Artesprix Count Your Blessings Pot Holder

Hello creative!  Rita Barakat here today, I’m a mixed media artist, and I love drawing, painting, color and anything creative! Today we are making seasonal gorgeous pot holders with the saying, count your blessings! This blank is only available for the month of October from Artesprix so don't hesitate to grab yours! I love fall and having things coordinate, so making your own potholders seems like a great idea to me! Anytime is the perfect time to count your blessings!
sublimation holiday pot holder with Artesprix sublimation markers
Materials:
Pot Holder
Heat press or Household Iron
Copy Paper
Thin Sharpie
Pencil
Scissors
What are Sublimation Markers?

Artesprix markers enable you to draw on regular printer paper and transfer it onto sublimation blank materials such as aprons, t-shirts, tumblers and more! It is so fun that anything you can imagine can be transferred to just about any surface, especially this time of year!

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: Create a template with pencil for your project, pencil doesn’t transfer, and it will be less likely that it marks up your blank.

Step 2: Once I had my template, I flipped it over onto my light box and place the copy paper on top. I trace the original and that makes the writing mirrored and ready to go!

Pro Tip: This is a great time to preheat your heat source to 400℉ or highest heat setting. 

sublimation holiday pot holder with Artesprix sublimation markers

Step 3: Color! I didn't want to chance any awkward white space showing near the edges so I was sure to create slightly outside my template. 

Step 4: Once you're happy with your design, it is time to secure it to your pot holder using heat resistant tape. With the design on the table face up,  secure it, blank face down with tape. (Here flipped it as I was checking to make sure the design is in the right place.)  Do not cover your design with tape. 

Step 5: Make a sublimation sandwich. The Iron-on-Ink design should be secured face down on the top side of the sublimation sandwich. Note that your protective paper should be larger than your copy paper/design.

sublimation holiday pot holder with Artesprix sublimation markers

Step 6: Double check Time, Temperature, and Pressure before doing your transfer. The design is secured face down on the top side of your sandwich, with 2 pieces of protective paper on the outside of your secured design. I used a heat press for 45 seconds at 400℉.

sublimation holiday pot holder with Artesprix sublimation markers

Step 7: Peek test! Before removing any heat tape, take a small peek to ensure you got a good transfer. If you did not get a good transfer, simply check your time, temperature, pressure and sublimation sandwich and re-press. 

sublimation holiday pot holder with Artesprix sublimation markers

Step 8: If your transfer was successful, peel back the copy paper and reveal your unique and vivid design! The colors are stunning! Makes me want to do a matching table runner, candle jar covers, napkins and so much more!

sublimation holiday pot holder with Artesprix sublimation markers

Don’t you just love those vibrant fall colors together? 

I hope this inspires you to make something creative today! If this post inspired you to make something, especially pot holders please leave us a link below, we would LOVE to see them! And don’t forget to count your blessings!

See you next time!
Rita Barakat 

P.S. The Inspirational Facebook Group is a great way to see others’ creations and to share yours too!

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