For the last day of Cricut flowers week, I am going to show you how to make this DIY makeup bag with Cricut Infusible Ink. I am using a technique to get a watercolor effect from the Infusible Ink markers and I really think you are going to enjoy it! If you have missed any of the fun this week, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post where you can see all of the projects from this week. You will also want to enter to win the BIG giveaway that is at the bottom of this post as well!
Supplies needed to make a makeup bag with Cricut Infusible Ink:
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- Zipper pouch sublimation blanks (here are the ones I used) NOTE: A sublimation blank or polyester bag is required for this tutorial. Cricut Infusible Ink requires a chemical reaction and that cannot happen on plain cotton bags for example.
- Cricut Infusible Ink markers and pens (you can read more about using it here) (buy at Michaels in-store or online here)
- Cricut machine (see which is my favorite here)
- Laser copy paper
- Cricut cut file (access here)
- Cricut EasyPress (required for Infusible Ink)
- EasyPress Mat (required for Infusible Ink)
- White cardstock
- Butcher paper
- Lint roller
- Heat resistant tape
- Stiff bristled brush
- Plastic bag
How to Customize a Makeup Bag Video:
Want to watch me create a fun DIY makeup bag? Just play the video below!
Can’t watch the video or missed some of the steps? We have instructions below as well!
DIY Makeup Bag Instructions:
Start with regular copy paper that is rated for use in a laser printer. Cut it to the size of the front of your zipper pouch. You want it to be slightly smaller on all sides.
Put the cut piece of copy paper down on a scrap piece to protect your work surface.
Then start coloring with the Cricut Infusible Ink markers on a plastic bag.
Pick up the ink from the plastic bag with a stiff bristle brush. You will want to make sure to clean this brush in between bags if you switch colors.
Then rub the ink across your laser copy paper piece.
Continue with this method until you are happy with the watercolor effect you have on your paper. Remember that Infusible Ink will brighten once pressed.
Once complete, clean your brush by rubbing it well on a scrap piece of paper. You can use these small pieces for smaller projects later if you would like.
The ink basically dries immediately so it is ready to cut. Place it with the watercolor side up on a mat.
Then cut using your Cricut machine and be sure to mirror your design. Remove the piece from your mat once cut.
Now you can add it to a DIY makeup bag! Put the EasyPress mat inside your bag as shown below.
Add a piece of white cardstock over the mat to protect it from any ink.
Then lint roll the entire surface to clean up any debris.
Cover this with butcher paper and press with your EasyPress for about 15 seconds to remove any moisture.
Remove the EasyPress and then let cool completely.
Add your design to the front of the zipper pouch. Make sure it is where you want it to be. Then use heat resistant tape to secure in place.
Add the butcher paper back over the top and put your EasyPress on your project for the full amount of time. Be sure that the EasyPress is NOT resting on the zipper as this could cause your design to not transfer properly.
Be sure to keep the EasyPress really still. Once pressing is complete, lift straight up and allow to cool completely. Then lift away your design to reveal the watercolor magic! NOTE: Ink may transfer to your butcher paper or white cardstock. Discard any that has ink residue as this can ruin other projects if used.
You can also draw on top of your watercolor paper with the pens instead of cutting out a design. I did one of those versions for you below and it worked great!
Designs to Use with This Technique
I have four designs that I used with this technique. I will note that you will want to use something that has a stencil effect with the letters like the “momboss” design or one where you are not worried about the centers like the “hello gorgeous”.
Otherwise, you will need to tape the centers of your letters into place before pressing. Just be sure to tape on the WHITE side of your paper and not on the side where you added the color.
You can use one of our designs for your DIY makeup bag or you can also come up with some of your very own.
I really can’t decide which I like best! The best part is that they are all unique.
You can mix and match the colors however you like. Mix pinks with purples or greens with blues.
This watercolor technique is also really forgiving so it is perfect if you are starting your first Cricut Infusible Ink project.
You can also use this same method on other blanks as well. I could see this done with coasters and tote bags and more.
So, will you make a DIY makeup bag using this tutorial? I can’t wait to see your version!
Grab your Cricut Infusible Ink markers and make a few of these! You are going to love how they turn out.
Love this makeup bag tutorial and also want more ideas? Try the links below!
I promised you even more ideas using the Cricut and flowers. You can see all of the projects from this week below!
So, want to enter to win some Infusible Ink from Cricut for your project?
We also have a big giveaway for you to enter! You can win everything in this prize pack by entering into the Rafflecopter widget!
- 1 EasyPress2
- 1 12×12 EasyPress Mat
- 4 Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet Sets (4 packs)
- 4 Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet Sets (2 packs)
- 2 Infusible Ink Shirts
- 4 Infusible Ink Pen/Marker Sets
- 1 Infusible Ink Baby Bodysuit
- 1 Package Infusible Ink Ceramic Coasters
- $200 gift card!
Now make a DIY makeup bag or any of these other fun flower projects from this week!
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