Learn how easy it is to create your own ribbon designs using sublimation ink pads and markers. @gwenstudios @artesprix #affiliate
Now you can create your own special designer Gwen Studios ribbon. I love how this sublimated ribbon made this gift box so special. Putting your own design on a ribbon is very easy to do using sublimation ink pads and markers. The ones I am using are from Artesprix.
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To create the image I am using a layering technique. I stamped the image and with the use of a light table, I can see the image and know where to add the color. Then I stamped the image on top of the colored work. The reason for doing it this way was to illuminate the possibility of the inks bleeding together. You can see how this was done in the video below.
I actually did the entire process twice. I started with pastel colors as seen in the first image. They did transfer but weren’t visible enough for my taste so I did it again with brighter colors as seen above. Here I am making the sublimation sandwich to transfer the image.
This image show what is referred to as a sublimation sandwich. Working on a heat-resistant surface, I have a layer of protective paper, then the ribbon faces up, the colored and stamped image face down is held in place with heat-resistant tape, and the entire thing will be covered with another piece of protective paper before heating.
Because my project is small I chose to use a craft iron instead of a heat press. With the iron set on high and no steam, I used a bit of pressure and left the iron on for a minute. Before removing the tape and image you will want to do a peek test to make sure everything is transferred.
Learn how to DIY your own sublimation earrings. #sponsored @artesprix @oliso
Recently I was a guest designer at Artesprix. I really enjoyed the process of creating with Sublimation markers. When I saw sublimation earring blanks on Amazon I knew I needed to work with them. This is the first, but not the last, pair of earrings I will be making. I really like the idea of being able to make earrings in colors and designs to match my outfits. These sublimation earring blanks let me do just that. Follow along and learn how to make your own sublimation earrings.
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Artesprix stamp pad
Artesprix heat tape
Artesprix protective paper
Artesprix project mat
Oliso craft iron
permanent black marker
I chose to work with four of the markers included in the pastel marker set from Artesprix.
After the design is colored in, it is time to prepare the earrings for heat to transfer the design. Don’t forget to peel the protective layer from each side of the earrings before heating. A pin helped me easily remove the film.
It is really important to prepare the layers before applying heat. I have a project mat on my work surface, then a piece of protective paper. The blank with the design taped in place comes next with the colored paper on top. Then finally another piece of protective paper. Now you are ready to apply the heat. If using an iron, the heat tape is really important so the design doesn’t move around.
I added rhinestones to the center of the earrings and colored the edges with a permanent black marker to finish off the design.
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!