If you love to craft then you must have heard about Cricut's new Infusible Ink. It's a new transfer that infuses the ink (image) into the fabric. Amazing right? Well today is the day we are going to give it a try. Well-kind of...
If you are anything like me you like to craft on a budget. I love to try new crafts and love when new items come out, however, I don't always have the finances to purchase all the new latest and greatest items. Infusible Ink is no different.
Cricut has made it clear that to get the best results you need to use Cricut blanks for Infusible Ink and Cricut's heat Press 2 that heats up to 400 degrees.
So what I used was very different.
Blank: used a white Gildan shirt from Micheals.
Heat Press: I have 2 heat presses. The Cricut Heat Press (only heats to 360 degrees so it is not a Heat Press 2) and another t-shirt press( this one does heat to 400 degrees but I didn't use it.
Black Infusible Transfer $12.99 at Micheals
The directions on the box were no help to me. I didn't know if I treated this like HTV or Adhesive vinyl. They were very vague directions.
I found a great youtube video that helped me figure it all out.
So I followed the steps from the video and I am not sure what to think.
I learned a couple of things in doing this project.
1. Cutting corners doesn't always yield the results I am looking for. Using the recommended materials may be necessary.
2. Don't lay heat on already finished image. It's ink. It's going to come back off. (See half of THAT and LIFE? When I pressed the cross on the heat press laid over THAT LIFE and some of the ink came off.
I am going to go back soon to try some more Infusible Ink (OH and maybe the markers too!). I am going to get all the recommended supplies and let you know how it goes!
I'd say this was FUN and not a fail. As long as I learn something for next time and enjoyed myself!!