Mixed Media Bag Tag with Iron-on-Ink

Hello creative!  Rita Barakat here today, by now you know I’m a mixed media artist, and I love drawing, painting, color and anything creative! Today we have some fun little tags, perfect for small works of art and personalization! I love adding little bits of beauty onto my bags ( which I have for different occasions).I used three different sets of Artesprix Sublimation Markers, the pastel, primary and the black set ( for the black fine tip marker). The tag will go on the bag that I made at the beginning of the month so I want it to match. So let’s make a bag tag!
DIY Bag Tag with Mixed Media and Artesprix Sublimation Markers
What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?
Artesprix markers enable you to draw on regular printer paper and transfer it onto sublimation blank materials such as aprons, t-shirts, tumblers and more! Possibilities are endless!
Materials: 
Heat press or Household Iron
Copy Paper
Pencil
Scissors
Step-by-Step Tutorial:
Step 1: Create a template with pencil for your project, pencil doesn’t transfer, and it will be less likely that it marks up your blank. 
Step 2: The design and lettering has to be smaller than my tote bag project to fit on my bag tag template. Create your texted on graph paper first, flip it over, then trace with sublimation markers, this will help you create your mirrored text. You can also scan your design and make it smaller before copying the design with markers onto copy paper.
DIY Bag Tag with Mixed Media and Artesprix Sublimation Markers
Step 3: Now it is time to get creative! I used the black fine tip and round tip Artesprix marker that only comes in the Black Sublimation Marker kit. This project needed that small tip marker for those tiny letters and details!
DIY Bag Tag with Mixed Media and Artesprix Sublimation Markers
Step 4: Once your finished creating it is time to transfer!  Place the design on the table face up,  secure it, blank face down with Artesprix Heat Tape. Be sure to tape around your design, and not over it. 
Pro Tip: When using a heat press, only a couple pieces of tape is necessary. With very small or very large items you may need more. If using a home iron or crafting iron, more heat tape should be applied to prevent any shifting during the transfer process.
DIY Bag Tag with Mixed Media and Artesprix Sublimation Markers
Step 5: Now time to make your "Sublimation Sandwich". Place the secured Iron-on-Ink design face down on top of a piece of siliconized protective paper, then place an additional piece of protective paper on top to protect your heat platen. 
Step 6: Transfer. Double check Time, Temperature, and Pressure before doing your transfer. The Plastic Bag Tag needs to be pressed at 400℉ for 60 seconds.
DIY Bag Tag with Mixed Media and Artesprix Sublimation Markers
Step 7: Peek Test. Before removing any tape, peel back one corner and ensure you got a good transfer. If you didn't, check your time, temperature, pressure, and "Sublimation Sandwich" and try again. 
DIY Bag Tag with Mixed Media and Artesprix Sublimation Markers
Step 8: If your "Peek Test" is successful then remove your design to reveal your vivid transfer! 

The pastel flowers are looking beautiful! I am always stunned with the difference of the colors before and after pressing!

DIY Bag Tag with Mixed Media and Artesprix Sublimation Markers

Each set of Artesprix Bag Tags comes with 2 double sided tags. You can add your second design to the other side once your first transfer cools. I love the way this all came out, don’t you? There are so many reasons to make a bag tag, imagine personalizing it on a gift and they can use it again and again. Other ideas might be on a kids backpack,  a seasonal tag on a sheet of baked goods, possibilities are endless!

DIY Bag Tag with Mixed Media and Artesprix Sublimation Markers
Did you notice that I used one of my tags on the tote bag I made last time! I hope this inspires you to make something today! If this post inspired you to make something, share about it in the comments below! If you decide to make a bag tag  please leave us a link below, we would LOVE to see it!

Rita Barakat

P.S. The Inspirational Facebook Group is a great way to see others’ creations and to share yours too! 

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