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What is the Cricut brayer used for?

This article is brought to you by Lizzsews. 


The Cricut brayer is perfect for adhering materials to the mat before cutting. It eliminates wrinkles, kinks, bubbles, and puckers in fabrics on the mat; but also, with vinyl. 


By using the brayer instead of a scraper, I don't get scrape marks on my material.



USES-

- Vinyls, cardstock, fabric, infusible ink, chipboard, and more materials, to adhere to the mat.

Unless you're using smart vinyl, in which case you won't need a mat.


Recommended read: what is cricut smart vinyl.
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- To secure a cut stencil, with adhesive, onto the material you're going to paint, this will help to make sure that your stencil doesn't move around (or curl, or fold up) when painting.


- AND MORE

By having a stronger bond between the material and the mat, you will get cleaner cuts, therefore better results.

If your material does not adhere enough to the mat, which can be caused by not using the brayer, not using a scraper, not pressing firmly enough with your hands, or using the wrong mat for your project, your material may curl or fold.


If your material folds or curls during the cut and you don't notice it quick enough, you might end up ruining your mat (and wasting materials).

The Cricut brayer is smooth, meaning that it will not stick to the Cricut mat. It also helps give consistent pressure to your material and mat, allowing your material to stay on the mat longer, and help your mat last longer in the long run.


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