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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Share It One More Time Inspiration Party #4

Good morning everyone... can you believe it's the weekend already.  Seems like I just turned around once and here it is Saturday already.  But, you know what that means - right?  It's time for ...


Yay... I love this day because that means I get to see what you have been up to lately.  This week Tammy is your host so she is going to take it from here.....

Monday, April 16, 2018

Mother's Day Chalkboard Sign

I don't know about you but I feel like this year is just speeding by.  Can you believe Mother's Day is only 4 weeks away?  It seems like it was just Christmas.  Anyway, I have a really cute little Mother's Day Chalkboard Sign you can do using the new Chalk Couture transfer "Mama's Kitchen".  It's such a versatile transfer that today I am joining several other bloggers to show you just what you can do with it.   
Vintage Paint and more... a chalkboard sign done with Chalk Couture transfer and chalk paste and a twine wrapped wreath

Mother's Day Chalkboard Sign

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This project is really simple it just takes a bit of time to wrap the wood hoop with twine but you could totally not do that part and it would still be really cute. 

Vintage Paint and more... Chalk Couture transfer and chalk paste used to make a cute blackboard sign and wreath for Mother's Day

Supplies needed:
  • black art canvas
  • Chalk Couture transfer - Mama's Kitchen
  • White Chalkology Paste
  • Squeegee
  • Wood embroidery hoop
  • Twine
  • Flowers of choice
  • Ribbon of choice
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
(You can find most of the supplies for this project in my Amazon Shop)

To start place your wood embroidery hoop where you want it to hang when the project is finished.  Being aware that there will be flowers on the left side of the hoop, place the Mama's Kitchen transfer inside the hoop near the right side.

Vintage Paint and more... placing the Chalk Couture transfer "Mama's Kitchen" in the proper place on the chalkboard

Smooth the transfer down all around the letters making sure there are no air bubbles in the letter areas.  Air bubbles will allow the chalk paste to leak under the transfer and make your letters less crisp.

Vintage Paint and more... smoothing the Chalk Couture transfer to make sure there are no bubbles or wrinkles in it before chalking it

Open your chalkology paste and stir it with a plastic stirrer (wood sticks will speed up the drying out of the chalk).  Make sure it is the consistency of yogurt.  If it's too thick you can spritz it with a bit of water and stir it good.

Vintage Paint and more... Chalk Couture Chalkology Paste used to make a Mother's day sign

Dab some chalk paste along one side of the letters - not much is needed.

Vintage Paint and more... adding chalk paste to the Chalk Couture transfer

Taking a squeegee smooth the paste across the transfer making sure every area of the letters is filled with paste and being careful not to go off the transfer.  Squeegee off any excess and place back into the jar for use on another project.

Vintage Paint and more... spreading the chalk paste over the Chalk Couture transfer making sure all the spaces are completely filled

Remove the transfer immediately by lifting one corner and then pulling from the center of one side towards the other side.  Do not pull from corner to corner as this can stretch the transfer and cause it to warp.  Place in a pan of water immediately or clean with a disinfectant wipe making sure all chalk paste is removed.

Vintage Paint and more... removing the Chalk Couture sign after completely chalking it on the board

Look at how crisp these letters are - just beautiful and done in less than 5 minutes.  I am so impressed with this product, I love working with it. 

Vintage Paint and more... chalkboard after removing the Chalk Couture transfer

I wrapped my embroidery hoop with some twine which did take a few minutes but I think it added a lot of character to it. You could totally leave yours unwrapped. Then I added some flowers I had and a bit of pretty ribbon made into a bow.  I attached the wreath to the board with a piece of twine by tying it around the wreath, then stapling it to the back of the canvas.  All done and ready to hang.  
Vintage Paint and more... finished chalkboard sign - using Chalk Couture transfer "Mama's Kitchen", and twine wrapped embroidery hoop with pretty Spring flowers

Such an easy project that took about an hour to make.  I love how it turned out and it would make a perfect gift for Mother's day.  

Vintage Paint and more... a black chalkboard sign using the Chalk Couture "Mama's Kitchen" transfer and a twine wrapped wreath

Now it's time to check out the rest of the projects using this versatile transfer.  Be sure to visit each one - I'm sure you'll find one you would love to try. 

Angie at The Country Chic Cottage
Jann at Newton Custom Interiors
Debbie at Refresh Restyle

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Until next time enjoy making something you love.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Share It One More Time Inspiration Party

Today is Saturday and that means the busy week is over and it's time to par-taay...  And, I can't think of a better place to do it than at the Share It One More Time Inspiration Party - so welcome, welcome, welcome.  Tammy and I are so glad you decided to join us and bring all those wonderful crafts, DIY and recipes to share with everyone.  So, let's get started...

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Share It One More Time Inspiration Party

It has been a busy week here at the beach.  Spring is definitely here to stay and we have been busy doing some purging, decluttering, and cleaning in preparation for a big community yard sale.  Honestly, I do not know how we had all this stuff in here - the house can definitely breathe now, lol... 
And, what a way to celebrate after all that but with the Share It One More Time Inspiration Party today.  I can't wait to see what you all have been up to.  Tammy, is hosting so without further ado I am turning it over to her. 
Vintage Paint and more... a linky party of crafts, diy , decor and recipes

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Spring Wreath Done in a Frame

Spring has definitely arrived here at the beach.  On Sunday they opened our community pool and Miss A just had to jump in - of course, she was the only one that was brave enough to do so.  The temperature was 62* - a little too cool for me - but, she loved it!. I think it will be closer to mid July before I try jumping in... Last week I shared our sunny Spring blue and yellow mantel with you so, today I thought I would share a cute little blue and yellow Spring wreath in a frame you can make to go with your Spring decor.  This project is so simple and easy - you can have it done in about 30 minutes. Isn't it just too cute!

Vintage Paint and more... a Spring wreath done in blue and yellow hanging in a wooden picture frame