Chalk 101

Introduction – What is Chalk Couture?

Chalk Couture offers high quality products that enable you to create your own beautiful home decor and accessories like a pro. At just a little over two years old, this company is taking the craft industry by storm. The Chalk Couture Chalkology Pastes & Inks, vinyl transfers, accessories and surfaces make it extremely fun and easy to DIY just about anything you can think of. Keep reading to learn more about the products this amazing company has to offer.

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Chalk Couture Chalk Transfers

The vinyl transfers are essentially adhesive, silk screen stencils. Depending on the surface you are using, you may have to “fuzz” your transfer. This will prevent it from adhering to your surface too much.

The vinyl transfers come in FIVE different sizes: Size A – 5″ x 7″, Size B – 8.5″ x 11″, Size C – 12″ x 18″, Size D – 18″ x 18″, Size E – 18″ x 24″

The manufacturer recommendations state that you can use each transfer about 8-10 times. However, I have used some transfers many more times than that! Follow cleaning and storage instructions to preserve your transfer for multiple uses.

Chalkology Paste

The Chalkology Paste currently comes in 38 different colors. The paste goes onto your surface wet, and dries hard to prevent your design from smudging. You can easily wipe it off with a board eraser or something comparable if you want to reuse your surface or you can seal it with a polycrylic sealer to make it permanent. If you are using Chalkology Paste on porous surfaces like wood, it may still leave a residue when you try to remove it. All 38 colors come in 3 oz jars and all colors except the limited edition En Vogue colors come in single packets, 12 per box.

Chalkology Ink

The Chalkology Ink currently comes in 23 gorgeous colors. It is thinner in consistency compared to the Chalkology Paste, so you do not need to use very much when applying to your transfer. The Ink can be used on just about any surface, and it can also be made permanent once it is heat set with something like an iron or in an oven. Chalkology Ink is best suited for fabric projects and things like glass and ceramics.

Also, when you are using Chalkology Ink on anything that may shift during application, it’s best to use our ink mat or something with a slight stickiness to it. This will ensure that the surface doesn’t shift when applying the ink and also when removing the transfer.

Pro tip: For best results, when using a heat press or iron to heat set fabric, make sure your Ink has dried at least over night and use parchment paper between your design and heat source!

Surfaces & Accessories

One common question I get is, What can I use Chalk Couture products on? You can use just about any brand of surface, though Chalk Couture offers amazing surfaces as well! The Aiden Gallery Framed Boards are magnetic, porcelain steel chalkboards and they come in 3 different sizes.

Chalk Couture Boutique Boards were launched in July 2018 and they come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes. These boards are not magnetic but they are still very versatile and they do not weigh as much.

Chalk Couture also carries textiles like canvas banners, bags and pillow cases that work great with the Chalkology Ink. The Chalkology Ink can be heat set to make the design permanent!

Squeegees are used to apply the Chalkology Paste and Ink to the transfers and surfaces. They come in 4 different sizes: Mini, Small, Angled and 4″ Handled. There is also an amazing multi-tool that is great for stirring the paste and ink. This is important so that you get the correct consistency and color you want. The multi-tool also works well when applying the paste and ink to the smaller, detailed areas of some of the transfers.

Club Couture & Chalk Box Kits

If you can’t get enough of Chalk Couture, lucky for you there are even more options to help you get your craft on.

Club Couture is a monthly subscription. Each month, you will receive an exclusive Size B transfer and 3 coordinating paste packets to complete your project. When you are initially signing up, you have the option to add a on a Kickstart Kit that contains extra accessories to help you complete your projects.

Chalk Box Kits vary throughout the year. These come in variable sizes and include a surface, transfer, and coordinating paste packets. Check back often for up-to-date availability.

Becoming a Designer

Chalk Couture has a place for everyone, whether you are a beginner crafter, hobbyist or professional. Being a designer is so much more than selling products. It is about sharing creativity and light and making lasting friendships bound by a common interest.

If you’d like to learn more about becoming a designer, please reach out to me through my contact page or head over to my website!

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