I tried out some Infusible Ink Pens on these Scandinavian-inspired Christmas coasters and learned a lot! You’d think they were store-bought!
This is my fourth post in a row about Infusible Ink but I’m not ashamed! I’ve had a lot of fun experimenting with it and figuring out what it’s all about. These pens have been SUPER cool because the possibilities just opened up a ton! I don’t do a lot of paper crafts so pens weren’t used often but INFUSIBLE INK PENS definitely will be after this project!
My sister has a Scandinavian inspired Christmas theme which I LOVE. I wanted to make her something fun for her home. That’s where this project idea was born!
What I Used for My Infusible Ink Pens Project
- Sublimation Round Coasters
- Black Infusible Ink Pens
- Laser Printer Paper
- Heat Resistant Tape
- Butcher paper
- Light Grip Mat
- Cricut Explore Air 2 or Maker
- EasyPress 2
- EasyPress Mat
- This Cut File
Open up your cut file and insert the pen into the left clamp of your machine with the lid off. Place your printer paper on your light grip mat and load it in then press go! This is just the same as most other projects we’ve done with our Cricut.
Cut out your designs and tape them with the pen side facing the shiny side of the coaster using your heat resistant tape.
Grab your EasyPress mat and put down a piece of card stock. Next, you will layer the coasters on top with the paper facing down. Your coasters should be upside down.
Place the butcher paper on top of the upside-down coasters.
Heat your EasyPress 2 to 400 degrees and set the time to 240 seconds.
Put your EasyPress 2 on the coaster sandwich and hit the go button! DON’T MOVE ANYTHING. It can cause ghosting which won’t give as crisp an image.
After 240 seconds you are going to remove the heat and wait for them to cool. So, this took about 15 minutes because they are ceramic and hold heat well.
I took a picture of exactly why you need your cardstock below your coasters!
This is what it will look like as you remove the paper. It’s like magic! I could do it all day.
They turned out so beautiful. I am IN LOVE.
This was a part of Inspire My Creativity a super fun link party we do each month. This theme was ‘DIY Gifts’! Here are the cohosts.