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How to Layer Cricut Infusible Ink Mugs! Using Multiple Colors of Transfer Sheets on Your Mugs!

Dec 28, 2021
Hello creative friends, I'm Ashley the thrifty girl, if you're new to my channel, welcome, thank you so much for joining me here today, and if you're a returning subscriber, thank you so much for coming back and spending some time with me here today. So today we're going to talk about how to

layer

different

colors

of

infusible

ink on a mug and I want to walk you through the process. It's really fun and a great way to personalize

your

mugs

if you haven't already. to subscribe hit that notification bell so you don't miss any future content and let's get started let's talk about the supplies you will need for this project we are going to be

using

the new qriket mug press i am also

using

a

cricut

mug this is the 15 ounce size, making it a bigger, prettier mug.
how to layer cricut infusible ink mugs using multiple colors of transfer sheets on your mugs
I'm going to use a lint roller just to make sure the surface is nice and I've prepared a potholder or oven mitt so you can safely remove it as well. We will use heat resistant tape, you can also use brown paper. If you want an easy-press mat, or if you're not using an easy-press mat, be sure to use a heat-resistant surface. perfect to be used on smaller projects like

mugs

. I also have some of the larger

sheets

for

infusible

ink. This was on the pattern brush. desktop version of qriket design space and i'm going to walk you through creating a multi

layer

project here so this is something that will use

multiple

different types of

colors

and we'll put them together and work with the half of one like so I want to show you that here's a pre-built project that we're going to work with, so I'm just going to click on new project and if you want to check out the library to see what qriket already has, I'm going to go ahead and show you so you can click where it says images if you click on the category at the top where it says all images and select image sets you can type the word mug it will bring up a bunch of different designs you can use with the qriket mug press so if hasn't played.
how to layer cricut infusible ink mugs using multiple colors of transfer sheets on your mugs

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how to layer cricut infusible ink mugs using multiple colors of transfer sheets on your mugs...

You spin around with the mug press and wonder what's available. I really like looking at these just for some fun to play with so here's a design I've done a few times that I love and it's perfect if you have people in

your

family who like hiking or the outdoors it's a great all purpose mug almost everyone I've seen that has seen this has said they love the design so it's really great all purpose so this here is a little scene of the mountain mug you can know what size cup it's for because if you click on it for info it will tell you it's a small cup so it's made for the 12 ounce size.
how to layer cricut infusible ink mugs using multiple colors of transfer sheets on your mugs
I am looking for the 15 ounce size. I'm going to keep scrolling down and this should be the large size, so this is for the 15 ounces. I'm going to select that and click insert images so you can see that this is how it's already set up for the colors and to cut this, it's going to use several different colors. of infusible ink, you can also create your own designs that use various colors of infusible ink, so don't feel limited by this, but I wanted to show you the process of essentially layering all these colors together when you're creating it in the mug press, so today we're going to focus on the ability to overlay different types of infusible ink on a mug, so we're going to use a pre-made layout to keep that part simple.
how to layer cricut infusible ink mugs using multiple colors of transfer sheets on your mugs
I'll show you how to do it. more complex and layered images with mug wraps later, but if you take a look at the project here you may decide that you don't like some of the colors associated with it or that you want to change and customize it so all you can do is click the layers panel and think about what sections you want and to change uh for how it looks so for this one I'm going to change this kind of sunset style to more of a sunrise so I'm going to go up to the top and click on the material color and change that and for this lighter purple layer, I'm actually going to go a little deeper into the purple and then for this layer which is kind of a mustard, I'm going to click on that and I'm going to go up here and change it to more like a green gray so these won't be 100 accurate for the colors I'm using but just to get an idea of ‚Äč‚Äčthat, in fact it's probably too bright it's more of a dark green gray, so it will look a bit more like this, so u Once you've played with the colors and are happy with how they look, you'll go ahead and click do it.
What it does is classify your project into mats and since we're working with infusible ink we'll make sure to click on the mirror option so make sure to click on mirror if you're using a portable device like a tablet or a ph one, the option to mirror will be at the top of your screen here so make sure you click on each mat and then select mirror so we're going to go down and click on all of them I'm going to go back to the original mat and what does the mirror is just reverse the design and that means it will cut it to the back to be applied on the right side once we apply it for the heat so we need to load each of these mats individually with the colors and as you can see there's little bits here there's a little bit here here on this layer this is the layer that's going to have the wrapper for the mug so this is the layer that we're going to build on so when we start to ens assemble it I'll show you the process but one of the colors whenever you're working with a design like this one of the colors will have the background layer to wrap it around the cup and it will take all of those smaller pieces and attach them to this particular layer after you've cut them so we're going to go ahead and go back to the home screen click continue and it will ask you to select which material you're going to use you can go ahead and choose browse all materials and then I'll just type infusible ink we'll select the sheet of infusible ink

transfer

and this is what we're going to select for each one you can also adjust the pressure if you're cutting it and find it's not going through the way you need it to you can adjust it however I found the default pressure is pretty accurate for this and just make sure you have the fine point blade loaded in the b clamp and we'll go ahead and load our mat now that we've loaded our pattern in design space what we're going to do is make sure we add the pieces one by one to the project here so let's go ahead and select the first color that goes on the map we're going to be using the color lemonade pink as the first color that is cut and i have used this before or i have this open so we can take a look at it um this comes with the

sheets

which are four and a half by twelve inches it comes with a set of two of them and as you can see there is a nice pattern gradient on them so we're going to take one of these and apply them for this project you can also get away with using little bits of pieces so that's always a good idea if you want but for this one I think I'll just go go ahead and place it along the top here make sure you have it there firmly so it doesn't move as you're cutting it because it's kind of like a paper texture that likes to roll as you can see there are two different these sides so there is the glossy side this is the side that goes down on the mat and then you have the inked side make sure you have your fine point blade installed in your machine we are going to have it on the b side and the project is ready to load you can tell because the arrow is flashing here so we're just going to load this i n the

cricut

symbol is flashing so we'll go ahead and hit that to start we're ready to download so we'll hit the arrow button like you can see this is a great project to use scraps i'm going to go ahead and download this off the mat to download your project off the mat you'll want to flip it over and then it's going to hold on to the project you created set this aside after we cut out the little piece that we want to use so i'm going to set that there then we need to open up this roll so we can add the next piece and this is a bigger roll so we're just gonna use smaller sections of this u We'll be using three different colors from this roll and if you're using one of the larger rolls they already come with kraft paper included so the easiest way to apply this to your carpet is to grab it by the roll on the sides and we're going to lay it down and be careful how you apply it try to apply it towards the top then you can push down that section hold the rest you can flip your mat then just adhere the rest this is where to make sure your hands are clean and dry it goes a long way so you get the best results now we're ready to cut this piece let's go ahead and load this now we can unload it we'll take our project and flip this over and unload it the same way we did before I'm just going to roll the mat , we can put this aside we'll cut the next piece so we'll make sure to apply this one to the green mat as well um so before we go ahead and cut these pieces like we want what needs to be done is to break these sections so they peel off what we're working on so you want to roll them up and it should peel right away so I'm just doing this for the outline that way we're on the outline for the mug , so we have the basic outline here, we need to remove the sections that we're not going to use, so for this one, the trees in the front are blue, as well as this background for the top of the mountain, everything else will go there, so what we're going to do is remove that and the easiest way to do it is to just roll these pieces that you want just twist it and you'll hear a kind of crackle that will make it much easier to remove the pieces that we don't want here.
In this case, it's easier to roll it this way because you can see the curve going forward here. but on the bottom pieces you'll notice they go up and down so that's when I change direction with the way I'm working so if your design is cut this way just flip it that way so it will peel off from there and if it's going up and down, just run it in this direction. stick to the cup itself we're ready to remove the sections we don't need so I'm just going to start kind of peeling those areas off this is where you can get a little closer if you have a weeding tool to work with you can take that and using it to lift you can still roll them up a bit and sometimes it helps to use your weeding tool just to lift up the corners and those pop up right away just take a close look to see if you've missed anything especially when you have little spots like here or here as you can see.
I've only used a small fraction of this roll, so what I'm going to do is just cut off the section we used and set the rest aside for later so I have those sections. What I'm going to do is continue with the same process. of just tearing them apart a bit when your design is pretty loose from the backing you can go in from the corner and start peeling it off for this one I'm just pulling it right off the back so you can see there's a clear plastic backing on this and this is usually what helps hold it up to the mug but in this case because we're doing

multiple

layers we have the only layer here in the blue that we're going to use so we're going to remove this backing piece and just be careful while it's making it so you don't rip or throw it off and we'll position this one to fit right inside here so if you flip it over you can see how those pieces will fit in there with the treetops and everything so I'm just be careful as I'm removing this to just slowly roll it up this works best if you're using designs that don't have a lot of super small pieces so we have this bottom section on each side up this is sticky backing so it will hold this section as well we're going to tuck this inked side up as well there's a little gap built into the design to make it sit just below that section so what we're going to do is tuck this bottom in real tight to the next color and then leave that little gap around the top of where the mountains are so we can just go in.
I'm going to start in the corner here. Just because it's a straight line. It will be a little easier for me to see where I am. This next piece will fit better once we have the green section. I'm going to work on the green section and then we've got the little sun here as well so I'm going to go ahead and remove this from the backing and add it to our main layout it was a little easier to just remove it by flipping this over and now I'm going to put this back inked side and we'll place this on the little rest here and remember we've got this last piece that's going to go in the corner so make sure they're adhered and now we can place this on the mug it's really cool how you can take something and layer it and get a really cool design this is very understatedit will look a bit more vibrant once we add some heat to it but first our job is to take our mug and prep and get it ready to go,so you're going to want to make sure your mug is clean and dry and free of any oils and then you can take something like a lint roller and make sure there's no lint or anything to interfere with the design so I'm just going to take my mug and roll up the lint roller just to make sure it's nice and clean so we've got our layout here if you're using the smaller ones without the grid line backing this one has a grid line backing then you don't have to worry as much about trimming the background, but if you have one with the grid lines, like the larger ones, it's best if you clip the background here where there's a little more stickiness and that way, if you clip it as close to your design as possible, there's less chance of it

transfer

ring to your mug with heat so all I'm going to do is flip it over and make that a little bit smaller and then what I'm going to do is take my design and add some heat tape around just to help you stay in place if you're using the new mug design transfers you'll notice it just has a clear backing so you could go ahead and stick it in there without that but since I'm using one of the older ones there's a little more to it risk of that affecting the design so I'm going to take my design and I'm going to add a little bit of heat tape on the sides here just to help it stick a little better so what you'll do is take your design and put it on you will place inside towards the cup i would like to put the cup near me with the handle facing this direction.
It's a little easier for me. We'll make sure to center the mug before placing it so it's nicely centered and then touches the bottom of the mug. it's here and then once you've centered it you can choose one side to start with so I like to choose one side and just tape it down section first and then I back off a little bit. I just have that bottom section glued on and then I use this as a base to start this on so we want to wrap this nice and tight around our mug so it's very even and you get the best chance of a great design here so it can take a bit of heat tape and add it to the bottom and top of the mug if you want to help keep your design in place further for best results I like to go around the bottom and top of the mug in places, I also have my heat tape applied to the top here as well I'm just going over that to make sure this one is ready to go now we can set it up our mug press so you'll want an oven mitt your brown paper and a mat easy pressing. working with infusible ink i like to have my surface covered with butcher paper just to make sure there's no ink transfer plug Pop it in and let's hit the power button.
This is going to heat up for us, okay, so our press is ready to go and what we're going to do is make sure we have our mug completely ready, everything is glued down. it is ready to use so we will put it inside the press the mug presses itself the dishes will be very hot so always be careful when working with it make sure it is installed in a well ventilated space and that you use protective things for the surfaces so you want things like a mat that is easy to press between the surface and you are also using a heat resistant surface so we are going to place our mug in the mug press remember this is very hot , so you're just going to want to hold it by the handle as you put it down and as you go you're going to make sure you have it centered on the section here as you push this. down we're going to push this lever and this will fit our project so make sure you have it centered so each area with the design is pushed down so we're going to position this down now it's done we'll place the lever up that releases the cup and then we can take our oven mitt here and remove with the oven mitt just be careful not to touch it and we'll put it on our heat resistant surface we need to let it cool completely that which is about 15 to 30 minutes ok let's see how our mug turned out it cooled completely so I'm just going to remove the tape from the bottom and then we can peel this off.
What do you think of the finished project? I really love how the colors and patterns turned out for this one. this is one. one of my new favorites and I can't wait to play with some of the watercolor splatters and galaxy patterns too, if you haven't already be sure to join my Facebook group it's called Cricut Mug Press Crafting I'll have a link . in the description box and I would love to see them there and share some of your different projects that you are working on also I am really impressed with all the different projects that I am seeing from everyone we all have our unique touch and it is one of the things that really cheers my day is seeing the level of creativity and how you guys take the same types of materials and really put a spin on it that's all your own so i hope you guys are having a wonderful day and i'll see you later for another video

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