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Easy Cricut Infusible Ink Multi-Color Design Idea

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Cricut infusible ink has been baffling to lots of people since its launch. Even more baffling is how to use more than 1 color when working with the sublimation style sheets.

orange black and pink multi color cricut infusible ink mug

What is Cricut Infusible Ink?

Cricut Infusible Ink sheets and pens are, to put it simply a type of sublimation. They are available in pre-printed sheets or pens.

The materials that you use infusible ink on have to be either a high count polyester blend or they should have a special coating.

Do I Have To Use Cricut Blanks For Cricut Infusible Ink?

Nope, you know how I mentioned above a special coating or polyester blends? Well, you can use anything that is made for sublimation with Cricut infusible ink. Below are some of my favorite places to shop for blanks.

You need to read descriptions wherever you get your blanks and look for things specifically for sublimation or with a high polyester count.

How To Use Make A Multi-Color Designs With Cricut Infusible Ink?

In this video tutorial, I will be showing you How To Use More Than 1 Color With Cricut Infusible Ink with the Cricut mug pres. This is not an Infusible Ink Layering tutorial. You can check out Infusible Ink Transfers Layering Tutorial if that is what you are looking for.

What you will be learning today is how to get a multi-color design look using Cricut infusible ink transfers. 

My favorite part about the Cricut is that it allows you to make any craft and any design your own. You can personalize crafts in ways you could never do without a cutting machine in just a short amount of time. 

You have control over the colors you use, the fonts, the size, and even the design itself when you are using the Cricut. This is how you can get such unique results when you take on this little project. 

two colors with Cricut mug press

This Cricut mug press can also be gifted to your friends and family to show off your amazing craft skills, and also to celebrate an occasion of course. But proving how artsy your sound is a lot more fun!

If you are interested

3 cricut infusible ink mugs with butter flies and the word hot all multi color design next to the cricut mug press
Yield: 1-3 Mugs

Cricut Infusible Ink Multi-Color Design Idea

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $20

If you want to make a split layer design using Cricut Infusible Ink then this video tutorial is for you! In this tutorial, I show you how!

Instructions

  1. When Design Space opens search for the Mug Design set up. Make sure you choose the 1 for the mug size you will be using.
  2. Unlock the mug wrap that is there and reduce the size by half so that it only fits half of the template.
  3. Now duplicate the half of mug wrap from step 2.
  4. Recolor 1 of them so that you can clearly see that you have 2 colors/designs that you are using.
  5. Click on images and find an image that you want to use.
  6. Place the image in the way that you want it to be on your finished project.
  7. Align your images if you have more than 1 so that they all end up laying in the same spot on the mug wrap. Now weld them all together.
  8. Now Duplicate the image. You want to have 2 of the exact same image, the exact same size so that you can keep them aligned.
  9. Reposition them so they are exactly where you want them. Now select 1 image without moving it and 1 half of the mug wrap. And select slice in the bottom right corner of Cricut Design Space.
  10. Delete all unneeded layers and repeat with the other pieces. When you are satisfied click make it.
  11. Design space will separate the design by color.
  12. I was making 3 of the same cup so I just put both on 1 mat to save time. Once you have your mats set up click on continue and cut using the Cricut Infusible Ink Setting.
  13. Once your sheets are done cutting, weed them using your fingers. Remove all of the areas you do not want to show on your mug.
  14. Now place 2 halves of opposite Cricut infusible ink transfers together.
  15. It should look something like this. Get the seams as close together as possible.
  16. Place the wrap on the mug, making it as tight as possible.
  17. Run your hand around it to double-check that there is no air underneath.
  18. Place the mug down into the press. Adjust the handle so that all sides of the Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer is touching the heating element of the press.
  19. Once the press beeps, remove the mug. Allow it to cool, now remove the transfer.

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