Citrus Pot Holder with Artesprix's Newest Sublimation Markers

Hello! I’m Design Team Member Alison Heikkila and I am going to share an Artesprix project today that makes a fantastic gift for newlyweds, new home owners, and any party host. It’s a Pot Holder, and it’s the perfect size for any Iron-on-Ink design! I decided to use a 6" x 6" stamp with a stencil, and the result is really cool!

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What is Artesprix 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.

large stamp sublimation pot holder artesprix markers

Pot Holder
Sublimation Markers- Basic Fine (Yellow and Orange)

Sublimation Markers- Bold Chisel (Yellow, Orange, and Green)
Sublimation Markers- Pastel Chisel (Periwinkle, Blush)
Sublimation Stamp Pad-Black (Pine, Ruby)

Protective Paper
Heat Tape

Pinkfresh Studio: Lemon Lush Rubber Stamp
Simon Says Stamp: Diagonal Stripe Stencil
MISTI Stamping Tool or an Acrylic Block
Heat Source: Craft Iron or Heat Press
Navigator Copy Paper
Paint Brush

Washi Tape
Optional: Therm O Web: Pixie Spray

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: Trace the outline of the Pot Holder onto a piece of copy paper with a pencil. I added the seam too, but that is optional.

sublimation pot holder template

Step 2: Stamp the Lemon Lush stamp in the middle of the outline using the Black Sublimation Stamp Pad. Repeat if you need to add more ink to some areas.

stamped design with artesprix ink

Step 3: Color in the stamped design. I planned which color I wanted for each fruit and notated it in pencil.  

Pro Tip: I wanted the full fruits to be limes, but since there is no lime marker, I mixed Yellow and Green together on my craft mat with water, and then I painted the limes. 

artesprix marker design before transfer

Continue coloring the rest of the design. I didn’t mix any other colors. I used Blush for the large flowers, Periwinkle for the small ones, Pine for the leaves, and Ruby for the berries. You can stop here, if you wish, but I wanted to do more. 

Step 4: Tape off the edges of the stamped and colored design with washi tape to prevent accidentally inking on top of it.  

taped off marker design

Step 5: Lay your stencil on the paper (I used a light coating of Pixie Spray to keep the lines from shifting), and ink with the Black Sublimation Stamp Pad. I chose a stencil that can be lined up easily as I work my way around the perimeter. Be sure to go past your pencil line to ensure you get a full design when you sublimate. 

artesprix design with stamp ink

Pro Tip #2: Continue to work your way around the edge of the design. I didn’t want to clean my stencil each time I moved it, so I put a piece of scrap paper on my central design so that I didn’t accidentally get inky fingers or ink from the stencil on it. 

Here is our finished design!

artesprix iron-on-ink design before transfer

Step 6: Tape the Pot Holder face down onto the design. This is a thick Blank, so you’ll want to tape it the way I did to ensure it doesn’t move. I also taped down the loop so that the design wouldn’t transfer to it, but that is optional.

secured pot holder before transfer

Step 7: Flip the Pot Holder and design over to make the "Sublimation Sandwich". Add a layer of protective siliconized paper to the top and bottom of your Blank. The Protective Paper prevents any ink accidentally transferring to any work surfaces.

Step 8: Let’s sublimate! Press the Pot Holder for 60 seconds at 400℉.

sublimation design on pot holder after transfer

Step 9: Let’s do the "Peek Test". This is when we lift a corner of the paper off of our design to make sure it sublimated correctly. We should always use a lot of Heat Tape, so it shouldn’t shift the design off the Blank if we need to re-sublimate.

before and after artesprix design

Step 10: I am loving how this looks so far! Once you confirmed your transfer was successful, remove your design. Take a look at how vibrant the colors are on our completed Pot Holder! This is such a fun and practical project! 

artesprix pot holder with stamp and marker ink

I am excited to use this citrusy Pot Holder in my kitchen! I may just make coordinating Kitchen Towels to go with it! 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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