Trinity Stamps Sassy Dragonfly Dog Bandana with Iron-on-Ink

Hey everyone, it's Tanya! Welcome to Trinity Stamps & Artesprix Collaboration Hop! Today we have some amazing inspiration to share.  You can hop along with us for your chance to win a $15 gift card to Trinity Stamps store OR a $15 gift card to Artesprix. The hop will end on November 5th  @ 11:59 PM PDT.  Winners will be announced on the Trinity Stamps & Artesprix blogs. 

If you love your pet, you will definitely want them to have a custom Pet Bandana. And what is better than YOU making it? Nothing! And if you think you can’t draw, then you can use Artesprix Sublimation Stamp pad and almost any stamp you own. I am using some adorable dragonfly and bee stamps by Trinity Rubber stamps.

Here is how to Participate:

Leave a comment on each blog in the hop and let the fun begin! Here is the blog hop listing: 

Fall Tea Party T-Shirt with Artesprix Sublimation & Trinity Stamps

Thankful Metal Panel Trinity Stamps

Pet Bandana with Trinity Stamps and Iron-on-Ink

Trinity Stamps Sassy Dragonfly Dog Bandana with Iron-on-Ink

Floral Artesprix Blanks with Trinity Stamps 

Fall Leaves Bookmark & Card with Trinity Stamps & Iron-on-Ink

Personalized Key Chain, Bookmark, and more with Trinity & Artesprix 

Custom Dog Bandana with Artesprix Sublimation Trinity stamps
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!!
Tools you will need:
Copy Paper
Pencil
Scissors
Heat Source (Press, Iron, Etc.)
Heat Press Pillow
Artesprix Markers
Pet Bandana
Sublimation Stamp Pad
Acrylic Block
Protective Paper
Heat Tape
Trinity Stamps

Step-by-Step Tutorial:
Step 1: Take a regular sheet of copy paper and trace out the shape of the pet bandana. If you want your design to cover the entire bandana, then you have to add more paper and tape together with heat tape. 
Custom Dog Bandana with Artesprix Sublimation Trinity stamps
Step 2: I picked out the stamps, by Trinity Stamps, I wanted to use and using the Artesprix Acrylic Stamp Block, stamped out the design I wanted. The best part is that Artesprix has a Sublimation Ink Pad! I chose the dragonfly and bee stamps. Stay away from traditional text stamps. Why? Because you are creating your design in reverse. So if you used a normal text stamp, when you sublimate it, it will be in reverse, stick to the designs when using sublimation with your stamping supplies.
Custom Dog Bandana with Artesprix Sublimation Trinity stamps
Step 3: I used the pastel set of Artesprix Iron-on-Ink markers to color in the stamped bugs.
Custom Dog Bandana with Artesprix Sublimation Trinity stamps
Step 4: I used a lint roller to remove fuzz from the bandana. (I almost forgot this step! It is important because you may not be able to see something with the naked eye, but then after you transfer it can unfortunately get pressed into the fibers of the polyester fabric.)
Custom Dog Bandana with Artesprix Sublimation Trinity stamps
Step 5: I placed the bandana face down on my stamped paper and taped it to the paper with Artesprix heat tape. Usually I tape the paper to the blank, but it so much easier to line up the bandana on the paper, since the fabric likes to move. 
Custom Dog Bandana with Artesprix Sublimation Trinity stamps
Step 6: Optional: I like to use a Heat Press Pillow when my blank is not completely flat. I do this because I have an older heat press, it can also prevent "press lines" in fabric. 
Step 7: I placed one piece of Protective Paper on the bottom of the Heat Press and another piece of Protective Paper on the top. This is called a "sublimation sandwich".  The key to the sandwich is to ensure your design is facedown secured to your blank.
Step 8: Set The heat press for 30 seconds and 385. If your heat source doesn't reach 385, set to the highest heat setting possible and add additional transfer time to offset the lower temperature.

DIY Dog Bandana with Artesprix Sublimation and Trinity Stamps
Step 9: I peeked under the edge of the protective paper to check that it transferred well. It looked good on the edge but the other edge was a little light. So I needed to repress. Good thing I hadn’t removed any tape yet, I taped everything very well!
Step 10: Since the bandana is larger than my heat press, I had to move the blank twice to press it all. You'll want to use a "tile technique" with Sublimation as opposed to the traditional "iron back-and-forth" technique. 
Step 11: I peeled off my taped sheet and I think it came out adorable.
DIY dog bandana with Artesprix sublimation iron-on-ink

I can’t wait for Sassy to wear this on our next walk! I can't believe this our last blog for Term 3. It has been very fun being a part of Team Artesprix and helping to spread the magic. I hope you've enjoyed my blogs since earlier this year.
Craft on!
Tanya

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1 comment

Adorable!

NICOLE M MARTEL October 29, 2021

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