Let’s Flamingle Iron-on-Ink Artesprix Poly-Canvas Zip Case
Design an easy DIY Flamingo Travel Case!
We are getting ready to travel again and this Flamingo Sublimation Poly Zip Case Project is the perfect size for your phone, keys, sunscreen, and more. We made this amazing “Let’s Flamingle,” pouch with the Artesprix Sublimation Markers and we were delighted with how they turned out!
My daughter and I love pink flamingos on just about anything. They make everything bright and cheery, especially during the summer! The key to making this pouch is that the writing needs to be done backward and I have a nifty trick to help with that process. In the sublimation world, we call this, “mirroring,” In order for the text to read correctly after the Heat Transfer process, you need to mirror all text designs on your copy paper.
What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?
A unique marker with, “Iron-on-Ink,” capability that allows you 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. With your unique designs and Iron-on-Ink magic, you are able to transfer any design to a polyester-coated item that will never fade and last a lifetime!
3. Copy Paper
4. Heat Tape
6. Artesprix Heat Press, dry iron or home iron
Poly Travel Zip Case Step-by-Step Tutorial:
Print out the “Let’s Flamingle” graphic below.
Turn the print upside down and with a new piece of computer paper on top use the Artesprix Turn the print upside down and with a new piece of computer paper on top use the Artesprix Sublimation to trace your design. When sublimating you need to mirror the image so that when the text is transferred onto our blank it will read correctly. Artesprix always recommends using a clean sheet for your Iron-on-Ink design due to the unknown of makers ink in their printers that may affect your blank during the transfer process.
Pro Tip: It helps if you have a window nearby or light box to trace evenly and accurately.
When creating the flamingo go over the different areas with different shades of pink to give it a watercolor effect. Add a little pool of water if desired for a pop of color.
Preheat your Artesprix Heat Press to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Secure your design (face-down) to one side of your Sublimation Poly Zip Case with Artesprix Heat Tape.
Pro Tip: Leave at least 1-2 inches of space of paper around the traced area so the tape does not cover your design. Due to it being heat resistant tape, anywhere you place the tape heat your design will not transfer through thoroughly, and therefore your transfer design will be affected. Artesprix Heat Tape can be used to fix any “oopsie,” on your design before transferred, simply place a piece of tape over your, “oopsie,” and it will not transfer to your blank.
Create a “Sublimation Sandwich” Sandwich your Sublimation Poly Zip Case 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 object cool before handling.
Peel off the paper to reveal your beautiful Sublimation Poly Zip Case!
Pro Tip: Be sure to turn off your heat source.
If you liked this Poly Travel Zip Case, be sure to check out our animal print bookmarks and tropical coaster projects 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!
More about this Author:
Jenn Powell is the Owner of Ever After in the Woods – a lifestyle blog and former art teacher.