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A Crafty Giveaway
Special thanks to Artesprix for providing the products for this giveaway. One winner will get a 10 pack of Sublimation markers and a Sublimation ink stamp pad in black. Artesprix has a ton of new products arriving soon. These products have slight packaging changes coming but that doesn’t stop these from being great useful products.
The new products arriving in May consist of sublimation colored stamp pads in nine colors, stamp pad refills in those same nine colors, and sublimation paint in red, yellow, blue, black, and white. The white is for mixing and lightening the colors, it does not transfer.
I’ve had early access to these new products because I worked with Artesprix at a recent trade show. There was so much excitement and buzz around the new materials at the Namta Creativation trade show. It was fun working in their booth and talking about the new products as well as testing and demonstrating them. I can’t wait for you to try them. But until then, here is the giveaway.
Can you sublimate on plastic film and leather? Come see the results with Artesprix paints, stamp pads, and markers.
Yes, it can!
While working at the Artesprix booth at the Namta/Creativation trade show we were approached by a few brands wondering if their product could be sublimated. So I said, why not try? They brought over samples and we gave it a go.
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So the question was, “Can you sublimate leather, or what treatment does it need to make it work?”
A little google search and we were good to try it with the tanned leather.
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The next one was Grafix with a polyester-coated clear sheet. What was this material? Duralar. They have it in both clear and matte. We did wonder if the plastic could take the 400-degree heat, but nothing ventured nothing gained.
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We were also asked quite often if cotton can be sublimated. The answer is typically no but also yes. It works but it is a much less color-intensive outcome and not necessarily recommended.
There was interest in working with the new paints on a Gel Press. It has already been tested so yes it works. But it was fun to see the interest from those that work with collage and journaling. This brought up the question about layering. Again yes, you can apply layers of heat-set sublimation on top of each other. See it in action in the Grafix video above.
The other question most asked was why transfer it? Can’t you just apply the color to the blank? Again, yes you can! But here’s the thing. I was drawn to sublimation because of the ability to work on any paper surface and then transfer the image. Why? Because if you make a mistake or want to start over you haven’t ruined your blank.
So if you want to work with type and not have to deal with reversing it, you can stamp it directly onto your project with sublimation ink and then heat set it.
The new Artesprix paints and colored stamp pads will be available by May 1, 2022, at Artesprix.
Unboxing Artesprix product for a future post and a quick bookmark tutorial. #sponsored @artesprix #affiliate
I was invited to be a guest design team member with Artesprix. Today I am sharing an unboxing of the materials they sent and a quick tutorial. I will be sharing a post on the Artesprix blog later this summer creating a tag project.
Artesprix makes sublimation markers and blanks. Blanks are specially treated products that accept the sublimation ink. Think of how fun it would be to personalize different products for gift giving. What a fun way to memorialize a child’s artwork or a special occasion.
A while back, I attended a trade show where I was given a sample project from Artesprix, a sublimation marker, and a bookmark. I will be using that today in this post. I think this bookmark project would be a really fun activity for a book club to create.
One of the best things I found about working with Artesprix is that you create on regular copy paper. Once you like what you have created, you transfer that image to the blank/product. This allows you to perfect your drawing before committing it to a finished product.
This bookmark project was quick and easy. Although not perfect due to some movement (user error) that caused shadowing of the image, I am really happy with the end result and I actually like the shadowing effect. I wish it was over the entire bookmark instead of just the bottom half. And of course, pink is a really nice color!