Hi again, Sarah here. Today I’m going to show you how I designed my Wine Bag. I decided for this project to go back to basics. I wanted to keep it simple. Sometimes it’s not about all the cool techniques and tools you can use and it’s just about creating something simply beautiful.
What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?
Artesprix Sublimation Markers are a fantastic addition to your craft room. They give you the ability to create quality sublimation designs without the expense of buying a complete sublimation setup. Simply use the markers to draw on plain copy paper, then heat press (or iron) that drawing onto your sublimation blank.
Heat source (either a heat press or an iron)
Silhouette Pen Adapter Set
Step 1: For this project, I did not trace my blank. Instead, I measured the area of the wine bag I wanted to work with. I then used the Silhouette Studio software to create my design using that measurement. To learn how to sketch with your Silhouette, check out my Sketching on your Silhouette blog post.
Step 2: I sketched my design with two different color markers. I used the “cut by fill” option in the Silhouette software to do that. I filled my design with two different colors and sketched one color at a time. If you use multiple colors make sure you do not unload the mat in between each color. Simply change the pen, select the appropriate fill color, and send the design again.
Step 3: Once it is done sketching, unload the mat, and remove the copy paper.
Step 4: Preheat your heat press to 400℉.
Step 5: Now it’s time to start coloring. This is always my favorite part.
Step 6: Once you are done coloring, secure your design to your blank using heat resistant tape.
Pro Tip: When working with polyester fabrics, it is never a bad idea to lint roll and "pre-press" your blank. This helps with dust, wrinkles, and unwanted moisture.
Step 7: Then grab a piece of protective paper big enough to cover your design, fold it in half and place your Wine Bag with the secured design in the middle, making a “sublimation sandwich”.
Step 8: When the heat press is at 400℉, place your “sublimation sandwich” on the press with the design (secured "face-down" side on the top side of your "sandwich". Press for 45 seconds.
Step 9: Once the time is up, open the press. Before you remove the heat tape and take off the paper from the blank, you want to do a “peek test”. Pull up a little corner of your design and ensure the design transferred correctly. If it is, move your blank to a heat resistant surface to cool.
Step 10: Once it’s cooled, remove the copy paper and tape to reveal your finished design.
Step 11: (Optional) Bedazzle your Wine Bag with any adhesive jewels or elements.
I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did. I can’t wait to see what you create. If you are on the lookout for more inspiration check out this post using the January blank of the month by Adam or this one using a zip case 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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