Thursday, April 20, 2017
Did you know that Chalkola chalk markers look great on your fingernails? Top off your manicure by pampering yourself with nail “polish” that’s sure to elicit compliments!
All you need is a:
Using a sky-blue chalk marker, get the ink flowing and completely cover your fingernails.
Let the ink dry completely on your fingernails. This is a good time to take a few minutes for meditation or just daydreaming.
Once the blue ink is dry you can use a white chalk marker to add a couple or a few rounded white shapes
Now your fingernail looks as if you’ve reached up and pulled down a small part of the sky to wear at your fingertip!
Once you’re satisfied with your little piece of sky, apply a clear topcoat to protect the design.
You can put clouds on all your fingernails or just one on each hand to make them stand out more.
But why stop with there? There are so many creative ways to make your nails attractive with chalk markers. Use four or five colors to make horizontal or vertical stripes and turn your nails into pieces of the rainbow!
There are so many creative ways to decorate your nails! Turn them into the night sky, brilliant jewels, geometric patterns, or any of hundreds of other illustrations. You’ll never be bored with your fingernails again when you have Chalkola chalk markers!
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
You can change an ordinary can-type overhead light into a work of art with just an ordinary light bulb and a Chalkola marker!
All you need is a:
Grasping the light bulb firmly, use the chalk marker to draw on the surface of the bulb. You can draw flowers, birds, dragons, or anything else that strikes your fancy. A black marker will show up better but you can choose any color you like.
Let the chalk marker dry on the bulb. When it’s ready, just screw it into the light fixture and turn on the switch.
Voila! You have turned an ordinary, unattractive, utilitarian light fixture into beautiful artwork!
Also read – Chalk Marker Luminous Creations
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Chalkola Chalk markers are the perfect media if you like to play with light. You’ll need
Time to make our black light !!
You will also need a sheet of plastic that you can cut with scissors, and a vase full of water.
The first step is to prepare your light source. Use a strip of packing tape to cover the lens of the flashlight.
Choose a color you like and apply it to the tape covering the lens.
Repeat two more times using two other colors.
In the video our artist used dark blue, purple, and light blue.
Now you will need two colors of chalk markers for the next step.
Now it’s time to use your sheet of plastic. Think of some inspirational words and phrases. You might like something such as “dream big”, “confidence”, “love big”, or similar wording that reinforces a positive attitude.
Using neon chalk markers, write those words on the plastic.
When you are done, cut the plastic so that each word or short phrase is on a separate strip.
Drop the strips of plastic into the vase full of water.
Turn off or dim the room lighting and turn on the flashlight while you swirl the water in the vase.
The neon colors will be beautiful as the strips swirl in the water and the light from the colored lens will really make the color pop.
You’ll notice that occasionally you’ll be able to make out a word as it passes, making this a relaxing and inspirational artistic creation.
Also check out : Chalk Marker Rainbow Inspirations
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time to make a Cute Panda Cup 🙂
You can make this adorable Panda cup with:
First, find or draw the face of a panda. All you need is eyes, ears, the nose and a mouth.
Cut the print to size and tape it inside the glass much.
Using a black Chalkola chalk marker, trace the features of the panda and fill in the empty spaces.
When you are satisfied with your work, let it dry and remove the pattern from the inside of the cup.
Once the mug is completely dry you can fill it with milk.
You’ll be thoroughly charmed by the way the white milk brings out the features of the cute panda face!
Thursday, March 23, 2017
If you like artwork that makes you look twice yet truly complements a room you will enjoy making this inspirational rainbow creation.
All you need is a:
On a clean sheet of paper use one of your markers to make a square or a circle. Repeat across the width of the paper, about nine rows, and down the length of the paper for four rows.
Repeat with another color marker so that the second color is beneath and touching the first until you have four colors in each column across and down the paper.
Keep in mind that you will be stacking different colors in columns. You’ll have nine columns across the paper and four columns down the paper. Don’t align them perfectly; the idea is to use these columns of color to cover as much of the paper as possible. Stagger your rows so that no one column of color is directly above another.
Now that you have a paper full of colors, mount it in the frame and secure the back so the paper stays in place.
Prepare your black chalk marker and color the glass black.
If your frame has a matte, which some people prefer, tape around the matte so that the black marker on the glass doesn’t obscure any part of it.
Once it dries completely you can use your scraper.
Scrape off the black marker to form of letters and/or shapes to reveal the rainbow of colors underneath.
This creative method of making art is fun, relaxing, and when you’re finished you’ll have something beautiful to enjoy.
Also read – Making a Cute Panda Mug with Chalk Markers
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
If you want your creations with liquid chalk markers to be permanent you’ll have a lot more choices in the media with which you work. When you choose a porous surface the markers will be permanent rather than erasable.
All these porous surfaces are ideal media if you want your art to be permanent. You will be able to create permanent signs or artwork in vivid colors that won’t fade. Liquid chalk markers are practically mess free, too. All you need do when you are done is replace the caps and put the away the markers!
Examples of Non Porous Surfaces can be found here.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Chalkola Liquid Chalk Markers can be used on practically any medium but if you want to erase your art easily you should use a non-porous surface. The term non-porous means that liquids and air cannot penetrate the material in question but stay on the surface.
You should always test your surface first in an inconspicuous area. Sometimes there can be some confusion about porous vs. non-porous; wood, for example, is porous but if it has been varnished or covered with polyurethane it is non-porous. If in doubt, ask yourself if water will roll off the surface without sinking in. If the answer is yes then it is a good medium for liquid chalk markers.
You can also learn How to Remove Liquid Chalk markers from Porous Surfaces
Thursday, March 9, 2017
It’s very easy to clean up after using Chalkola liquid chalk markers. Whether you’ve left your artwork for an hour, days, or weeks all you need do is wipe the surface with a damp cloth. Many people prefer using paper towels while others like to keep a designated small hand towel for that purpose. Either way, cleaning up after using your Chalkola liquid chalk markers is quick and easy.
If you have decorated a porous surface you might have some difficulty removing the color from the chalk markers. The color from the markers is readily absorbed into porous surfaces and it’s not easy to clean it up. If you make a mistake and use a porous surface with your liquid chalk markers don’t despair.
If you regularly use liquid chalk markers on a non-porous chalkboard you might want to consider applying a new coat of chalkboard paint and a sealer occasionally to keep the board and your work looking great. You’ll immediately notice a big difference in a newly sealed chalkboard from the old; the liquid chalk markers go on more smoothly and clean up takes only a few seconds.
Check out our information on how to seal a chalkboard. It’s like getting a brand new non-porous chalkboard for a tiny fraction of the price and you’ll love how Chalkola liquid chalk markers look on a newly sealed chalkboard!
Sunday, March 5, 2017
There are few things more frustrating than finding that you’ve used your chalk markers on the wrong surface. If you’re not sure that a surface is non-porous you can save yourself a lot of trouble by testing it.
First, find a place on the surface where you would not be upset to see a mark. Then use a liquid chalk marker to draw a small line or dot. Use the darkest color out of the ones you had planned for your project, one that would be likely to leave a shadow if you were unsuccessful in completely erasing it from the surface.
Then be patient. Wait at least 24 hours to give the color time to be absorbed if the surface is porous. Liquid chalk marker on some porous surfaces might wipe off completely after a few minutes or even an hour but may leave residue after several hours. One example of a surface you may want to test first is a chalkboard since not all of them are non-porous.
Two articles that will help further:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Like any other new tool, you will need to learn how to use Chalkola liquid chalk markers. They are a bit different from ordinary chalk but once you get started you’ll have a lot of fun with them. Here is how to prepare your chalk ink markers for the best results:
Don’t forget that chalk markers are meant for non-porous chalkboards, windows, mirror, metals, and other non-porous surfaces.