If you've ever tried to create one of those beautiful chalkboard signs you've seen everywhere, I'm guessing, like me, you've tried lots of different ways to do it. From projecting an image onto a chalkboard (and how exactly do you get out of the way of the project light so you don't make a shadow), to creating a reverse image from a printer and tracing the image onto a wood surface, I've tried it all! I mean, I may not be a "born" artist, but I can follow directions. And, there's lots of how-to videos on Pinterest and Youtube... But, never had I found a tried and true way to create beautiful chalkboard signs... until now!
Just a few short months ago, I met up with a friend who was attending a 4 day scrapbooking event near me. We decided to get together for lunch and instead of leaving the venue, she asked me to join her to meet some of her fellow scrappers and see some of what she had been working on.
At the event was a designer from Chalk Couture - a company I had never heard of but quickly fell in love with! Chalk Couture offers a line of beautiful silkscreen transfers and a proprietary formula of chalkpastes that makes it possible to create incredible signs and other home decor items in just minutes.
And, the company is super smart - because they teach their designers that seeing is believing and encourage them to offer mini "make & take" projects to give people a chance to try it out. So, even if you think you don't have a crafty bone in your body, you'll quickly see that it is indeed as easy as pie!
Take a look at this short video on how to use Chalk Couture:
Of course, I caught the Chalk Couture fever, and boy, am I glad I did! I just returned from a gathering of fellow designers in Salt Lake City for the company's first ever convention. It was 3 days of fun, inspiration, meeting new friends and learning how Chalk Couture makes lives better. I am in awe of all the ways that designers support each other. And, I pledged right there and then, that I would do my part in sharing the "Chalk" love! If you'd like to learn more about our products or learn about becoming a designer, visit my store or contact me using the form below! I am happy to share all about my Chalk Couture journey so far!
Are you looking for some crafting inspiration? Then look no further! Each week, I host a live class, using Chalk Couture products, to create beautiful signs and home decor items. Here’s the top 5 reasons why you’ll want to watch:
Reason #1: You’ll learn how easy it is to craft beautiful home decor and gifts
Seeing really is believing! Watching me create might just give you the confidence to try it out for yourself and find out that you indeed can do it! And, best of all, you’ll see that we all make mistakes and how to correct them.
Reason #2: We’ll learn some new techniques together
Each week, I’ll share a new technique. We’ll explore using different surfaces, try out fun new designs and introduce some chalking and inking techniques that will be sure to delight you! Regardless of the time of year, we’ll discover how we can use our Chalk Couture products to beautify your world and with any luck, impress your friends!
Reason #3: We can collaborate on our projects
One of the reasons I love creating projects on Facebook Live is because it is so interactive! It’s a true collaboration. I love getting your feedback and suggestions as well as answering your questions. It’s as if we were gathered around my kitchen table, but without the worry of making sure my house is clean or the concern that you’ll have to drive a long distance to come!
Reason #4: You can watch the replay if you can’t join live!
Let’s face it - we are all so busy! Some days there are just more things we want to do than we could possibly squeeze into a single 24 hour period. I get it! That’s why I have decided to use a Facebook Live as my preferred platform. To make it easy to remember, and to hold myself accountable to keeping my business moving forward, I have committed to offering at least one new live session a week - scheduled for Wednesday evenings at 7 pm ET. But, if you can’t make it live, you can watch the replay at your convenience and still give your ideas, provide your input and ask your questions - and I hope you do! Your comments and shares help to spread my lives to even more people!
Reason #5: It’s fun way to meet new friends who share your interests!
Whether you’re young or old (or somewhere in between), there’s nothing quite like enjoying time with friends. And, it’s super fun meeting new people who enjoy the same things you do! So, be sure to connect with my other watchers and share your thoughts and ideas too! You’ll be glad you did!
So - what do you think? Do you want to connect with me live each week? Just follow me at www.facebook.com/Timipaccio and get notified about my weekly projects! I look forward to seeing you soon!
I'm a mother of three (adult triplets!),a proud Army mom, a (devoted!) wife, a work-at-home professional, a passionate supporter of nonprofits and a crafting enthusiast who loves to travel and spend time with my family and friends. Life can sure be busy but I've learned it's all about simplifying the journey. Join me as I share some of the tips I've learned to keep it all in balance!