Using Cricut Imagine and Printable Vinyl on Acrylic Tumblers
Yesterday I picked up some clear acrylic tumblers at Big Lots. These were the double-walled ones with straws. I wanted to try my hand embellishing them with the printable Cricut Imagine Vinyl. I used my Enjoy the Season Cricut Imagine cartridge to create the designs and my Printing 101 cartridge to create the lettering for my name. I printed and cut the apple at 4 inches. The color letters for my name were designed from an Enjoy the Seasons theme. They were cut at approximately 2 inches each. After printing the designs and adhering them to the tumblers, I used some Plaid aerosol sealer to make sure my ink would stay colorfast. The sealer can be found in the craft paint department. I chose this sealer because the label said it was good for sealing the ink on maps and other documents. The sealer gave the tumbler a "frosted" appearance, but the design looks great!! After I let the sealer dry, I then brushed on some gloss sealer from Delta. I let this dry and then took a baby wipe and wiped over all parts of the design. No fading or running. As an extra test I handwashed the tumbler with soap and water and it turns out the sealing process worked just fine!! I am now in the process of designing a couple more tumblers to give as gifts. It looks like I will be heading back to Big Lots!! Thanks for stopping by!!