Chalk Couture · Tutorial

Chalk Couture – Camping Dishes

We’re getting ready for the camping season at my house.  I had to personalize our dishes for fun.  I used the Explore More transfer along with the Chalkology Ink Shimmer Gold, Shimmer Silver, Regal, Kiwi, and Bright White.  When you’re applying a transfer to something that is not flat you might need to work it a little more but you really only need to worry about the silkscreen area being free of bubbles and wrinkles.

After the ink dried I put them in a cold oven and heated it to 350 for 30 minutes turned off the oven and left the dishes and oven to cool.

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Chalk Couture · Tutorial

Chalk Couture – Chalking on a Mirror

You can even chalk on a mirror.  I cleaned the mirror with glass cleaner first.  I used the Be Brilliant transfer which unfortunately has been discontinued.  I used Chalkology Paste Fresh Linen for the bulb and Storm for the rays and base of the bulb.  When you’re ready to change up the decor simply spray glass cleaner on the chalk, let it soak in for a few minutes and wipe off.

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Frugal · Reduse, Reuse, Recycle

Frugal Friday – Dresser

Here is another project using the Allure boxes.  Check out my Shabby Chic Tea Box with an Allure box here.

I started by making a carcass for two box bottoms and one top.  The boxes will be my drawers.

 

Making a carcass face view.
Making the carcass, top down view.

Once I had the carcass all constructed I painted the inside and called that part done because the only time you’ll see the inside is if you take the drawers all the way out.

Painting the inside of the carcass.

I also made drawer fronts for the drawers then covered all edges of the dresser, drawers, and drawer fronts with black cardstock.  (The picture of the drawer front is after it’s complete.  I forgot to take a picture, oops.)

Drawer Front.
Adhering the cardstock to the edges.

The next step was to create a base for my dresser.  I fashioned this dresser after one that I have in my house.  The angle cut parts at the tops are what I will use to glue the base to the bottom of the dresser.   Then I painted the parts that would not be covered by patterned cardstock.  Next, I adhered the cardstock to the base and the base to the bottom of the dresser.

Making the base and painting it.
Adhering the cardstock to the base.

Here is a picture of the bottom of the dresser.

Underside of dresser.

I wanted to make a faux mirror for my dresser so I used one of my dies to create a frame for the mirror then free-handed the supports.  I also created a back for these pieces.  I cut a pattern first then used the pattern to trace it all onto chipboard and cut it out. so I have a mirror back with a side support for each side that is all one piece and a mirror frame and two supports.  Three separate pieces that will be glued to the back.

Then I sprayed Vintage Photo Distress Stain on the front pieces.

When they were all dry I ran them through my embosser with a woodgrain folder.

I painted the back with black paint.  Then sprayed adhesive on the mirror part only and attached a piece of aluminum foil (shiny sid up) to the mirror.  Next, I put the front pieces onto the back.  I also glued a large crystal bead to the top of each support.

I created a top for my dresser out of three pieces of chipboard cut slightly smaller in size.  I used a corner rounder on the two front corners.  I sprayed  Vintage Photo Distress Stain on the edges then glued the pieces on top of each other and glued that to the top of the dresser.

Next, it’s time to cut all the patterened cardstock for everywhere that you want to put pattern paper.  I put black cardstock inside my drawers.  I also sponged some Tea Dye Distress Ink on the edges of all patterned papers.  Then I adhered all cardstock to the dresser, put the drawer fronts on the drawers, attached the drawer pulls, and put the drawers in the carcass.  Then I glued the mirror to the top of the dresser.

I cut out a dresser runner from my patterned cardstock and made some tassels for it out of embroidery floss and put it on top of the dresser.

Here’s another look at the complete dresser.

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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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Altered Items · Papercrafting

Hinged Display Tray Trinket Box

This is a hinged display tray that I set flat and put feet on it so that it’s like a trinket box.

I embellished the top and edge of the box and the inside of the box.  I added a ribbon to the bottom and top to act as a stop so the lid wouldn’t flop all the way open.  Then I added cardstock with photo mats to the bottoms of each cubby, top and bottom.

In the top cubbies of the box, I made little mini albums that can be removed.  Before I put the cardstock in the top cubbies I adhered neo magnets then when I made the little albums I used brads that would be attracted to the magnets.  So the mini albums are magnetically held in place.

Check out my other Hinged Display Tray Project Here.

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Chalk Couture · Tutorial

Chalk Couture – Bon Appetit

I started with a piece of granite and wiped it down with alcohol.  I used the Bon Appetit transfer and Chalkology Paste Ocean Mist for the words and silverware, Green Envy for the branches, and Garden Herb for the olives.

I used paste so I could wash it off and do a different design in the future if I get bored with this one.

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