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Showing posts with label June. Show all posts

Sunday, June 27, 2021

DIY Octopus Chalk Art // Create your own Home Decor! //Come Chalk with Me!


If you know me, you know I love everything ocean! The ocean is my happy place and I love to be at the beach, listening to the waves and feel that ocean mist on my skin. My dream house would be at the ocean. But since I don't live in my dream beach house, I guess I'll just have to add a beachy feel to my home decor.  

I created this Octopus Chalk Art with a retired Transfer, 4 different blue chalk pastes and a found surface from Marshalls that is a great size for large transfers. 

Live Deeply Collection Octopus Chalk Transfer | Chalking With Jessica

This transfer has been on my to do list for a long time, so I was excited to finally use it. I've wanted to put it on a throw pillow for some time, but while putting our normal home decor back out, I saw the perfect surface. I had used this large surface for my Valentines Mantel. But it was time change the mantel, so what better time to create the Octopus! 

Want to see how I made it? Follow along!

Supplies Needed: 
Large Magnetic Chalkboard from Marshalls
Transfer: Octopus- Live Deeply Collection (retired)


Step 1
Grab all your supplies that you will need. This makes it so much easier so you don't have to get up while chalking. I didn't use the trays since I have the jars of each chalk paste. Always stir your paste colors before you use them. If they feel a little dry, add a little bit of distilled water to it and stir well.

Step 2 
I was reusing a surface, so I had to clean in off. I started by spraying the chalked part with distilled water from the Fine Mist Sprayer from Chalk Couture. I let it sit for a few minutes and then I take a Board Eraser to really clean it off. After the board is clean, I wipe it dry with a lint free cloth. Now my surface is ready to be used. 

Step 3
Time to Fuzz Fuzz FUZZ! These newer transfers seem really sticky so fuzz it well so it doesn't stick too much to the surface. Since this is a large transfer, I have found that it is easier to turn it upside down, then take the backer off. This way is less likely to stick itself to any part of the transfer. Then I just fuzz it upside-down. 

Step 4
Once it's all fuzzed, I carefully flip it over and lay it into position of where I want it. Make sure its completely flat.

Step 5
With this project, I wanted it to have 4 different blues that blended well together. I used Ocean Mist, Lakeshore, Colonial Blue and Shimmer Splash. I used the Small Squeegee for all since I was blending them together. I used 4 Paste Stir Sticks to give then a good stir before I used them. Have your pastes close to you for easy use.

Step 6
Start with the 1st paste and take out small amounts with the stir sticks and randomly place them all over the transfer. Continue with the rest of the pastes until you feel that there is enough. Do this fast so the paste doesn't start to dry out. Once you have them all placed around the transfer, grab your Small Squeegee and start to spread the paste around. There is no rhyme or reason, so have fun while mixing and spreading the paste around. 

Step 7
I noticed that I had a lot of extra paste left over so I placed it into a Color Tray to use on another project. This makes for a unique fun color that is like no other. 

Step 8
Once you have removed the excess paste, now you can carefully peel the transfer off. 

Step 9
Clean your transfer right away. This will ensure more uses. To clean larger transfers, I clean them in the shower. Make sure the wall is clean and place the dirty transfer on there. Use the shower head to clean with cold water. Grab your board eraser and clean both sides. Once clean, hang or lay sticky side up until dry. Once dry, apply backer and store away.

Now enjoy your creation! 

Watch me make it here: 

Do you make stuff for your home? Let me know! I would love to hear all about it! 

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See how to create with Chalk Couture: https://youtu.be/jHLd2P2zqWo

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Life is Better at the Beach Tablet Stand // Easy DIY Home Decor // Come chalk with me!

Want an easy to DIY that's easy to make and easy to change? Well you have found it! The Tablet Stand has been a game changer to add to my Decorated 3 Tiered tray. It's easy to chalk on, cleans off easy so you are ready to change it for the next holiday. 

I've had my eye on a transfer and when I decided to redo my 3 Tiered Tray with my Beach stuff, I knew the Life is Better at the Beach Transfer was perfect! I use this in the kitchen while cooking. I just place my tablet in it to keep my recipes available but out of the way. 

Want to see how I made it? Follow along!

Supplies Needed: 
Tablet Stand from Hobby Hobby
Life is Better at the Beach Transfer (retired)

Step 1
Get all your supplies together. Open the Couture Teal Chalk Paste  and Tide Chalk Paste and stir it well using a Stir Stick.

Step 2
Fuzz the transfer usin the Fuzzing Cloth. Don't be afraid to fuzz it alot. If it seems really sticky, it might need quite a few fuzzings. Since the new transfers seem to be stickier, fuzz fuzz FUZZ! You don't want that to pull up the back ground up when removing the transfer. 

Step 3
Press the transfer onto the surface firmly and grab the Stir Stick and apply the Couture Teal Chalk Paste onto the top of the transfer. Take the small squeegee and glide the Paste all over the transfer covering all mesh areas until you hit the last word -Beach. Only chalk with Couture Teal Chalk Paste on the top part of the word. Now take your Tide Chalk Paste and start from the bottom of the word Beach, but leave a small amount in the middle. There should be a line in between the 2 colors that has no paste. Then you are going to take your finger and combine the two colors. I like to use the motion of going up and down all the way across. you don't want to go side to side as it will not make the best ombre effect. Once fully chalked, pull the transfer from the top to bottom holding both ends, making sure to not stretch the transfer. Now since these new transfers seem to be more stickier that the older one, evenly pulling the transfer is important. 

Step 4
Clean your transfer right away. This will ensure more uses. To clean larger transfers, I clean them in the shower. Make sure the wall is clean and place the dirty transfer on there. Use the shower head to clean with cold water. Grab your board eraser and clean both sides. Once clean, hang or lay sticky side up until dry. Once dry, apply backer and store away. 

Now enjoy your creation! 
How cute is my Beachy 3 Tiered Tray? 

Watch me make it here: 
Do you make stuff for your home? Let me know! I would love to hear all about it! 

What Is Chalk Couture?: https://youtu.be/nyosBF7gSxo
See how to create with Chalk Couture: https://youtu.be/jHLd2P2zqWo

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Saturday, June 26, 2021

My Beachy 3 Tiered Tray with all of my favorite beach items! // Plus create custom Home Decor // Come Chalk with Me!

If you know me, you know I love the ocean. So my home has a lot of ocean vibes and colors. I love to create my beachy ocean 3 tiered tray! With all of the holidays, I don't feel that it gets enough time up since 4th of July is so close. I may just have to put it back up after the 4th! 

Come see how I styled my Beachy 3 Tiered Tray! 


Want to check out last years Beach 3 Tiered Tray? 


Top Tier
One if my favorite Rae Dunn Mugs is my Vitamin Sea Mug! That's why it's on the top! I placed 2 star fish inside on the top. Next to the mug is a tea light candle holder in a muted ocean blue color. I bought a set of these a long time ago and love to use them whenever I can. Then I used the Ocean colored wood bead garland that I made last year. 


Middle Tier
This tier holds another one of my favorite Rae Dunn Mugs - Beach Please. I actually bought Beach Please and Vitamin Sea as a set from Poshmark for too much money, butI knew I would never find them in Lodi. Next to the mug is another blue candle holder that has a vintage mercury feel. Ive also had this handle holder for a long time and have used it so many times. Front and center is a painted and distressed wooden white whale that my mom bought me. We used it in my youngest sons nursery. The wooden bead garland continues throughout this tier as well.


Bottom Tier
I found this adorable blue Rae Dunn short Paradise candle a few weeks ago in Marshalls. I love the color and felt that it would go perfect with my Beachy Decor. On the other side is another Rae Dunn Mug - Create your own Sunshine. Who doesn't need a little sunshine... make sure to create your own and share! From and center is a sign I made from scraps and Chalk Couture products. Come check out the blog post on how I made it HERE! In the back is the matching vintage looking candle holder from the middle tier. To finish it off, I brought the wooden beaded garland all the way across and hanging off the side. 


Left Side
I've had this small framed picture with a print from Katie Daisy inside for a long time. I love to use it around the house since it is so pretty.
 

Right Side
I have used this Tablet Stand so many times and love changing it up for each change up of the 3 Tiered Tray. This time I created the Tablet Stand with the Life is better at the Beach Transfer. I loved making this with the ombre technique. To see how I made this, Click Here to read all about it! 

Do you make stuff for your home? Let me know! I would love to hear all about it! 

What Is Chalk Couture?: https://youtu.be/nyosBF7gSxo
See how to create with Chalk Couture: https://youtu.be/jHLd2P2zqWo

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DIY Easy Peasy Beach sign - make your own Home Decor in Minutes! // Come Chalk with Me!


I needed a smaller beachy sign for my 3 Tiered Tray, and I knew I could make one. But I didn't want to go buy anything, so I started searching around the house. I went outside to look through the scrap wood pile and found a perfect small. I sanded it just a tad, and then painted it white. 

After it was dry, I sanded the top and edges to give it a vintage vibe. Then I grab the Beach Vibes Transfer (retired), Shimmer Splash Chalk Paste, a Small Squeegee and a stir stick

Here's the Beach Vibes Transfer (Retired) That I used

Beach Vibes Chalk Transfer | Chalking With Jessica 

I only used the top portion of the transfer that says "beach". Once cut, I laid the transfer on the block in the middle and pressed to make sure it was adhered. 

I opened the Shimmer Splash Chalk Paste and gave it a good stir with a Stir Stick. I normally add a spray or two of distilled water to make sure its not too dry. I have noticed that most of the shimmer pastes stay well. They don't get many clumps at all.

Once the paste is stirred up well, I take out a small amount with the Stir Stick and put it in the transfer. 


Then I take my Small Squeegee and spread the paste all over the mesh areas. 

Once completed covered in paste. Lift up the transfer from the wood and wash immediately. This will keep your transfers sticky and you can use it many times! 


Look how easy that was! Just imagine what you could make for your home. 


Want to see how I made it? Watch here:

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 Do you make stuff for your home? Let me know! I would love to hear all about it! 

What Is Chalk Couture?: https://youtu.be/nyosBF7gSxo
See how to create with Chalk Couture: https://youtu.be/jHLd2P2zqWo

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Like these but not sure what Chalk Couture is- Click here to read all about it! 

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