Artesprix Sealed with a Sublimation Stamp Trivet

Hello crafty friends! My name is Sara and today I’m coming to you with a simple Valentine’s Day project. We have all heard of S.W.A.K. right? If you haven't it stands for "sealed with a kiss" and it is commonly used around Valentine's Day. Artesprix's featured February Blank of the Month is a Trivet. And if you're familiar with sublimation, you may know that there is no sealing required once your design is transferred. Follow along to see how we use a stamp to "seal" the deal for this transfer.   

sublimation trivet with artesprix Iron-on-ink

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What are Artesprix Sublimation Arts & Crafts Supplies?

Artesprix creates sublimation crafting supplies that gives us the ability to experience sublimation without the need for a printer! From sublimation markers, sublimation stamp pads to sublimation paint; they’re all formulated with Iron-on-Ink that gets infused onto any sublimation blank once they’re heat pressed! This makes sublimation available for all crafters and takes the guess work out! All the designs created with Artesprix sublimation supplies are muted on paper, but they become vibrant once they’re heat pressed onto a blank! Also, these designs will not fade or peel!

sublimation trivet artesprix iron-on-ink floral stamp


Sublimation Trivet

Sublimation Stamp Ink Refill (Red)

Sublimation Stamp Pad (Black)

Sublimation Markers

Floral Heart Stamp

Heat Resistant Tape

Protective Paper Roll

Heat Resistant Transfer Mask

Mixed Media Paper



Painting Brush


Watercolor Palette

Heat Press

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: Place your trivet on your mixed media paper and trace it with a pencil. Using a pencil is essential because it will not transfer when it is heat pressed! 

sublimation template design for artesprix trivet

Step 2: For this blank, I’m going for a romantic envelope design. So, I used my pencil and ruler to draw two diagonal lines!

sublimation Artesprix sublimation stamp ink refill ink on plain paper

Step 3: Get your watercolor palette and place one or two drops of your red Sublimation Stamp Ink Refill. Next, place 20 drops of water or more – feel free to use a pipette, but it’s not necessary! 

sublimation background design with artesprix stamp ink refill

Step 4: Use your paint brush to mix the red color in your palette and start painting your design! You’ll find that you’ve created your own sublimation watercolors, and that it blends so smoothly on the paper! It also dries very quickly as you paint!

artesprix sublimation iron-on-ink design for trivet

Step 5: Use your black sublimation stamp pad to ink the floral heart stamp. Then, stamp it in the middle where the two diagonal lines meet, as if the love letter was sealed with a stamp.  

finished artesprix design before transfer

Step 6: Get your black sublimation marker and use your ruler to draw four diagonal lines from the heart! This completes the romantic envelope look!

secured sublimation trivet to design with heat tape

Step 7: Place your trivet face down on your design and secure it to the paper with heat resistant tape. This will prevent ghosting and ensure you get a crisp design!

Pro Tip: For thick blanks like this trivet, adjust the pressure of your heat press before turning it on. Also, save some time by turning on your press to warm up while we finish taping and preparing our design for pressing. For this blank, you’ll need to set it to 400°F for 105 seconds. 

secured trivet with protective paper before transfer

Step 8: Use your protective paper to cover the top and bottom of your sublimation design and trivet! This creates what we call a "sublimation sandwich". Since we colored outside our template area, it’s essential to use protective paper because it’ll catch all the extra Iron-on-Ink!

Step 9: It is time to press your design! Your heat press should be set to 400°F and you’ll need to press it for 105 seconds with heavy pressure. 

sublimation design on trivet after transfer

Step 10: It is time for the “peek test”! A peek test guarantees a vibrant transfer without wasting materials. Peel one corner of your design to get a peek of how good the design transferred. In the slightest chance you didn’t get a good transfer, you could simply re-press your design! This saves you a lot of materials and ensures great vibrant results!

before and after artesprix design on trivet

Step 10: Reveal your design! I love how this trivet turned out! The ink refills gave us the perfect watercolor background, and our romantic envelope looks so cute! You can customize this further and add wording to your design! 

sublimation trivet with artesprix iron-on-ink

It is always so much fun to create with Artesprix’s sublimation supplies! This trivet sublimation blank is only available this month, so don’t miss out! You can make the cutest Valentine’s gift with it! Don’t forget to share your creations with us on Instagram or Facebook!

Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed our project today, and that it inspired you to create! I am on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok, let’s keep in touch!

Stay crafty, 

Sara Ali 

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