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Cricut Infusible Ink Tote Bag DIY

Cricut Infusible Ink Tote Bag DIY

Cricut's Infusible Ink came out just last year and this was my my first attempt using it. I was excited to try this out as it gives your projects a seamless, professional look. The ink becomes one with your material whereas vinyl sits on top of it.

Materials Needed:
Cricut's Infusible Ink Tote (I used the 19"x14" size)
Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets (I used the gradient sheet from this pack)
Cricut Die Cutting Machine 
Cricut Easy Press
Cricut Easy Press Mat (or towel)
• Cricut Standard or Light Grip mat
• Lint Roller
• White Cardstock
• Butcher Paper (comes with your Infusible Ink)

Instructions:

1. Pick your design
My daughter started piano lessons last year, so I wanted to make a nice bag for her to carry her books back and forth with. I found my design from Adobe Stock images and modified it to my liking. If you are in search of something, Cricut Design Space has many pre-made designs to choose from.

2. Cut your design
Select Infusible Ink as your material and make sure you mirror your image. Place the transfer sheet liner side down on your mat. I used the standard grip mat, but I've seen others use the light grip as well for Infusible Ink.

3. Weed your design
It is recommended to use your hands to weed so you don't scratch your ink, however, I still used my weeder tool for parts as I had a lot of intricate pieces. You can also use a tweezers.

4. Prepare your tote bag
I ironed out all of the fold lines in my bag first. Then I used a lint roller on the bag. Next place the Easy Press mat inside the bag along with a piece of cardstock and then place the butcher paper down on top of the bag. I preheated the bag at 385º for 15 seconds.

5. Transfer the Infusible Ink
Place your design on the bag followed by a piece of butcher paper on top of it. Make sure your Easy Press covers your whole design. Press your design for 40 seconds at 385º. 

Let your design cool completely before removing the sheet. 

Unfortunately, mine had a little bit of ghosting that you can see mostly in the line above the piano keys.

To try and fix this I used just part of my design and reapplied it.

Although not ideal, this definitely helped add more color where it was missing.

Overall, I am pleased with how it turned out and am excited to try more Infusible Ink projects!

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