So. I bought stuff. I made stuff. It mostly worked. Here’s an experiment with 100% cotton bags with Minwax Polycrylic, Cricut Infusible Ink pens and markers, and the Cricut EasyPress 2.
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So. I splurged. I got a Cricut EasyPress. I bought the infusible ink markers and pens. But I refuse to buy Cricut’s blanks. Why? This is a crafter’s version of dye sublimation heat transfer. And that’s fine! But I draw the line at $13 for 4 blank coasters. So I did some experimenting. You can’t heat press untreated cotton. So the internet says. Others have found a way around this. These bags are cotton. I diluted about 2tbls. of Minwax Polycrylic in about 8 oz of water in a spray bottle. Sprayed the crap out of the bags and let them dry. Then I had my Cricut draw these images with the Infusible ink pens on to plain multipurpose printer paper. Followed Cricut’s instructions for doing a tote bag and this was the result. It works. These bags are what $4 for a pack of 10? Minwax in the small can is $7. It doesn’t take a lot. This might be a win, except for the burned look. This was just experiment one. And I like it. #cricutwithmichaels #cricutinfusableink