Chalk 101

Erin Munoz :: Chalk Couture Independent Designer

Online Shop: https://www.chalkcouture.com/funktionalchaos

Introduction – What is Chalk Couture?

Chalk Couture offers high quality products that enable you to create your own beautiful home decor and accessories. At just a little over one year 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.

Chalk Transfers

Our 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.

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″

Many transfers have cut apart pieces that you can mix and match with other designs. The manufacturer recommendations state that you can have about 8-10 uses per transfer, but 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. It is not permanent unless it’s sealed, so you can easily wipe it off with a board eraser or something comparable in order to reuse your surface. 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. Some popular neutral colors (white, storm, black) come in an 8 oz Super Stash Size. Fifteen of our most popular colors come in single packets, 12 per box.

Chalkology Ink

The Chalkology Ink currently comes in 25 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, but it can also be made permanent once it is heat set with something like an iron or in an oven.

When using Chalkology Ink on fabric, t-shirts and 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.

Surfaces & Accessories

Though you can most definitely use just about any brand of surface, Chalk Couture offers amazing surfaces as well! Our Aiden Gallery Framed Boards are magnetic, porcelain steel chalkboards and they come in 3 different sizes.

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

There are also 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!

Our squeegees, used to apply the Chalkology Paste and Ink to our transfers and surfaces, come in 4 different sizes: Mini, Small, Angled and 4″ Handled. We also have an amazing multi-tool that is great for stirring the paste and ink to get the correct consistency and color you want and it works well when applying the paste and ink to the smaller, detailed areas of some of the transfers.

Please visit my website to view our current catalog and products: https://www.chalkcouture.com/funktionalchaos