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5 important things to know about Chalk Couture transfers

Chalk Couture is taking the DIY Home Decor market by storm! If you’ve not yet heard of Chalk Couture, you are in for a treat because it is a game-changer when it comes to creating gorgeous projects easily and affordably! Between their gorgeous designs and water-soluble chalkpastes, making your own beautiful decor is easier than ever!

Here are the 5 most important things to know about Chalk Couture transfers which produce such awesome designs:

Chalk Couture transfers are NOT stencils

Chalk Couture transfers on display at craft fair

Upon first look, people often comment “Oh! Those are stencils!” But, our transfers are SO much better than stencils.

Stencils are often made with paper or plastic, where our transfers are made of a fabric mesh and work like a silkscreen. That means you can get an amazing amount of detail that’s impossible to replicate with a cut out stencil. 

Our transfers also come with an adhesive on the back, ensuring they stay put on whatever surface you place them on.  That means there is no need to tape down the transfer or worry about your design bleeding through. Super crisp and beautifully detailed designs are the norm when you use our transfers!

Chalk Couture transfers are re-usable

Because our delightful transfers are made from fabric, they can be washed up with just water and used over and over again! 

By following these simple tips, you can expect to get 8-10 uses out of your Chalk Couture transfer:

  • After removing the transfer from its carrier sheet, lay your transfer, sticky side down, on a fuzzing cloth. This will pick up a bit of lint and serve to soften the adhesive, making it easier to pull up from your surface when you’re done Chalking.
  • After you’ve chalked your transfer, carefully peel your transfer from the surface from the top center, instead of from the corner.  This will reduce the risk of stretching your transfer.
  • Once you’ve used your transfer, slip it into a water bath, and gently use a board eraser to remove the paste or ink from the front of the transfer.
  • Remove from the water and lie the transfer stick side up on a towel to air dry.
  • Once the transfer is dry, place the transfer back on the glossy side of the carrier sheet. Tip: Before removing the transfer from the carrier sheet, mark the back of the carrier sheet with the word “Back” so you’ll know which side is the glossy side!

Transfers can be used with both chalkpaste and ink

Chalk Couture offers both water-soluble Chalkology paste, and permanent Couture Inks. Both can be used on our transfers interchangeably. The same use and care suggestions I offered above for our transfers apply to using either Chalk or Ink.

So whether you want to create a gorgeous Chalkboard sign with our erasable chalkpastes today and use that same design to create a gorgeous pillow using our permanent ink tomorrow, you can!

Transfers can be used on all sorts of surfaces

One of my favorite things about Chalk Couture transfers are they can be used on all sorts of surfaces including chalkboard, wood, fabrics, walls, painted furniture and more! 

I am always on the lookout for some unique surfaces that I can create on, like this antique milk can I found at the flea market:

Chalk Couture offers some incredible surfaces as well, including framed and un-framed chalkboards, burlap wrapped boards, wood surfaces, metal trays, pennants, banners, pillow cases and more!

So, order your favorite or use something you already have – the choice is yours!

New designs are added regularly

 I love that Chalk Couture adds loads of new designs 4 times a year (and offers a new exclusive design for Club Couture subscribers and Designers each month!) That means our designs are always fresh and on trend! But, beware! Chalk Couture also retires transfers throughout the year as well. So, if there is one you’re dying for, be sure to grab it before it’s gone!

The popularity of Chalk Couture is growing but that doesn’t mean your designs will have to look like everyone else’s. You can easily mix and match transfers, find unique surfaces and choose your favorite colors to create your own unique style!

So, are you ready to see what the newest trend in DIY home decor is all about? Then join my community of Style Innovators and get lots of project ideas and inspiration! 

Until then,

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