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!
Here’s what you’ll need to create the project.
- Iron-On-Ink Sublimation Markers (Black, Original, and Pastel markers)
- Pet Bandana
- Sublimation Stamp Pad – Black
- Stamp set to use for your design
- Stamping Acrylic Block – or your MISTI stamping tool
- Plain Copy Paper
- LED Light Box
- Heat Tape
- Protective Paper
- Project Mat
- Lint remover
- Heat Source: Artesprix Heat Press, Dry Iron or Home Iron (without steam)
Type and print out your pet’s name on a plain piece of typing paper.
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.
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.
This is what it looks like when you are done tracing the name:
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.
Color the images with Artesprix Sublimation Markers.
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).]
Turn your heat press on and set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and the timer for 30 seconds.
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!
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!
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If you like this project, you need to check out Ivy Rivera’s Artesprix Flocked Sublimation T-shirt project.
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