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Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Rebekah is an artist who specializes in the Manga style, a Japanese technique widely used in graphic novels and comics.  She tried Chalkola chalk markers and found them well suited to her style and taste.

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Chalkola chalk markers
  • Black paper

Chalkola chalk markers are ideal for the Manga style of drawing.  Their vivid colors bring this simple, minimalist drawing alive.


Rebekah was pleased with all the colors available to her.


She chooses to use pink exclusively since that is her favorite color and she feels that it suits the message of the artwork.


The color is deep and vivid and the marker glides easily across the paper.

decorative highlights

Rebekah adds some decorative highlights to dramatize the art.

piece of art

When she is done, Rebekah has a very emotive piece of art done in brilliant color and emphasized by a black background that imparts a sense of hopelessness.  Chalkola chalk markers were the perfect tool to use for such an expressive piece.


Also read – Chalkola Chalk Markers are perfect for Manga Art

Chalkola Chalk Markers are perfect for Manga Art



Wednesday, February 7, 2018


Rebekah loves to draw Manga, a Japanese form of art used in graphic novels and comic books.  Her YouTube channel features drawing tutorials as well as speed drawings and other art related subjects.  She sells her prints, posters, and other creations through her internet store.  She really enjoyed mixing her style of art with Chalkola Chalk Markers.

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Chalkola chalk markers
  • Glass

Rebekah was impressed with the way Chalkola chalk markers glided over glass, making them so easy to use.  She loved the brilliant colors, too.

Chalkola chalk markers

All Chalkola chalk markers are child safe, non toxic, easy to remove from clothing and non porous surfaces, and acid free.

regular sized chalk markers

The regular sized chalk markers have reversible tips so you have a choice of a bullet nib or a chisel nib.

drawing on glass

Rebekah tries drawing on glass first, using a stencil and then filling in the colors.

black marker

She uses the black marker to accentuate the vividness of the pink and orange hues.


She finishes with the creature’s basic features.  The drawing really stands out thanks to the brilliant colors.


She accents the eyes with the bright white chalk marker.

finished product

The finished product is a fine example of Manga art and a testament to the vibrancy of Chalkola chalk markers’ colors.

Also read – Scrapbooking with Chalkola Chalk Markers

Scrapbooking with Chalkola Chalk Markers



Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Edith Wray, or Edi as her friends call her, loves scrapbooking and was really excited to try out Chalkola Chalk Markers.  Scrapbooking involves a lot of labeling as well as a many opportunities for creativity so Edi knew that she would find all kinds of new things to do with Chalkola Chalk Markers!

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Chalkola chalk markers
  • Glass
  • Damp cloth
  • Sticking labels
  • Plastic magazine container
  • Spray cleaner
  • Art quality paper
  • Black art stock paper
  • Plastic envelop

Being able to reuse labels is important if you enjoy buying scrapbooking supplies!  Edi has her own business, Scrapbooking with M.E., near her home in North Vinemont, Alabama.

Platinum series chalk markers

Edi was impressed when she read the labeling on the Platinum series chalk markers.  As well as being non toxic and child safe the markers are acid free, long lasting, quick dry and washes easily out of clothing.

draw the ink down

She demonstrated how to shake the markers and draw the ink down into the nib by pressing the nib down repeatedly.


These markers work beautifully on glass.  They would really come in handy to decorate glasses for an event or party.


When you’re done with the glassware the designs will wipe off easily with a baby wipe or a damp cloth.

sticking labels

Edi uses chalkboard vinyl self sticking labels to organize a lot of her store’s paper materials such as instructions and hand-outs.  If she could re-use those it would save her a lot of expense.  The red shows up nicely on the black background!


All the colors show up well on the labels, even the purple.

plastic magazine holder

Edi uses plastic magazine holders to store paper because they are convenient to work with.  The chalkboard labels tell her what’s in the container.


She can use the labels to tell her the contents or she can use Chalkola chalk markers to write directly onto the plastic.

black Chalkola marker

She uses a black Chalkola marker to write on the spine of the container.


Now she can plainly see what’s in the container and the letters will stay there until she wipes them off.

red metallic marker

Edi is going to use a red metallic marker next.  She likes being able to use it without any preparation; she can just remove the cap and use it.

metallic series

Then she tries the silver, which shows up on the plastic much better than the metallic red.  There are six colors to choose from in the metallic series.

wipe away

The labels Edi wrote on earlier are completely dry now and she demonstrates how to wipe away the color.  She prefers using a baby wipe but a damp cloth will work just fine.  Chalkola markers wipe away completely on non porous surfaces but evidently the chalkboard finish of these labels are somewhat porous.  The marker leaves a shadow after being wiped.  Edi solves that problem with a little spritz of stamp cleaner, which completely removes any trace of color.

no trace of color

As you can see, no trace of color remains.  Chalkola chalk markers do work on porous surfaces but it takes a bit more effort to remove the color.  It’s easiest to use Chalkola chalk markers on non porous surfaces.

stamp cleaner

While Edi prefers stamp cleaner to take care of residue on the label, window cleaner or diluted ammonia will work just as well.

paper file

Next she goes back to the paper file to erase what she’s written.  She mentioned before that the surface of the file is textured with a pebble-type finish.  Sure enough, some of the color doesn’t come off because of the texturing.

stamp cleaner spray

The stamp cleaner spray quickly takes care of the situation and the file is completely clean.

completely clean

It wasn’t at all difficult to get the color from between the pebbling.  Now the file is completely clean.

art quality paper

Edi decides to try Chalkola chalk markers on some art quality paper.


Edging is a popular technique in scrapbooking and Edi finds Chalkola markers to be ideal for the job.

black art stock paper

Trying another medium, she begins to use a marker on black art stock paper.

white chalk marker

The white chalk marker shows up brilliantly against the dark background.  Edi loves the way the marker glides so easily across the surface of the paper.

plain plastic fold

A plain plastic fold is the next surface she experiments with.  She is so excited about being able to use the markers on so many different surfaces and the easy cleanup!


Edi recommends Chalkola Chalk Markers for anyone who likes to be creative.  They are especially suited for children since they are non toxic and clean up easily from skin and clothing.


Also read – Coloring and Painting with Chalkola Chalk Markers

Coloring and Painting with Chalkola Chalk Markers



Wednesday, January 24, 2018


Francesca (Frankekka Art) is a talented Italian artist who offers YouTube tutorials on step by step drawings and coloring tips and also does reviews and illustrations.  She really enjoyed reviewing Chalkola Chalk markers.  In this demonstration you’ll learn a technique that allows you to paint with Chalkola Premium Wet Wipe markers on a different type of surface.

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Chalkola chalk markers
  • Doodle paper
  • Paint brush

Francesca showed her viewers some interesting things using Chalkola chalk markers on her doodles.

Platinum series markers

She was excited to receive the 8 Platinum series markers, the 6 metallic markers and the 10 regular bullet-nib premium wet wipe markers.

jumbo markers

She likes the 15mm broad tip of the jumbo markers.

regular sized markers

The bullet tips of the regular sized markers will be ideal for coloring.

reverse the nib

Or she can reverse the nib and use the chisel tip!

metallic markers

Next she inspects the metallic markers that need no preparation; she can use them straight out of the box.

bullet tip

The metallic markers have a bullet tip that is quite versatile.

pressing the tip

She prepares the first marker by shaking it vigorously and pressing the tip up and down to draw the ink from the barrel into the nib.


Glass is a perfect surface for Chalkola chalk markers.


Cleanup is so easy with just a few swipes of a damp cloth!


Francesca uses thick pastel paper to draw some doodles and a permanent marker to outline her work.  Chalkola chalk marker can be used on any surface but can only be easily wiped from non porous materials.

Chalkola colors

She finds the Chalkola colors very opaque, providing great coverage.  The color even covers up the permanent marker.

blue pastel background

All the colors Francesca has used are bright and beautiful, even on the blue pastel background.

Totoro with Chalkola chalk markers

Next Francesca starts to work on a Totoro she has drawn.  A Totoro is a character from Japanese lore, a forest spirit that guards the oldest tree in a forest.  She colors the Totoro with Chalkola chalk markers then paints over the color with a wet brush.

Blending the colors

Using the brush to soften the lines and colors of the chalk markers, she puts the finishing touches on her Totoro.  Blending the colors of the chalk markers with the paint brush produced a soft, beautiful effect that makes the creature very lifelike.

type of art

Chalkola’s vivid colors complement any type of art on any type of surface.

Francesca enjoyed her experience with Chalkola chalk markers and showed her audience that they are very adaptable to different techniques.  There are so many ways to create beauty with Chalkola chalk markers!


Also read – Simple, Affordable Décor with Chalkola Chalk Markers

Simple, Affordable Décor with Chalkola Chalk Mark



Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Adam Atkins likes to keep life simple so he really likes Chalkola chalk markers.  His YouTube channel features DIY ideas about how to decorate your living space simply and economically.

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Chalkola chalk markers
  • White paper
  • Old picture frame
  • Scissor

Adam likes to show his viewers that DIY room décor doesn’t have to be costly or take a lot of time and effort.

piece of white paper

Rather than spending a lot of money on a whiteboard, Adam makes his own using an old photo frame and a piece of white paper.


Cutting the white paper to size for the frame, he places it inside atop the glass.

frame’s back

Adam replaces the frame’s back and secures it in place.

Chalkola Premium Wet Wipe marker

His new white board is the perfect surface for Chalkola Premium Wet Wipe markers.

non porous surface

Adam likes using Chalkola markers because they are high quality and very affordably priced.  They are easy to use on any non porous surface.

wiping off the chalk marker

His white board is complete with a to-do list that he can easily change by wiping off the chalk marker with a damp cloth.

Adam is all about simplicity and affordability and Chalkola Premium Wet Wipe markers meet those standards.  He likes the brilliant colors of the markers and the ease with which they glide smoothly across non porous surfaces, leaving only smooth lines with no blots.  Cleanup is easy with just a damp cloth.  Chalkola chalk markers are vivid, versatile, and fun to work with!


Also read – Chalkola Chalk Markers are Fun for the Whole Family!

Chalkola Chalk Markers are Fun for the Whole Famil



Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Isabelle and her children love to test and review new products for their audience.  They have their own YouTube channel, Product Peeks, and recently demonstrated the complete line of Chalkola Premium Wet Wipe markers.

Supplies Required:

All you need is:

  • Chalkola chalk markers
  • Whiteboard
  • Blackboard
  • Car window

Chalkola chalk markers work beautifully on any non porous surface.

Chalkola chalk markers

Isabelle was surprised at the different sizes of Chalkola chalk markers.

ink being drawn down

Her children enjoyed watching the ink being drawn down into the nib as she pressed down on the marker.

red Platinum series marker

She tried the red Platinum series marker on her white board and really liked the vivid color.

whiteboard’s surface

Isabelle liked the way the Chalkola marker glided effortlessly across the whiteboard’s surface with no jerking or hesitation and no unsightly splotches.


Pleased with the markers’ performance on the whiteboard, she decides to try the blackboard.

dark surface

The white Platinum series marker stands out brilliantly from the dark surface and Isabelle likes the way she can make bold, thin, and medium lines with the 3 in 1 nib.

blackboard’s surface

Next she tries a few other colors on the blackboard’s surface.

against the dark background

The colors are bright and bold against the dark background.

car windows

Time to go outside into the fresh air and see how the markers perform on car windows!

green Platinum series marker

Making sure the windows are clean, Isabelle starts with the green Platinum series marker.

draw a tree

Glancing at the tree behind her a few times for inspiration, Isabelle begins to draw a tree.

yellow marker

The yellow marker is perfect for the sun in her creation.


Having finished the grass, tree, and sun she now adds some clouds in the “sky”.  She loves the brilliant colors!

small white bunny

A small white bunny is the perfect final touch to her small window mural.


On another window Isabelle experiments with lettering using the red Platinum series jumbo marker.

Platinum series

The 3 in 1 nib on the Platinum series chalk markers allows a lot of creativity without having to use different sized markers.

Isabelle, her husband, and her children had a great time testing Chalkola chalk markers.  They liked the bright colors as well as how the chalk markers glided across the surface without leaving blobs or skipping.  Chalkola Chalk markers earned a hearty endorsement from this family!


Also read – Chalkola Chalk Markers Visits Herbie’s World


Chalkola Chalk Markers Visits Herbie’s World



Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Herbie loved the Platinum series Chalkola chalk markers so now he’s going to try the regular sized and metallic markers.  He liked the big, bold lines of the larger markers but soon finds out that the regular markers are just as fun in a different way.

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Chalkola chalk markers
  • Chalkboard

Herbie tried all the colors in the package on this drawing of a puppy.


He uses the same chalkboard as before.  It was so easy to wipe off the chalk markers!

chalk markers

The package contains 10 regular chalk marker and 6 metallic ones.

bullet tip glides

Right away, Herbie likes the way the bullet tip glides over the board.


He starts with a design in blue marker.

black marker

Black fills in the holes and adds some detail.  Herbie remarks how vivid the colors are.

red chalk marker

Now he switches to the red chalk marker to make the opposite side.


It’s a puppy!  It was hard to tell as he was drawing it but Herbie has used all the colors of the regular sized Chalkola chalk markers to make this cute character.

set of markers

Included in the set of 16 markers are 6 metallic markers.

metallic markers

Herbie uses the metallic markers to accent his creation than adds the finishing touches.

enjoyed using markers

Herbie has enjoyed using all the Chalkola chalk markers and really likes how easy it is to clean up.


Also read – Chalkola Chalk Markers in Herbie’s World

Chalkola Chalk Markers in Herbie’s World



Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Herbie loves to try new things and especially enjoyed demonstrating Chalkola Chalk markers.  He uses his YouTube channel, In Herbie’s World, to unbox new products and review them.

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Chalkola chalk markers
  • Chalkboard
  • Damp cloth
  • Tissue
  • Windex cleaner or any window cleaner

Chalkola chalk markers

Herbie likes the packaging because it gives him all the important facts about Chalkola chalk markers before he opens the box.

Platinum series

He starts with the Platinum series and uncaps the red marker.  He likes the 3 in 1 nib that lets him control the width of his lines.

marker nib

Herbie demonstrates how to shake the marker to mix the ink then press down repeatedly until the ink is drawn down into the nib.

clean chalkboard

He has a nice clean chalkboard ready to be drawn upon.  Chalkola markers can be used on glass, whiteboards and other non porous surfaces.

white chalk marker

He starts with the Platinum series white chalk marker.  He’s impressed with the bold line and how vivid the color is.

3 in 1 nib

Herbie also likes the 3 in 1 nib that lets him vary his line width without having to stop and use a different sized marker.

brilliant colors

He remarks how brilliant the colors are.


The colors are running because he’s pressed down too hard on the marker, drawing down more ink than the nib can absorb.  He likes the look of it, though.

clean the chalk

Now that the board is full it’s time to see how easy it is to clean the chalk markers off the surface.  Herbie decides to use Windex.

sprays the board

He sprays the board with the Windex so he can wipe the colors off.

damp cloth

Although a damp cloth is recommended for cleaning Chalkola chalk markers off a surface, Herbie uses a tissue.


The tissue is not quite up to the!  It’s done a great job of smearing the colors around.

board cleans up

The board cleans up nicely and is ready to be used again.

Herbie had a great time using Chalkola chalk markers and loved the vibrant colors.  He especially liked how easy it was to clean up.


Also read – Chalkola Chalk Markers Meet Marilyn and Elvis

Chalkola Chalk Markers Meet Marilyn and Elvis



Wednesday, December 20, 2017


Sándor Vámos is a Hungarian artist who has been painting and drawing since he was a child.  His unique 3D drawings are both compelling and fascinating.  He thinks of art as a journey up a staircase that leads to the apex of a mountain, a journey to be enjoyed step by step.  Those who try to take a shortcut will find themselves standing on a hill, denied the view from the top.  Naturally, when given the chance to try Chalkola chalk markers, he jumped in with both feet and was delighted with the results.

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Chalkola chalk markers
  • Whiteboard
  • Dry cloth

Sándor likes the regular sized Chalkola chalk markers and uses the black and red to make a quick sketch of Marilyn Monroe, the iconic American actress.

black Chalkola chalk marker

He starts with the black Chalkola chalk marker.  It was easy to shake the marker to mix the ink then draw down the ink into the nib.  He chooses to work with the bullet tip rather than the chisel tip.


The brows are the first thing Sándor draws.

eyes and nose

Next he draws the eyes and the nose.

red Chalkola chalk marker

Sándor uses the red Chalkola chalk marker to draw Marilyn’s famous red lips.


Satisfied with his rendering of Marilyn Monroe, Sándor begins another portrait.


This profile looks familiar.  Can you guess who it is?


There’s no mistaking Elvis’ seductive eyes and those lips that made so many girls swoon!


It’s amazing how much emotion Sándor can convey with just a few lines.  The Chalkola black chalk marker really makes his drawing stand out.

Elvis eyes

It’s those famous Elvis eyes again, practically jumping off the page.

wipe away

Sándor has dampened a cloth so he can see if Chalkola markers are really that easy to wipe away.


Goodbye, Elvis!


The cloth was wet rather than damp so some moisture is left on the whiteboard.

dry cloth

Out comes a dry cloth to soak up the excess water.

no residue

Every trace of color is gone with no residue whatsoever.  Clean up is easy with Chalkola chalk markers!


Also read – Chalkola Chalk Markers Meets Brushes and Bunnies

Chalkola Chalk Markers Meets Brushes and Bunnies



Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Ann-Elizabeth is an artist and art teacher from Toronto, Canada who is based in Berlin, Germany.  She works with mixed media and loves discovering different materials and techniques for her art.  Her specialty is pet portraits and she enjoys teaching others online through her YouTube channel, Brushes and Bunnies.

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Chalkola chalk markers
  • Old chalkoboard
  • HB Pencil

Ann-Elizabeth decided to use a bunny portrait to demonstrate Chalkola Chalk Markers.

old chalkboard

She found an old chalkboard and began her artwork by tracing an outline with an HB pencil.

general outline

Once she’s finished making a general outline of the portrait it’s time to choose her colors and which type of markers she prefers.

Platinum series jumbo chalk marker

She really likes the Platinum series jumbo chalk markers with the 3 in 1 chisel tips.  She decides to use those for most of the creation.

white jumbo chalk marker

Ann-Elizabeth starts with the white jumbo chalk marker, coloring in the bunny’s ears and head.

regular-sized chalk markers

She uses the regular-sized chalk markers for finer details like the eyes.

blue chalk marker

To give the fur more depth and texture she layers it using a blue chalk marker atop the white.

background color

Blue also comprises the background color.  Ann-Elizabeth loves the way that Chalkola markers blend together and layer to create the effects she wants.

bunny look

Her shading and layering blue upon white makes the bunny look very realistic.


She adds lettering to the portrait with the regular-sized chalk markers.


A few hearts nicely accent the whole picture.

bunny’s fur looks

Note how the bunny’s fur looks soft and textured because of the layering technique that Ann-Elizabeth used with the Chalkola markers.
Chalkola Chalk Markers are famous for their brilliant colors and versatility.  Artists find that they can employ all sorts of brush and blending techniques to achieve beautiful effects.  There are very few art products that are as versatile and vivid as Chalkola Chalk Markers.


Also read – Chalkola Coffee Table Art

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