Artesprix Towel - A Mixed Media Sublimation Project!

     Hey-Hey! Courtney again creating with a few products to complete a Poly-Towel craft. While using a Gel Press Plate and Brayer with Iron-on-Ink Markers I accomplished a fun pattern on Artesprix's Poly-Towel Blank of the Month for March. Let's get started!

     These Blank of the Months are really a fun way to learn a new substrate each month. I’m always searching for new things that are sublimation compatible and Artesprix is helping by doing the searching and supplying with awesome products! Win.

Artesprix Poly Towel Craft Supplies

What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?

Artesprix Sublimation Markers are specialized ink markers that let you design and then transfer from copy paper to your polyester product with a heat source.

Tools used for Poly Sports Towel

Materials and Tools:

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: To start I taped 2 pieces of copy paper together to get full coverage of design space on the Artesprix Poly-Towel.

Tape two sheets of regular copy paper

Step 2: Then I used the Artesprix Sublimation Markers by coloring on the Gel Press Plate with the Original Iron-on-Ink Markers.

Color directly onto Gel Plate

Step 3: After the Gel Press is colored. Place your copy paper over Gel Press and use Brayer to transfer design. 

Place sheet of paper on colored Gel Press Plate

Step 4. Take off your copy paper from Gel Press to reveal Iron-on-Ink design. Be sure that the design is dry before taping your Artesprix Poly-Sport Towel face down to the design.

Peel back paper from Gel Press Plate

Step 4: Tape the front side of the Poly-Towel to your Iron-on-Ink design. Be sure to check you time, temperature, and pressure before making Your Sublimation Sandwich. Use Artesprix Heat Tape to secure your design.

Tape Poly Sports Towel to Iron-on-Ink design

Step 5. Create your Sublimation Sandwich by taking two pieces of Protective Paper and placing your taped design in-between. Your taped design should be face down to your blank, but on the top of your Sublimation Sandwich. 

Artesprix Sublimation Sandwich

Step 6. Press the Artesprix Poly-Towel for 45 seconds at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 7: When the heat pressing was complete, I practiced my peek test to make sure my design transferred nicely.

The Big Reveal

Step 8. Wow! This Gel Press Plate really gives a neat affect when using Iron-on-Ink and Sublimation! 

Pinterest Pin

A Tutorial worth following?

Did this tutorial help you in any way? Want to see a few other tutorials? Check out this one by Nicole. Or this one by Maria. The Inspirational Facebook Group is a great way to see others’ creations and to share yours.

Until Next Time,

Courtney LaRose


  • oh, this is so pretty. Love all the colors with the patterns!

    Posted by NICOLE MARTEL on March 25, 2021

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