Chalk Couture

Chalk Couture – Pet Food Rug

I used the Geo Cat transfer and Chalkology Ink Regal and Bright White.  When I saw this transfer I knew I had to do this, because anyone who has cats knows that you are not only owned by your cats but your “house is maintained for the comfort and convenience of the cats”.

However in my house my cats earn their keep.  I live in an area where I get a lot of field mice.  When I see mice I tend to jump onto the counter and shriek like a girl.

My fur babies may do what they want but I haven’t had to jump onto the counters and shriek for a few years, so it’s a win-win kind of thing.

I think Whiskers approves of his new food rug.

I bought the rug at Walmart.  It’s a rubber backed rug so I only heat set on the side I inked on.  Four minutes with a medium iron and a piece of parchment paper between the iron and rug.  For the most part, I only intend to spot clean this, but I can machine wash after heat setting.

Don’t worry dog lovers, there’s one for you also Geo Dog.

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Chalk Couture

Chalk Couture – Tee Shirt – Breast Cancer

This is another tee shirt from the dollar store.  I used the “Awareness” transfer and Chalkology Ink Couture Coral as well as the Ink Mat.

Once the ink is dry I heat set it with a medium heat iron for 4 minutes on each side.  I used a piece of parchment paper between the iron and the fabric.  After that the tee shirt can be laundered as usual (I would recommend turning it inside out first).

The cool thing about this transfer is it can be used for any cancer color.  So you can use it multiple times in different colors, pink for breast, blue for colon , yellow for child…  It seems nowadays everyone is affected by cancer in someway, whether directly or indirectly.

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Chalk Couture

Chalk Couture – Tee Shirt – Believed

I purchased a few tee shirts from my local dollar store and did some screen printing on them.  I used the “She Believed She Could” transfer and the Chalkology Ink Shimmer Copper and Chalkology Ink Bright White.

I also used the Ink Mat  on the inside, if you don’t have an Ink Mat a piece of cardboard will work as well.  The Ink Mat is a little sticky to hold the cloth in place as you work with it, so you could lightly spay some adhesive on the cardboard.  Also the Ink Mat protects against bleed through.

Once the ink is dry I heat set it with a medium heat iron for 4 minutes on each side.  I used a piece of parchment paper between the iron and the fabric.  After that the tee shirt can be laundered as usual (I would recommend turning it inside out first).

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Chalk Couture – For Kids

Over the weekend my 10 year old son did some chalk couture on coffee cups that he bought at a thrift store.

He used the Geo Cat transfer with Regal and Black ink on the first cup.  The rooster from the Farm Sweet Farm transfer and Regal and Shimmer Copper ink, for the second cup.  He just dabbed the Shimmer Copper on top of the Regal before he removed the transfer.  On the third cup he used the Awareness transfer and the Couture Coral ink.

Then, after they dried we heat set them in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes.

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Chalk Couture

Chalk Couture – Coffee Cups

I did some inking on coffee mugs.  Ink is a little different from paste.  Firstly, once it is heat set it is permanent.  So really it is better to use ink on fabrics, because they can be laundered then.  Secondly, the ink has a creamier consistency.  Thirdly, the ink dries a little slower than the paste.

I used the Geo Cat transfer and Regal and Couture Coral ink, as well as the Multi-Tool.  Using a transfer on a curved surface is a bit fiddly so I made sure that the screen part was completely adhered down but didn’t worry about the rest of the transfer.  I also used the multi-tool to apply the ink exactly where I wanted it.

After the mugs dried completely I baked them in my oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.  Now they are heat set and dishwasher safe.

The ink is not FDA approved so you don’t want to use it where it will come in contact with your food, but on the outside of a mug is fine.

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Chalk Couture

Chalk Couture – Vision Board

Are you familiar with vision boards?  I did this on my wall with Chalkology Paste.  I did not seal this so if in the future I want to remove the paste I just have to spray it with water and wipe it off.

The “My Happy Masterpiece” transfer is a transfer that you can get when you sign up to be a designer, but the “Aww Yeah” and the Volks Wagon Bus (we called them double huggies when I was a kid) can be found here.

I wanted you to see that you really can use the inks and paste on just about anything.  Let your imagination run wild and have fun.

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