Several days ago, I received a nice big order from Chalk Couture with a lot of new image transfers and lots of Chalkology Paste color choices, but I didn't get a chance to create something new until today. I don't know what it is about the Farm House transfer--I have never lived on a farm--but I just had to have it.
What's that? You don't know anything about Chalk Couture? Well, I can help you with that. The company is still relatively new, but they have an exciting yet simple product line that consists of the following:
Chalkboards - Framed and unframed options; all chalkboards are magnetic, which makes it easy to attach adornments, embellishments, photos, etc. to the decorated board.
Chalk Transfers - Lots and lots from which to choose, these are like a cross between thin vinyl and stencils. All of the transfers are silkscreen, which means the Chalkology Paste does not seep under the image or go where you don't want it--this is FANTASTIC!!!!
Chalkology Paste - This is the fun stuff that you use with the transfers to . . . uh, well . . . transfer the image(s) onto your chosen surface (chalkboard, canvas, wood, metal, glass, etc.). The paste dries really fast, there are a LOT of colors from which to choose and, when you're ready to re-use the surface, all you have to do is wash away the previous design with water. Note: Some surfaces may not be conducive to being re-used, such as canvas, fabric, wood.
And this is the sign that I practiced on today:
Aren't the images fun??? I used all but two of the images that come with the Farm House transfer (it's a huge one!), and I kept myself hopping between three colors of Chalkology Paste: Brick, Charcoal, and School Bus Yellow. I knew that I should have a small body of water nearby to place the transfers in when I pulled them off the board, but I learned today that it would have been much easier to work on this project in the kitchen near the sink since some of the image transfers were a bit on the large side. Still, it all worked out, and the transfers cleaned up beautifully (with water and a spritz of antibacterial spray). Working with the Chalkology Paste is such a dream because it dries so fast! I actually started at the bottom of my sign and worked my way to the top, and I didn't have to worry about smears or getting the paste on me or my clothes.
Want to know more about Chalk Couture? Email me at randari at Hotmail dot com.