alphabet makes it so easy for any Maker to add their own personalized message.

sublimation glitter zip case with artesprix iron-on-ink
For more fun ideas for your next Iron-on-Ink project, check out the Artesprix Blog. Let us know if you try out this project by using the #Artesprix & #IrononInk or post your project to the Artesprix Facebook Group. And don’t forget to order your glitter zip cases now because when August is gone, so are these cases.
If you want to learn more about me, visit my About Me here.
Now, go make something sensational!
Naomi Garcia
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