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What is a Create & Take

What is a Chalk Couture Create & Take?

November 20, 2020

I often get asked, “What is a Create & Take”. The truth is, beyond the basic concept, it can be anything you want it to be! The only constant is that you create a project and take it home with you. It can be a girls wine night, a family get together, fun with the … Read more

My Craft Room Adventures

November 8, 2020

My craft room has been buzzing with Christmas. It is my favourite holiday season and this year, it is going to last awhile. I have decided to make all the presents I am giving away this year. So I have been working on Junk Journals, Christmas décor and t-shirts. I still have magazine baskets and … Read more

5 Ways to Keep Paste from Drying

5 Ways to Keep Chalk Paste from Drying

October 27, 2020

Here are 5 ways to keep chalk paste from drying. It is one of the few things that can go wrong with a design and is only really an issue when working with very large transfers. If your chalk paste dries on the screen before you lift the transfer, the paste can lift with it. … Read more

Unbox Your Potential

Unbox Your Potential – Chalk Couture as a Business

October 25, 2020

Unbox your potential with Chalk Couture. Whether you want to make a few extra dollars a month or you want to build a successful career, Chalk Couture can help you reach your goals. For crafters, the 40% Designer discount will keep your crafting costs down and you can sell your finished goods to help fund … Read more

Monochrome T-Shirts – My New Trend

October 21, 2020

T-shirts are my jam. I love making them, wearing them and giving them away. And my new obsession is monochrome inking. It started with a purple tie-dye T that I wanted to do the Believe in Yourself transfer on in Regal. I was surprised how much I loved it! I kind of expected that the … Read more

A Day of Fixing Mistakes – What About That Hex?

October 18, 2020

It was a day of fixing mistakes here. It is rare that I have mistakes that need fixing because with chalk, you can just wipe mistakes away and start over. But every once in awhile, things come together in a way that makes something seem un-fixable. That was the case with this hex design. I … Read more

Cutting My Losses – The Lesson of My Vertical Blinds

October 13, 2020

I am cutting my losses with my vertical blinds. I have an old set of vertical blinds on a set of 3 floor to ceiling windows looking out on the back deck. They are old but very high quality and recently I cleaned them. I am reluctant to replace them because the plan is to … Read more

How to Heat Set Chalk Couture Ink on Glass

October 6, 2020

To heat set ink on glass, you must use glass that can be set in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Chalk Couture’s published instructions are: Wait for the ink to dry before putting your project in the oven. Also, wait for the oven to heat before placing your project inside. Heat in … Read more

My Magic Purse

My Magic Purse

September 28, 2020

I haven’t carried a purse in years. Mostly because when I did, I spent half my day running back to where I just was because I forgot it. And partly because I was always destroying them. Broken zippers, broken straps, torn pockets – all that kind of thing. I am rough on things that have … Read more

Chalk Couture for the Busy Crafter

Chalk Couture for the Busy Crafter

September 26, 2020

Chalk Couture is fantastic for busy crafters! If you are an occasional crafter, being a Chalk Couture customer is definitely for you. The versatility of Chalk Couture is a great addition to your craft tool box. Use Chalkology Paste to create unique and personalized home décor or ink to create your own unique fashion, throw … Read more

Chalk Couture Detail Tool

How to Use the Chalk Couture Detail Tool

September 21, 2020

The Chalk Couture Detail Tool was new in our Spring 2020 Catalogue. I purchased one right away because I had been wanting a skinnier Multi-Tool for a long time. The obvious use for it is to chalk small design elements in different colours. Things like the berries on the Home wreath. Now making tiny elements … Read more

Gallery vs Boutique Surfaces

The Difference Between Gallery & Boutique Surfaces – Chalk Couture

September 18, 2020

Both the Gallery and the Boutique Chalk Couture surfaces are beautiful and easy to work with. They are designed to work with Chalkology paste. I am often asked what the differences are and there are a few, but one of them is not quality. Both are high quality chalking surfaces. Boutique surfaces have shallow dimension … Read more

Customer Shipping Charges

Chalk Couture Customer Shipping Charges

September 15, 2020

As a Chalk Couture customer, you get huge savings with FLAT RATE shipping, no matter how much or how little is in your order. So you can add heavy surfaces, lots of transfers or both without worrying about the shipping charges. For customers shopping on my chalk site: Canadian customers pay a flat rate of … Read more

2020 Holiday Suite

The 2020 Chalk Couture Holiday Suite is Here!

September 12, 2020

The 2020 Holiday Suite from Chalk Couture is here!!! There are 27 NEW holiday transfers, Deer Cutouts and a brand new Chalk Box! It’s all so new and I am still looking at it over and over but so far, my favourite of the transfers is the Joy to the World Hymn. With its’ musical … Read more

Who is Chalk Couture For

Who is Chalk Couture For?

September 10, 2020

Chalk Couture is for DIYers, crafters and those with an entrepreneurial spirit who want a side hustle or new career. If that sounds like a long list of different people, that’s because Chalk Couture is that versatile. There is room in Chalk Couture for everyone’s goals and everyone’s level of interest. DIYers and crafters can … Read more

Top 3 Chalk Couture Surfaces

Top 3 Chalk Couture Surfaces

September 7, 2020

Chalk Couture surfaces are high quality. Although you can chalk on almost any surface and t-shirts are my favourite thing to make, I still use a lot of Chalk Couture surfaces. Here are my top 3: Couture Boutique Bistro Spinning Sign (5″ x 7″) This one is brand new but I have long admired it … Read more

Rave for the Fave

Rave for the Fave! Club Couture September Special

September 4, 2020

Rave for the Fave for Club Couture subscribers only! This month Club Couture subscribers can purchase 13 past, exclusive Club Couture Transfers at 50% off! Transfers are available exclusively to Club members, while supplies last! To access these transfers, sign in to your Club Couture account. Under Club member offers, you will find the following … Read more

Paste & Peel Technique

The Paste & Peel Technique & When to Use it

August 31, 2020

The paste & peel technique is useful when you are pasting a large transfer or when you are pasting multiple colours on a design. Chalk paste dries quite quickly. The more time you need to work with the transfer while there is paste in the screen, the better chance you will get paste lifting off … Read more

Chalk Couture Fine Mist Sprayer

How to Use the Chalk Couture Fine Mist Sprayer

August 28, 2020

The Chalk Couture Fine Mist Sprayer has several uses when you are chalking. You should always use distilled water in your Fine Mist Sprayer and you can: use it to clean off Chalk Couture re-usable surfaces, with the Paste Scraper, so you can chalk a new design use it to add the perfect amount of … Read more

How to Heat Set Ink on Fabric

How to Heat Set Chalk Couture Ink on Fabric

August 21, 2020

You can heat set ink on fabric with an iron or with a heat press.  You must heat set ink to make your design permanent on fabric. Basic Instructions for How to Heat Set Ink on Fabric with an Iron 1. Let the ink completely dry before heat setting. I prefer to let it sit … Read more