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How to use chalk and pencils

Have both and have no idea what or how to use them..they are wasting away and i want to use them or throw them out..any tips you can hand down to me about how to use them??? cathy
Reply to
chatty cathy
Hi Cathy,
I absolutely positively LOVE the chalk pencils. I use them instead of using chalks. They are so easy to blend and use as a highlight. You don't have to remember which shade of red that you used that "makeup" applicator on so you don't smear the chalk or anything. Oh oh and most importantly, you don't have to worry about the chalk stain on your cream carpeting when you drop the chalk pencil. Yes yes I have done that and yes yes it is still there 3 years later. So be very careful when you drop the hot pink on your carpeting. If you want samples, let me know and I will send you a picture.
Now pencils, what type of pencils? Prismacolor? Watercolor? Drawing? Charcoal? Let us know and we can all help you there too. There are so many talented stampers here that I know they can help you with them
Hope this helps.
Inky Huggz,
Missy Olson Angel #1754 North Branch, MN
Reply to
Roscoe2
I have the Pastel chalk pencils and i have Decorated chalks for a Pasted Touch and i have Oil pastels (which i have no idea what to do with them) and i have All Night media Blending Chalks.... oh and i have the colored pencils too.. so see i have all this chalk going on and dont know how to use it... HELP PLEASE ANYONE.... CATHY
Reply to
chatty cathy
I love playing with chalks too but have never used the pencils. It sounds like they will give a different effect and I love the idea that you can highlight with it. I have a set of chalks, each in little square partitions, that you rub a Q-tip on and then rub it on your cardstock. You should spray a fixative on your finished project so it doesn't rub off. If you want a brighter color using chalks buy Chalk Blender. It really brightens up the chalk so it "pops". Chalk Blender may be glycerin but I'm not sure. Does anyone on this group know? By the way, if you do decide to use Chalk Blender use it only on part of your chalk because it has oils in it that will ruin the chalk for other uses.
Inky Huggz, how do you use chalk pencils, like watercolor crayons but without the water?
SAD
On 10/3/06 8:42 AM, in article
Reply to
Wave Jumper
I use the chalk pencils like a colored pencil, but instead of blending them with a blender pen or gamsol, I use a q-tip. The nice thing about the chalk pencils is that you do not have to seal them with hair spray or fixative. I just outline what I want to color and blend inward. It is nice and i don't have to worry about spraying the chalk and it is a much smother and well for lack of a better term but softer chalkier look. Clear as Mud?
Ha ha.
Inky Huggz,
Missy Olson Angel #1754 North Branch, MN
Reply to
Roscoe2
Thanks for the info on the chalk pencils, Inky Huggz. Sounds great. I'll have to see if my craft stores in the area have some so I can use my 40% and 50% coupons.
SAD
On 10/3/06 9:08 PM, in article
Reply to
Wave Jumper
Hi SAD,
Check out your local Michaels over by the pencils for drawing and such. Our Michael's has them by the individual markers, prismacolor pencils and such. Good luck you will absolutely love them.
If you have trouble finding them, I know that the Angel Company sells them. Check out my website at
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When you find them, let me know what you think of them. I know that you will want to get rid of all of your other chalks.
Inky Huggz,
Missy Olson Angel #1754 North Branch, MN
Reply to
Roscoe2
Thanks for the info on where to look at Michaels. I think it would be a good idea to buy one small box and see how I like them before going wild.
SAD
On 10/5/06 8:25 AM, in article
Reply to
Wave Jumper
You will go wild once you have purchased them and played with them. Let me know what you think.
Inky Huggz,
Missy
Reply to
Roscoe2
So...I bought chalk pencils today and immediately went to my craft room to try them. I either bought the wrong kind of pencils, used the wrong kind of cardstock or maybe it's just me. LOL. I used them like I do my watercolor crayons, coloring near the outside edge of the stamped image and blending towards the center but it left a real dark border along the edge. Do you have any suggestions as to how I can get the border to blend inward a little better? I'm using a Q-tip.
SAD
On 10/6/06 7:11 AM, in article
Reply to
Wave Jumper

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