Pastel Goth Ombre Pillow Case with Artesprix

Hello! It’s Alison Heikkila and today I’m sharing the March Blank of the Month from Artesprix, which is an Ombre Pillow Case. This is a really unique Blank, that’s only available this month. I really love the colors on it, so I didn’t want to hide them too much. I decided to use a combination of stamps, hand drawing, and hand paintings to create a pastel goth/witchy themed pillow case using only black Sublimation Stamp Ink, Markers, and Paint. 

ombre pillow case with artesprix iron-on-ink

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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 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 stamp pad artesprix markers pillow case


Ombre Pillow Case

Sublimation Acrylic Paint Set (Black)

Sublimation Stamp Pad: Black

Sublimation Markers: Basic Fine (Black)

Basic Sublimation Markers (Black)

Heat Tape

Protective Paper

Foam Stamps

Hand Drawings/Paintings

Copy Paper

Heat Press 

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: Using any preferred design stamps, ink them with the Black Sublimation Stamp Pad and stamp them onto copy paper. 

sublimation black stamp pad ghost design on plain paper

Step 2: Draw and/or paint additional imagery that will work with your theme. The blacks between mediums may look different now, but once we sublimate, they will all look the same. 

finished artesprix goth design with black sublimation stamp pad

Here is what most of my finished designs look like. I added a few more as I was sublimating. 

cut out sublimation designs with artesprix stamp pad

Step 3: Adhere a few of your designs using Heat Tape. You don’t need a lot of tape for this, unless you are using an iron. I started in the center of the Ombre Pillow Case and worked my way out. Since the bed of my Heat Press isn’t large enough to accommodate the whole pillow case, I only sublimated a few designs at a time. 

secured sublimation designs to pillow case

Pro Tip: If your blank is bigger than your heat platen like me, you will have to press in sections. 

Step 4: Apply a layer of Protective Paper on top of your taped designs and INSIDE the pillow case. This will prevent the designs from going through to the back side of the case, and will protect the opposite side.

sublimation pillow case with designs and protective paper

Step 5: Sublimate the Ombre Pillow Case at 400℉ for 60 seconds, with light-medium pressure. It is important to not use too much pressure as it will cause press lines.

sublimation artesprix design on pillow case

Step 6: Time for the "Peek Test"! Carefully lift the edge of one of your designs to make sure it’s sublimated properly. If it looks good, you can remove all of the papers. If you need to sublimate again, you can put it back into the heat press. Mine looks good, so let’s add more of our little designs! 

before and after artesprix sublimation pillow with stamped designs

Step 7: Remove the designs and allow Pillow Case to cool. Adhere additional designs to the other side with Heat Tape. 

sublimation pillow case with Artesprix stamped designs

Here is my completed Ombre Pillow Case next to some of my little designs. Look at how rich the black is! I am so happy with how this turned out. I love that I got to use stamps in addition to my own designs on this pillow. The black stands out so well against those pretty colors of the pillow case.

sublimation pillow case with artesprix iron-on-ink

How would you like to get more ideas on how to use the Blank of the Month and Artesprix’s fantastic mediums? There’s a Facebook Group that’s just for fans of Artesprix! You can click HERE to join. Also, don’t forget to visit the Artesprix store to see all of the available blanks and bundles, so you can get started with sublimation.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Alison Heikkila 

**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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