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Artesprix Transferable Markers

After seeing a demonstration of Artesprix markers at Creativation 2019, I was sent a package of markers to try out. In this post, I will share my experimentation done with the markers. While there is a small learning curve to use the markers, they are easy to work with and can be applied to a number of different surfaces. I just recommend testing them out first so you are comfortable with the results and that you don't ruin something irreplaceable.

You can learn more about Artespix markers on their website. [Artesprix website]

Remember if you are working with type, the image needs to be mirrored before transferring. 

Thank you to Artexprix and Cricut for providing materials that were used in this post.
The following links are affiliates.

Materials:


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Directions:

The markers work like any other marker, put them to paper and draw. They can be used in a personal cutting machine but they might need a pen adapter. Similar to other marker techniques, I tried applying them to a rubber stamp and below is my experience.

I wanted to try a more unique application of the markers by applying them directly to a rubber stamp, then stamping the image to paper, and finally transferring the image to a product. 


sample use of the markers - transferred 3 times from the same drawing
I used a cotton fabric but polyester works best with Artesprix Markers.

 

I set up my stamp on a stamping alignment tool because I was worried it might take more than one impression and I wanted it to be aligned perfectly. I also taped the paper into place. Then I drew or rubbed the black marker onto the stamp.

 

As expected, the first transfer wasn't perfect and needed to be done again. 

 

After the second application, I was happy enough with the results. As a side note, there were some in fuzzies on the stamped image.

 


I then colored in parts of the image with brown and blue.

 

I used my EasyPress on a tile that I had cleaned off first with Rubbing Alcohol. The timing wasn't correct. When heating ceramics it is suggested to place them in an oven. I thought maybe since the tile was flat, the EasyPress would work. And it did, I just didn't heat it long enough. 

 

Knowing that the image would transfer more than one time, I used the same image and EasyPressed it onto a sample piece of fabric. Here you can see the colors and it had a strong image transfer. To be fair, the process and image I used probably were pushing the limits of the process.

 

The above image shows the difference between the two applications and the image they were made from.

The following two stores offer a variety of substrates that work well for sublimation:

Conde:  https://dyetrans.com/index.php

Coastal Business Supplies:  https://www.coastalbusiness.com/

 

These markers show great promise. I can foresee many different projects in the future. For kids, I can image transferring a coloring book image onto a t-shirt and then allowing them to color it in with fabric markers or paint. If you were to use water-based markers, they could do it again after each washing making their shirt a truly one of a kind creation! 

 

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