Hey everyone, Sarah here. I’m back with a fun new project. My 6 year old daughter wanted to make “valentines” for her hockey team. The February Blank of the Month Drawstring Bag is the perfect solution. I created a tic-tac-toe bag just to hand out to her teammates. This game is great for all ages and perfect to pass the time anywhere!
What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?
There are endless possibilities with Artesprix products. From markers to stamp pads, there are so many ways to create fun, beautiful, and unique projects. This is definitely a staple in my craft room and should be in yours.
Heat source (either a Heat Press or an Iron)
Step 1: For this project, I did not trace my blank. Instead, I measured the area of the drawstring bag I wanted to work with. I then used the Silhouette Studio software to create my design using that measurement.
Pro Tip: If you still have the packaging that your Artesprix Blank came in, it has the dimensions on it. :)
Step 2: Once my template was created, I used my Silhouette Cameo to sketch the outline of my design. To learn how to sketch with your Silhouette, check out my Sketching on your Silhouette blog post.
Step 3: Once your Silhouette Cameo is done sketching, unload the mat, and remove the copy paper.
Step 4: Preheat your heat press to 400℉ before you start coloring/designing so it can preheat while you create!
I combined both Artesprix markers and a traditional sublimation transfer from a sublimation printer. I printed out our hockey association logo with my sublimation printer. I placed that design in the middle of the tic-tac-toe board. I used a little bit of glue-stick to hold it in place.
Pro Tip: If you do not have a sublimation printer, print your desired design on your regular printer and trace with Artesprix Markers on copy paper using a Lightbox or window.
Step 5: Secure your design in place face down on the drawstring bag using heat resistant tape. Ensure to tape around your design, not over it, this can cause your design look faded in those areas.
Step 6: Cut two pieces of protective paper big enough to cover your design, and one piece small enough to fit inside the bag. Place one piece of protective paper inside the bag, and the two larger pieces on the outside of both sides of the Drawstring Bag.
Step 7: When the heat press is at 400℉, place your “Sublimation Sandwich” on the press with the copy paper side on top. Press for 45 seconds.
Step 8: Once the time is up, open the press. Before you remove the heat tape and take off the copy paper from the blank, you want to do a “peek test”. Pull up a little corner of your design and make sure the design transferred correctly. If it is, move your blank to a heat resistant surface.
Step 9: Remove the design and tape to reveal your finished transfer. I used some flat glass gems to create the pieces for the tic-tac-toe board. I cut little pucks and skates out of permanent adhesive vinyl and placed them on each gem.
I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did. My daughter’s team is going to LOVE them. I can’t wait to see what you create. If you are on the lookout for more inspiration check out this post using the sequin pillow by Nicole or this one using a t-shirt by Alison. As always, be sure to join the Iron-on-ink Inspirational Group on Facebook. You can see what others are creating and share your projects.
Until next time,
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