Greetings! I have a new Artesprix and Heffy Doodle collaboration project to hare with you today, and it is so cute! I love a good pun, so I incorporated one onto the December Blank of the Month, which is a Maple Ornament. I was instantly inspired by one of the adorable Heffy Doodle stamp sets, and I knew it would be perfect for Christmas.
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What is Iron-On Ink?
Artesprix Sublimation Markers, Ink, and Paint are specially formulated to allow you to use basic copy paper to: color, stamp, stencil, and monoprint anything you wish and turn it into a heat-transferable design. These designs are then applied to a polyester or polyester coated substrate with heat and pressure. You can use a heat press or a home iron! These designs, through this process of sublimation, will become permanent on your substrates.
Heffy Doodle: Two by Two Safari Animals
Heat Press or Iron
Step 1: Trace the Maple Ornament in pencil onto a piece of copy paper.
Step 2: Stamp the two capybaras onto your traced template near the bottom with the Acrylic Stamp Block and Black Sublimation Ink. Then clean the stamps with the Multi-Purpose Cleaner.
Step 3: Flip the paper over and hold it up to a window or use a light box, if you have one. Write the words “Cappy Christmas” in pencil. We do this on the back of the paper because we need to flip letters and numbers so that when we sublimate, they face the correct direction.
Step 4: Flip the paper back to the “good side” and trace the “Cappy Christmas.” The letters will be backwards now.
Step 5: Go over the letters with the Red Fine Tip Sublimation Marker. Color the capybaras with Cinnamon, and the rest as you wish. I also stamped the branch in the Two by Two Safari Animals stamp set with the Green Sublimation Stamp Pad. I re-curved the stamp so it would work on both sides of my design.
This is what my finished design looks like. I added a ground for the capybaras to stand on and kept the rest pretty simple.
Step 6: Use Heat Tape to attach the Maple Ornament to the finished design. You can sublimate on either side of the ornament. Once taped, flip the ornament so that the design is on top.
Step 7: It’s time for the Sublimation Sandwich! Add a layer of siliconized paper to the top and bottom of your Maple Ornament. Your sandwich will be: Protective Paper-Colored Design-Blank-Protective Paper. The Protective Paper prevents any images accidentally transferring to either side of your Heat Press or to your home iron.
Step 8: Sublimate the Maple Ornament for 45 seconds at 400 degrees.
Step 9: Time for the Peek Test! Carefully lift a small portion of your art off of the Blank to ensure a good transfer. If you need to re-press your piece, you can do it since you haven’t moved the art out of place. This looks great, so we can remove the rest of the paper and Heat Tape.
Here is my original design with the sublimated Maple Ornament. I love how the ornament has such a warm tone to it, yet the colors still pop.
Step 10: Tie the included ribbon on to the ornament, and display it proudly!
I seriously love how this Maple Ornament came out. Those capybaras from Heffy Doodle are just so adorable, and I love the pun. I’m excited for it to be on our Christmas tree! I hope you’re enjoying the Artesprix and Heffy Doodle collaboration. I don’t want it to end! How would you like to get more ideas on using Artesprix’s Sublimation Ink Pads, Markers, and Paint? There’s a Facebook Group that’s just for fans of Artesprix! You can click HERE to join. Also, don’t forget to visit the Artesprix store to see all of the available blanks and bundles, so you can get started with sublimation. There are some incredible Holiday Bundles available right on the home page. You can use my code, ALISON10 to save 10% off regular priced items. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!