Nearly a year ago I fell in love with Chalk Couture and their products. I’ve always declared myself a hot mess crafter, and as much as I love doing them, I don’t want to spend hours on a single project. That is the quickest way to get me to lose interest in something! So when I came across the magical world of chalkology paste I was blown away by how simple and easy it was to get my crafty fix, without burning myself out.
In the last year of using it, I have learned some amazing things about getting the most out of this product and I wanted to take a minute to share that info with you, friend. Since there is no better place to begin than the beginning, that’s what we’re going to do.
What is chalkology paste
Chalkology paste is a washable product, similar to school chalk, but in paste form. Coming in a ton of different colors, you can take any available transfer and use the chalkology paste to create a design that best fits your style.
Where to buy chalkology paste
Chalkology paste cannot be purchased at any brick and mortar store. The only place to find the original product is online. Each seller of Chalk Couture is referred to as an “independent designer” and have their own online store. To purchase Chalk Couture products, including chalkology paste, from me you can visit my store here.
Tips on how to use chalkology paste
- Chalkology paste should always be slightly wet. If you notice that yours seems to be drying out, my first tip is to spritz it with a small amount of water then stir it well. You are looking for the consistency of sour cream.
- Always store your paste in a cool dry place. This will help keep the moisture level right.
- Don’t leave the lid off longer than necessary. This will dry out your paste.
- Remember to scrape all your excess paste back into the container.
- When doing large transfers, be careful not to let the chalk dry in the transfer. To keep this from happening lightly spritz a paper towel and lay it over the top of the portion you have already chalked. Remember to work in small sections and this will let your image remain crisp while you finish the project.
- Dark pastes can and will stain transfers. It doesn’t hurt them, but it will stain them. Wipe it off the best you can, and keep going.
- You can mix colors to get the perfect tone for your project. For example, you can add a small amount of black to more white to create a light gray.
- Always use the right size tool for the transfer. If you have a large transfer use the larger squeegee and use a small squeegee for a small transfer. That way your chalkology paste or ink will not dry out as quickly while you’re in the middle of your project.
- If you want to make the chalkology paste permanent, seal it with a clear spray sealer (like clear spray paint). Don’t brush it on because it will mess up the artwork.
- Just have fun with it. It wipes of any non-porous surface, so if you make a mistake you can easily remove it and try again. Your chalkology paste will typically only last about six months, so make the most of it while you have it.
You can check out any of my previous Chalk Couture projects by simply clicking here.