Paint a Pizza Sublimation Patch with Artesprix Iron-on-Ink

Hey there, crafty friends!  It’s Kelly Nagy, back again to share a little slice of creativity with you! Check out my latest project using the June Blank of the Month Sublimation Patch. Dive into the delicious world of sublimation as I whip up a whimsical pizza-themed patch, inspired by my all-time favorite food! I couldn’t wait to jazz up my jeans jacket with this tasty creation.   Follow along for steps on how to create a sublimation project that can be added to any fabric! 

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What is Artesprix Iron-on-Ink?
"Sublimation Made Simple" as Artesprix put it! Sublimation is like magic for your crafts. It transforms solid ink into a gas without any liquid in between! With a range of coated blanks from Artesprix, made to accept their specially formulated, sublimation ink under a combination of heat and pressure, the possibilities are endless. The ink comes in a variety of forms, from markers, stamp pads, and ink refills to acrylic paints, which can be mixed and matched to create any color you can dream up. These, along with your own personal arsenal of crafting supplies, the sky’s the limit! This fascinating chemical process is not just for commercial use anymore. It is available to home crafters just like you and me! We are now able to create vibrant, long lasting prints, using this amazing technology, thanks to the innovative products tailored for us crafters by Artesprix! Let your creativity soar using sublimation magic, and bring your designs to life in a new and exciting way!

sublimation paint polyester patch protective paper

Sublimation Markers
Sublimation Acrylic Paint
Sublimation Patch 2ct
Heat Tape 
Protective Paper Roll
Project Mat
Heat Source
Multi-Purpose Cleaner
Non-pourous surface
Step-by-Step Tutorial:
Step 1: Trace blank patch with a pencil on a piece of standard copy paper.

patch template on plain paper

Step 2: Retrace over the circle that you just made with the pencil using the Black Sublimation Marker. This will represent the edge of a pizza pie plate.

sublimation patch design with pencil

Step 3: Use pencil to freehand toppings including but not limited to, pepperoni, black olives, green peppers. Create an authentic feel by adding curves of the sauce around the pizza crust and the curve of the dough on top of the pan.

sublimation patch design with artesprix markers
Step 4: Using the Black and Gray Sublimation Markers, I colored in the pie pan. The chisel tip gives great ability to create quickly. 
sublimation patch design with markers
Step 5: Using Bold Red Sublimation Marker and color pepperonis. Continue coloring the toppings with any of the 30 Artesprix Sublimation Marker colors.
sublimation paint design for sublimation patch
Pro Tip: Add Sublimation Marker ink to a non-porous surface and use a paintbrush to create a softer look. I used this technique for the crust. 
finished pizza patch design before transfer
Step 6: After allowing the patch to dry completely, before securing the finished design to the patch. It is very important that the design is secured with Heat Tape to the rough or textured side of the patch. 
secured design to patch before transfer
Pro Tip #2: Be generous with your Heat Tape if you are using a handheld heat source.
sublimation project with protective paper before transfer
Step 7: Now it is time to create your "sandwich". Cut one piece of Protective Paper slightly bigger than your blank, then add the secured patch with the design on top, and then a second piece of the Protective Paper on top to complete the "sandwich". This will allow the heat to be closest to the colored paper, which then is pressed into the patch.
Step 8: Preheat your heat press to 400°F and transfer for 60 seconds. 
sublimation patch after transfer
Step 9: Do a "peek test" to ensure the color has transferred, If not, you can simply re-apply and press again, and repeat this process until you are satisfied with the outcome.
Pro Tip #3: It is very important to not move the design out of place during the "peek test"
before and after sublimation patch
Step 10: If Step 9 was successful, remove your design completely. Allow patch to cool. An hour is the recommended time.
Step 11: Once you have selected the item you are going to adhere your sublimated patch, you were going to plan to press the backside of the patch. You will want to layer your protective paper, then the decorative patch face down, and then the score item that the patches being applied to.
sublimation patch before being applied
Step 12: Lastly, adhere the patch by pressing from the back at 300°F for 15 seconds. Look closely at how the sandwich is done so that you are pressing the correct side to adhere your patch properly.
sublimation pizza patch on jean jacket
I’m so thrilled with how these Blank of the Month Sublimation Pizza Patch turned out! This is a great way to add a sublimation project to any fabric that might not be suitable for sublimation.  Join us over at the Artesprix Iron-on-Ink Inspirational Group over on Facebook where we share ideas, tips and endless inspiration, as we explore the wonders of this magical craft together.  Thank you for stopping by and discovering my latest project using the June Blank of the Month Sublimation Patch! 
Happy Crafting,
Kelly Naggy

**This post may contain affiliate links. That means that I may receive compensation if you purchase through the links I have provided. The price you pay for the product or service is not higher, but I may get compensated.** 


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