Winter Wonderland Ornament with Iron-on-Ink

Designer Lori here, with a new Artesprix Sublimation project that is sure to elevate your hand-made ornament game this year. In 10 quick and easy steps you can create fabulous ornaments for your tree using a few Artesprix Iron-on-Ink products and the Sublimation ready Metal Ornaments. These ornaments come in a set of 2, are double-sided, and come with ribbon, so as soon as you're done transferring they are ready to be hung. 

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sublimation stamped artesprix ornament

What is Sublimation Iron-on-Ink?

It is an interesting and fun product that allows you to create a design on standard copy paper that can then be heat transferred onto surfaces (must have polyester in it or have a polyester coating). Once the project is transferred to the blank, it is lifetime permanent. Before Artesprix, you would need a fancy printer to experience this level of personalization, but not anymore!

Supplies: 

Sublimation Stamp Ink refills –Blue

Acrylic Lightening Medium - White

Sublimation Ink pad –Black, Blue

Metal Ornaments

Heat tape

Heat press

Protective Paper

Copy Paper 

Pencil 

Scissors

Heat Press

Fan Brush 

Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz Collection – Reindeer Flight

Lori’s Cards & Creations – Sublimation Word Stamps 

Metal Snowflake Charm

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: On a craft mat, mix Sublimation Acrylic Lightening Medium White Paint with a few drops of Sublimation Stamp Blue Ink Refill. 

artesprix paint and sublimation blue ink refill design

Step 2: Use a fan brush to apply ink/paint in a circular pattern onto a piece of copy paper. Allow to dry.

sublimation design with artesprix iron-on-ink

Step 3: Ink a stamp with Blue Sublimation Ink and stamp snowflakes onto paper as desired.

blue sublimation stamp pad snowflake designs

Step 4: Add saying using Sublimation Stamp from Lori's Card Creations in Black Sublimation Ink.

artesprix ornament design before transfer

Step 5: Place ornament over the section of paper that you would like to transfer and secure with heat tape.

sublimation ornament secured to design with heat tape

Step 6: Make a "Sublimation Sandwich" by placing the ornament between two pieces of protective paper bigger than the design. 

sublimation project with siliconized paper before transfer

Step 7: Heat set using appropriate settings for project. These Metal Ornaments call for 75 seconds at 400℉ with medium pressure.

sublimation ornament after transfer

Step 8: After heat set, conduct a "peek test" by taking a look at the image to ensure transfer was successful. The key here is to not remove tape while conducting the "peek test" so you are able to re-heat if necessary.

sublimation artesprix ornament after transfer

Step 9: Remove paper to reveal your final design! Repeat the steps above to personalize the other side if desired.

sublimation ornament with artesprix stamped design

Step 10: Once cooled, tie a ribbon and attach a metal charm to top of ornament.

I really love how vibrant and clear the inked design transferred onto these Metal Ornaments. These would be great to compliment a hostess gift, or how fun these would be for an ornament swap this holiday season. It really demonstrates how exceptional the Artesprix Sublimation products are and I hope you will give them a try very soon! If you're looking for more inspiration, join the Artesprix Facebook Group

Happy Day!

Lori Warren

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