Blank of the Month Trivet with Artesprix Iron-on-Ink

Hello! I’m Alison Heikkila and I’d love to show you a fun and simple way to create a fun design on a Trivet using Artesprix products. The Trivet is the February Blank of the Month, which means it’s only going to be available until the 29th (did you know it was a leap year?). This Blank gives you plenty of room to make a large design, so I decided to break out a really old foam stamp that’s from 2004. The bold design is perfect for the Trivet, and a simple ombre paint job completes the look.

sublimation trivet with artesprix paint
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What is Iron-on-Ink?
Artesprix Sublimation Markers, Ink, and Paint are specially formulated to allow you to use basic copy paper to: color, stamp, stencil, and monoprint anything you wish and turn it into a heat-transferable design. These designs are then applied to a polyester or polyester coated substrate with heat and pressure. You can use a heat press or a home iron! These designs, through this process of sublimation, will become permanent on your substrates.

sublimation paint foam stamp trivet and artesprix stamp pad
Sublimation Acrylic Paint (Red & White)
Sublimation Stamp Pad: Red
Protective Paper
Heat Tape
Paint Brush
Foam Stamp (Plaid Enterprises used in this tutorial) 
Non-porous work surface/palette for paint
Copy Paper
Step-by-Step Tutorial:
Step 1: Trace around the Trivet with a pencil on a piece of copy paper. 

trivet template on plaint paper
Step 2: Apply a few drops of red and plenty of white paint to your palette. Mix the paints and apply to the paper. I started with a darker shade of pink and worked my way to a lighter shade as I went down the piece of paper to create an ombre effect. Be sure to go past your pencil lines so you have no white areas when you sublimate. 

sublimation ombre paint design
This is what the paint looks like after it’s dried. You can see how pretty the ombre is. Now, let’s decorate this! 
Step 3: Ink up the foam stamp with the Red Sublimation Stamp Pad. The foam accepts the ink really well. I like to start in one corner and work my way across, turning the stamp each time. 

sublimation artesprix design with iron-on-ink
Here’s what the completed design looks like. I love how much the red stands out against the background. 
Step 4: Secure the Trivet face down on to the dry design with Heat Tape. Be sure to generous with your tape, as the Trivet is thick, and you don’t want it to shift during the transfer process. 

sublimation paint design secured to trivet
Step 5: Flip the taped panel and design over and put a piece of Protective Paper on the top and bottom, creating the "Sublimation Sandwich". 

sublimation project with protective paper
Pro Tip: If using a clamshell or swing away heat press, adjust your pressure to account for the thickness of the Trivet.
Step 6: Press the Trivet in your Heat Press for 105 seconds at

sublimation trivet using Artesprix padnt
Step 7: Time for the "Peek Test"! Very carefully lift one corner of the paper away from the Trivet to make sure the design sublimated well. If you need to re-sublimate, you can do so now, since the design has not been removed out of place.

sublimation trivet with artesprix paint
Here’s what my finished Trivet looks like next to my original design. I just love those vibrant colors together! The bold stamp looks so striking.  
I am just loving how this turned out. I love the shine on this Blank and the amount of room we have to create a unique design. This would make an terrific housewarming gift, when paired with some charcuterie goodies! 

sublimation trivet using artesprix paint and stamp pads
How would you like to get more ideas on using Artesprix’s Sublimation Ink Pads, Markers, and Paint? There’s a Facebook Group that’s just for fans of Artesprix! You can click HERE to join. Also, don’t forget to visit the Artesprix store to see all of the available blanks and bundles, so you can get started with sublimation.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Alison Heikkila 
**This post may contain affiliate links. That means that I may receive compensation if you purchase through the links I have provided. The price you pay for the product or service is not higher, but I may get compensated.** 


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