Infusible Ink took the Cricut world by storm back in June 2019. Honestly, I was not as excited as many other Cricut crafters about this product.
BUT when my Facebook community begged me to create a tutorial for them, I decided to give it a go. To my surprise, I actually loved it more than I thought.
If you are still in the dark as to what Cricut Infusible Ink is check out my explanation blog post here. And yes, it is quite different from heat transfer vinyl!
Since the Lion King also had its debut over the Summer I thought it would be a great example tutorial! In addition to three free Lion King files, I have also create two Mickey and Minnie files as an alternative. You can apply the same concepts to any file you choose to use.
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How to Layer Cricut’s Infusible Ink
Before we dive in let me give you a full rundown of the supplies I used for this project.
- Cricut Maker
- Infusible Ink sheets in preferred colors. I used this one and this one in the videos below!
- Butcher paper (comes with the Infusible Ink packs!)
- Cricut Easypress (one or two will work)
- Cricut compatible blank or a 100% polyester t-shirt. Note: Cricut t-shirts are very soft and high quality I do recommend them. But they also run small. I usually wear a small but a medium was form fitting to me. Just a little extra sizing help because you can’t try them on!
- Weeding tools
- A SVG file of your choice – Find a bunch for FREE below inside the subscriber vault via the teal button! Find these Disney files in the SVG section. If you are already a subscriber just login here with the password you received in the first email!
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Infusible Ink Troubleshooting Tips
Here are some important prompts you need to take note of throughout the project. I mention all these in the videos below but for a quicker review for future projects here is a short list.
Once you read through these hit play on the videos below!!
- Never let your Infusible Ink and blank make any contact prior to the intended transfer.
- Use the “cracking” technique to roll the transfer sheet around before weeding it for easier removal.
- Always use a lint roller to clean your blank surface of debris before transferring.
- Place a piece of cardstock between the layers of your t-shirt or blank in use to prevent bleeding through.
- Make sure to “iron” your blank and let it cool completely BEFORE transferring the ink to eliminate wrinkles.
- Never reuse the butcher paper you use during the ink transfer
- Do not move the Easypress around while transferring the ink. Hold it completely still
- When layering on HTV on top of Infusible Ink make sure to cover the whole project with butcher paper to avoid burning the ink. DO NOT use the same butcher paper you did in the orginal transfer. Use a fresh sheet because the ink will bleed!
How to Layer Infusible Ink and HTV Part 1: Design Space Setup – Slice and Set
You can also go directly to Youtube here for part 1 as well.
How to Layer Infusible Ink and HTV Part 2
You can also go directly to Youtube here for part 2 as well.
So how awesome is it that Cricut Infusible Ink not only can be layered but also can be layered with heat transfer vinyl?! I am definitely more excited about the Infusible Ink now and hope this provided valuable insight for your first project!
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My mission is to inspire you to nurture the creative magic inside your soul – bringing you fun, easy to learn DIY projects, and quality template designs. I share a variety of projects, such as printables, svg cut files and craft tutorials, but specifically love paper crafting and paper flowers. Interested in paper flowers?! I’ve created dozens of signature designs for you to enjoy – starting with my best seller, The Art of Giant Paper Flowers, the Giant Flower Library and my shop of endless paper designs and flower templates.
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