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Fabulous Fingernail Art using Chalk Markers



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!

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • 2 colors of chalkola chalk markers
  • Fingernails clear topcoat

Step 1

Using a sky-blue chalk marker, get the ink flowing and completely cover your fingernails.

sky blue chalk marker

Step 2

Let the ink dry completely on your fingernails.  This is a good time to take a few minutes for meditation or just daydreaming.

ink dry

Step 3

Once the blue ink is dry you can use a white chalk marker to add a couple or a few rounded white shapes

white chalk marker

Step 4

Now your fingernail looks as if you’ve reached up and pulled down a small part of the sky to wear at your fingertip!


Step 5

Once you’re satisfied with your little piece of sky, apply a clear topcoat to protect the design.

clear top coat

Step 6

You can put clouds on all your fingernails or just one on each hand to make them stand out more.

clouds on fingernails

Step 7

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!

Also read – Go from Boring to Glorious with Chalkola Chalk Markers

Go from Boring to Glorious with Chalkola Chalk Mar



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!

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Ordinary light bulb
  • Chalkola marker

Step 1

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.

Ordinary light bulb

Step 2

Let the chalk marker dry on the bulb.  When it’s ready, just screw it into the light fixture and turn on the switch.

Chalk marker on bulb

Step 3

Voila! You have turned an ordinary, unattractive, utilitarian light fixture into beautiful artwork!

beautiful artwork

Also read – Chalk Marker Luminous Creations

Chalk Marker Luminous Creations



Thursday, April 6, 2017


Supplies Needed:

Chalkola Chalk markers are the perfect media if you like to play with light.  You’ll need

  • A flashlight
  • 3 colors of chalk markers
  • Wide clear packing tape.

Step 1

Time to make our black light !!

Markers play with light

Step 1-B

You will also need a sheet of plastic that you can cut with scissors, and a vase full of water.

sheet of plastic

vase full of water

Step 1-C

The first step is to prepare your light source.  Use a strip of packing tape to cover the lens of the flashlight.

packing tape cover

Step 1-D

Choose a color you like and apply it to the tape covering the lens.

tape covering lens

Repeat two more times using two other colors.

chalkola other colors

In the video our artist used dark blue, purple, and light blue.

Step 2

Now you will need two colors of chalk markers for the next step.

chalk markers

Step 3

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.

use sheet of plastic

Step 3-B

Using neon chalk markers, write those words on the plastic.

neon chalk markers

chalk markers on plastic

Step 4

When you are done, cut the plastic so that each word or short phrase is on a separate strip.

separate strip

Step 4-B

Drop the strips of plastic into the vase full of water.

strips of plastic into vase

Step 5

Turn off or dim the room lighting and turn on the flashlight while you swirl the water in the vase.

flashlight water in 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.

light from colored lens

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.

artistic creation

Also check out : Chalk Marker Rainbow Inspirations

Making a Cute Panda Mug with Chalk Markers



Thursday, March 30, 2017


Time to make a Cute Panda Cup 🙂

Supplies Needed:

You can make this adorable Panda cup with:

  • Chalkola chalk markers
  • A clear cup
  • And a pattern to follow

face of panda

Step 1

First, find or draw the face of a panda.  All you need is eyes, ears, the nose and a mouth.

inside the glass

Step 2

Cut the print to size and tape it inside the glass much.

trace the features

Step 3

Using a black Chalkola chalk marker, trace the features of the panda and fill in the empty spaces.

remove the pattern

Step 4

When you are satisfied with your work, let it dry and remove the pattern from the inside of the cup.

fill with milk

Once the mug is completely dry you can fill it with milk.

cute panda face

You’ll be thoroughly charmed by the way the white milk brings out the features of the cute panda face!


Chalk Marker Rainbow Inspirations



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.

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Sheet of paper
  • 5 chalkola chalk markers (Choose 4 colors that you like and one black marker.)
  • A picture frame with glass in it
  • Something with which to scrape color off the glass.

Step 1-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.

clean sheet paper

Step 1-b

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.

color marker on paper

Step 1-c

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.

chalkola different colors

Step 2

Now that you have a paper full of colors, mount it in the frame and secure the back so the paper stays in place.


Step 3

Prepare your black chalk marker and color the glass black.

black chalk marker

Step 4

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.

frame matte

Once it dries completely you can use your scraper.


Step 5

Scrape off the black marker to form of letters and/or shapes to reveal the rainbow of colors underneath.

scrape off black marker

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

When are Liquid Chalk Markers Permanent?



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.

Some of those surfaces can be:

  • Porous chalkboards
  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Untreated wood
  • Sidewalks
  • Concrete
  • Most painted walls
  • Fabrics and clothing
  • Cork
  • Carpet and Rugs


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.

What are some Non-Porous Surfaces?



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.

Here are some examples of non-porous surfaces.

  • Plastic
  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Leather
  • Vinyl
  • Sealed tiles
  • Porcelain
  • Varnished wood
  • Non-Porous Chalkboards
  • Whiteboards
  • Windows

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

How to Remove Liquid Chalk Marker from a Porous Su



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.

Use these methods:

  • An ammonia-based chalkboard cleaner will help clean chalk marker from a porous surface. Some people use window cleaner while others simply dilute ammonia. After all, commercial window cleaner is nothing but diluted ammonia with some attractive coloring added.
  • A name brand or generic “magic eraser” can remove liquid chalk marks from porous surfaces, too. In fact, they are so effective that they might also remove paint so you should test it on an inconspicuous surface before attacking the main job.
  • Baby wipes work well when removing liquid chalk marker artwork. Since they are made for tender, sensitive skin they won’t remove paint from walls. You may have to use a few and put some effort into it but you’ll like the results.

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!

If in Doubt, Test First



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:

Can I Use Liquid Chalk Markers on my Chalkboard?

Give New Life to your Chalkboard

How to Use Liquid Chalk Markers



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:

  • Make sure that the marker tip (nib) fits tightly in the barrel of the marker.
  • You don’t want the cap coming off unexpectedly so make certain that it is on tightly. It’s hard to wash liquid chalk out of clothing so you don’t want the caps to come off unexpectedly.
  • You will need to shake each ink marker for about half a minute before using it. Just like paint, liquid chalk needs to be well mixed after it settles for awhile. Shaking it will insure that it’s well mixed and give your work the vivid colors you want.
  • Have a piece of paper handy so that you can use it to draw the liquid chalk down through the marker into the nib. The nib needs to be saturated with liquid chalk to start the flow you need to work with. Depress the nib onto the paper until the nib is full of liquid. This may take as long as 30 seconds.
  • Repeat these steps with each marker before you use it. This will insure that you get brilliant, well mixed colors.

Don’t forget that chalk markers are meant for non-porous chalkboards, windows, mirror, metals, and other non-porous surfaces.

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