Hey everyone, Sarah here! This is probably my FAVORITE Artesprix project so far. As soon as I got my tumbler in, I knew this project would be so much fun. And now I have a great new pop art wine tumbler to use all summer long. The hard part was picking the design and getting it ready to sketch with my cameo.
I love Pop Art. Everything from the comic book imagery to the bold colors and textures in the art. I was so excited to use this type of art form on this tumbler. I know that I will use this tumbler time and time again. Plus the quote is pretty funny!
What are Sublimation Markers?
When I got my first set of Artesprix Sublimation Markers a few years ago, I was a little apprehensive about what kind of projects I could use them for. But let me tell you, once I got them home and started creating, I realized the possibilities were ENDLESS. They are so easy to use, and the ideas just keep coming. The bonus is just being able to use plain copy paper and a heat source. I mean you can even use an iron. There is no special paper, no heat press, and no expensive printers with special ink. It can’t get any better!
Convection Oven (designated for craft) or a Sublimation Drink-ware Press with correct attachment
Step 1: For this project, I did not trace my blank, but because I did a design all the way around the top of the tumbler, I did use the Conical Warp tool that is available with Business Edition of Silhouette Studio.
Step 2: Using your Silhouette machine, pen holder with the large adapter, and a black Artesprix Sublimation Marker sketch out your design on the copy paper you traced your blank on. To learn how to sketch with your Artesprix markers and your Silhouette, check out my blog post on Sketching with Your Silhouette.
Step 3: Once the design is sketched, unload it from your machine and start coloring. This is always my favorite part.
Step 4: Once I was done coloring, I cut off the excess copy paper. Since I am putting this on a tumbler, the excess paper would just be in the way. Remove the plastic lid and sticker on the bottom of the Tumbler.
Step 5: Tape your design in place on the tumbler. Make sure it is as flat as possible. I ran out of my beloved green Artesprix Heat Tape so I had to use what I had on hand, but I highly recommend Artesprix's strong hold heat tape for tumbler projects. The strong hold characteristics will help prevent against "escaping color".
Step 6: Preheat your convection oven to 350◦ F.
Step 7: While the oven is preheating, place the Tumbler Wrap around your Tumbler.
Step 8: Position your 'ready to transfer tumbler' in the center of your high heat resistant Project Mat. Use a heat gun to apply heat to the tumbler wrap so it “tightens” around the tumbler.
Pro Tip: Make sure to work quickly and do not leave the heat in one spot so the wrap doesn’t overheat and melt. The wrap is what is going to apply the needed pressure for the sublimation. You want to make sure it is as smooth as possible. Artesprix gives you 5 Tumbler Wraps in a set so if you do overheat it you will have a few extra as backup.
Step 9: When the oven is at temperature, place your tumbler inside and heat for 5 minutes. While the tumbler is in the oven, do not leave the area. It is not recommended to leave the Heat Source unattended.
Pro Tip: Put a piece of aluminum foil over your tray for easy clean up.
Step 10: When the 5 minutes is over, turn off the craft oven, remove the tumbler, and place it on the Project Mat or a heat resistant surface. Make sure you use heat resistant gloves as the tumbler will be extremely hot!
Pro Tip: If you have a pair of heat resistant gloves you can peel this project "hot" before the Tumbler Wrap hardens.
Step 11: I waited until my Tumbler was cooled enough to touch, and removed the tumbler wrap, heat tape, and copy paper from the tumbler. Now you have a fantastic tumbler that you can use over and over!
I am so excited to see what you come up with for your tumbler! I had so much fun creating it and I know I will use it often….I mean, who wouldn’t need a glass of wine after a long day!
Be sure to join the Iron-on-ink Inspirational Group on Facebook. You can see what others are creating and share your projects.
And for even more inspiration don’t forget to check out some of the other posts on the Artesprix blog. This post by Tanya using the June blank of the month is perfect for the animal lover in your life and this zip case by Rita is so cute!
Until next time,
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