Just understand... it has happened to all of us (some of us more than we'd like to admit...). However, I have worked out a few ways to fix hard paste.. I mean look at my examples in this photo (yes those are mine... gasp).
Step one... add distilled water. Tip: Warm distilled water works better than cold, however I usually just spritz in a few good sprays of what is in my mister bottle. If you can, start breaking up the big chunk into smaller bits. If not, let the water soak in for an hour or so with the lid on and then try.
Step 2 -continue to add water, let soak and break up chunks until you get those chunks as small as you possibly can. You will be surprised how much water dry paste can soak up! I have even used a knife to help cut pieces smaller.
Try warming your water up before adding it or microwave it for very short amounts of time in the paste jar (8 seconds or less.. the jar will melt if you do too much at one time or too many times to close together)
Step 3- Try to make it smooth. I have a little mixer that came for hot chocolate-- it's flat and small- it works great with my hand pressure to push down & smoosh those last few little chunks. I have heard of others using an immersion blender (I have not personally tried that yet).
Another suggestion I have saved for trial - Is to run that last almost-but-not-quite smooth paste through cheese cloth and squeeze/squish the last of the chunks out.
Will it be perfect? Probably close! Is that a heck of a lot better than the garbage.. YES!!
The staff at Chalk Central have also worked very hard over the past few months with specialists to reformulate... so you will find that your NEW formula pastes are creamier and dreamier and require less "fixing".
Click the button to check out all the NEW creamy-dreamy paste options now!
Let's get our DIY flowing with special release transfers!
Are you ready for easy DIY projects? Silk screen art is perfect for the creative and the not-so creative. Easily create gorgeous pieces for decor, gifts, clothing and more!
Get these designs for FREE! Yes you read that right you can earn these Limited offer designs for FREE!
This month 3 limited time designs have release and they are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Perfect for your coffee bar or kitchen decor. Create a t-shirt or apron and take your design on the go!
They are priced at $19.99CAD but the best part is you can earn all three for FREE!
* 4 pieces of paper - rectangle. In our example they are 3inches by 8.5inches.
* Paper Circle for center- ours is 3inches
* Quick drying glue (hot glue, glue tape, etc)
* Chalkology paste & Mini transfer
Step 1. Accordion fold one of the coloured pieces of paper. Repeat until you have 4 pieces.
Step 2. Glue the ends of each accordion piece together, complete it as a circle by gluing the first end to the last.
Step 3. Glue the inner parts of the fan together this will make it easier to keep the circle shape (it really likes to pop up into a crown!). Or if you have a second set of hands you can easily push it down.
Step 4. Chalk your center circle. When the image is dry attach it with glue to the center of your fan.
Step 5. Admire your fabulous work. Repeat as necessary & decorate your space!
We would love to see your pinwheel creations! Share them with us by tagging @ChalkElegance on Facebook or @Chalk_Elegance on Instagram
Chalk Couture's May 2021 exclusive is SWEET! Yes lemons can be sweet.
Bumblebee, Meadow & Storm are the colours included with the May 2021 club kit are they are a perfect combo for bright and summery feeling. No matter how you combine these together these colours will make onlookers smile.
Club Couture is an auto-ship program delivering an 8.5x11 (b-size) transfer (reusable stencil) and 3 coordinating paste singles every month. These designs are EXCLUSIVE to club members and can not be purchased anywhere else.
Club members also have access to additional specials and bonus happy mail from me... Stephanie!
$26.99 CAD.. INCLUDING shipping!
Yes, FREE shipping!
This Month Members buy 3 transfers get 1 FREE!
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A busy mom of three finding me time, therapy and fun with Chalk Couture and crafting!