The latest Cricut trend is using Citristrip to Etch a Cup!
And I’m going to show you just how easy it is to engrave a tumbler, without an engraver!
For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been seeing people posting how they etched a tumbler with a paint and varnish stripping gel. So I knew I had to give it a try.
And I couldn’t believe how easy it was!
I decided to use old tumblers and yeti’s I had on hand first before trying this etching technique on brand-new tumblers.
And oh was I shocked! It was so easy to etch a cup with just a few simple steps.
I can’t wait to start making personalized tumblers for all my friends for Christmas!
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HOW TO ENGRAVE TUMBLERS
If you already have a Cricut and removable vinyl, then you only need a few items to get started on making your own engraved yeti cups.
SUPPLIES TO ETCH A CUP
- Citristrip Gel
- Stencil vinyl (or removable vinyl)
- paint brush
- Tumblers with a powder coating
- Weeding tools
- painters tape
- Heat Gun
STEPS TO ETCH A TUMBLER WITHOUT AN ENGRAVER
First, you’ll want to design your project in Cricut Design Space. Once it’s designed, don’t forget to size it to the correct size that will fill the space on the powder-coated tumbler
Once your design is cut, you’ll want to weed the design to remove all the extra pieces you don’t need.
If you have a lot of empty space that you don’t want etched and you want to protect it, you can apply painters tape to the empty spaces to protect it.
I recommend leaving the Citristrip Gel on the design for at least 10 minutes. The time will vary depending on the thickness of the Citristrip gel.
Next, cover the Cricut design foil. Then take your Heat Gun on a low and blow it over the design for approx 2 minutes.
The design should then peel right off. If it doesn’t peel off, hit it with the heat gun for another 30 seconds or so. Then you can either peel it off or rinse it under water to remove it.
**TIP: If you don’t have a heat gun, just leave the Citristrip on for approx 90 minutes and rinse with water. You may need to scrub it off with a brillo pad to remove the Citristrip.
CITRISTRIP TO ETCH A CUP
So now you know how to make engraved items with your Cricut!
This method is perfect for tumblers, Yetis, or cups that have a powder coating.
So give it a try and let me know in the comments how CITRISTRIP TO ETCH A CUP worked for you!