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Today we are sharing a simple tutorial to teach you how to layer vinyl with your Cricut machine and Cricut Easy Press. Layering vinyl is so easy and a fun way to make some creative items you are going to love.
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HOW TO LAYER VINYL CRICUT
- Set the Cricut EasyPress temperature and timer to the setting that is recommended for your base material. Use this Interactive Quick Reference Guide to find the right settings.
- Preheat your base material with Cricut EasyPress for the recommended time in the Reference Guide.
- Place the bottom layer of your image on to the base material, then cover with Cricut EasyPress and apply firm pressure for 1-3 seconds. Firm pressure means using two hands and substantial body weight. It’s best to use a table at waist height for ease in applying firm pressure.
- Place Cricut EasyPress in its Safety Base.
- Remove the liner from the applied layer when it has cooled enough to be warm, not hot, to the touch. This is known as a warm peel. The adhesive will not be completely “set” at this time, but as you apply more heat with each additional layer, the adhesive for all layers will properly set.
- Repeat steps 5 and 6 for all the remaining layering vinyl layers except for the top layer.
- Before applying heat to each new layer, be sure that the exposed iron-on film from each previous layer is completely covered by a liner or other protective barrier to shield it from direct contact with the heat plate. “Exposed iron-on film” refers to the iron-on areas that will not be covered by the new layer of iron-on film.
- Top Layer: when adding the top layer of your image, apply firm pressure with the Cricut EasyPress for 15 seconds.
- Flip your base material over and apply heat and firm pressure for 10-15 seconds.
LAYERING VINYL CRICUT SUPPLIES
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2 Wild Rose
- Cricut EasyPress Mat
- Cricut Iron On
- Cricut Tools
- Natalie Malan products
Want to make this layering vinyl DIY Kitchen Hand Towel? Simply click on the button below to access my project in Cricut Design Space.
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