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An Iron-on-Ink Travel Stamped Picture Frame

Travel Much?

Hi! Courtney here creating for the Artesprix Design Team and setting up an easy tutorial for you to follow along and create with me. When traveling and vacationing is not an option looking forward to future trips or even envisioning dream destinations can be a great reminder and memento on a shelf or nightstand. In this tutorial I will show you how to use the Artesprix Sublimation Markers and create an Iron-on-Ink Travel Stamped Picture Frame to marvel at when trips are far and few in between.

What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?

Sublimation is an ink that activates and transfers with heat. Artesprix Sublimation Markers have that ink in them and help with the creation of sublimation type crafts.

A photo displaying the materials and tools used on an Artesprix Picture Frame project

Materials and Tools:

  • Copy Paper
  • Picture Frame
  • Pencil
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Pen Adapter (Gray)
  • Markers
  • Heat Tape
  • Protective Paper
  • Heat Source
  • Project Mat 
  • Collectible Stamps
  • Adhesive Glue
  • Mini Glass Tiles
  • Glue Gun

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step1: To start, trace the picture frame onto the copy paper with a pencil. Trace the outside and the inside for reference when designing with the Sublimation Markers.

A photo showing a traced Artesprix Picture Frame for estimated dimensions

Step 2: Now with a Silhouette Cameo use the Pen Adapter (gray) and have the machine trace out the travel stamps. Color and design past the traced lines for a great transfer when heat pressing.

Step 3: After design is complete align the Picture Frame up to the designed area and place Heat Tape down on all sides.

A photo displaying an Artesprix Picture Frame project Heat Taped down

Step 4: Next, place the Heat Taped Picture Frame between two pieces of Protective Paper to form a Sublimation Sandwich. See picture below. Place the Sublimation Sandwich on the heat press as is and press for 30 seconds at 400˚ F.

A photo of an Artesprix Picture Frame project layered inside a Sublimation Sandwich ready for the heat process

Step 5: After you allow the Picture Frame to cool you can peek at the design transferred by gently lifting a corner piece not stuck down by the Heat Tape. Then continue to reveal when it’s cooled down.

A photo showing a quick peek at an Artesprix Picture Frame  project

Step 6: Add the collectible stamps with adhesive glue and the mini glass tiles with the glue gun.

Step 7: Finally finish assembling by adding the protective mylar piece and backing to the frame. Don’t forget to put an awesome picture in the frame! 

A Pinterest photo displaying an Artesprix Picture Frame project

Was this tutorial on An Iron-on-Ink Travel Stamped Picture Frame helpful?

Check out this past blog on a Picture Frame. You can find many helpful tutorials on the blog and also on the social medias. Join the Artesprix Facebook Group to see others creations too. Lots of inspiration and lots of tips and tricks.

Not Traveling As Much?

For me, creating an Iron-on-Ink Travel Stamped Picture Frame helped revive the dreams of destinations I dream to go to someday. You can custom make your Iron-on-Ink Travel Stamped Picture Frame to fit your families adventures or your very own dream destinations. They don’t even have to be real places! Maybe you’d love to travel to Paradise Falls or Pandora. The options are endless! Please share your creations! We’d love to see where you would go!

— Courtney

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