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These are the easiest and most fun Cricut Infusible Ink project ideas ever. I mean, never mind that they’re colorful and bright–that’s what infusible ink is all about, but they’re just SO EASY!
I mean, seriously, I’ve kind of fallen in love with making these beautiful projects with Cricut Infusible Ink because they’re so easy. Plus, the vibrant colors of Cricut infusible ink products is just nuts–I mean, just LOOK at these…
It’s so crazy that with Cricut Infusible Inks you can create a variety of colors and patterns, almost as seamlessly smooth as if you were using heat transfer vinyl or iron-on. But then you get the neat texture that comes with sublimation.
It’s perfect for an infusible ink t-shirt, but it also makes the best baby onesies, mugs and so much more.
The biggest difference between the more traditional methods and this is that, for the Infusible Ink Cricut transfer sheets or pens markers, the materials can only be applied to infusible ink compatible base material.
Cricut Infusible Ink
I personally think it’s best to use the infusible inks on light-colored projects so that the color pops off in the most amazing way. But there are other colors that can be used–and a couple of the tutorials below go through how to make these designs work on a base color besides white.
But, let’s be honest, it’s so much fun to do these projects, it doesn’t matter what I’m putting this on, it’s cool.
I love love love having the option to make things so easily that are so beautiful–like these baby onesies I’ve been making lately, for instance.
They look like I bought them at the store–and they’ll hold up for as many washes as I can throw at them. But the deal is that they are the coolest designs and there’s no way I would have found them at the store.
And that right there is the coolest thing about working with infusible inks, frankly. You can make professional-looking results super easy–that are as unique as you are!
What do I need to make these Cricut Infusible Ink project ideas?
Here is what you need:
- A great design you love, which you can find in the list of project ideas below, or you can search in Design Space, because they have so many awesome ideas. You will not be sorry!
- Infusible Ink Pens (Markers) OR Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets (whichever your selected design calls for)
- Infusible Ink Compatible Blanks (like shirts, totes, coasters, mugs, etc.)
- Cricut EasyPress 2 Heat Press
- Cricut Explore 2 or other Cricut Machine
No. Cricut infusible inks require a compatible blank that is made from a polyester blend. You can also only use white or light fabrics with this method.
Heat the EasyPress 2, to 385 and press for 45 seconds.
Essentially the idea is the same. But with infusible ink you cut out the design and also in a sense weed the design out. With sublimation, you print the design and press it on to the garment or other blanks.