Username Post: Chalking, does anyone still use chalk?        (Topic#1557771)
Cindyckj
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Was wondering if anyone still uses chalks? And if so how do you use yours?

The only chalks I have are those hard making memories ones that were the 3 tier round containers that came with some little fluff ball applicators.

With having upgraded my cricut from a create to and expression and being able to make bigger cuts i'd love to be able to dress them up and add dimension and wondered if chalk would be a good way to do this?

Do you have the hard chalks or cream chalks?

Would you rather use ink? What kind?

My chalks are probably 7 years old. Barely used. lol

Thanks!


 
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I use a blender pen with my chalks - I know that Stampin up has them and I have also picked them up at Michaels or ACmoore. It allows you to color and blend for a nice soft effect!! I also use chalks to color images in using a q-tip.

Hope that helps!


 
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I haven't used chalks since I first started scrapping. I mostly use inks now. One fun thing to do with the chalks is use them with Versamark. You can stamp and then chalk over the image instead of embossing. I have also used them to create a soft colored background on plain cardstock.


 
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Smashley, when you use the versamark, what do you use to apply the chalks? I usually use a make up sponge for my chalks, but I am thinking that once used with the versamark, they would need to be tossed? Or doesn't the versamark come off on the applicator?


 
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I use a paint brush to apply my chalks to versamark...a One Stroke Painting, Donna Dewberry flat brush or a stencil brush, but I think any sorta sturdy paintbrush would do.

I still use my chalks occasionally. I love the soft shadowy look they give to the edges of things (diecuts, journaling blocks, whatever) to give them more dimension. Also, I like that I can erase them if I don't like the look or I got too heavy handed with them.


 
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I use mine around edges mostly on ripped edges. It's beautiful on vellum--I do most of my titles & journaling on vellum.

I apply with an alligator clip which holds a tiny pom pom. I keep the pom poms lined up in the box and switch colors as needed. It applies the chalk really nicely!


 
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  • ktmracing Said:
Smashley, when you use the versamark, what do you use to apply the chalks? I usually use a make up sponge for my chalks, but I am thinking that once used with the versamark, they would need to be tossed? Or doesn't the versamark come off on the applicator?



I have used those little puff balls that they sell for chalking and never noticed the ink coming off on them. But I was also brushing the chalk on really really lightly.


 
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I love using my chalks... I like them mostly for the edges.


 
Cindyckj
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See I was thinking of like edging with them or like rosy cheeks on a face and such.

Like I cut a ghost out with my happy hauntings cartridge but he looked so stark white I didn't know what to do with him to give him some dimension.


Edited by Cindyckj on 05-03-11 06:57 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
ktmracing
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Smashley, thanks for the reply. I am so excited to try chalk with the versamark!

Just, thank you too for the brush idea. I plan to try that too since I have a bunch of those.

Thanks guys!!


 
Smashley
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You're welcome!! This thread makes me want to bust out my chalks! Considering I bought them and used them maybe 10 times, I should! LOL


 
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I use mine mostly around edges--I forget about the Versamark technique; learned that from my SU friend last year!


 
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I use my chalks on tear bears or other paper piecing people/animals to color in facial features

but I use them very very infrequently


 
Cindyckj
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Do you guys use the hard pressed powder chalks or the creme chalks?


 
justowen
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I have both, but if I had to choose just one, I'd choose to have the powder!


 
gracie713
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I use the powder, especially is I am using it for edging or blending. I also have chalk pencils that I enjoy using.
I haven't heard about using Versamark, and I will certainly have to try the paintbrush.!


 
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I have both; the cream ones I have are the Pebbles metallics. I found that it takes alot of any given color when I use them, so they don't go very far. Just my experience. Enjoy your new Expression!


 
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great ideas - thanks for the inspiration!!


 
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  • Smashley Said:
You're welcome!! This thread makes me want to bust out my chalks! Considering I bought them and used them maybe 10 times, I should! LOL




Me too.....LOL.....I tend to use the Tim Holtz Distress ink pads all the time....it seems that I do better with those, however, there are times when they are just to deep and wish I knew better how to use my chalks also......so this is a great forum for me....thanks for starting it....I am learning a lot!!!


 
runzalot81
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On my blog, I have a labels section on the left. Chalking is one of the labels. In there, I have a tutorial for how to stamp with versamark and color with chalk. I also color images with chalk. I love chalk!


 
Ruthiez
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In response to runzalot81

I actually use eye shadow instead, it adds some nice sparkle and I already owned it.


 
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In response to runzalot81

I use chalks to soften edges and to add dimension. The Pebbles ones come with a stick that has an alligator clip to hold the chalk, it works well for me.


 
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I hadn't used them for a while, but just did on some flowers.

I made hydrangeas from punched shapes. I used chalk to color the centers.

I have the round (individual triangles) chalks AND chalk pencils.


 
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I have the Pebbles chalks shown above, and would like to learn ways to use them more. I also have a couple of the Pebbles stencils to use with them, and never have ... anyone have ideas for using the stencils??


 
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I use them to color in stamped images. At Walgreens in the make up dept. you can get these things that look like q tips. But one end is very pointed and the other is like a flattened oval. They are compressed... not at all fuzzy. I think they are made for eye shadow but they are perfect for applying chalk ink. You get about50 of them for 3.99. And you can use both ends. Just don't mix colors on the same tip... it sort of contaminates the chalk color in the container.


 
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