Did you know that you can use infusible ink on to aluminium? It's a great way to make long-lasting signs and wall art.
Create a cute piece of Christmas art to get out every year, I used this lovely north pole toy co image to create a magical sign.
YOU WILL NEED:
-Cricut Joy, Explore air or maker
-Cricut infusible ink sheets (buffalo and navy blue)
-Cricut Easy Press 2
-Easy press mat
FIND MY PROJECT HERE:
First, Open my project in Cricut Design Space. Check that the design is the right size for your aluminium sheet then head to make it.
Make sure the design is mirrored, then choose Infusible Ink transfer sheet from the material list.
Lay the first Infusible ink transfer sheet face-up on the mat, then load it into the machine and start cutting. Once the cut is complete, remove the sheet and repeat with the second colour.
Next cut around each image then crack each sheet between your fingertips. This will help you to weed away the parts of the sheet you don’t need.
Once you have weeded your design, carefully transfer the pieces from the buffalo sheet onto the navy sheet so that the whole cut is on one sheet. this will mean that you only have to press once.
Next, remove the clear film from both sides of the aluminium sheet, the side with the yellow film goes down on to the heat mat, as this is te back side of the aluminium.
Next set up your easy press mat on a hard, flat surface, lay a piece of paper onto the mat to protect it. Heat up your Easy Press to 195’C (make sure to check the Cricut heat guide for the correct temperature ), then lay your blank onto the mat. Wipe your aluminium to remove any invisible fibres and dust particles. Add the weeded image face down. Cover the sheet with a piece of the butcher paper that came inside your transfer sheet pack. Press for 40 seconds.
Top tip: Butcher paper is the same as baking parchment
Once the layer is cooled, peel away the butcher paper and transfer sheet to reveal your completed festive wall art!