D.I.Y. Halloween Decorative Metal Panel with Artesprix

Too cute to Spook? Get Ready for Halloween and Create this Cute Home Decor with the art of sublimation!

Learn how to create one-of-a-kind Halloween decor with Sublimation Markers and Ink Pad!

Hello, Artesprix fans! I am super excited to share with you today’s project!  Halloween is my favorite holiday and I go all-out decorating my home! I wanted to do a little bit of mixed-media on this metal panel and I love how this one turned out!

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

Materials you'll need.
 
 

Materials:

Tools:

Heat Press
 
 

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1.

Type and print out the sentiment on a plain piece of typing paper. Trace your blank, making sure your design is centered.

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Step 2.

Flip your design and trace the sentiment using Artesprix Black Sublimation Marker in Fine Point [Designer tip: use a light box so that you can easily trace the sentiment].

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Step 3.

Place your design inside the stamping tool and position the stamp. Use the Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Pad to stamp the images.

Using a stamping tool will enable you to stamp the images a couple of times on the exact position.
 
 

Step 4.

Color the images using Artesprix Sublimation markers.

it looks muted on paper at first. It will look so much vibrant after you heat press.
 
 

Step 5.

Secure your design on your blank by using Artesprix Heat Tape [Designer tip: I used my light box once again to make sure that my design is straight and 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).]

Using a light box will help you position the design perfectly.
 
 

Step 6.

Turn your heat press on and set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and the timer for 90 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!

Ensure to cover your design with Artesprix Protective Paper.
 
 

Step 7.

While wearing protective gloves, lift the handle and take your Sublimated Metal Panel out of the machine. Place the metal panel on top of the Protective Project Mat and give it about half an hour to cool it down.

It is important to wear heat-protective gloves while doing this process.
 
 

Step 8

Gently remove the paper to reveal the design!

Make sure to wait about half an hour before touching the metal panel.
 
 

Step 9

Use a die from your collection to add the cute ghost. I’ve die-cut the ghost four times on some 110 lb. card stock for added dimension. I also added the cute bow and some sparkling jewel to create more texture. Use your glue gun to adhere this piece onto the panel.

Die-cut the piece 4 times and adhere with liquid glue.
 
 

Here’s a closer look at the decorative panel:

Mixed Media Halloween Decor
 
 

Isn’t this too cute to spook? I had so much fun creating this cute Halloween Metal Panel. I can’t wait to create one as a fall decor and one for Christmas!

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Join in the Iron-on-Ink Fun!

Love this D.I.Y Halloween Decorative Metal Panel project? 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 Gina Knuppenberg’s Sublimation Vinyl Project.

You will find all the blanks and other supplies available for purchase on the Artespix website**. Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

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DIY Poly Canvas Zip Case with Artesprix’s Sublimation Markers & Ink Pad – Be a Unicorn

Create A Cute D.I.Y. Make-up bag using Artesprix Sublimation Markers and Ink Pad with the Poly Canvas Zip Case

Hello Artesprix fans! I am back with another fun project, using Artesprix’s sublimation markers and ink pads along with the Poly Canvas Zip Case.

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

Materials:

Tools:

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1.

Place the Poly Canvas Zip Case on a piece of plain copy paper and trace the outline using a pencil to determine the area that you have to work on.

Step 2.

I free-handed my rainbow using Artepsrix Pastel Sublimation Markers.

Step 3.

I traced the Unicorn’s ears using a pencil and the coordinating die that came from the stamp set.

Step 4.

I used my Artesprix Fine Point Black Sublimation Marker to draw the Unicorn’s ears.

Step 5.

I placed my design inside my stamping tool to stamp the rest of the images, using the Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Pad.

Step 6.

I Placed my design on the light box to trace the sentiment using my Sublimation Marker.

Step 7.

Before you attach the design on your blank, make sure that you use a lint remover to remove any hair or unwanted particles.

Using Artesprix Heat Tape, tape your blank down to your design. [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).]

Step 8.

Turn your heat press on and set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and the timer for 45 seconds. Once you reach your desired temperature, you are ready to heat press.

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 and the zipper is out of the way 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 design and place them on the Protective Project Mat. Wait for a few minutes until it is cool enough to reveal your design. Gently remove the paper to reveal the design!

Step 11.

I wanted to add some “bling” so I decided to add some rhinestone jewels to the flowers. I used my super-strong mixed media glue to adhere them onto the zip case. I also added the gold bow to finish my design.

Here’s the full reveal! It turned out so CUTE!

I love how the Sublimation Markers just blended so well to create the pastel rainbow! Here’s a closer look:

Be a Unicorn in a field of horses!

Now that I have made this project, I cannot wait to create some T-shirts and Pet Bandanas! I really love how this one turned out!

 

Join in the Iron-on-Ink Fun!

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

If you like this project, you need to check out Gina Knuppenberg’s Mixed Media Bag Tags!

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

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DIY Bag Tags with Artesprix Sublimation Markers

Hello my crafty peeps! I am back today to share another fun project using Sublimation markers to create your own Bag Tags!

 

I am also sharing a process video to share some tips on how to get a clear impression of your images. The first Bag Tag that I made turned out cute but I had some bleeding issues with my marker. I created a second one to show you the difference between the two bag tags.

 

Materials:

Tools:

Step-by-step Tutorial:

Step 1.

First, place the bookmark on a piece of plain copy paper and trace the outline using a pencil. This will then determine the area that you have to work with. Don’t worry about the pencil lines because this will not transfer to your bag tag.

Step 2.

Mount your stamp on an acrylic block (or stamping tool) and stamp the image on the copy paper using Artesprix Sublimation Ink Pad. Repeat this process for the rest of the images that you need to use for your bookmark.

Helpful TIP No. 1: Stamp the sentiment first and trace using the Fine Point Sublimation Marker in Black before coloring the image. Use a heating tool to speed up the drying process before coloring everything to avoid bleeding on your images.

Step 3.

Next, color your stamp design using your Iron-on-Ink sublimation markers. I used the Artesprix Original, Gnomie Botanical and Pastel Sublimation Markers to color my images. Don’t worry if the color looks a little muted, it will come to life when the heat is applied to your project.

Step 4.

Take your Bag Tag and place it against the ink. Use the Artesprix Heat Tape and tape it down so your design doesn’t shift. 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).]

If using an Artesprix Heat Press, set the temperature to 400 degrees F and timer to 45 seconds. If using a dry iron, set to linen or highest setting. [For a home iron, set to linen and “no steam.” Note: The holes in your home iron do not allow the heat to pass through evenly.]

Step 5.

Now, it is time for a sublimation sandwich. Cut two pieces of Artesprix Protective Paper to cover your project on the top and bottom. Place it inside the Heat Press and close the machine. You’ll want your Artesprix Project Mat handy because your project will be hot, and you don’t want it to damage your work space.

Step 6.

When the Heat Press beeps, this indicates that your project is ready. Pull the handle up and use protective gloves or oven mitts to protect your hands before taking the project out. Place it on top of the project mat and wait for about 20 minutes to cool down.

Step 7.

Gently remove the paper from the Bag Tag to reveal the design.

As you can see, I didn’t get a good impression on the sentiment for the first bag tag. The second one looks a lot better.

For the Bag Tag on the right, I stamped the sentiment first and traced it on the other side. I also used my heating tool to make sure that the sentiment is dry before I colored the entire background and the images. Here’s a closer look at the second tag.

I love being able to stamp or draw and color my designs on a plain piece of paper and transfer onto a blank to create a unique DIY project!

Helpful TIP no. 2 – If you are using an image printed out using your laser printer (traced using your sublimation marker), make sure to use the heat tape to “cover” any image or marks that you don’t want to get transferred onto your blank. I didn’t realize this until I heat press the tag. Take a look at the photo below:

For Tag No. 2, I used the Photopolymer Stamps – Hand Lettered Basics for the back of the Bag Tag.

 

The back of the second tag is what’s shown on the right in the photo below:

I absolutely LOVE the second tag. I am quite happy how it turned out and I think it looks really cute! I am planning on adding some iridescent gem stones to cover the bubbles and make it look 3D. For that, I think I will have to use a strong adhesive like E-6000. I will let you know how it turned out.

Here’s my process video:

 

You can FOLLOW this tutorial to create more than just Bag Tags. You will find all the blanks available for purchase on the Artespix website. The supplies are also listed and linked below. Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

 

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DIY Bookmarks & Happy National Hamburger Day! with Artesprix

Happy National Hamburger Day! Is everyone excited for summer? Memorial Day kicked off this week and kids are excited that summer is finally almost here! Even though they’ve been doing homeschooling for the past months with their teachers on Zoom, they are now looking forward to just chilling out! No more schoolwork!

I have some fun projects to share with you today! You can create these DIY bookmarks with your kids, and they are going to LOVE it! Even if they don’t like reading, they will certainly have fun creating these bookmarks with you. I remember when my kids were little, they read books for hours during summer! Sometimes they even begged to stay up for another hour or two, so they can finish a few more chapters! These bookmarks are not only fun to make, but they will also help your kids remember where they stopped before they went to bed.

Materials

Tools:

Step-by-step Tutorial:

Place the bookmark on a piece of plain copy paper and trace the outline using a pencil. This will determine the area that you have to work with. Don’t worry about the pencil lines because this will not transfer on your bookmark.

Mount your stamp on an acrylic block and stamp the image on the copy paper using Artesprix Sublimation ink pad. Repeat this process for the rest of the images that you need to use for your bookmark. Note: If your kids would like to draw their own image, they can first use a pencil and trace their designs with the Artesprix Iron-On ink sublimation markers later on. Make sure they are doing a mirror image so that when their design applies to the bookmark, they wouldn’t look backwards.

Since I didn’t use any sentiments for the hamburger-themed bookmarks, I didn’t need to flip the images to trace it on the other side. I used the Artesprix Original, Gnomie Botanical and Pastel Sublimation Markers to color my images.

Don’t worry if the color looks a little muted, it will come to life when the heat is applied to your project.

Take your bookmark and place the “white side” against the ink. Use the Artesprix Heat Tape and tape it down so your design doesn’t shift. If you are using the 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).]

If using an Artesprix Heat Press, set the temperature to 400 deg. F and timer to 45 seconds. If using a dry iron, set to linen or highest setting. [For a home iron, set to linen and “no steam”. Note: The holes in your home iron do not allow the heat to pass through evenly.]

Now it is time for a sublimation sandwich. Cut two pieces of Artesprix Protective Paper to cover your project on the top and bottom. Place it inside the Heat Press and close the machine. You’ll want your Artesprix Project Mat handy because your project will be hot, and you don’t want it to damage your work space.

When the Heat Press beeps, this indicates that your project is ready. Pull the handle up and use protective gloves or oven mitts to protect your hands before taking the project out. Place it on top of the project mat and wait for about 10 minutes to cool down. Gently remove the paper from the bookmark to reveal the design.

I absolutely LOVE the two hamburger-themed bookmarks that I made that I decided to create another one. I did the same steps above to stamp and color my image. However, I wanted a sentiment for my design. I turned the paper and stamped the sentiment on the other side using the Artesprix Sublimation Ink Pad. I flipped the paper back and placed it onto a tracing pad. I used the Artesprix Iron-on Sublimation Black Fine-Point marker and traced the sentiment.

Here’s the other bookmark. Isn’t this adorable? It turned out so cute!

I love being able to stamp or draw and color my designs on a plain piece of paper and transfer onto a blank to create a unique DIY project! Your kids will certainly LOVE it! Here’s another look at the bookmarks:

You can FOLLOW this tutorial to create more than just bookmarks. You can also create coasters, keychains, bag tags, picture frame, etc. The possibilities are endless!

Be sure to check out Artesprix’s YouTube channel, Instagram, Facebook group and blog for design team inspiration. The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

 
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