Oh there are so many ways to play with Chalk Couture. I think that's what I love most about the products... there is not one specific right way to use it. Of course there are tips and tricks to have the out come you desire... however I think the best projects come from playing around.
This project is one of my favourite ways to create. Why? Because it can be so colourful or subtle, it uses very few supplies (most already in your home!) and best of all children can easily do it!
So get to the goods Stephanie... spill how we create this fun unique piece!
Okay... here is what you need
1. Watercolour paper -- you can find this in most craft stores
2. Plastic (zip top bag, your transfer package, laminating film to name a few)
3. Washable markers (yep, the ones your kids use)
4. Chalk Couture transfer
5. Chalk Couture Chalkology paste
Since we are working with paper we must FUZZ our transfer... if you have joined a few of our live projects, you will know our sticky re-useable transfers LOVE paper, plastic & glass. So fuzz off some of that sticky before placing it on your paper. This will limit your transfer from peeling up your paper (better project and less clean up!).
So now that you have fuzzed, place that transfer on your paper. Chalk it with your chalk paste following our regular technique. New? Check out our How-To page . Once done let the paste dry... or if you are like me... blow dry it because you are impatient.
Now the fun part. Get your scribble-toddler mode on. On your plastic, colour with your makers in random spots on the plastic. I like to chose 2-3 colours to work with. Once coloured, spritz your plastic with water (you will see the colour "bubble" a little.)
You have two choices-- Place your paper on top of the wet marker colouring OR carefully flip the plastic over onto the paper.
Now rub it with your hands to spread around those gorgeous colours! I think my favourite part is seeing how they blend together. You can dab off any too wet spots with a paper towel or use a hair dryer to push them further along the paper.
A busy mom of three finding me time, therapy and fun with Chalk Couture and crafting!