I loooooove these. They add a nice dimension, different from regular chalk. Depending on the look you want, they can also cover chipboard "solo".
Just note. When they say CREAM, they mean it. Don't go smooshing the 'lil pompom into it, like you do with regular chalk. It will squish.
Not that I did that, or anything...
I enjoy using the I Kandee cream chalks. The colors are beautiful and blend well with the colors I use on my pages. They are easy to apply and I love the shimmer. The only issue I have is with the applicator, and it goes for the other sets as well: the pom poms are not easy to control. I would much rather have the set include an equal number of disposable applicators of better quality (I'd pay more for them) than the clip because the poms just roll around and fall off. Perhaps I am doing something wrong?
Overall though, I love the product!
These chalks are not only beautiful but are rich in color. They apply smoothly and evenly and don't transfer after application. These are terrific for use with stencils and add such rich color to your artwork.
These colors are gorgeous, but the texture is very creamy and does not apply like a normal chalk. The effect I got was more similar to something like oil pastels. They do set as applied; I blotted my work with clean paper and a brayer, and virtually none of the "chalk" transferred to the paper.
One other tip - I left the set in the sun and the "chalks" melted. I put them in the fridge to resolidify them and they were fine, but I'm careful to store them in a cool place.
LOVE these! just got them, and I love the silky smoothness of the cream chalks, so much more than regular chalk (which I also have). they don't seem to smudge as much as regular chalk, and I love the metallic sheen.
I use these in nearly every layout I do! I buy little plastic stencils and use these chalks with them to create my own patterned papers, which looks amazing, and allows me to use some of the otherwise "boring" papers that come in big packs. These are so easy to use, I even let my friend's 5-yr-old daughter use them with me!
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