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Sunday, July 4, 2021

My 4th of July Mantle for 2021! Come craft with me!

I love decorating for the 4th of July! I love the colors and the feeling it give me - I love my Country and I love to celebrate it! I had a lot of fun creating new items with my Glowforge and Chalk Couture. Plus buying new items when I find them. 

How many items did I make for my mantle this year? 

Want to see my 4th of July Mantle from Last year? 

Click HERE! 


Starting on the left is the Freedom sign that I made from a found surface and Chalk Couture items. I loved this sign so  much that I packed it away to use it again. I used 2 retired Chalk Couture Transfers - Freedom and Homespun Stars. I used 3 Chalk Pastes in  Candy AppleBlue Jay (retired) and Bright White. I found this surface at Hobby Lobby on clearance. I painted it with black chalkboard paint. 


Next to Freedom sign is a Land of the Free sign that I made from a piece of scrap wood, scrapbook paper and Chalk Couture items. I sanded the scrap wood and added the scrapbook paper with Modge Podge. After that dried, I added one more coat on top. Once that dried, I took the Home of the Brave Transfer (retired) and used a portion of it. Then I used Black Velvet Chalk Paste

On top of that sign is a small sign I made from a wood scrap. I painted it with blue paint and sanded the edges to give it a vintage feel. Then I used the Star Cutout Pattern Transfer, and used just the Star & Stripes  Forever portion. I just used the Stars & Stripes section. Then I used Bright White Chalk Paste.

The next sign was another sign I made from a scrap of wood. I sanded it and painted it with white paint. After the paint was dry, I sanded the edges to give it a vintage feel. Then I used Herringbone Transfer (retired) with Shimmer Splash Chalk Paste. I let the dry and then I used a portion of the Home of the Brave Transfer. I used just the July portion of the saying Fourth of July. I used Candy Apple Chalk Paste




Next to the July sign is a Stars & Stripes Forever sign that I made from a clearance frame and Chalk Couture items. I painted the front of the frame with white chalkboard paint. I sanded the edges for a vintage feel. The 1st transfer I used was the Star with little starts inside from the Star Cutout Pattern Transfer and  then I used Cadet Chalk Paste. Once that dried, I used the Stars and Stripes Forever portion from the Star Cutout Pattern Transfer and used Candy Apple Chalk Paste.

On top of that sign is a sign I made from scrap wood, Polkadot Chalk Couture Transfer, a cutout from my Glowforge and paint.  I sanded my scrap wood and then painted it with white paint. Then I used the Polkadot Transfer(retired) with Candy Apple Chalk Paste. I then cut the USA on my Glowforge and then painted it with blue paint. Once it was dry, I glued it on! Easy Peasy! 


On the right side, I have my Rae Dunn Let Freedom Ring door hanger from Marshalls. 

Next to that is a large 2 piece America/Celebrate wooden tags set. The set is so large, I just stacked them together. I bought it at Marshalls. 

On top of the Tag Set is a 3 piece Wooden Flag set that I purchased from a local maker named Megan. She makes all kinds of signs and fun wooden items! I love to support other local small makers! 

Now on the left hand bottom side is a Home of the Free sign shipped like the United States. I bought this at Hobby Lobby. 

Next is a United We Stand box art that I bought on clearance from Hobby Lobby. 

Next to that is an wooden anchor that I also used during the year. 

On the top left of the wood burning stove is an America Sign that I made from Scrap wood, paint, Chalk Couture items and my Glowforge. First I sanded the scrap wood and then painted it. I sanded it after it was dry to give it a vintage look. I then used a Chalk Couture June Club Transfer from a previous year that I bought it a special sale. I then used Candy Apple Chalk Paste. I then cut out the work America on my Glowforge and painted it blue. Once dry, I glued it under the USA silhouette. 

On top of the America sign is a wooden firework set from the Dollar Spot at Target. 

The next is a Boom sign that I made from scrap wood, paint and my Glowforge. I sanded the wood, then painted it red. Once dry, I sanded it to give it a vintage look. I then cut out Boom with a firework under it. Then I painted it with white paint. Once dry, I glued it on.

On the right side there is a set of 3 Wooden Stars Cutouts from Chalk Couture. They come in size small, medium and large. I used the Star Cutout Pattern Transfer, which is made for these wooden stars. For the large Start I used Shimmer Splash Chalk Paste, the middle star I used Candy Apple Chalk Paste, and for the small star I used  Candy Apple Chalk Paste and Cadet Chalk Paste and I used the ombre technique. 


I made this USA sign last year from a surface from Hobby Lobby, ribbon and Chalk Couture items. I had some of the individual letter transfers (retired), so I was able to do USA. I used  Candy Apple Chalk Paste and then finished them off with a ribbon accent on one side. 

The Ribbon banner was used for Mason's 1st birthday. He is now 4 so I have gotten use out of it for sure! 

Want to know how many items I made for my mantle? 
13!

 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, July 3, 2021

July 2021 Club Couture - Bowl of Cherries // Come chalk with me!

Get ready for a Transfer that is flippin’ sweet! A burst of cherries with a whimsical handwritten font truly exemplifies a care-free summer. We think this Transfer looks crisp with the three harmonizing paste singles included with your Club Couture shipment: Cadet, Candy Apple, and Ocean Mist. Use the cherry icons multiple times to create an abundance of delicious fruit, or try adding them as an extra fun touch on other surfaces and accent pieces. 

This summer, we hope that you make memories that you will cherry-ish forever! 


Supplies Included:

-Club Couture Transfer: Bowl of Cherries
-Chalkology® Paste Singles: Cadet, Candy Apple, Ocean Mist

Supplies Needed:




Color and Placement Suggestions:

-Cadet: Full sentiment
-Candy Apple: Cherries, stems, and leaves 
-Ocean Mist: Water droplets


Follow these instructions to complete this project:


1. Remove your Transfer from its packaging and carefully peel off the Transfer Backer Sheet.

2. “Fuzz” the Transfer element by gently pressing onto a Fuzzing Cloth and carefully pulling it upward. This will make the Transfer easier to remove from the surface after you’ve applied the paste.

3. Center the Bowl of Cherries Transfer on the surface. Smooth the Transfer out to ensure it has properly adhered and that there are no air bubbles or wrinkles.

4. Knead your Chalkology Paste Singles. Cut open the corner of each packet and squeeze the desired amount of paste onto a Color Tray, using a new tray for each color.

5. Smooth a generous amount of Chalkology Paste over the Transfer using a squeegee or Multi-Tool (see “Color and Placement Suggestions”).

6. Once the screen portion of the design is completely covered, squeegee the excess paste off as evenly as possible and scrape it back into the tray. The more excess paste you remove, the better the result will be.

7. Before the paste dries, slowly peel back the Transfer. To prevent any stretching in it, peel the Transfer back vertically from two parallel corners, instead of diagonally.

8. Immediately clean the Transfer with cool water and a Board Eraser. Do not leave the Transfer in water or let it soak.

9. Dry the Transfer flat with the sticky side up.

10. Once the Transfer has been washed and dried, reapply the Backer Sheet and store it flat.

11. Relish your creation and “cherryish” the beauty of homemade projects!

Want to see a quick Video on how it is done? 

Watch this:




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Love your Club Couture membership, but want more to use them on? Get a Best Basics Chalk It Up Kit

Our basic instructions go like this: choose a surface and Transfer, add some paste or ink, and start creating. With the Best Basics Chalk It Up Kit, you’ll have what you need to carry out those instructions and you’ll be well on your way to artistry!

This kit includes two of our favorite surfaces: Board & Base (perfect for A-sized Transfers) and a Sylvie White Frame (perfect for B-sized Transfers). Both surfaces are reusable with Chalkology Paste, and can be used in either landscape or portrait orientation. Plus, that Board & Base is reversible so you can have two projects to display all at once!

Nothing is better than a nice big bowl of cherries!
Unless you get to share it with someone you love! 
🍒
 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

SAVE 40% OFF EVERYTHING & JOIN MY TEAM AS A DESIGNER: 
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Like these but not sure what Chalk Couture is- Click here to read all about it! 


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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! 

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

SAVE 40% OFF EVERYTHING & JOIN MY TEAM AS A DESIGNER: 
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Like these but not sure what Chalk Couture is- Click here to read all about it! 


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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

SAVE 40% OFF EVERYTHING & JOIN MY TEAM AS A DESIGNER: 
What Is In The Kit: https://youtu.be/qiVdqk2RDdw

JOIN MY CLUB COUTURE & GET EXCLUSIVE PERKS: 
EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT: 25% OFF, Happy Mail, Exclusive Lives, Art Giveaways, and other benefits


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

Wanna shop for some Chalk Couture stuff? Click here to check out all the amazing items! 


And as always, help a sister out by sharing this post, like it and leave me a comment! 

Until then...


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