Playing with Cricut Infusible ink on fabric

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OK so I use my Easy press Mini a lot. I use it to add HTV to clothing, face masks, wrist bands and pretty much any other fabric I can think of that might need to be decorated.  Its also great for ironing face masks - not its intended purpose I know but its the perfect size!

But after the success of the coasters for Fathers Day I had an idea and it needed the EasyPress. Yes the mini could do it but I had over 30 dandelion puffs to add to a length of fabric and the easy press would be easier and faster. So enter the EasyPress into my creative life. 

Any avid infusible ink user would know that weeding the dandelions was a lengthy process which allowed me plenty of time to pre-wash my fabric and get it dry in time for being inked. 

I was extremely grateful for the adhesive on the infusible ink backing as it allowed me to play with the placement of all my dandelions moves them around and temporarily stuck them in place in preparation for the heat press.

Infusible ink placement print

Once I had all my dandelion's positioned it was time to get pressing. Yes, I did a test press on scraps of the same fabric using some of the weeded sections of the infusible ink so I knew it would be ok but I was still a little nervous about how it would turn out.

Cricut Easy Press ready to infuse on fabric

I soon noticed that the prints were working out brilliantly but I was a little concerned by the visible edge where the backing ended and another one where the press had been. 

Infusible ink on 100% polyester

As the fabric was for me and I was committed to my idea I decided to keep going and see if it was a transitory effect and/or obvious in the final fabric.

Happily I can report that once done and with a little time the edges became invisible and needless to say I was thrilled with how my fabric turned out. I love the dimension that the distressed infusible ink I chose adds to my dandelion design and the colours are so beautiful. The fabric is also super stretchy and as the ink is infused with the fibres the design stretches along with the fabric like it was manufactured with the print in it.

Even better I have some infusible ink left over for my next idea.

The materials I used for this project included:

If you are interested in a tutorial on how I used infusible ink on the fabric let me know, it may just end up on my YouTube channel.


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