Easy & Fun Sublimation DIY Luggage Tag Project
Learn how to design an easy luggage tag using Sublimation
My girl recently started taking riding lessons and we need to haul a lot of equipment! Some days it seems as though we have everything but the horse in our bag- LOL! We designed these horse luggage tags to set her tack apart from the rest.
We absolutely love using these heat transfer markers and every time that we create with them we are amazed at the end product.
The bright vivid colors that appear after using the heat press are always a delight to see. We created this Appaloosa inspired bag tag from our favorite horse- Gracie.
What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?
Artesprix Markers have the capability to transfer your drawings from any kind of plain paper to any polyester fabric or polyester coated items with our unique sublimation process by simply adding heat and pressure.
2. Copy Paper
3. Heat Tape
5. Artesprix Heat Press, dry iron or home iron
6. Project Mat
Luggage Tag Step-by-Step Tutorial:
Use the Appaloosa graphic below as an inspiration for your Sublimation Luggage Tag designs.
Use the design as a guide to trace onto a blank sheet of copy paper.
Pro Tip: It helps if you have a window nearby or light box to trace evenly and accurately.
Preheat your Artesprix Heat Press to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Secure your design (face-down) to your luggage tag with Artesprix Heat Tape. You can actually sublimate of both sides of all types of Artesprix Bag Tags which is really nice feature.
Pro Tip: Leave at least 1-2 inches of space of paper around the traced area so the tape does not cover your design. Just remember, anywhere you place the tape heat your design will not transfer through thoroughly. Artesprix Heat Tape can be used to fix any “oopsie,” on your design before transferred. Place a piece of tape over your, “oopsie,” and it will not transfer to your blank.
Create a “Sublimation Sandwich” Sandwich your Sublimation luggage tag between two pieces of protective paper and place on your project mat.
Set your Artesprix press timer for 45 seconds.
Take out of Heat Press and let Sublimation luggage tag cool before handling.
Pro Tip: Be sure to turn off your heat source.
If you liked this Sublimation Luggage tag project, be sure to check out our animal print bookmarks , tropical coaster , Poly Travel Zip Case projects and Tie Dye T-Shirt as well that uses the same markers and process. Get everything you need for this Flamingo Pouch and so many more projects on the Artesprix website. Stay tuned for more projects to come and pin for later!
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Jenn Powell is the Owner of Ever After in the Woods – a lifestyle blog and former art teacher.