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Hey friends, did you know that customized tees, sweatshirts, pillow covers, canvas tote bags, etc don’t always have to be made with iron-on vinyl? Yep. You can also use ink!
What? Yes ink. If you’ve been watching Create & Babble on Facebook you may have seen me demonstrating how to create personalized fabric items using Chalk Couture silkscreen transfers. The transfers are like stencils but instead of having open areas, they are silkscreen and you simply spread a thin layer of Chalkology Ink over the design. Once it is dry, you make it permanent by pressing with a Cricut EasyPress.
Yes, another way to use the awesome Cricut EasyPress!
I still love to use iron-on vinyl to make unique, personalized items. After all, it’s so easy to make beautiful designs using Cricut Design Space. But for intricate design projects that I make with a transfer from Chalk Couture, I know that I can make them permanent using my Cricut EasyPress. And the best part? Now I can take my EasyPress with me in style.
Look at these beauties! These Cricut EasyPress Totes are the bee’s knees! And I love all of the pockets. I have plenty of space to stash all of my supplies when I’m crafting on the go.
Here is how I used the Cricut EasyPress on canvas pillow covers. First I inked on the design and allowed the ink to dry thoroughly. Once it was dry, I turned on the Cricut EasyPress and set the temperature to 310 degrees and then set the timer for 30 seconds.
The EasyPress heats up so fast and let’s you know with a beep that it’s ready to go!
It only took a couple of minutes to press this 18 x 18″ pillow cover. The design is now permanent and can be thrown in the washer and dryer.
I have also used the EasyPress on thinner fabric like the cotton of this pillow cover.
And this one too!