Do you love to DIY but struggle to find the time, inspiration and gather the supplies? Welcome to your auto-ship solution! Direct to you shipping each month, access to instructions and lots of variations and inspiration in our Chalk Elegance community groups. You will find your creative confidence with the silkscreen designs and have your projects ready to go in a short amount of time, every time!
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Reverse watercolour technique with Chalk Couture
This DIY project is a simple and fun one that gives you unique yet controlled results. Let your inner child out with this easy reverse watercolour technique!
Silk Screen Stencil
Plastic - such as plastic bag, laminating sheet, page protector
Water colour paints or Chalkology Paste
Grabyour Chalk Couture supplies
Heat Embossing with Chalk Couture stencils
If you are a paper crafter you have likely dabbled with heat embossing powders and stamping. I love the way embossing powders enhance the look of your project. So of course we had to try using the embossing powders with our Chalk Couture stencils and it was fabulous creative success!
Silk Screen stencil
Heat embossing powder
Surface such as cardstock, wood
We had an idea... dangerous I know. Would heat embossing powder work with our Chalk Couture silk screen stencils? So we tested it. After much thought, we decided that ink would be the better choice over paste because the ink is made to be heat set and the paste can have negative effects when heat set.
Following the same process as normal for applying the ink--
A Christmas Eve box tradition
Do you have a Christmas Eve box family tradition? It's very simple and can encourage family togetherness or simply a fun tradition with wonder and excitement. It's very simple to create and lots of fun to plan the contents each year!
Christmas Eve box project is part of our 12 Crafts of Christmas.. check them all out here
Let's get creative with our Christmas Eve box!
Fun to fill the box! (movie, book, snacks, pj's,etc)
Always start with a good base for your wood, check out "Prepping your Surface" This is key to any type of stencil you use. Paint your crate the desired colour.
Once your paint is dry. Apply your silk screen stencil to the crate- if it is brand new you may need to "fuzz" it off a little, this will remove a bit of the stickiness so that it doesn't adhere too well. Simply place your silk screen on the fuzzing cloth or towel, rub gently & pull up.
Gently pull your paste across the stencil design, remove excess paste. Remove your stencil. Let paste dry (this is quick!) See video below for a quick how-to.
Once your design is complete fill your box with all the Christmas Eve treats and fun.
Ideas: Movie, Story book, PJ's, Snacks & treats, Reindeer Food, small gifts, new ornament, Snowman soup. Be creative and enjoy filling your box each year!
DIY Etched cookie jar
Etching ... simple, fun and permanent meaning your design can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher! Grab your favourite stencil some etching cream and get ready to wow your friends!
This project is part of the 12 Crafts of Christmas series, be sure to catch all 12 days!
Etching cream (we use Armour etch)
Stencil (silkscreen transfer)
Select your favouite stencil to etch. Ensure to "fuzz" it off. The stencils love to stick to glass-- "Fuzzing" the act of temporarily removing some of the stickiness will make removing your stencil easier as well as prolong the life of it. Remember they are reusable!
Carefully place your stencil and remove all air bubbles/wrinkles. The etching cream will sneak under if you do not do this.
Etching is permanent-- there is no fix (aside from covering it up!)
Apply a generous amount of etching cream on the silk screen part, ensure full coverage. Allow to sit for 5-20 min (longer will equal a deeper etch). Using a squeegee, scrape the excess cream off, yes you can reuse this so I just put it back into the jar.
Remove your stencil. Wash off both the stencil and your glass item. You want to stop the cream from etching so wash it off.
Enjoy your now dishwasher safe design!
Fill with your favourite cookies... try not to eat them all in one sitting. Check out our printables page for my Grandma's famous Jam Jam cookies!
See the video below for a quick how-to create this project.
First a few tips:
Oil and water don't mix. Yes you learned this as a child but it still holds true for DIY projects as well. If you use an oil base stain or paint do not try to layer on a water based product.
Water based products will keep whites white. This is important because there is nothing worse than your gorgeous white project that turns yellow very quickly due to the sealer!
Outdoor projects it's more about sealing the wood from damage. I like to use a water base Spar urethane. YES it is harder to find but water based does exist. Remember our tips above as to why water based is desired.
Spray sealers. I still vote for water based. The benefit of spray is you don't risk smearing your project by brushing across it. It happens- usually when you are on a deadline or used extra time being creative.
Personal choice on a brand -- just remember to get WATER based.
Glass & Mirrors. So far we have not had the need to seal glass or mirrors because we either want it to be temporary, used permanent products like heat set inks or etched it. However this product is on my list of products to try as it has been mentioned in many craft groups.
Here's the thing. I really don't seal a lot of projects anymore. Now that I do a lot with Chalkology pastes and inks I find I don't need to. Yes I've used ink on wood. The paste doesn't move unless it is wet AND rubbed or scrapped off, so for many projects they don't need that extra step.
I seal the wood if it's an outdoor project. In this case I am more worried about the wood damaging from Mother Nature's elements than the project on top! So seal that wood really well (I use water based spar urethane)
NOW go be creative and feel confident when you are ready to seal!
Wood burn projects have always amazed me. They are so elegant looking and yet so rustic and natural. They seemed so challenging UNTIL I discovered you can use stencils & a heat gun to create your designs .
YES you can have the look of wood burn but the perfection of a stencil.
There are a few different products on the market to use: Scortch pens, scortch paste, torch paste.
The struggle many have is that when using a stencil would need to avoid bleeding under, yet you need to be able to apply enough product to have it work.
Thanks to other crafty minds a wood burning DIY gel has been created (recipe below)!
Why a Gel?
Gel is thick enough to not bleed under your stencil yet thin enough to go through mesh if using a silk screen style stencil (perfect for multiple projects of the same design!)
Ready to DIY this mind-blowing wood burn gel?
Food colouring (2-3 drops)
In a glass bowl, combine 1 Tbsp Amonia Chloride, 8 tsp Thick-it, 1/2 cup warm water and food colouring.
The food colouring is so that you can see your application as this gel is clear. The colouring will not affect your project.
Place in container.
This will make plenty of gel for your project as you use very little! You may wish to 1/2 this recipe.
A Tip we have picked up from using this gel. Over time it will turn back to liquid. To slow this process store your gel in the fridge.
Using your gel paste with silk screen stencils.
Just like paste, ink or etching cream the gel is very easy to use! Simply apply a small amount across your image & use the squeegee to remove the excess.
Remove and wash your silk screen stencil.
Grab your heat gun and start burning that wood. Be sure to move the heat around so that you do not over burn one spot. You will see the wood start to change colours-- more heat = more burn, less= less burn.
Play around and figure out the look that you want to achieve.
Bonus of wood burning... it's food safe! Simply sand your finished item gently and apply mineral oil over top. Grab a bamboo cutting board & give it a fun design!
We want to see your creations! Be sure to tag us @ChalkElegance on Facebook & @Chalk_Elegance on Instagram when posting your Burn gel/silk screen creations!
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!
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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!
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.
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