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Simple Bright White chalk paste on chalkboard.  All the fancy techniques and colors, I sometime forget how striking all white is on a chalkboard.  This one is on my Verity framed chalkboard that is porcelain-coated magnetic couture board. Love it!

This transfer also has FAMILY with its definition.

Home & Family, that's what it is all about!  

My video, watch how  quick and easy!



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Etching On Glass

Yep etching on glass & nope, it won't hurt the transfer!  You may want to wear gloves, as it can be hard on your skin.  If it does land on your skin, as it did mine (go figure) just wash it off right away.

This is what I did:



Pretty cool right?!  And a few more.....






All of these I used my transfer 'Beach Day' from Chalk Couture. Best thing about these is that it will not wash off.  It is permanent and top rack of your dishwasher safe.
Here is a picture of the transfer:



12 different designs!  I have also used these on Koozies, which you can see on my earlier posts.

The one thing I neglected to mention on my video is to be sure and fuzz your transfer before putting it on the glass.  Glass is a non porous surface & this transfer will really stick if you don't fuzz (sticky side of transfer on t-shirt or towel to take some of the stickiness off).  :-)

Now for my how to video:





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Two Different Backgrounds on Canvas

I wanted to try out some backgrounds on canvas.  Of course I had to use our transfer again 'Worry Less Love More'  The white canvas I used the watercolor technique.  My best tip for this one is to choose colors that work or mix well together because you never know how it will mix.  Sometimes if you use your primary colors (red, blue & yellow) or some version of them you will achieve the colors you like and avoid a muddy look.  As for the black canvas, it's an easy technique.  I did have a little ink seep out which I cleaned up after I pulled the transfer off.  I cleaned it with a wet Q-tip.  It came right off.  The ink wasn't dry yet, so that worked.


Here is my how to video:




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Worry Less Love More On a Distressed Board

Really happy how this turned out!  So.....this is how I did it: First I cut down a chalkboard that I got from a local home improvement store, than I painted with Plaster chalk paint, which also can be purchased at your home improvement store or craft stores.  After the paint dried I sanded the edges and randomly on the surface to get this distressed look.  Then the magic happened with Chalk Couture transfer 'Worry Less Love More'  Watch my video to see how I did the rest - - - - - - - - -





So fun to create, & no weeding!  Love it!

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Bible Journal Proverbs 28 : 1

The wicked run away when no one is chasing them,  but the godly are as bold as lions.
Proverbs 28 : 1

I got this idea from Scribbling Grace.  She has some really good and do-able Bible Journaling.

So I did this in my Bible journal




A little closer view:



I love drawing, coloring, painting in my Bible.  I try to make sure I can read through the art work if possible.  It also helps me to refresh in my mind all the wonderful passages.  I need to do this more ofter!

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Homespun Flag + June Club Couture!

This one.....Or





This one!


I had a hard time with this one, as far as taking a picture.  It was hard to get it to show up on a picture like it is in person!  I love this one.  I did put glitter on the fireworks, but it does not pick up in the picture.

To begin with, I played around with the surface.  I took a piece of chalkboard that I got at Home Depot, painted it with Plaster color chalk paint.  When it was dry I sanded all around the edges and corners to distress it.  Some of the transfer did pick up some of the Plaster paint, but I didn't care it just played with the distressed look.  The transfers I used are:  'Homespun Flag', 'Beach Day' & June Club Couture 'Pin Wheels'.  I had fun playing with this yesterday afternoon.

I love our new monthly Club Couture.  It is a monthly subscription which is only $19.99 + tax and FREE Shipping/a month.  Woop, woop!  A fun surprise every month.  What you get each and every month is a 'B' size transfer (8…

Chalk Ink meets my Koozies

Such a fun, fast & easy project!  You just can't beat that!  Right?!




Really guys, this was fast and fun.  I only used two colors of ink, your basic Bright White and Black Velvet.  They just popped on these bright Koozies.  (not sure if I spelled it correctly, I have seen it with a 'C' and a 'K'.  But you get the idea.)  For this project I used Beach Day, but there are several transfers you could use, any actually that fit on the Koozie.  :-)  Now all I have to do is heat set them.  You can do this with parchment paper and either an iron (4 minutes, no steam) or heat press (300 for 30 seconds)  Keep moving either the iron or heat press around because this is going on a foam type of material.  

And here is my quick how to:




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My Yard Flag and Vintage Seeds!

I love Vintage Farmhouse style!  This time I am moving outdoors.  But first, I am chalking with paste with the Vintage Seeds transfer.  Here it is:



Pretty awesome, right?!


and outside with my ink  (I also used my vintage seeds in the picture below)





It took me awhile to figure out how exactly I was going to used my vintage seeds, but I'm really happy with this!  What do you think?  I heat set this with parchment paper and my heat press (you can also use your iron) The vintage seeds my hubby sprayed a couple layers of Rust-Oleum Chalked protective topcoat Matt Clear.


Come and watch me play with this awesome medium!  I have a couple of videos for you


Vintage Seeds





and, Yard Flag





If you have time, here is a very quick video (less then 60 seconds) on This Is Us





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Oval Wreath & 'C' Monogram On A Pallet Box

Last week I chalked 'Farm Life' on my pallet box.  This week I have turned it around to the other side and chalked the 'Oval Wreath' with My initial 'C' in the middle.  We have these monograms for every letter in the alphabet!  Woo Hoo!!  Here is a picture of what I made:



A Serving Tray!!  Love it!  Thanks to my husband for helping me with the handles and spray painting the Rust-Oleum Chalked protective topcoat in Matte Clear.

This is just getting better and better.  Love working & creating with Chalk Couture.

My how to video:




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Time Change My Boards! Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

It's time to change my boards again.  From Spring & Easter to Summer and 4th Of July!  I love changing up my boards.  You never know what I will have on my walls  LOL.  It definitely is not boring!.....And lots of fun too!  Two boards I am changing:

This:






From this:







AND........

This



To this:




Sometime, pictures say more than a thousand words - or something like that!  LOL

Here are my how to videos:




and.....




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'Life On The Farm' on the Pallet Box.  




Have I told you "This is my favorite transfer so far"?  That and the new 'Vintage Tractor' and our 'Vintage Truck' (which is not retiring by the way - it is way too popular!)  It is hard to make a mistake on this one, the transfer is designed so well.  You should try it!  So, come and watch my video.  I explain the three helpful tips to layering and also how I came up with my barn red color paste.

My video:




Come back next Wednesday to see what I do with the other side of my pallet board.....




HmmmmmπŸ˜‰ Hint:  think serving tray....... You'll have to come back to see it.  

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My Vintage Stack Of Books

OK, I'm lovin this new trend:  Vintage book stacks!
It seems like I see them everywhere, so I decided I needed to try my hand at it.  LOL  
Here is a picture of my vintage books:



I love how this turned out!  As close to perfect that I will ever get.  Don't you just love makin 'vintage'?  It is so forgiving!

I also used the 'hello' from my silkscreen transfer 'Welcome Trio' on my milk jug sitting by my fireplace.





As always here is my how to video:




Ya gota love Vintage!

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Trying The Masking Technique with Chalk Paste

Ok, here is a fun technique called 'Masking'.  It works well with many of our large background transfers.  With this one I used our 'Modern Floral' transfer once again.  I used it previously on a decorative pillow (in which I made a video - of course).  I also used a 'Welcome' transfer, Our huge 18" Round, Shimmer Gold & Bright White Paste.


This shimmer Gold Paste actually shimmers with gold glitter.


Here is a picture of my two projects together.  Same transfer but two different surfaces.  One is ink and one is paste.

My how to video:



So are you ready to give this technique a try?  Come on, you know you want to!

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Not Adulting Today!

Ink on my T-shirt:
.....I'm not.....  ADULTING TODAY (tomorrow doesn't look good either)
tehehehehe πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€ͺ



Love this!  Isn't it cute.  Who wouldn't want that from time to time?  I will be busy making a few of these this afternoon.  🎨 The ink colors I used on this t-shirt are:  Papaya, Couture Teal & Bright White.  The transfer is:  'Not Today'.  Now I can heat set this with either an Easy Press or an Iron.  Use parchment paper with both.  And..... (drum πŸ₯ roll)  it's permanent!  WooHoo!!πŸ’ƒπŸ»

My how to video:




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Modern Floral Transfer & Ink On My Pillow

Love how you can customize colors and mix transfers to decorate.  Decorate your way!  And the bonus is....it's fun too!



I love how this turned out.  It did take some prepping and some patience.  This is a large transfer and I had to make sure it did not stick on itself.  I used Chalk Couture's Ink Mat which acts as a blotter & it is sticky so you can press the pillow cover smooth over the mat.  Than when I put the sticky silkscreen transfer on and smoothed out any wrinkles or bubbles I had a very successful transfer of ink to pillow - no bleeding under the design!  Yea!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‰ The supplies I used are:  Ink Mat, Eucalyptus ink, Large handled squeegee & Modern Floral silkscreen transfer.

Here is my how to video:




Love this stuff!

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Changing Up My Lazy Susan

Well, it's time to change my Lazy Susan.  This is an old wooden lazy susan that I have repurposed with black chalk paint (not to be mixed up with Chalk paste or ink) and then a little natural wax, I use Minwax. Wipe on, wipe off. (LOL from Karate Kid). I keep changing up the designs using different silkscreen transfer and chalk paste from Chalk Couture.  I love that I can do this, it fun to try and decide what to do with it next.  This is what I did:



I used two transfers:  Vintage Laurel Wreath & 'C' Monogram (We have a transfer for every letter in the alphabet + the & sign).  I used Gold Shimmer paste (this is new!) and two colors of green:  Garden Herb and one that I mixed myself.  Watch the video to see how I did it.  🎨 πŸ‘€




I always try to set aside some time to play and decorate my house at the same time!  It's a win, win!

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My Super Heros 🦸🏼‍♂️ 🦹‍♂️ 🦸🏼‍♂️ 🦹‍♂️ 🦸‍♀️

My young Super Heros! We will be traveling soon to visit three of my super heros so I made them some shirts.




Love how these turned out.  I used the following inks:  Bumblebee, Candy Apple Red, Black Velvet, Bright White, Gold Shimmer, Midnight Sky, Papaya & Regal. After the ink is dry you can heat set this with parchment paper and a medium non-steam iron for 4 minutes front and back.  You can also use an Easy Press if you have one.  Now it is permanent!πŸŒŸπŸ’›


Three of my super heroes  🦸‍♀️🦸‍♀️🦸🏼‍♂️

















And my how to video:






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Well.....I'm Procraftinating Again! Learn A New Technique

Well here I am procraftinating again!!  Just can't help it.  I was blessed with crafty parents!  Dad was great with woodworking and mom loved to sew.  Mom, Toni and I went to ceramic classes which we all enjoyed!  So a lot of this love for crafts was handed down to me.  I am so lucky!

Here is my latest sign...this time actually on chalkboard.



I used Chalk Paste in Bumblebee, storm and bright white.  I also tried a technique I call 'Chalk & Pull' for the first time.  I will definitely try that again!

Take a look:



See that eagle?  My mom made that for me in ceramics! Ok, so far I have used this transfer 3 different times and 3 different surfaces!  Wood, fabric & chalkboard.  This just keeps going & going.  Lot of life left to do many more.

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