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What You Need to Start Inking – Basic Supply List

April 2, 2020

To start inking, there is a small list of basic supplies you will need. It really is one of the easiest and fun ways to craft with fabric and glass. All you need is an iron, parchment paper, surface, ink, ink mat, squeegee, and transfer. If you find you are inking a lot, there is … Read more

What You Need to Start Chalking – Basic Supply List

March 30, 2020

To start chalking, there is a very small list of basic supplies. It really is one of the easiest crafts to start. All you need is a surface, chalk paste, squeegee and transfer. If you find you are chalking a lot, there is another list of tools that you will find useful, but that is … Read more

Ink on Mug

Using Ink on Non-Fabric Surfaces

March 27, 2020

When using Chalkology Ink on non-fabric surfaces, you make the design permanent by heat setting in the oven. You can use ink on surfaces that you cannot heat set in your oven but the design will not be permanent. It can wash or wear off. You can heat set ceramics, cookware and many types of … Read more

Chalkology Paste on Paper – Egg Hunt Invite

March 24, 2020

You can use Chalkology Paste on paper with a little bit of preparation. The key is that you do not want the paper to stick to the transfer in a way that you can’t remove it. Use card stock or thicker paper for cutouts or cards. Try butcher’s paper for cutouts. Fuzz the transfer a … Read more

Live Deeply Another New Favourite

Live Deeply – Another New Favourite

March 21, 2020

The Live Deeply Collection of transfers has quickly become another new favourite. I was going to post that it was my new favourite and then I realized that I have more than one of those. The Feathered Friends Collection comes to mind. This one is the Live Deeply Collection – Octopus and I have used … Read more

Boots & Bling

Experimenting with Glitter – Boots & Bling

March 18, 2020

I wanted to try experimenting with glitter on chalk paste and what better transfer to try but Boots & Bling? It kind of sounds like it is calling for glitter. I had a board from the Board & Pillar Stand that was extra. I am going to use the stand with one of the house … Read more

5 Tips for Ink

5 Tips for Using Chalk Couture Ink

March 15, 2020

Here are 5 tips for using Chalk Couture ink. If you are familiar with using Chalkology Paste, there are a few differences. Paste is kid-friendly because it is made with natural ingredients and is water soluble. It is removable and cleans easily with warm water. It is great for boards that you want to change … Read more

March Deals

March Deals at The Chalk Stop – Think Spring!

March 1, 2020

March deals at The Chalk Stop to celebrate spring! Who isn’t ready to chalk in pastels, distress projects for the outdoors and sit in the sun? I know I am. Here is what we have going on in March: Transferpalooza Now until the end of March, you get a FREE transfer for every 3 transfers … Read more

Vintage Truck

Fresh Cut Vintage Truck on Odette

February 7, 2020

I had to get the Vintage Truck transfer as soon as I saw it! I got the Vintage Truck Add On transfer as well and immediately had to create something. Since I wanted to use the flowers in the back of the truck and  make the truck blue, I decided on a white board. I … Read more

Fresh Herbs

Fresh Herbs, Rosemary and Lavender on Pallet Sign

February 4, 2020

Fresh Herbs is my most used transfer. I spend a lot of time inking with this transfer. Everything from the bottom of a pant leg to tea towels and trays. This is the first sign I have made with it and I am loving the muted colours on the off-white background of the pallet sign. … Read more

Live Simply

Live Simply & Modern Floral on Pallet Sign

February 1, 2020

It is rare that I seal a project. Chalkology paste is removable unless it is sealed so I can change up the designs on my surfaces whenever I want. I love this one so much, I sealed it and found a spot for it right away. For awhile, I went on a grey and pink … Read more

Chalk Studio

How to Care for Chalk Couture Transfers

January 29, 2020

I am often asked how to care for Chalk Couture transfers and while there is a lot of information out there, here is what I have found to be the best steps. Step 1 When the transfer is opened, before you remove it from the backer sheet, flip it over and label the back side … Read more

A week of projects

A Week of Projects – Linda’s Visit!

January 24, 2020

A week of projects arrived with Linda. What fun! She had placed an order for the Absolutely Fabulous and Chill Out transfers, along with a couple of surfaces before she came so they would arrive while she was here. We knew we were going to enjoy chalking together. We didn’t know just how much we … Read more

Mixed Drinks

I Have Mixed Drinks About Feelings

January 3, 2020

Mixed Drinks About Feelings is perfect for a bar, kitchen or rec room! Guaranteed to get a giggle. Those were my thoughts when I first saw this transfer. Too cute! I immediately had to start playing with the different elements. I pulled out a little stack of small hex boards I had and got to … Read more

No Hurries

Time for Christmas Presents!

January 3, 2020

It’s time for Christmas presents and what a wonderful time of year it is! Of course, I was going to make Christmas presents this year for everyone. The overwhelming majority got t-shirts but there were a few tea towels and throw pillows thrown in. Everything I gifted was inked. Ink designs are permanent once heat … Read more

Joy in the Journey

A Christmas Present Made with Love

December 26, 2019

This one was so much fun to do and was truly a Christmas present made with love! When Heike saw the Joy in the Journey transfer in the catalogue, she felt it would have personal meaning for Don. She reached out to let me know she wanted to make a board for Don for Christmas … Read more

New Workbench

New Chalk Studio for Christmas!

December 15, 2019

I got a new Chalk Studio for Christmas and it was delivered today! I am so lucky. Today was Gordon’s birthday and he spent it delivering and assembling my new Chalk Workbench. It is my Christmas gift from my 3 boys. He and Sean showed up just before lunch and spent the afternoon putting it … Read more

To All a Good Night

To All a Good Night – Trio of Trees

December 10, 2019

This year, Chalk Couture came out with a Trio of Trees. I loved them but wanted to make something a little more eye catching than the patterns that were on the Tree transfer. After looking at several variations of trees created by other designers, I stole some ideas and created 2 sets for this season. … Read more

Good Things Take Time

Good Things Take Time – A Quick Little Demo

November 30, 2019

This quick little demo of the Good Things Take Time transfer is a perfect example of why I love Chalk Couture so much! I had a friend drop by for coffee and when she looked around the room at all my chalk projects, she said, ‘I’m going to have to come over some time so … Read more

Me & 3 on Nov 24

Me and 3 on November 24 – Spontaneous Joy!

November 24, 2019

We had a spontaneous Me and 3 on November 24. My son, Sean, had to come over to work on a truck so Kara, Chae and baby Remi came with him. Remi didn’t make anything. He was here for cuddles and he got lots of those. After they picked their surfaces, they started looking through … Read more