Wildflower Artesprix Beverage Caddy with Iron-on-Ink

Hello all, Design Team Member Lori here with a new project featuring Artexprix Stamp Ink and Sublimation. This tutorial features a Sublimation Beverage Caddy which is great for any Fall outdoor activity like sports, or if you're just enjoying the foliage. This blank is a fun way to leave a lasting impression whether for your personal weekly happy hour, or a truly personalized hostess gift. Follow the step-by-step tutorial below as we mix different Iron-on-Ink mediums. 

Sublimation beverage caddy with artesprix iron-on-ink

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What is Sublimation Iron-on-Ink? 

It is an interesting and fun product that allows you to create a design on standard copy paper that can then be heat transferred onto surfaces (must have polyester in it or have a polyester coating). Once the project is transferred to the blank, it is lifetime permanent. Before Artesprix, you would need a fancy printer to experience this level of personalization, but not anymore!


sublimation stamp pad iron-on-ink paint stamps beverage caddy


Sublimation Acrylic Paint 

Sublimation Stamp Pad

Protective Project Mat

Heat tape

Protective paper

Pink and Main Wildflower Stamp Set

Emerald Creek Sublimation Stamp Set

Stamp Positioning Tool

Plain Copy Paper

Heat Press or Handheld Craft Press
Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: Mix Blue Sublimation Acrylic Paint with Acrylic Lightening Medium until you achieve the desired color.

sublimation paint on plain paper

Step 2: Paint the majority of the surface of a piece of plain copy paper. Allow to dry.

sublimation beverage caddy template

Step 3: Trace the outline of the Beverage Caddy over the painted surface with a pencil, the pencil will not transfer. 

stencil on sublimation painted design

Step 4: Tape Pink and Main stencil over the painted surface and use a blending tool to apply Sublimation Stamp Ink. 

pink and main stamp on artesprix painted design

Step 5: Place painted paper to stamp press. Align floral stamps across paper.

Ink stamps with Black Sublimation Stamp ink and press.  

sublimation stamped design with black stamp ink

Optional: Stamp a word or saying with Black Sublimation Stamp ink and press. I used a Sublimation Stamp set from Emerald Creek with the sentiment "Enjoy".  

sublimation stamp with artesprix ink on painted design

Step 6: On a craft mat or non-porous surface, dilute Black Sublimation Acrylic paint by adding a few drops of water. Use a fan brush to add paint splatters. 

sublimation beverage caddy secured to finished design

Step 7: Place Beverage Caddy onto the design, so the white side is touching the design, and secure with heat tape. 

sublimation project with protective paper before transfer

Step 8: Make a "Sublimation Sandwich" by placing the secured project between two pieces of protective paper.

Step 9: Heat set using appropriate settings for the blank. The Beverage Caddy calls for 400℉ with a transfer time of 105 seconds.

sublimation beverage caddy with artesprix design after transfer

Step 10: After heat set, conduct a "peek test" by pulling back a small portion of the paper to ensure transfer was successful. It is essential to leave the tape in place until you confirm, so you can re-heat if needed.

before and after sublimation artesprix beverage caddy

Step 11: Pull back the paper to reveal your unique design. 

This blank is too fun! After you pour 2 glasses of your favorite bottled beverage you can insert the glasses up-right to keep your drink off the ground.  I hope you found inspiration to try this project for yourself. Don't show up to Thanksgiving empty handed, bring a bottle of wine and a personalized Beverage Caddy. If you do decide to give this project a try, post your Beverage Caddy to the Artesprix Iron-on-Ink Inspirational Group, we would love to see it! 

Happy Day, 

Lori Warren

**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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