Every Tuesday, I will try and make you aware of useful tips or tricks you might not know about to help you make the best of your Chalk Couture products. It might be about an accessory, or chalk or surface… whatever gem of wisdom and experience my little heart desires to impart to you.
Now that my DreamBox is all put together and filled I feel a lot better about my work area. A place for everything and everything in it’s place. Especially since I’m now in Paris taking in all things French.
This Tuesday’s subject is the Self Healing Mat.
The Self Healing Mat. The best supporting actor of the Chalk Accessory world. At 18″x24″ it covers my precious workspace pretty well. This should significantly lower the time it will take for me to inevitably befoul my DreamBox in some way dropping, scraping, gouging or painting it. While this use may be a no brainer, here are a few things you may not know.
4 Cleans up like a champ. If you’re a messy crafter like I am, this is the most awesome accessory to catch all your sloppiness. All you have to do is wipe it up with a disposable wipe and bam! all clean.
3 Covers all sizes of transfers. This mat is large enough to be useful with every size, A up to E, of transfer there is. At 18×24 inches, if this thing could talk, it would say “Yo, I got you!”
2 Built in ruler and grid lines help align stuff. The mat has both grid lines and a ruler in inch increments, 18 inches on one side and 24 inches on the other. This is super helpful lining things up, making sure your transfer is straight, aligning with your surface. This accessory definitely “measures” <rimshot> up in the helpful department.
1 It’s Self Healing of course! As the name suggests, this mat is self healing. You can cut right on it and the cut will heal like magic! Rotary wheel, X-Acto blade, transfer trimmer. It all heals up and doesn’t damage the surface underneath. (unless you’re going to Edward Scissorhands the thing, then all bets are off)
Well Happy chalking friends. More tips next week.