D.I.Y. Halloween Pet Bandana with Artesprix Sublimation Markers

Dress-up your pet this Halloween with this cute Bandana Project!

Learn how to create a one-of-a-kind Halloween Pet Bandana with your sublimation markers!

Hello Artesprix fans! It’s Maria Russell and it’s my turn today to share a really cute project, showcasing Artesprix’s sublimation markers and ink pad along with the Artesprix Pet Bandana in medium.

Here’s what you’ll need to create the project.



Artesprix Heat Press.

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1.

Type and print out your pet’s name on a plain piece of typing paper.

Step 2.

Flip your design and use your pencil to draw lines, making sure you are covering your pet’s name. If you have a light box, turn it on and place your design on top.

Step 3.

Use another plain typing paper and trace your pet’s name using a pencil. [Designer tip: this method will enable you to get a silhouette of your pet’s name]. Use Artesprix’s Black Sublimation Marker in Fine Point to trace the silhouette on your typing paper.

The pencil helped me get a slight shadow of my pet's name.  It made it easier for me to trace it using the sublimation marker.
The pencil helped me get a slight shadow of my pet’s name. It made it easier for me to trace it using the sublimation marker.

Step 4.

This is what it looks like when you are done tracing the name:

By using a pencil, it will be easier to trace your pets name to get a mirror image.
By using the pencil, it will be easier to trace your pet’s name to get a mirror image.

Step 5.

Add some cute images on your design. I used one of my favorite Halloween stamp set and stamped them using the Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Pad.

stamp additional images on your typing paper.
Stamp additional images on your typing paper.
This is what it looks like after stamping.

Step 6.

Color the images with Artesprix Sublimation Markers.

color images with Artesprix sublimation markers.

Step 7.

It is important to use a lint roller to remove any unnecessary particles on your blank before pressing. This will ensure a clean crisp design transfer to your Artesprix Pet Bandana.

Secure your design on your blank by using Artesprix Heat Tape. [Designer tip: I used my LED light box to make sure that my images are perfectly centered. ] If you are using the Artesprix Heat Press, you only need one on each side to hold it down. If you are using an iron, you will need more. Sometimes the iron will cause the image to slip and you will get a ghost image. [Only use Artesprix Heat Tape on the outer edge of the design (not over it).]

Position your design on top of your blank and secure it with the heat tape.

Step 8.

Turn your heat press on and set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and the timer for 30 seconds.

Step 9.

Create your sublimation sandwich. Cut two pieces of Protective Paper to cover your project on the top and bottom. [Designer tip: Make sure that your design is facing the heat source before you heat press.] Place it inside the Heat Press and close the machine. The Heat Press will beep indicating that your project is finished!

Step 10.

While wearing protective gloves, lift the handle and take your sublimated Pet Bandana. Place the bandana on top of the Protective Project Mat and give it a few minutes to cool down. Gently remove the paper to reveal the design!

I had so much fun creating this D.I.Y Halloween Pet Bandana. The challenge for me now is to actually get my cat to wear it on Halloween!

Here’s a closer look:

I love the little ghost holding the candles and the lollipop! This design turned out to be cute and whimsical!

Join in the Iron-on-Ink Fun!

Love this D.I.Y Halloween Pet Bandanaproject? Join the Iron on Ink community on Facebook for more project ideas and to share your own creative iron-on ink projects.

Don’t forget to save this to Pinterest and share with all your friends!

If you like this project, you need to check out Ivy Rivera’s Artesprix Flocked Sublimation T-shirt project.

You will find all the blanks and other supplies available for purchase on the Artespix website. They are also listed and linked below. Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

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