Hello crafty friends, Annie Collins here, I am so honored to be asked back as Guest Design for Artesprix this term. I created this fun rainbow feather bookmark with their sublimation markers. These blanks come in a set of 4 and they are perfect for paper crafters like myself who only have a small heat source. I have the Cricut Press Mini, which is perfect for small sublimation blank projects because it reaches 400℉.
What is Sublimation Iron-on-Ink?
Iron-on-Ink is a innovative form of Sublimation personalization from Artesprix! Instead of having to invest in a Sublimation printer to experience this high-level of personalization, Artesprix has made it possible for everyone to experience it with Iron-on-Ink! When sublimation ink is combined with heat and pressure, and applied to a compatible material, the result is a permanent lifetime project that will never fade, scratch, or peel. The design becomes one with the object!
Sublimation Blank: Bookmarks 4ct
Sublimation Markers: Basic Fine Point 10ct.
Protective Project Paper
Protective Project Mat
Cricut Mini Heat Press Machine
Jot Brand Stencil: Feathers
Darice Brand Stenci: Stars
Step 1: Start by tracing the Bookmark onto the copy paper using a pencil.
Step 2: Trace the stencil design within the template.
Pro Tip: Using pencil with your stencils, as opposed to markers, will help keep them clean from ink my image into copy paper using my pencil.
Step 3: Color in the design using the Basic Fine Tip Sublimation Markers.
Pro Tip #2: Set your heat source to 400℉ to allow to pre-heat while you create.
Step 4: When the design is completed, use the Heat Tape to hold the bookmark in place during the transfer process.
Step 5: Create a "sublimation sandwich" which is 2 pieces of protective paper around the secured bookmark project.
Step 6: With the paper on top of the bookmark, place your heat source on your bookmark with firm pressure and transfer for 45 seconds. IMPORTANT: Do not move from side-to-side, hold heat source stationary.
Step 7: When the 45 seconds is up, remove your heat source. Carefully conduct a "peek test", lift up a corner of your design, without removing the tape, and confirm the design transferred successfully.
Step 8: If the "peek-test" was successful, remove your paper from your blank to reveal your design.
This bookmark is now complete! I personalized a second bookmark using a star stencil, with the basic gray marker for white stars. I hope this tutorial inspires you to give these bookmarks a try. Thank you for following along for my guest designer Iron-on-Ink project. If you are looking for more Artesprix inspiration, see what is new on the blog!