Getting Started with Chalk Couture

Heat setting Ink Projects

There are two ways to heat set products that are made using our chalkology inks, by placing your project in the oven or by ironing over your project. Keep reading for further instructions on making your designs permanent with heat-setting.

Heat Setting with the Oven

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Use these instructions to heat set projects such as ceramics, glassware, etc. Please make sure that these items can withstand the heat of the oven and only ink on the non-food side of these surfaces.

  1. After inking your design onto your surface let it sit to air dry for 24-48 hours before heat setting
  2. Place the item in the cold oven, and set the oven to preheat at 350°F.
  3. Once the oven is done preheating set the timer to 30 minutes.
  4. After the 30 minutes, turn off the oven and let it cool down completely before removing your project.

The oven should be cool to the touch and the objects inside should be able to be removed with your hands. Letting the oven cool completely before removing the item prevents it from shattering.

NOTE: Chalkology Inks (and pastes) are not food-safe

Heat Setting with an Iron

Use these instructions to heat set designs inked on fabrics only such as t-shirts, pillows, canvas pennants, cloth napkins, etc.

You will need to use parchment paper as a barrier between the inked fabric and the iron.

  1. After inking your design on a fabric of your choice let it sit for 24 hours in order for the ink to dry and set into the material.
  2. Lay your fabric flat and place parchment paper overtop of your project
  3. Setting the iron to medium heat, iron your project in circular motions for FOUR minutes over top of the parchment paper
  4. Now follow the same steps leaving the parchment paper covering the inked part of the fabric, flip it over and iron the back of the design for FOUR minutes in circular motions.
  5. Now your projects has been heat set you can go ahead and use it as you please.

NOTE: For cleaning inked fabrics follow the instructions on the fabric item itself. After being heat set the ink can go into the washer and dryer with no problem.