What is chalk couture DIY
Chalk Couture is taking the DIY arena by storm. I first heard of chalk couture a few months ago and was curious what it was all about. You see, I love making things with my Silhouette Cameo but I wondered if there was an easier way to make templates. Well, there is!
So, what is Chalk Couture? Chalk Couture is a fairly new company that launched a few years ago (2017). They are making waves with their DIY home decor line that includes chalk paints, inks and different surfaces to paint on.
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What Makes Chalk Couture Unique
So, do you want to know what makes chalk couture unique? For starters, the surfaces are top quality. Most of the chalk couture surfaces are created so they can be reused. This means the investment you make in a good surface will allow you to change your home decor for each season and holiday.
Some chalkboard surfaces are meant to be used one time and there are also magnetic boards and they all clean up beautifully. There are a lot to choose from too, so be sure to check out all the different styles. THe item description will tell you if it is one time use or re-chalkable.
It cleans up? Yep! That means the adorable Valentine's Day art you created doesn't have to go in the closet on February 15. Just wash the design off your board and create a new design for the next holiday or season. Seriously! Just spritz the chalk design with water, let it sit for a few minutes and use the paste scraper to scrape off the paste then wipe clean. You can also use special board erasers or disinfectant wipes. Do NOT use baby wipes! You can read more details about cleaning your surfaces.
The chalk pastes are also unique in the fact that they are washable. Apparently, the formula for the paste was concocted in the owner's kitchen and is completely washable. It won't leave any “ghosting” on your board. Learn more about chalkology paste.
And the BEST part, at least for me, is the chalk couture transfers. These are like a vinyl stencil only WAY better. It's better because if you think about letters that have an interior (like an “O” or an “A”) is sometimes difficult to get just right on a stencil. Well – with the transfer it is taken care of.
You see, the transfer is like a silkscreen. It's got a tiny screen that the paint will go through and all those tiny pieces stay put.
And it gets even better! Not only does the design come in one sheet, but the chalk couture transfer is reusable. If you use your transfer properly and clean it immediately after use, you should be able to get 8-10 uses from one transfer. Now, this will also depend on what you're using it on. Surfaces like paper tend to pick up more “fuzz” and tend to shorten the life of the adhesive.
So, top-quality designer surfaces, washable chalk paste, and reusable transfers are what make Chalk Couture unique.
Where do I buy Chalk Couture
So, I'm guessing by now, you want to know more about Chalk Couture and where you can buy your own chalk couture surfaces, paste and goodies?
All chalk couture products are sold through independent designers. You can buy it directly from the designer or online via the chalk shop. If you just can't wait any longer and want to go see all the beautiful chalk couture goodness you can check out my chalk couture website. I'll wait….
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So, what did you think? Pretty cool huh? Curious about how you can get started? Well, read on!
So, you've seen some pretty cool chalk couture projects and are ready to make your own? You have a couple of options. If you just want to dive in then you're going to love the new Try Me kits. It has everything you need to create a completed project. Learn more about these Try Me Kits.
Prefer to work in a group? Let's get together – either in person or online. I host monthly chalk parties so grab you a kit and let's have some fun!
If you want a lot of goodies, and your list is long, consider hosting a workshop with some friends and you can earn hostess rewards to use towards your purchases.
And, of course, if you want a permanent discount, you can always become a Designer as I did. I just saw WAY too many items that I needed.
How can I join Chalk Couture
It's very easy to join Chalk Couture as a Designer. And if this is something you love, think about it. It's a chance for you to do something for YOU. Take your time and if you have any questions, let me know. It is a growing company and I'm here to support you so that you can achieve YOUR goals! If you are ready to jump right in, you can sign up to be a Designer today.
Chalk Couture has really made it SO EASY for ANYONE to be able to create beautiful signs, pillows, totes, t-shirts, and more with high-quality products at affordable prices. I hope you'll check out Chalk Couture and let me know if you have any questions. But hopefully, I've answered your questions about what is Chalk Couture?
If you're curious where you can use chalk couture inks and pastes, check out this article.
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Now, let's go make something beautiful (and even sparkly) if you'd like!