DIY Game Day Trivet with Artesprix Mask & Paint

Hi crafty friends! It is safe to say in Texas football is a HUGE deal. Part of any sports viewing party is having all the delicious party foods. If you’re planning a small or large get together to celebrate any of the upcoming games, you’re going to love this project featuring February 2024's Blank of the Month Sublimation Trivet. Let me show you how I made a personalized trivet for our little gathering using the Artesprix Heat Transfer Resistant Mask. 

sublimation trivet with artesprix acrylic paint

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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 (something we all have) to: color, stamp, stencil, and monoprint anything you wish and turn it into a heat-transferable design. Anyone can make amazing designs, regardless of your artistic skill level. You can then use heat (either  a heat press or a home iron) and pressure to apply these designs to a polyester or polyester coated substrate. Your designs will then be permanently printed onto your substrate.


Sublimation Trivet

Sublimation Acrylic Paint

Artesprix Paint Mixing Chart (free pdf download) 

Heat Resistant Transfer Mask

Textured sponge or dauber

Heat Press

Protective Paper

Heat Tape

Copy Paper

Paint Palette

Craft Sticks

Cricut or preferred cutting machine 

Lint Roller

Step-by-Step Tutorials:

Step 1: Refer to the Paint Mixing Chart and mix up some green paint.

green sublimation paint on plain paper

Step 2: When you are happy with the color of the paint, use the textured sponge to cover a sheet of copy paper with the green paint.

Pro Tip: You won’t need a thick layer of paint. A little goes a long way. 

Step 3: Once paint is completely dry, trace around the outside of the trivet with a pencil

Pro Tip #2: You don’t want to get any paint on the trivet. I left mine in the packaging to avoid any accidents. Alternatively you could create a template the same dimensions as the blank, which is 7.5" x 9.5". 

sublimation paint mixed on a paper plate

Step 4: Again referring to the Color Mixing Chart, mix some brown paint.

Step 5: Apply brown paint around the inside border of the template you created. Allow design to dry completely. 

artesprix acrylic paint design on plain paper

Step 6: Using either a Cricut machine or cutting by hand, cut out the words “Game Day” from the Sublimation Mask.

Pro Tip #3: For this project, we will apply our mask to our design, so therefore we need it to be mirrored. The Heat Resistant Transfer Mask can also be applied to the blank. Detailed instructions are available here

sublimation paint design with heat resistant transfer mask

Step 7: Place the cut mirrored words/design from the mask onto the painted design.

Step 8: With the painted design face up, place the trivet over it, white side facing down onto the design and secure with heat tape.

secured trivet to sublimation design before transfer

Step 9: Make a "sublimation sandwich" to protect your heat press. Lay down a sheet of protective paper on the bottom platen of your heat press. Next, add the trivet with the secured painted design on top, face-down. Finally, add another sheet of protective paper to protect your heat platen. 

sublimation project with protective paper before transfer

Step 10: Press your design at 400℉ for 105 seconds using heavy pressure.

sublimation design with acrylic paint and heat resistant mask

Step 11: Do a "peek test" by lifting a small corner to see if the design transferred well. If the design is transferred well, you are done and you can remove the tape and paper. If it is not, you are able to re-press since you did not remove any tape out of place.

before and after sublimation acrylic paint and heat transfer mask design

How easy was that?! You can get super creative with this by using your favorite team’s colors or by changing up the text you add. Just have fun with it! But be sure to order your trivet right away because they are only available for the month of February.

sublimation trivet with artesprix acrylic paint

For more creative ideas for your next Iron-on-Ink project, check out the Artesprix Blog. Let us know if you try out this project by using the #Artesprix & #IrononInk or post your project to the Artesprix Facebook Group.  

If you want to learn more about me, visit my About Me here.

Now, go make something sprorty!

Naomi Garcia

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