Chalk Couture · Tutorial

Chalk Couture – Bathroom Etiquette Canvas

I started with four 8 x 10 canvas and applied a coat of white gesso to each.

I have to make a confession here.  I’m not very good at taking photos as I work.  I go into my studio and the creative juice start flowing.  I forget everything, as it should be right?!?!  (The kid comes in “what’s for lunch?” “Are ya kiddin me?  I fed you yesterday!” kind of thing.)

Anyway (big sigh)!  I painted two canvases in light blue and two in dark blue.  I chose colors that would coordinate with the pastes that I chose.  You can use wichever colors coordinate with your home decor.  For these canvases I used the Bathroom Etiquette Transfer, Chalkology Paste Ocean Mist, and Midnight Sky.  After the paint dried I used the tranfer to apply the paste, dark on light and light on dark.  I also used Bright White for the toothpaste and bristles of the toothbrush.

When the paste dried I sprayed glimmer mist over the canvases, unfortunatlly the glimmer mist that I used came in a bulk package so I don’t know what the color was but I do know that it was Tattered Angels.

I then sprayed each canvas with a gloss sealer.

Here is a look at each canvas.

I also did a set in shades of red.

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Chalk Couture · Tutorial

Chalk Couture – Kindness Canvas

I started with an 8 x 10 canvas and applied a coat of white gesso.

I used the Chalk Couture Kindness Transfer and Chalkology Paste Bright White.

To get the gold and pink color I added some loose powder eye shadow from the dollar store.  However, (I’m so excited about this) Chalk Couture has come out with Chalkology Paste Shimmer Gold, Shimmer Silver, and Shimmer Copper. I would highly recommend that you use the paste because they have better glimmer/shimmer.

After I applied the paste to the canvas and let it dry I applied some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edge of the canvas to give it a vintage look.

Next, I used a matte sealer to seal the paste.  The chalk paste can be permanent if it is sealed.  Being a canvas if I did wash the paste off there might be some ghosting (staining) so I just sealed it.  Why use paste instead of ink?  If it’s something that will be washed (clothing-dishes) I would use ink.  Why seal paste?  Some surfaces don’t lend themselves well to being used over and over (unfinished wood, textured surfaces).   The paste is intended to be non-permanent so you can change your home decor.

I cut a paper doily into quarters and glued two-quarter pieces to opposite corners.  It doesn’t matter what kind of glue you use, whatever is on hand.  I added some ribbon to the edge of the canvas, and flowers ’til my heart’s content.  Then I added a bling stip to the top of the canvas and glued some rhinestones randomly to a few pieces of confetti.


And there you have it “Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti”.

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Chalk Couture

Chalk Couture – Courage Canvas Bag

Have Courage & Be Kind

This is a small canvas bag that I had in my stash.  I used the Have Courage transfer and Garden Herb, Peacock, Currant Jam and Bright White Chalkology Paste.

I did some blending with the White and Currant Jam in the middle of the words.  After I applied the two colors of paste I just used my finger to blend the two colors.  You have to be quick about it because you need to blend and remove the transfer before the paste dries.  These transfers are silk screen transfers (think silk screen printing on tee-shirts) so you don’t want your pastes or inks drying in the screen area.  I also used the Garden Herb and Peacock on the flowers and greenery around the edge.

If you saw one of my past posts about a journal that I did you know that chalks are semi-permanent.  The paste and inks can be used on pretty much anything with proper prep and sealing.

So for this bag I used a Krylon spray and sprayed both the outside and inside of the bag.  I will only spot wash this.  I don’t think it’s advisable to put it in the washer.  However if you use inks and heat set the inks you can machine wash.

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Papercrafting

Mixed Media Canvas

I tried my hand at mixed media this weekend.  I don’t know if this is consider a true mixed media but I certainly had fun doing it.  I wanted this to look a little old.

I used a 6″ x 6″   canvas from Close to my Heart, Mowed Lawn Distress Stain for the green color on the canvas and a little dry brushed Gesso.  The rest is leftover odds and ends.  The camera doesn’t pick up the glimmer mists.  I used Log Cabin by Smooch Spritz and Primrose by Heidi Swapp on the canvas, flowers, lace trim, the chipboard heart and letters and jute twine.  The little fan design in the corner was done with Glossy Black Embossing Paste by Dreamweaver and a stencil I had laying around.  I used the Patina Paints by Vintaj on the little “Devoted” tag on the bottom but I didn’t like how it came out so I scraped it off.  After I put it all together I dry brushed Gesso over everything.

Photo of Mixed Media Canvas
Mixed Media Canvas

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