So I tried to cut some thin fabric with the Cricut, and it didn't go well. So I applied a thin layer of Mod Podge and let it dry, to stiffen the material. I CAN cut it with the Cricut, but it has to be really secured well to the mat - each cut I did moved at the end, so I had to finish with scissors.
My plan is to save my mat once it's totally mangled for paper so that I can tack down material for cutting ... in the future. I probably have some life left in the mat.
(BTW, to make the mat last longer, clean it with a baby wipe when it starts to look worse for the wear. As long as it's not cut through, you can use it. If it loses too much stickiness, you can adhere the paper you're cutting with regular adhesive (like Dotto) to cut your projects).
I never would have thought to do fabric on there. Good idea. You'll have to post what you did with it, I'm curious.
I've heard that you can put spray adhesive on the mat when it gets less sticky but I'm not sure how good that is for the mat.
Mom to Morgan (10/28/01),Drew (12/20/03) and
Thanks for the baby wipes tip! I'm doing that today! Cool that you tried fabric. I wouldn't have thought of that. I have some transparencies left over from a couple years ago when our church used them. I'm going to try them! I've seen some really cool clear letters on LO's and thought it may give the same effect.
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10
I've done vellum but not transperancies. I do have a whole box of those, I should try something cool!
Andie - you'll probably have an idea first of what I'm doing with this before anyone else ...
All this talk about the Cricut...you guys are going to make me want one
You should try the Michael Miller Memories fabric paper!! It is REALLY sturdy. I bet it would cut that...
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