Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Bunny Trail




I am just having too much fun....No wait, that's not possible right?!!  You really need to try this, so easy and so fun.  Literally anyone can do this!!



I originally Inked this in Metallic Gold Ink, pretty (very glittery) but it was hard to see so....I re-stamped it in Midnight Sky and a little down and to the right which left a shadow effect.  Ok, now I'm happy!!

Here is a short video:




So, come join me and have some fun at:  cheriecriswell.chalkcouture.com  Decorate your home your way every day!


Here is a picture of some bunny napkins for Easter that I Inked.


So cute, Right?!!  Oh yea, and these are permanent after you heat set them!  Into the laundry they will go!  :-)


Eazy Peazy Mac and Cheezy!


Happy Easter and Happy Spring Everyone!!



Monday, March 26, 2018

Chalk Couture Ink On A Make-Up Pouch




So Stinkin Cute!!!






and on the back.......


  


Love it!

This was so, so FUN!!! 

I used my Chalk Couture's new Inks...some Metallic Gold (which look like glitter without the mess!)  On the other side their ink; Black and Red.  To heat set this use parchment paper and an Iron on Medium heat for about 4 minutes.  Eazy Peazy Mac and Cheezy!   Here is a short video to show you how I did it.  :-)



This just gets better and better!  If you would like to join my team or do a little shopping just go to cheriecriswell.chalkcouture.com or click on the Chalk Couture icon on the right of the page.

Thanks for stopping by...   :-)  All comments welcome.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Farm Life, I Don't Do Mornings and the Love Mug!









What do Farm Life animals, I Don't Do Mornings and the Love mug all have in common?......Chalk Couture Silk Screen Transfers and their new Couture INK!!  It's a game changer!!  We can now, with both our chalk paste and ink, transfer our designs on almost any surface:  Chalkboard, wood, glass, mirror, metal, fabric, card stock and ceramic.  The possibilities are endless. The ink becomes permanent when heat set.  You can launder fabric or put ceramic in the dishwasher and the design stays.  The ink colors I used are:  Midnight Sky, Metallic Silver, Gold and Copper.

Take a look at my video.............


   

After the design dries just put it in a cool oven turn oven on to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.  Turn off oven and let the mugs cool down in the oven.  Ta da......It will not come off.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Reverse Canvas - My Mother Was Right




Ok, Chalk Couture has a new transfer 'My Mother Was Right'.  Love this transfer by the way......

I am going to use this for this technique called Reverse Canvas.  Basically this just means to:

1.  Get an artist canvas, turn it over and remove the canvas      (I used a Craft knife to make a slit around the staples)

2.  Pull off canvas and remove excess.

3.  Paint or stain your frame

4.  Staple the canvas back on your frame.

Here is a short video to show you the process:





So cool right?!

Here is a picture of the finished project





Now that's a transfer I can get behind!

Eazy Peazy Mac and Cheezy!

Friday, March 9, 2018

EEK! What a Mess!






Eek!  What a Mess!!  Well, sadly, I will have to take some time out with playing and start working, to organize and clean this place up.  It's ok, this stuff is so fun I don't even mind putting stuff away.  Maybe next time I will be able to find what I am looking for!

Eazy Peazy Mac and Cheezy!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Full Bloom and Spring is in the Air



Some beautiful weather in Florida, high 60's and 70's.  Beautiful time of year here in florida before everything gets hot, hot, hot and some folks up north are still getting snow.  So I decided it was time to start decorating for Spring and Easter.




He is so cute!  This is an old wooden lazy susan that I have had for a very long time.  I painted with black chalk paint and waxed it.  I keep changing the design on it with Chalk Couture chalk paste and transfers through out the year. I used transfers 'Full Bloom' and 'Spring Is In The Air'.  Chalk Paste I used are:  Peachy, Mucha, Custard, Bubble Gum Pink, Lilac, Canary Yellow and Coastal!

Here is video to show the process and some techniques:

  

Eazy Peazy Mac and Cheezy.  
Is it possible to have too much fun?!  
Na!  Love this stuff!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Pantry




Today I worked on adding to my coffee corner!  Take a look





I am just lovin this stuff!  This silk screen transfer has so many more labels and titles...such as Popcorn, Sugar, Flour, Baking Soda, Candy....and so many more.  So, so, cool!  It looks like I squeegeed the Tea a little crocked, but I'm ok with it.  But if I wasn't I could easily wipe it off with a damp cloth and redo it!  That is just one of the things that is so awesome about Chalk Couture!


Here is a short video showing how I made this:





Eazy Peazy Mac and Cheezy!  Thanks for stoppin by!

Update To My Coffee Corner




Chalk, chalk and more chalking!  LOL  A quick post to show you my update to my coffee corner:





And






These are the staples and main food group at my house!

Come chalk with me!  go to: cheriecriswell.chalkcouture.com and shop until you drop.  Just kidding, well kinda.  You can also shop or join Chalk Couture and my team by clicking on the right just below my picture.


Here is what is in our new Designers Kit for only  $99 plus tax and shipping:



New Fun With Farm House



Here are some pictures of the transfer 'Farm House' that I played with yesterday:



































Just so stinkin cute!  Love this.  So fun and easy to decorate your own home.  A little tip:  The box above I purchased at a local store and it did not have finish on it.  I tried to chalk it the way it was and not only did it soak up a lot of chalk, but it did not stick.  So...my tip is wax it!  Which I did and everything went smoothly after that.  If in doubt, WAX!  LOL

The Shadow box is Chalk Couture's 10 x 10 Shadow Box.  It also comes in black.

Check out the catalog on the right or at:

cheriecriswell.chalkcouture.com

Happy Chalkin!  :-)

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Mama's Kitchen and Wicked Chickens




These three design transfers were so fun to play with!  I have a picture of two of them and a video to show you.  




I love these!  However, I did chalk these upside down.....again!  Man you think I would learn....you would think!  But, no worries it wipes off with water and a damp towel and you are ready to go again!  Eazy Peazy Mac and cheezy

Below is the video, I did a voice over this time to try and explain some of the process.  I did have a little trouble with the sound, so I hope you can hear it ok.




Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy!  I know I say it a lot, but it really is easy!

Thanks for watchin.....any questions, just ask  :-)

Friday, March 2, 2018

Full Bloom



My favorite Club Transfer!  So far anyway:





I just think this is beautiful!  This is a two step chalk transfer, meaning first you chalk the outline (In my picture I used Mocha) then once this is dry you use the colored in flower transfer (I used Bubble Gum Pink).  Live life in full bloom is in White.  So Easy!  I know I keep saying this, but it REALLY is!  It is also very forgiving!  But, if you don't like it you just wipe it off with water and start over.  Your silk transfers can be used over and over again with proper care.

Here is another picture in my dining room:



I chalked this on our White Magnetic 9 x 12 Aiden Chalkboard.  This by the way is one of the surfaces that comes with your starter kit if you decide to join my team and become an Independent Designer. 

Here is a small video to show you the process: