Make Art with Artesprix Picture Frame

Hello creative!  Rita Barakat here today, I’m a visual artist, who loves drawing, painting, color and anything creative! Today we are going to make art on a frame! We have a big family and it's not often I can get everyone in the same place, but when I do we take a family photo! That's what inspired this project! Making art on a frame does not have to be complicated - a simple design of circles compliments any picture.

sublimation picture frame with Artesprix Iron-on-Ink

What are Artesprix 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! Everytime I make something I think of something else I can use them on!


Sublimation Markers

Picture frame

Heat press or Household Iron

Heat Tape

Protective Paper Roll

Copy Paper


Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: Set aside all the parts of the frame except for the front. Create a template with pencil for your frame, pencil doesn’t transfer, and it will be less likely that it marks up your blank.

Step 2: Get creative with pencil since it won't transfer. Experiment with different shapes and have fun! The lettering was done on lined paper first so I would have a fairly straight line! If doing any lettering flip your design over before copying it. I use a light box for this step as Sublimation requires mirrored text. 

Pro Tip: Set your Heat Press to 400℉ and 30 seconds so it can warm up while you color. 

sublimation picture frame with Artesprix Iron-on-Ink

Step 3: This project needed that small tip marker for those tiny letters and details so I used the black fine tip and round tip Artesprix marker that only comes in the Black Sublimation Marker kit.

Step 4: Once you're finished creating, secure it, blank face down with heat tape with the design on the table face up.

sublimation picture frame with Artesprix Iron-on-Ink

Step 5: Make a sublimation sandwich. Using two pieces of protective paper (bigger than your copy paper/design) sandwich your secure design face down on the top side of the sandwich. 

sublimation picture frame with Artesprix Iron-on-Ink

Step 6: Double check Time, Temperature, and Pressure before doing your transfer. This blank calls for 400℉ and 30 seconds for transfer time. 

sublimation picture frame with Artesprix Iron-on-Ink

Step 7: Peek Test! Double check your transfer was successful before removing any tape. 

Step 8: After you confirmed your transfer is successful, reveal your unique and vivid design! 

sublimation picture frame with Artesprix Iron-on-Ink

Step 9: The frame can be designed for either horizontal or vertical. Place your mylar film over the opening, remove protective adhesive from both sides, and firmly press the back of your frame as it coincides with your design. 

This is such a fun project! Can’t you imagine your last name and family picture inside? I hope this inspires you to make something today! If this post inspired you to make something, share about it in the comments below! If you decide to make a frame please leave us a link below, we would LOVE to see it! This is the last post I will be doing  for my term (except for maybe a guest spot here and there!). I have loved working with the girls from Artesprix and making all these fun projects! You can always find me at but for now I will just say...

Blessings and see you around!
Rita Barakat

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