Abstract Artesprix Paint Silver Sequin Pillow

Hello all, Did you know that you can create an abstract pattern with just about anything you have at home? It is easy to do! Grab a few household items and Artesprix Sublimation Acrylic Paint along with a Sequin Pillow, to create this project. This tutorial features the Artesprix Sequin Pillow Sublimation Blank and walks you through how to create a unique Black and White Abstract Pillowcase in a few easy steps. Check out the instructions and Mixed Media Quick Tips Video below for the step by steps.

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sublimation sequin pillow with artesprix paint

What is Sublimation Iron-on-Ink? 

It is an interesting and fun product that allows you to create a design on standard copy paper that can then be heat transferred onto surfaces (must have polyester in it or have a polyester coating). Once the project is transferred to the blank, it is lifetime permanent. Before Artesprix, you would need a fancy printer to experience this level of personalization, but not anymore!

sublimation sequin pillow artesprix paint heat tape


Sublimation Stamp Pad –Black 

Sublimation Acrylic Paint - Black

Protective Project Mat

Sequin Pillowcase - Blank

Heat tape 

Protective paper 

Household items to use as stamps

Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate


Computer Paper 

Heat Press

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: To create a template for such a large blank, I cut four 7.5” x 7.5” pieces of paper. 

template for sequin pillow case

Step 2: Use a brayer to apply Black Sublimation Acrylic Paint onto a Gel Printing Plate. 

artesprix sublimation paint on gel press plate

Step 3: Use household items (like washers or pieces of PVC pipe etc.), to “stamp” patterns onto each of the paper pieces to create a pattern (press items into paint on a gel plate and then apply to paper). 

sublimation artesprix abstract design on paper

Step 4: Use a Black Sublimation Ink pad to edge each of the paper pieces with black ink.

finished artesprix design before transfer

Step 5: Arrange the 4 stamped pieces of paper to your preference.

completed large transfer with artesprix Iron-on-ink

Step 6: Place the pillowcase over a layer of protective paper. Place finished design onto the Sequin Pillowcase and secure with heat tape.Place another piece of Protective Paper over the project creating a "Sublimation Sandwich."

Pro Tip: Use tweezers to ensure all your sequins are white side up before securing your design. 

artesprix sublimation sequin pillow case before transfer

Step 7: Heat set using appropriate settings for the blank. Artesprix Sequin Pillows call for 400℉ with a transfer time of 60 seconds. If you heat source is smaller than your design, like mine is, rotate it around and heat set in sections.

artesprix design on sequin pillow after transfer

Step 8: After heat set, take-a-peek at a portion of the transfer to ensure transfer was successful (do not remove tape until transfer is confirmed). Re-heat if needed.

before and after artesprix sublimation sequin pillow

Step 9: Remove paper to reveal the transferred design.

So, go search your junk drawer and garage for items that will create interesting patterns and make an abstract Sequin Pillowcase of your own with Artesprix Sublimation Inks and Paint. Or you could use this technique with any sublimation blank and Iron-on-Ink. Then brag to your friends about how you made a creative piece of art with reused items that were bound for the trash. Don’t forget to visit the Artesprix Facebook Group where Makers are always sharing inspirational projects.

Happy Day! 

Lori Warren

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  • This was brilliant. I love the pillow case

    Posted by Kim on June 30, 2023
  • This is such a fun design idea. Thanks so much for sharing it. I can definitely see myself maki g something similar.

    Posted by Naomi on June 20, 2023

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