When I first heard of Infusible Ink, to use with the Cricut Maker, I was thrown for a second. What on earth? Ink?! How do I do that?! If it meant what I thought it meant, it’s kind of like screen printing only you can do it with cool patterns. Boom, turns out that’s exactly right and you can use it on more than just T-shirts.
Infusible Ink; How To Make Impressive Cricut Projects With Ink!
“The all-new Infusible Ink system delivers seamlessly smooth, professional-quality transfers that become one with your material – and last a lifetime.”Cricut
Today we are making an adorable make-up/beauty supply pouch with Infusible ink and a make-up pouch blank.
For This Infusible Ink Project You Will Need:
- Infusible Ink Sheets / In the UK?
- Shapes/Design (I made mine using the Canva Tshirt option, with Canva Pro you can access a lot more images to play with, same applies to Cricut Access!)
- Cricut Maker Machine (Read The Cricut Maker Review Here)
- EasyPress2 + mat
- Clean hands that are free of lotion (REALLY CLEAN) or the ink will transfer everywhere
- Hair roller (I’m using a washable roller similar to these)
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6 Easy steps to pro-level customisation:
Time needed: 20 minutes.
Please note that 20 minutes refers to the active time creating this project. As soon as you’ve chosen your favoured design, then it’s easy. The choosing of the design is the difficult part!
- Choose your favoured design & Use In Design Space
Using Cricut Access and the Design Space, choose your favoured designs and use your Cricut Maker as you normally would. You can cut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets with the machine, or draw with Infusible Ink Pens & Markers using laser copy paper and the designs from Access.
Use your clean hands and fingers to pick out any excess pieces that require weeding (you don’t need any tools for this). Bend the mat ever so slightly to pop up the corners and carefully peel them out with your fingers. Then leave your cut items on the sticky back that they’re attached to now as we will use it to position over the top of your blank after the next step.
- Plug In Your EasyPress2 (Scroll for temperature and time)
Right now, I want you to press and preheat your make-up pouch by pressing (as if you’re ironing it)
- Protect Your Layers Underneath
Cut a piece of blank card or cardboard that is larger than your design, to put inside the pouch. The ink will definitely bleed through layers so you need a protective area.
Clean Up, Clean Up On Aisle 4
Use your pet hair roller to remove any hairs, dirt or debris from your chosen material blank and really ensure that is clean and free of hair.
Now, position the sticky plastic with your design over the top of the blank and press with hands. Then get the butcher’s paper that came with your infusible ink and place it shiny side down on top of your design.
- Et Voila!
Peel off the backing carefully to reveal your finished project!
Infusible Ink Temperature and Time EasyPress2 Settings
Plug in your EasyPress2 and set the heating to 200 degrees Celcius. When pressing on your blank, you will be required to hold in place for 40 seconds and repeat depending on how large your design is.
Et voila! You’re done!
Infusible Ink FAQ’s:
Which Cricut machines work with Infusible Ink?
Infusible Ink is compatible with all Cricut Maker machines, Explore machines, and the Cricut EasyPress 2. While it will work with the Cricut EasyPress transfers will take longer.
Why would I choose Infusible Ink over iron-on/HTV?
- Ink will provide sharp, vibrant designs that never crack, peel, or flake. Infusible Ink transfers truly are permanent.
- If your project needs a dark-coloured base layer or your project base isn’t light coloured and smooth, then Vinyl transfers are the way to go.
- Need a speciality finish or effect like glitter or foil? You’ll only find those with iron-on/heat-transfer vinyl products!
Infusible Ink was very easy to use and I have a page in my bullet journal FULL of projects to make with this system! I can’t wait to see your projects. Are you considering using InfusibleInk for a project? What will you make? Tell me in the comments below!