Altered Items · 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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Altered Items · Chalk Couture

Chalk Couture – Journal

Donut Give Up!

I have added another medium to my repertoire – Chalk Couture.  What is Chalk Couture?  A revolutionary concept in decor and crafting that you won’t find anywhere else.  Chalk Couture is revolutionizing DIY and home décor with category-creating products like Chalkology Paste, Chalk Transfers, Couture Ink and our exclusive Boards.

I purchased a journal from my local dollar store to use as a base.  The transfer I used is a monthly subscription transfer but you can use any transfer that puts a smile on your face.  I used Chalkology Paste Bright White for the base of all the donuts as well as the words.  Before the words dried I sprinkled glitter on them.  The silver glitter is chunky and in my experience didn’t stick and stay on after drying as well as the gold glitter, which is a fine glitter.

When you layer pastes you need to let each layer dry completely before adding more.  I love to experiment when I play, so I used finger daubers and stamp ink to color my donut bases.  I did a pink, light brown and a cream color.  Then I did the next layer in Chalkology Paste Currant Jam and Chalkology Paste Peacock.  For the pink I used the ink-dauber method.  For the other layers I used all 3 colors as I wished to make my donuts look yummy.

The pastes are semi-permanent, which means when it dries it is hard, won’t rub off.  However if you spray it with water you can wipe it off, unless you seal it.  I wanted my journal to be permanent so I sprayed it with a Krylon  sealer after everything was completely dry.

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Altered Items · Frugal · Scrapbooking

Frugal Friday – Playing Card Mini Album

I don’t know about your house, but at my house it seems that no matter how hard I try to keep games together, they still end up scattered to the four winds.  So when this happens I take the orphaned pieces to my studio and turn them into works d’art.

This piece d’art is a deck of mismatched and worn out playing cards turned mini album.  I sewed onto a few cards using my sewing machine.  I adhered photo mats and journaling spots to some and just drew journaling lines on others.  I distressed the edges of the cards with ink and splattered white paint on some of the finished cards.

Then I used the back cover of paper stacks, cut to the size of the cards, as covers for my mini album.  (You can also use cereal boxes).  I painted, distressed and splattered them as well.  I punched holes for my binding, and used jute to bind my book.  Now I have a fun mini album made from “trash”.

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Altered Items · Papercrafting

6″ x 6″ Paper Organizer Mini Album

This 6″ x 6″ mini album is made with one of Close to my Heart’s 6″ X 6″ Paper Organizers (the my acrylix stamps come in the same type of envelope).  You just cut the sides to make a “book” with a snap closure.

Z335Photo of 6 x 6 Mini AlbumThen cut some 12″ x 12″ pattern paper in half so you have strips of 6″ x 12″ paper.  Then score and fold in half to make 6″ x 6″ pages.  Next pierce the folds of the cover and pages in three places and “sew” the pages into the cover.  Embellish as desired and within a few minutes you have a mini album with a durable cover that can withstand bouncing around in your purse or diaper bag.  Quick, easy and simple.  An awesome weekend project.

 

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Altered Items · Papercrafting

Close to my Heart Hinged Display Tray

This is a fun way to display some of your ephemera.  It’s out on display and you can touch it.  I just used glue dots to adhere all the rocks, the feather and the pipe cleaner penguin.  I did a little journaling in one of the squares.  There are so many fun things that can be done with this hinged display tray.  I have another tray that I’m going to lay flat so that it opens up like a box.  I think I’ll put some feet on it and of course decorate it.  All kinds of treasures can be stored in this (chocolate?! but I didn’t say that).  Check that out here.
Photo of Display Tray

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Altered Items · Scrapbooking

Strathmore Pad Mini Album

Turn this simple drawing pad into a fabulous album.  The camera really doesn’t do this album justice because of all the interactive pages.  There’s an envelope in the back for ephemera, a waterfall mini album, flip ups and flip outs.  The many different ways of folding the pages of the drawing pad lead to lots of pockets, tags, and journaling.  Lots of full size photos can be put in this album.

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