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pastorwife
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How do you all "set" chalk so that it doesn't smudge all over your pages? Is there such a thing as chalk fixative and if so what is it called when you go to purchase it? I just purchased Pebbles I kan'dee from the superstore and wondered if I needed something to adhere it. Thanks in advance.
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DawnInAZ
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  • pastorwife Said:
How do you all "set" chalk so that it doesn't smudge all over your pages? Is there such a thing as chalk fixative and if so what is it called when you go to purchase it? I just purchased Pebbles I kan'dee from the superstore and wondered if I needed something to adhere it. Thanks in advance.


When I use it, I don't use a ton of it, so there never is any smudging issues to worry about.


 
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I just bought some of the pepples chalks and noticed that they were a lot better than chalks I have tried in the past. I don't use anything to set them and have not had issues with smudging.


 
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In response to pastorwife

I had the same concern as you with some chalking I did on a layout. I went to Michael's and they recommended an aerosol "matte, pastel, charcoal & pencil fixative" that they sell in their art supply dept. I just followed the instructions on the can.


 
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Wow cool, thanks so much.


 
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Krylon Matte Finishing spray


 
Here Kitty
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The Pebbles chalks are good quality and I never have problems with them coming off the LOs.


 
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Krylon Matte Finishing spray



Is this ok for photos? Some fixatives are not acid/ligin free


 
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I have Pebbles chalks and I have never had an issue... but then again I usually let it set for a while before moving on to the next part of the layout...


 
Kelly Goree
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Actually there is a spray and it's called "fixative" There are two kinds - workable (which allows you to keep working on it or make changes by adding more chalk/pencil/pen later) and then regular (which is permanent).

I prefer the workable since I'm never sure i'm "done". It's great for chalks/pastels/pencil/pri smacolor/etc. I believe if I remember correctly, it's made by Krylon.

HTH!


 
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p.s. make sure to test the spray first before applying to your page. Occassionally if you don't get a nice s tream coming out of the can, you can get spots on your page.


 
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A lot of the time I just place a sheet of computer paper over and burnish the powder into the paper if I do not rub it into the paper well enough at foirst. But that is the purpose of chalk use lightly and rub into the paper blow off the excess powder.


 
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