AD: Learn all about the Cricut BrightPad go and what it is used for, and make a cute cow shirt. A video tutorial is below!
When it comes to crafting, there are some tools that are great to have on hand. It doesn’t matter if you make jewelry, t-shirts, or create your own art.
The BrightPad Go is one of those tools!
It can be used for so many different things and adds light right where you need it.
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Cricut BrightPad Go:
The Cricut BrightPad Go is the latest release of the Cricut BrightPad.
What makes this one so special is that it is charge and go, meaning you don’t have to be tethered to an outlet!
With a full charge, this BrightPad will last up to 2+ hours! So you can literally use this BrightPad anywhere.
But let’s go over all of the features.
Straight out of the box this BrightPad impresses!
The first thing I notice is, that it comes with a charging block!
So many electronics come with a USB cord but not the charging block, so I was excited to see that. I know, it’s the small things that get me!
The blue back is also very eye-catching. It is a gorgeous royal blue.
Plus there are circle rubber feet that are non-slip so the BrightPad won’t move unexpectantly while using.
The three buttons in the top left corner of the BrightPad are the same as the previous model, which is a convenient place for them. So I am glad they didn’t change that.
There are 5 different levels of brightness you can choose by selecting the + and – buttons.
The lit-up surface measures 11.5 x 9 inches so there is lots of room to work with!
And the surface has a rating hardness of 6H, which is really high! That means you don’t need to worry about scratching the surface with weeding tools.
What Can the BrightPad Go Be Used For?
The possibilities are endless for the uses of this BrightPad.
What I use it the most for:
- Diamond Art
- Tattoo Design
- Jewelry Making
How to Make a Cow Shirt
The best way to showcase how the BrightPad Go works is in a quick tutorial. So let’s make a fun cow shirt!
Supplies You’ll Need to Create this Project:
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- Cricut BrightPad Go
- Cricut EasyPress
- Cricut Design Space
- Heat Tranfser Vinyl
- Weeding Tool
- Tshirt Blank
Cut the design out of Holographic Iron-On vinyl using your Cricut machine.
Place the design on top of your Cricut BrightPad Go and turn the light on to your desired setting. Weed or remove the pieces of the design you don’t want on your shirt.
For this design, we are keeping the outline of the cow and removing the inside pieces of the design. The BrightPad really helps you see the entire design so you know what pieces to remove and what pieces stay.
Center the design on your shirt. A T-shirt Ruler can be helpful when centering.
Press the design for 30 seconds at 330 degrees Fahrenheit.
Slowly peel back the liner when it is cool to the touch.
There you have it! A simple but oh so cute cow shirt! I made this one for me but my daughter loves it so much she wants one too.
The Cricut BrightPad Go made weeding super simple!
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Our Crafting Essentials List:
- The Cricut Cutting Machine is easily our favorite crafting tool. We use it in so many of our tutorials!
- This Fiskars Paper Trimmer is easy to use and cuts nicely without frayed edges.
- These Scotch Precision Scissors cut like a dream and you get multiple pairs in a pack!
- Keep those started project supplies organized and separated with Stacking Plastic Baskets. I always work on more than 1 project at a time and these baskets really help me from losing supplies.
- Cut the design out of Holographic Iron-On vinyl using your Cricut machine.
- Place the design on top of your Cricut BrightPad Go and turn the light on to your desired setting. Weed or remove the pieces of the design you don't want on your shirt.
- For this design, we are keeping the outline of the cow and removing the inside pieces of the design. The BrightPad really helps you see the entire design so you know what pieces to remove and what pieces stay.
- Center the design on your shirt. A T-shirt Ruler can be helpful when centering.
- Press the design for 30 seconds at 330 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Slowly peel back the liner when it is cool to the touch.
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