Ink

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 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

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

Purple Ink on Purple T

Purple Ink on Purple T – Believe in Yourself

August 19, 2020

Purple ink on a purple T, would that work? Turns out it did. Perfectly. Every time new transfers are released, I make a list of what I must have. It is surprisingly small. I then make a list of what I want and that list is much longer! But when I saw the Believe in … Read more

Fierce & Fabulous

Fierce & Fabulous Inked on Orange

August 13, 2020

Fierce & Fabulous was my first pick from the catalogue. I bought it for the huge ampersand. I thought of so many uses for it. I didn’t think I was likely to use the transfer as it was. But when I saw it, I immediately needed to make a T-shirt. I could clearly see it … Read more

Jeans and Ink

Jeans and Ink – An old trend resurfaces.

July 26, 2020

Ink on denim is one of my favourite things to do. When I was a teenager, I used to dress up my jeans with fabric paint and embroidery thread. The more mistakes I made with the fabric paint, the more embroidery thread I used. Eventually, I guess it became too much work because I stopped. … Read more

What is Chalk Couture

What is Chalk Couture?

July 25, 2020

What is Chalk Couture? Chalk Couture is revolutionizing DIY and home décor with category-creating products like Chalkology Paste, Chalk Transfers, Chalkology Ink and our exclusive Boards. Whether you want to build a business or simply chalk everything, you are welcome here! Transfers are on trend designs for your décor or fashion and they are reusable … Read more

Today I Choose

Today I Choose Joy in Ink

June 7, 2020

Today I Choose Joy in Bright White ink on a grey t-shirt. I love inking! It has been forever since I have been out clothes shopping and it is not something I want to do yet. That has made me dig around my closet and dresser to find things I can ink. That is one … Read more

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

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

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

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

Couture ink on kitchen towels.

Couture Ink on Kitchen Towels – Tea for Two?

November 23, 2019

I can see my kitchen from my desk so of course I had to try Couture Ink on kitchen towels. I had made myself a set of tea towels with the Wicked Chickens transfer. I love them so much, I decided to do tea towels for some of my Christmas gifting. Ink designs are permanent … Read more

Apothecary Bottles

Apothecary Bottles – A Lesson Learned

October 10, 2019

The first thing I made on glass were these little Apothecary Bottles. I found the bottles at Michaels and thought they would be perfect for the Halloween Apothecary Labels transfer. They were totally cute when done and filled with candy. All but one of them sold quickly. Then I brought the one home that did … Read more

Victorian Skull Pillow

Victorian Skull Pillow For Chae

September 12, 2019

I made this Victorian Skull Pillow for Chae for Christmas. She wanted this transfer on a t-shirt but I could not bring myself to make that. I think she is a little young to be walking around with skulls on her shirts. LOL! But a throw pillow for her room? That is a whole different … Read more

Wicked Chickens Tea Towels

The Tea Towels That Started it All – Wicked Chickens

September 9, 2019

These are the tea towels that started it all for me. While it was the Sugar Cookie transfer that caught my eye online, it was Wicked Chickens that sealed the deal. So they were the first thing I made with ink. Ink designs are permanent once heat set. I love them so much, I made … Read more

Business Builder Apparel

Design Business Apparel with Couture Ink

August 27, 2019

That I can design business apparel with Couture Ink is another one of the things I love about Chalk Couture. Everyone in direct sales will know the value of showcasing your business on your clothing. When at a Vendor Event, you want everyone to know what booth you are with whether you are in the … Read more

Chalk Couture Chalkology Ink

Chalkology Inks – Fabric & Glass Crafting Made Easy!

August 25, 2019

Chalkology Inks are a permanent chalk ink applied wet and heat set. Once heat-set, the design is permanent and is  safe to wash. Perfect for use on fabric, glass and ceramics. Design tees, tea towels, throw pillows, pillowcases, kids clothes, adult apparel, wine glasses, coffee mugs and mason jars. Because they are so washable, inks … Read more

Live Life in Flip Flops

Live Life in Flip Flops – Summer Beach Fun!

August 10, 2019

Live Life in Flip Flops was the first project I did when I got Couture ink. I was dying to try the ink and knew a beach towel was the perfect surface. I found a big beach towel with a carrying case set and had the idea of inking a pair of flip flops on … Read more