If you’ve ever wondered how to layer iron on vinyl, or what types of iron on can be layered and when, this guide has the answers for you!
A lot of people wonder how to layer iron on vinyl, or what types of iron on can be layered. It can be tricky, but I’m going to share when you can layer, and what to do if you can’t layer.
To do this, I created this corkboard wreath using a cork trivet that I found at the dollar store. I added it to the centre of a boxwood wreath from Ikea by tying it with twine hot glued to the back. And if you want to make these projects along with me, you can view the files in the Cricut Community!
How to Layer Iron On Vinyl – Tips to Remember
When you are layering iron on vinyl, here are the things you should remember:
- Everyday / Lite Iron on: Can be layered on top or on bottom of other vinyls.
- Patterned: Not recommended for layering.
- Glitter, foil, and holographic: Can only be a top layer.
- SportFlex: Layer only with other SportFlex.
- Don’t layer more than 4 layers, it won’t adhere properly and will end up really stiff.
I made two versions of this wreath, one with vinyls that could be layered, and one with vinyls that couldn’t, just to share both techniques. First, I created this rainbow themed “Welcome Spring” using six colours of iron on with white glitter. Since Everyday Iron On can be layered, I just cut out the letters out and pressed the SPRING letters on first, for 15 seconds on 315. Then I added the WELCOME in white glitter iron on and pressed for 30 additional seconds. I love this new line of vinyl with the StrongBond guarantee. (If you don’t love it too, Cricut will replace it for you!)
How to Layer Iron On Vinyl Using the Slice Method
If you wanted to do this with vinyls that couldn’t be layered, you can use the slice tool.
If that sounds confusing, I made a quick video demonstrating this, even if each layer is a different color.
For the second version, I attached all of the letters of SPRING to turn it all one colour. This time, I cut it out of patterned iron on, which is not recommended for layering. I selected both layers, hit slice, and deleted the extra parts that were created.
Didn’t they turn out great? I love how easy it was to create! If you want more information on why I love it so much, check out this post from last week, all about why I love my EP2.
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