So I’m starting a new thing here on the blog: Tip & Trick Tuesday.
Every Tuesday, I will try and make you aware of a useful tip or trick 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.
This week, I will tell you some things you may not have known about the use of placement tape.
Placement tape; it’s the red headed stepchild of Chalk Couture accessories. It’s ideal for aligning and spacing Chalk Transfer elements on many surfaces. It is 5/8″ wide with ¼” increments; 5 yards. It is sticky, reposition-able and reusable. But do I really even need it you might ask? The answer is most certainly, yes!
5Ruler. Placement tape has ruler marks in quarter inch increments. Put down, measure, pull up, repeat. You may think, big deal I can use measuring tape. Placement tape , however can be stuck down on the surface and won’t slide around while you’re creating. well now that’s pretty useful.
4 Align Fonts on Surfaces. With placement tape, you can double check that your letters are nice and straight and evenly spaced out. No one wants their letters to roll downhill like Jack and Jill. You just use it as a straight edge to align the transfer and also to keep the letters evenly spaced apart. Even spacing is key as well – no crooked teeth here!
3 Fix Orientation. This tip is a fantastic one to show how you can use transfer in ways you’ve not thought possible. Ever want to use the wording from a transfer but the transfer was portrait and you want the words on a landscape surface: For instance: you have a transfer that’s stacked, like this:
and you want to use the wording horizontally across a wider surface. You sure don’t want to cut it all up to align the words, right? No need with your handy dandy placement tape to both create a straight edge and, with the measuring tape built in, make sure the letters or words are spaced evenly apart. Pretty cool, huh?
So here’s the finished product. Great idea if I do say so.
2Mask. So you have part of a transfer you don’t want to show in the design? Maybe there’s an element that is close to another that you want to be a different color? Well use that tape to cover it up while you paint the other. And, good news, it will peel right up so you can use it again.
1And, my best tip for using placement tape? The Reverse Transfer. Have you ever wanted to orient a design element on a surface in the opposite direction, like a mirror image? Well, hellooo placement tape. Just flip that transfer over and hold it down with the placement tape. Think of all the new ways you can decorate now.
Hope you found these tips useful. You can look for different ones each Tuesday!