Let me show you some important tips when applying Holographic Iron-On Mosaic.
It is a different process than regular HTV that you will want to be aware of for a successful project. The good news is, it’s really easy, just different YaY!
Guess what? I ran into a few issues but not to worry as YOU will get to learn from myself and save money on your precious materials!
Included below is a video so you can see the process and how I figured out what was happening to my project in case it ever happens to you.
You can locate the Cricut Design Space file in my resource library here
How beautiful is Holographic Mosaic?
8 Cricut Tips for how to apply Holographic Iron-On Mosaic
- There are 2 clear liners instead of 1
- When layering designs, do not layer on top of Holographic Iron-On Mosaic, Sparkle or Metallic Mosaics
- You can use Everyday Iron-On Mosaic may be used as a bottom or middle layer. Layers applied on top of Mosaic Iron-On may take on the texture of the Mosaic Iron-On underneath.
- Instead of weeding the individual iron-on dots, you’ll weed away the liner that carries the dots.
- Once pressed, Let cool for approx. 1 minute. Grab and edge of the top liner piece and peel away from the image (warm peel). Leave the second liner in place.
- To free the second liner from your design, use your weeding tool in a horizontal angle to gently lift an edge away from the image. Then use your fingers to peel the liner from the image (warm peel)
- Use one hand to hold your base material in place as you peel away the second liner.
- If you see a mosaic piece start to lift from the project surface, replace the first (top) liner over the image and apply heat for an additional 10-15 seconds.
These same tips were taken from Cricut’s Help page for Mosaic Iron-On here.
Supplies used for this project
- Cricut Maker (you can also use the Cricut Explore Air 2)
- Cricut Mats
- Mosaic Iron-On
- Glitter Iron-On
- Easy Press
- Easy Press Mat
- Cricut Rulers
The video covers several key points
- How I designed the image all in Cricut Design Space (Contour feature)
- How I realized my Cricut Fine Point Blade was too dull for Mosaic (simply replaced the blade)
- The T-Shirt I chose, may not have been the best for the first-time application of the Holographic Iron-on Mosaic.
Helpful Video of the entire project
Next day testing again on a new shirt and design.
More Mosaic Pictures to familiarize with
It’s nice to get a view of what the mosaic actually looks like out of the packaging. Although it was quite the challenge of getting pictures of such reflective items.
Here is a close up of the final project
I hope you plan on using the very exciting Holographic Iron-On Mosaic. The options are enormous for many future fun projects! If you do, be sure to post on my Facebook page here I’d love to see them!