Ink

Pillows! – Fun with Ink

May 15, 2021

Pillows are one of my favourite things to make. Partly because the Chalk Couture pillow covers are a dream fabric to ink. Partly because they fit a D size transfer perfectly and there are so many awesome D size transfers that I like. And partly because I love pillows! I’ve kept 3 so far and … Read more

My Old Jean Jacket

Fun with Ink! My Old Jean Jacket

April 17, 2021

I have been having so much fun with ink! I have an old jean jacket that I wear everywhere around the acreage and really, everywhere around the valley on days a jacket is required. I started by inking my favourite windmill pattern on the back and then I just kept going. Here is what it … Read more

New Catalogue

In Case You Haven’t Heard – There’s a New Catalogue for Spring & Summer!!

March 11, 2021

We are on the move! There is a new spring/summer catalogue out, a new starter kit with spring and summer themed transfers and a new creamy, dreamy paste formula. It’s an exciting time at Chalk Couture. The new catalogue has tons of new transfers and even more awesome, new cutout surfaces! Bunny, heart and truck … Read more

Horse Room Divider Panel

Room Divider Panel in Chalk Couture Ink

February 15, 2021

I decided to Chalk Couture ink my room divider panel since I had to take them off the frame and wash them. At first, I was thinking I would use the floral script and cover all the panels. I was seeing green and gold. They are a natural canvas type finish so a perfect surface … 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

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 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

Nothing is safe

Nothing is safe! Inking My Dish Drying Mat.

August 8, 2020

Nothing is safe from being inked around here. We have a dishwasher. It is brand new, never used. I do dishes by hand. I find doing dishes relaxing and the hot water on my hands always eases my arthritis. But I am not a shopper. I never shop unless I absolutely have to and even … 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