Showing posts with label ink. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ink. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

New En Vogue Colors for the 2022 Autumn Collection // Time to get crafty / Autumn Collection Launch

 

Chalk Couture has made some delicious additions with new En Vogue colors. What are En Vogue colors? Chalk Couture is proud to introduce Glow in the Dark, Forest, Rust, Shimmer Moonlight, Slate Rose Chalk Pastes and Orange Peek Ink  for Autumn 2022. These are fresh, on-trend paste colors, introduced specifically to highlight the designs in this season’s catalog. They rotate out with new collection releases, so take advantage of them before they go!

I can't wait to use and share them with you!

Glow In The Dark Chalkology® Paste 

(En Vogue)

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It’s glow in the dark chalk paste! Chalk this translucent paste over another color for daytime visibility. Light-exposed paste will show in darkness. It’s washable and offers a matte finish. Chalkology® Paste is formulated for use with Chalk Transfer® designs and Chalk Couture™ surfaces. Can also be applied to other nonporous surfaces. 

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Orange Peel Chalkology® Ink
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Make your statement with creamy dreamy™ chalk paste that can be quickly applied to any hard surface. It’s washable, forgiving when wet, and offers a hard, matte finish when dry. Specially formulated for use with Chalk Transfer® designs and Chalk Couture™ surfaces.

Each jar of Chalkology® Paste includes 3 US fl. oz. Our paste goes far! One jar will last you for lots of projects, surfaces, and creative adventures. Jars are a great choice for those dazzling colors you know you’ll be drawn to time and time again.

What is your favorite color? I can't wait to use the glow in the dark chalk paste! 

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Monday, April 25, 2022

Chalk Couture Ink- What is it and what can I use it on? // Come craft with me!

Chalkology™ Ink—ideal for a permanent application, our ink is available in a variety of custom colors and works well with Transfers.

Did you know that there is currently 23 different Ink colors available? You can also mix them together to make new colors. And all match with a Chalk Paste so they can coordinate with each other. 

I've done a few projects with Ink, and they all came out great. There are pros and cons to ink, but I am happy to make projects.


 

Read all about Chalk vs Ink HERE! 

One of the pros to ink is that you have a longer time frame to work with it. I have done a few pillow cases that have been more detailed, and I have spend at least 20 minutes without having to to the pull method. Another pro is that it is permanent. Once heat pressed, it can be washed over and over again and it doesn't wash out. 

One of the cons is that it takes more ink to do a project that if you used that transfer with chalk. It's like the fabric just sucks it up. Just make sure you have enough ink to do a project. Another con is that if you make a mistake, it's not as easy to clean up as chalk paste on a chalkboard is.  

Here are some items you can make:









Check out some of the ink projects here: 







What are your favorite accessories? Let me know! I love to hear about how other people use there accessories! 

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Monday, March 7, 2022

Paste vs Ink - What's the difference? What can I use them on? // Come chalk with me!

 This is your go to guide on everything you need to know about Chalk Couture Pastes and Inks!


Are the paste and inks designed to be the same colors (are the reds the same, green, navy, etc.) or are they different?
While some pastes and inks share the same color name, they are intended to be as close as possible but may not be identical. Because of their formulation and unique pigments, they will dry with different intensities.
Can I mix Chalkology Paste and Chalkology Ink on the same project?
Yes, however, do not mix the ink and paste together. Do not heat set the paste. (This means if you are heat setting a project with an iron, do not iron the paste. If you are heat setting an oven-safe surface, do not use paste on the project.)


Is there a different “look” in the dry finish between paste and ink (matte, glossy, thickness, rough vs. smooth, etc.)?
Yes. Paste is more matte and tends to level on its own. Ink dries more glossy and doesn’t level on its own, so you will need to smooth it to get the finish/thickness you desire.

Will either fade in daylight?
Any color will fade over time, but fading is accelerated when exposed to daylight. Avoid exposing your projects to long periods of sunlight and direct sunlight.

Is ink non-toxic?
Yes, but ink is not for human consumption and should be kept out of reach of children. Note that the metallic inks contain trace metals. Any accidental ingestion should be reported to your physician.

Can you mix ink colors together and on a project like you can paste colors?
Yes, no problem.

Can I mix ink and paste together?
No. The ink and paste cannot be mixed together, because the ink needs to be heat set and paste cannot be heated.

Can you still do techniques like marbling and ombré with ink?
Yes. They are trickier techniques with ink, but they do work.

Can I remove the ink from a hard surface project? (Like scraping off a plate/board with a craft knife?)
If you have heat set your project you should consider it permanent. If you haven’t heat set your project, the ink may come off completely, smudge, or smear in water or when rubbed briskly. On hard surfaces, you may be able to scrape off non-set ink with a craft knife. It will not come off cleanly like paste can and should be used carefully as it is not forgiving on surfaces, particularly fabric.
What is the difference in consistency with paste and ink?
With paste, you may see a difference in consistency. Each color has its own unique formula, so paste consistency can vary. You will not experience a significant difference in ink consistency. However, paste is typically thicker than ink.

Does ink dry more quickly or slowly?
Ink dries much slower than paste. You may wish to use a hair dryer to speed drying, particularly if you are making a project with layered colors.

Will ink bleed through fabric?
Yes, ink can bleed through fabric. Use an Ink Mat to protect your surfaces. Ensure you remove the Ink Mat before ironing your project to heat set the Ink.

Can I heat set my project while the Ink Mat is underneath it?
No, remove the Ink Mat first, because it is not heat proof.

Do I need to “seal” ink projects, even after heat setting?
No. The heat setting seals a project.


Does ink “interact” differently with our Chalk Transfer designs than paste? (Will ink stain my Transfers?)
Yes. Ink will likely stain your Transfer, although staining does not harm your Transfer. Some of the darkest colors of ink can stain the silk portion of the Transfer. The staining will not discolor the next project you make with that Transfer. However, wash your Transfers immediately after using Chalkology Ink. Because ink is permanent, it can clog the screen or pull at the Transfer if allowed to dry (and again, it is less forgiving than paste).

How long do you heat set fabric?
You will need to heat set a fabric project for 4 minutes on each side (inked side AND non-inked side) with a medium heat iron. Ensure you use a barrier between your iron and inked surface, such as parchment paper, and keep the iron moving in small circles—don’t let it rest in one spot.

Can you heat set non-fabric items? What about surfaces that can’t tolerate heat (like plastics or melamine)?
You can heat set non-fabric items that can tolerate heat in a medium oven (300-350° F) for 30 minutes. We recommend waiting for the ink to dry before putting it in the oven. Also, wait for the oven to heat before placing your project inside.
If you use ink on a surface that can’t tolerate heat, do not heat set it. If an item can be baked—like many ceramics, glassware, and cookware—then it will likely be heat safe. Please read all surface information about the item you plan to ink before putting in your oven. You can still use ink on surfaces that don’t tolerate heat, just remember they are not permanent, because they haven’t been set.

Can I use ink on dishes?
Ink is designed for décor items, and while you may choose to decorate common kitchen items (platters, plates, mugs, etc.) the ink was not formulated to be in direct contact with food or beverages.

Is the ink dishwasher safe?
Yes. Ink is dishwasher safe once it has been heat set.

Can I put ink on my chalkboard? If so, do I need to heat set it or just let it air dry?
Yes, you can put ink on your chalkboard, however we don’t recommend heat setting a chalkboard. Remember ink is designed to be permanent, so it may not completely come off even if it is not heat set.

What’s the best way to clean up after “accidents” with ink?
Any “project rescue” suggestions?
If it is only a small drop of ink, you can let it dry completely and peel it off (depending on where it has spilled; some fabrics it will soak into immediately). If it is a larger area, and ink won’t pull off, you may need to start over OR try to ink over the mistake. It will depend on the surface, because ink may stain even if it hasn’t been heat set.

How do you clean up your Ink Mat when you are done?
Use water to wipe it clean. Do not use a disinfecting wipe, because it will take the adhesive off your mat.

How do you layer designs?
Heat set the ink between layers. After you let the first layer dry, you are safe to layer on top of it. To speed this process, you can use a hair dryer after each layer.

What’s the life of ink when stored?
Chalkology Ink, similar to Chalkology Paste, will last longest when stored in its jar, tightly sealed and in a cool, dry place when not in use. Cap immediately after use or between projects to prolong life. Both paste and ink are best when used within 3 months of purchase. But I have had pastes and inks for over a year and still work great!



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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Want to see what I ordered for the 2020 Holiday Suite Launch? Take a look to check it all out here!

Want to see what I ordered for the Holiday Suite launch?!? This launch went smooth and I got everything that I wanted even being 2 hours late to the launch time! These are such great transfers and there is something for everyone! 


B2042202 • $14.99 USD
B2042201 • $14.99 USD
C2042153  •  $24.99 USD 
B2042208  •  $14.99 USD
A2042147  •  $9.99 USD
B2042204  •  $14.99 USD
A2042151  •  $9.99 USD
B2042205  •  $14.99 USD
D2042137  •  $29.99 USD

Making a list- Checking it twice! Have you made your list yet? I am so happy that I got EVERYTHING that I wanted! 

I'd love to know which new Transfers are your favorites?!? 

What Is Chalk Couture?: https://youtu.be/nyosBF7gSxo
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Sara ;)

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