Paradise Panel with Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Pads

Hi guys! I'm Debbie from Debbie J’s Crafting CornerIt is my last blog for this Design Team Term and I have a feeling you are going to love what I made. Today’s project was not only easy and fun, but turned out better than I could have imagined. (That's the best part about using Artesprix products is the reveal!) We are making a custom decorative panel. I had too many ideas for this one… and really couldn’t make up my mind until the last minute.
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decorative metal panel with artesprix ink

What is Artesprix Iron-on-Ink?
Artesprix Iron-on-Ink is specialty sublimation ink in craft form. Traditionally sublimation ink is found in a fancy (expensive) printer. However, Artesprix hit the crafting scene in 2018 giving Makers, like me, the ability to experience sublimation without high-end equipment. Sublimation is when ink transforms to a gas and then binds to a compatible blank once combined with heat and pressure. The big deal? Once the design is infused to the polyester coated blank or polyester fabric, it is lifetime permanent!

sublimation stamp pad decorative panel

Artesprix Decorative Panel
Dark Sea Bold Prints cling stamp 
Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Pad
Heat Tape
Protective Paper Roll
Reverse Tweezers
Magnetic Glass Mat from - use discount code DEBBIE20 for 20% off
Cricut Easy Press
Plain Copy Paper 
Step-by-Step Tutorial:
Step 1: First let’s prep the template. Using a pencil, trace around the blank onto a plain piece of paper. This will show us where we want to add our design.

decorative metal panel template

Step 2: Next, let’s add a design. I’m loving the Dark Sea Bold Prints cling stamp from Hero Arts. I did some easy ink blending with blue, green, yellow and purple Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Pads and a brayer.
Pro Tip: I may have over blended, but I really like the result. You do not have to transfer right away. Save your design for a project in the future and grab a new piece of plain paper and make another design. 

finished artesprix design before transfer

Step 3:  Next we’ll tape the finished design to the metal panel with Artesprix Heat Tape. This is heat resistant tape that will not melt and keep our project in place. 

secured panel to design before transfer

Step 4: For the "Sublimation Sandwich” you need protective paper. I cut a fairly large piece, and folded in half.  Make sure that each half is larger than your blank and is protecting both sides of your project. 
Pro Tip #2: Most common mistake during transfer is ensuring your "Sublimation Sandwich" is the correct position, with the design face-down on top of the blank. This way the heat only has to go through the protective paper, not the blank, to heat the design.

sublimation project with protective paper before transfer

Step 5: It’s time to transfer! I placed my "sublimation sandwich" onto my Protective Project mat. I set the temperature and time on my Cricut Easy Press to 400℉ for 90 seconds and let it heat up. Once it reached temperature, I “pressed” the design.
Pro Tip #3: Be careful not to move the press during transfer because you could get ghosting. I got a little ghosting but I love the effect with this stamp!

artesprix design after transfer

Step 6: "Peek Test" time. Before removing any tape, peel back a small part of your design to ensure the transfer was successful. Since part of the blank already ghosted we are not able to transfer again. The little bit of ghosting makes it look more like it’s underwater anyway!

before and after artesprix design

Step 7: Remove your design for the big reveal! 

decorative panel with artesprix and vinyl

Step 8: I like the way this turned out, even with a little ghosting. :) To finish up the project, I added some vinyl words. If I change my mind… which is entirely possible, I should be able to remove the letter and add something different. Un-Du should work. If you wanted to add words in Sublimation Ink, you could add text with Black Artesprix ink in the center of your design before transfer.

decorative metal panel with artesprix stamp ink

I really appreciate you stopping by to read my last blog for the term! I would love to see what you create using your craft supplies and Artesprix Iron-on-Ink!  
If you do not have any in your Maker's toolbox yet, head on over to the Artesprix Shop, right now. They have a "Starter Kit" that I highly recommend. Share your Artesprix projects with us by using #Artesprix and #IrononInk or post it to the Artesprix Facebook Group. Keep it touch with me and my crafty projects by subscribing to my YouTube channel.
Because, if I can make it, You Can too! Big Hugs!
Debbie Jenkins

**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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