Username Post: Chalk vs Chalk Ink        (Topic#1544315)
SuzyM
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  • SuzyM on 10-05-10 12:13 PM

I have only used Cats Eye ink but I was looking at the Pebbles Chalk and was wondering the difference between the two. I like to ink my corners of some of my cards. I was looking at the Pebbles and thought this would work really well but I am worried that the chalk would rub off in time.





 
NMlady
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I've never had a problem with the chalk rubbing off but I don't use it on the edges of cards just to color my stamped images. I would continue to use the Cats Eye ink for the corners of your cards.

Grad Card Jena By NMlady


 
Just G
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I use the chalks and inks

Inks go on darker but it's harder to control application. I love both and use chalk pencils too

I have created bg paper by chalking/inking
Aspen 2010 By Just G


Edited by Just G on 10-05-10 06:59 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I have wondered this too. I have always worried about it wearing off or transferring


 
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i had a rep demo some of the pebbles chalks for me a month or so ago, and i have to say they look pretty neat. you can layer them and, like someone said before, you have a bit more control over the color. chalk ink definitely has a different look to it.


 
SuzyM
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  • SuzyM on 10-06-10 04:34 AM
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I am going to give the Pebbles a try. There are sometimes the Cat's eyes are not easy to get in an area I am working and I thought the little puff balls would work perfectly.


 
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Here is an example that the punch edges are inked as well as the photos. The jars on the top are chalked, you can get a much more subtle color variance with the chalks. Inked lines are harder and more defined.

Store By Scrap4brains


Edited by scrap4brains on 10-06-10 05:54 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Somebody showed me a trick to "set" chalks--cover with a piece of wax paper and run a brayer over the chalked areas. It embeds the chalks into the paper. Make extra sure any inks or such are dry first! Chalks are great fun and a wonderfully subtle touch for shading. Plus, they last forever (love that).

The "metallic chalks" by Pebbles are an entirely different animal--they're creamy!


 
SuzyM
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  • SuzyM on 10-06-10 05:07 PM
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  • GemGirl Said:
Somebody showed me a trick to "set" chalks--cover with a piece of wax paper and run a brayer over the chalked areas. It embeds the chalks into the paper. Make extra sure any inks or such are dry first! Chalks are great fun and a wonderfully subtle touch for shading. Plus, they last forever (love that).

The "metallic chalks" by Pebbles are an entirely different animal--they're creamy!




What is a brayer?


 
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