Hi, my name is Mandie Wade and I am excited to be an Artesprix Guest Design Team Member today. I’ve been married to by high school sweetheart for 20 years, we have 2 beautiful daughters and I’ve had a passion for crafting my whole life. I love exploring different mediums and have recently discovered sublimation. My first love is paper crafting so I’ve been trying to figure out how I could incorporate my love of paper with sublimation when I discovered the amazing Artesprix Iron on Ink Markers and Stamp Pads
I knew it would be a natural fit with my love of stamping and doodling to create something fun. Lately, like much of the world, I’ve been obsessed with gnomes, so I decided that I absolutely needed to create a Gnome Wine Tumbler for myself! And of course, I could have just made one, but wine is better with friends so I decided to try a couple of techniques so I would have tumblers to share.
For this project you will need:
a variety of Artesprix Iron on Ink Markers:
Craft Convection/Toaster Oven
How to Make Gnome Wine Tumblers with Artesprix Iron-on Inks
Step 1: Set your Craft Convection Oven to 375 degrees F to preheat.
Step 2: Measure the flat surface of your Artesprix Blank Tumbler (above where it curves) to determine about how tall your design can be. Then use a piece of copy and draw your image with the Artesprix Iron-on Ink Markers. You can also use the Artesprix Stamp Ink Pad and any stamps you own to create your design. I happened to have a set of fun gnome stamps, so I used a couple of those images for one of my tumblers. For the other I used some inspiration from the internet to draw my own gnome, holding a glass of wine.
Step 3: Remove the lid, adhesive labels and loose parts from the Artesprix Blank Tumbler.
Step 4: Trim down the design leaving a border that you can use to apply the Artesprix Heat Tape to your tumbler. If you have multiple designs, cut them out individually and tape as needed.
Note: Only use Heat Tape on the outer edge of your design, not over it, as the heat resistant characteristic of the tape will affect the consistency of the transfer.
Step 5: Place your tumbler into the Artesprix Tumbler Wrap and use the Heat Tool to shrink the wrap to fit the tumbler.
Note: Work quickly and move from area to area so the wrap doesn’t overheat.
Step 6: Place the Tumbler into the designated Craft Toaster/Convection Over. I baked my designs for 4 minutes, then flipped my mug over and rotated it towards the back of the oven and baked another 3 minutes.
Note: DO NOT leave Heat Source unattended.
Step 7: I discovered that I could clearly see the image through the Tumbler Wrap when the image had fully transferred. Then I carefully removed my Tumbler from the oven and set it aside to cool.
Step 8: Once fully cooled, remove the Tumbler Wrap and reveal your finished design! This is really fun to do with a friend in the room, to ooh and aaah with you! If you’re done crafting, make sure you’ve turned your oven off.
Make sure you take a look at some of the other amazing projects that other designers have created with Artesprix Iron-On Inks! I’m looking forward to personalizing more projects for myself, and my friends and family soon with the awesome blanks the Artesprix has to offer!