Stenciled Sublimation Beverage Caddy with Artesprix Stamp Pads

Hello! I’m Alison Heikkila and I have another project that combines the fantastic sublimation products from Artesprix, with the wonderful designs of Heffy Doodle. This time, I decorated the Beverage Caddy with a really fun stencil and Sublimation Ink Pads. This blank is the perfect hostess gift or personalize one to ring in the new year. You can use the Beverage Caddy with stemware upside-down, or fill and use it as a drink holder. 

Beverage caddy with sublimation stamp pad ink

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.

beverage caddy Heffy doodle stencil artesprix stamp pad


Beverage Caddy

Sublimation Ink Pads : Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple

Protective Paper

Heat Tape

Heffy Doodle: Fiesta Time Stencil

Blending Brushes

Washi/Low Tack Tape

Heat Source

Copy Paper

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: Trace the Beverage Caddy onto a piece of copy paper with a pencil. Your pencil lines will not transfer during the sublimation process. 

beverage caddy template on plain paper

Step 2: Using washi or low tack tape, adhere the stencil to the copy paper. I recommend letting a bit of the stencil go past the pencil lines, to ensure complete coverage. 

beverage caddy template with stencil

Step 3: Begin applying the Sublimation Inks in rainbow order horizontally down the stencil using blending brushes. I recommend having a set of brushes that are only used for Artesprix’s Sublimation Ink Pads.

beverage caddy stenciled design with stamp pad ink

Step 4: Once you complete the first side, remove the stencil and re-tape to the other side. All of the patterns line up with each other on this stencil, but at varying intervals. So you will need to do a section at a time.

finished beverage caddy design on plain paper before transfer

Pro Tip: Be sure to use lots of tape to mask off the areas you’re not inking to avoid messing up the pattern.  

secured beverage caddy to finished design before transfer with heat tape

Step 5: Use lots of Heat Tape to secure the Beverage Caddy face down onto your finished design.

Pro Tip #2: If you are using a Heat Source with adjustable pressure, you will need to check your pressure before transferring as the Beverage Caddy is a quarter of an inch thick. 

sublimation project before transfer with protective paper

Step 6: Let’s make our "Sublimation Sandwich"! Add a layer of siliconized paper to the top and bottom of your Blank. The Protective Paper prevents any Iron-on-Ink accidentally transferring to either side of your work surfaces.

Step 7: Press the Sublimation Sandwich for 45 seconds at 400℉, ensuring your "Sandwich" is positioned so the heat is pressing the design into the blank directly.

sublimation design on beverage caddy after transfer

Step 8: Time for the "Peek Test"! Carefully lift a small portion of your art off of the Blank to ensure a good transfer. If you need to re-press your piece, you can do it since you have not removed any heat tape. 

before and after sublimation stamp pad design on beverage caddy

Step 9: Once you've confirmed your transfer was successful, reveal your unique transfer. This came out so fantastic! 

beverage caddy stenciled with iron-on-ink stamp pads

You can now add your beverage of choice to the center, and your glasses either face up or down in the side notches. I love how this Heffy Doodle stencil looks on the Beverage Caddy. You can visit their store HERE.

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


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