Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Chalk Couture Ink a learning lesson for me.

So I offered to create a table runner sign for a brother-in-law who sells honey with the great Bee themed transfers from Chalk Couture I have. I want to share a tip I found out the hard way.

CHECK if your fabric has a "wrong side"

Admittedly I got this fabric at a second hand place, no clue what kind of fabric it is, I kinda think it was for banners of some kind. I bought a couple yards at a cheap price (now wishing I'd gotten more)

I first made a table runner for myself for events I do. Turned out great.

So when I did the Bee one the Yellow went down great. The Black which was going to be used more... not so much.
It ink bleed just kept going as it dried.Yes the transfer was fine, I even tried the stencil spray trick on a scrap piece with same results. 

I discovered this fabric has a wrong side that bleeds and a right side that did not.
The little white dots on the scrap, are from adding a chalk outline to soften or get rid of bleed.

I may re make this if I can get more fabric on my next trip to SLC UT.
Lesson I learned - CHECK on a scrap first!
I was lucky on my chalk runner!

Monday, July 8, 2019

Dixie Belle

Sometimes you just need a good base paint to decorate on! 

At the Vintage Market in Bridgeport, Jennifer and I were looking for base paint to use with our creative projects and workshops. We found Dixie Belle and after each of us getting some to test, we fell in love with it! 
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You can get Dixie Belle products from us at 
A Collective Gathering in Potter 
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Espically if your attending paint workshops out of the local area and want it drop shipped directly to you. 

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Farmhouse DIY sign

Do you enjoy the warmth and simplicity of farmhouse style? Create this
charming Chalk Box(tm) kit project in minutes. This kit includes: Couture
Boutique(tm) Odette Frame (6" x 18"), Farmhouse Wreath Transfer (B-sized),
and Paste Singles (Meadow, Sage, Black Velvet, and Candy Apple).

Get your kit here: 

Learn how to make this project here:
Written How-To Instructions - Click here
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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy 4th of July

18” round with Flag, fireworks and title transfers.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Summer door hanger

Welcome Fall

Great for a door or entry way. You can do both sides!

Chalk Couture transfers:
Fall Leaves & Berries
Fall (from It's Fall Ya'LL)

Ombre the leaves with red, orange and yellow chalk couture paste.

 Dixie Belle  - buttermilk  or your favorite light color
Waxed  after dry with Kilz dark wax
Then decorate with chalk transfers & paste.

Brighten up you door or entry!

In August I will be doing 18" Door Hangers!
Here are a few ideas that you can come and do. 

This is a retired transfer so you can only do it at a workshop
 or order a custom done one from me.