Hey y’all, Tanya again. This week my drawings were sublimated to an Artesprix Poly-Canvas Zip Case. I’m redecorating my bedroom in a Boho style and kept seeing mandalas and feathers all over the place. I was inspired by the peaceful feeling that I get when I see those and decided to draw them with the Artesprix markers to sublimate to the zip case. I invite you to follow me on this journey.
What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?
Any art tool that allows people be more creative at expressing themselves is something I gravitate to. The sublimation markers allow anyone to create their own original artwork and transfer to any dye sub substrate!!! This really changes the “homemade” gift game. As an art educator, Artesprix will definitely be added to some of my classes. I’ve pulled out my old sketchbooks and have begun choosing which of my art pieces will looks great using the markers. So far, the fine tip black marker is my favorite!!
Artesprix Poly-Canvas Zip Case
Artesprix Heat Tape
Artesprix Protective Paper Roll
Artesprix Iron-on-Ink- I used Original, Black and Pastel packs
Artesprix Protective Mat
Copy/ Printer paper
Heat Source: Heat Press, Dry Iron, or Home Iron
Step 1: Trace the zip case shape on your copy paper to use as a guide.
Step 2: Sketch out your design in pencil.
Pro Tip- There is an app called Softbox that turns your iPad into a lightbox. It can come in very handy of you need to trace anything.
Step 3: Using your Artesprix Iron-on-Ink sublimation markers, color in your image. It was actually quite relaxing coloring in my design. If my drawing has a black outline, I draw in the black lines after I have colored it is. I had to cut my design apart to fit it on the zip case.
Step 4: Set your heat press to 400℉ for 45 seconds or prepare your heat source.
Step 5: I placed the drawing face down on the canvas case and secured it using Artesprix heat tape. Avoid laying your design over the zipper area since you can’t heat the zipper! As a matter of fact, I placed some heat tape over the zipper area.
Step 6: Make a “Sublimation Sandwich” with a layer of Artesprix Protective Paper on the bottom, the canvas with design facing down and another sheet of Artesprix Protective Paper inside the heat press.
When placing your “Sublimation Sandwich” make sure that zipper hangs outside the heat press. You do not want to heat it!
Step 7: Press your Zip Case for 45 seconds. Time and temperature is dependent on the blank so always double check the Artesprix Directions Page before getting started.
Step 8: Take a peek under the edge of the protective paper to check that your design transferred well. You can always repress since you have not taken the design sheet off yet.
Paper can easily shift, so make sure you taped your design well.
Step 9: When satisfied with your transfer, place it on the Artesprix Protective Mat to cool.
Step 10: If you are doing the backside, repeat steps 1-10.
Drawing a mandala is HARD. I tried to trace it using the Softbox app but I really couldn’t see through it well (because I couldn’t find my glasses).
This is the back of my zip case.
I am trying to think on what I should put in my calm zip case. Maybe vacation money or even better… mad craft supply money!
Craft on peeps!
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