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A DIY Chalkboard You’ll Love to Use

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

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It’s not hard to make a beautiful chalkboard like this using wood scraps and chalkboard or masonite.

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Wood scraps
  • Chalkola Jumbo Window markers
  • Chalkola chalk pens and metallic markers
  • Pencil to mark the woods
  • Different paint colors
  • damp cloth or paper towel

Step 1

You don’t have to spend a lot to make a chalkboard.  You can use wood scraps from other projects like these ¼” slats and pieces of 1×6 boards.

wood scraps

Step 2-a

Once you have built a chalkboard you can use these great Chalkola chalk markers on it!  It’s best to make your chalkboard with a non-porous surface so that you get the brightest colors and easy clean up.

Chalkola chalk markers

Step 2-b

It’s especially fun to use Chalkola Jumbo Window markers with their 3 in 1 nibs to give you 3 thicknesses to choose from.

Chalkola Jumbo Window markers

Step 2-c

With this pack of 10 chalk pens and 6 metallic markers you can really get creative!

pack of chalk markers

Step 2-d

You can see that there are 10 chalk markers and 6 metallic markers.

chalk and metallic markers

Step 2-e

The metallic pens are a bit smaller than the chalk markers and are stored in a separate sleeve.

metallic pens and chalk markers

Step 3

One you have the material you’ve chosen for your chalkboard it’s time to look at your materials and decide how you want it to look.  This material is a sheet of Masonite that is usually used in furniture but it will make a fine chalkboard.  It’s also impervious so clean up will be a breeze.

fine chalkboard

Step 3-a

Look over the wood you have and see what there is to use.  Depending on your design, you can use just about any scraps you may have lying around your workshop.

wood scrap

Step 3-b

You’ll need a pencil to clearly mark the wood.  Remember the old saying: “measure twice, cut once”!

mark the wood

Step 3-c

Once you’ve measured you can place the pieces where they should be.  You’ll be able to see if your design suits you or if you need to make some changes.

measured pieces

Step 3-d

You can see how the chalkboard will look inside its frame.  At this point you may want to decide whether you want a natural frame or you’d like to stain or paint the wood.

chalkboard frame

Step 4-a

Some slats can come in handy to make a design on the chalkboard if you’d like to get really artsy.

design on chalkboard

Step 4-b

You can paint or stain the decorative slats in different colors to make it interesting to look at and distinctly unique.

paint colors

Step 4-c

When you’re done you’ll have some very attractive pieces to work with.

attractive pieces

Step 4-d

This chalkboard uses a design that call for the slats to be placed diagonally across the bottom of the chalkboard.

chalkboard designs

Step 4-e

You may want to build a design diagonally like this.  It really catches the eye and you’ll never tire of looking at it.

design diagonally

Step 5

Your completed chalkboard is ready to use!

chalkboard ready

Step 6-a

A Chalkola Jumbo Window Marker is a fun way to test out your chalkboard.  You can play around with the 3 thicknesses of lines that these jumbo markers are able to make thanks to their 3 in 1 nibs.  Shake vigorously before using to mix the ink thoroughly.

Chalkola Jumbo Window Marker

Step 6-b

Depress the tip of the marker several times until the ink begins to seep into the nib.

tip of the marker

Step 6-c

It won’t take much time or effort before the nib is saturated with bright, colorful ink.

colorful ink

Step 6-d

You can see how large the Jumbo Window markers are.

jumbo marker

Step 6-e

These large diameter markers are very easy to hold and maneuver and they are perfect for children’s hands, too.

large diameter markers

Step 6-f

The thick, bold line these jumbo markers can make is truly impressive!

thick bold line

Step 6-g

The Premium markers are thinner than the Jumbo but just as bright and colorful.

Premium markers

Step 6-h

The smaller tip and smaller pen size allows you to include a lot of small details if you wish.  These are great for more intricate designs.

smaller tip marker

Step 6-i

You can see the fine lines you’re able to make with these smaller markers

smaller markers

Step 6-j

The metallic markers don’t need any preparation prior to usage; you can start using them straight from the box without even shaking them.

metallic marker

Step 6-k

The metallic markers have tips capable of fine, detailed lines.

metallic tips

Step 6-l

A photo can’t really capture the effect of these metallic markers but you’ll find that they are versatile, beautiful, and so much fun to use!

fun to use

Step 7-a

Cleaning up Chalkola chalk markers is nearly effortless.  Simply wipe with a damp rag.

Cleaning up Chalkola chalk markers

Step 7-b

Your first wipe will pick up most of the color and another swipe will usually leave a clean surface.

first wipe

Step 7-c

After just a couple of wipes of a damp cloth or paper towel you’ll never know the chalkboard or other nonporous surface had a mark on it!

after wipes

Step 8-a

Now we’ll step back and look at the finished chalkboard-voila!  The effect of the diagonal, varicolored slats is stunning.

finished chalkboard

Step 8-b

All the colors of Chalkola Chalk Markers were used on this design, including the metallic pens.  It’s such fun to work with such brilliant colors!

colors of Chalkola Chalk Markers

Step 8-c

Leaving the nail heads visible is a nice touch that gives this beautiful board a rustic look.

beautiful board

Step 8-d

You’ll be proud of your hand made chalk board and it was fun to make, too.  You’ll get a lot of compliments both on your chalkboard and the vivid colors of Chalkola chalk markers.

hand made chalk board

 

Also read – Chalkola Chalk Markers Really are that Great!

Chalkola Chalk Markers Really are that Great!

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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There are so many things you can do with Chalkola chalk markers! Whether you own a restaurant or are head chef in your home, Chalkola markers can build your diners’ anticipation for your special dishes.

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Chalkola Platinum Series window chalk markers
  • Chalkola Metallic Markers
  • Chalkola premium wet wipe markers
  • Chalkboard
  • Whiteboard
  • Window spray or dump cloth

Great fact #1

Chalkola Platinum Series window chalk markers are one of the most versatile products on the market today.  Not only do they have the brilliant colors Chalkola is known for, they each have a 3 in 1 nib.  Whether you want a bold, thick line or you want to draw some delicate scrolling this marker will do it all.

Chalkola markers

Great fact #2

Chalkola premium wet wipe markers come in a pack of 10 vivid colors for all your artistic needs.

window chalk markers

Great fact #3

For something completely different try Chalkola Metallic Markers!  The package includes metallic gold, silver, blue, green, red, and pink markers for eye catching beauty no one can ignore.

chalkola metallic markers

Great fact #4

Chalkola’s Premium Wet Wipe markers are so easy to use on any impervious surface.

Wet Wipe markers

Great fact #5

You can dress up a chalkboard sign with Chalkola markers.  Your only limits are your imagination!

chalkboard sign

Great fact #6

Chalkola markers are perfect for the impervious surface of a whiteboard.  You can use them to organize lesson plans, announce the weekly menu, and make grocery lists your family can add items to, or just enjoy doodling with them.

whiteboard

Great fact #7-a

Chalkola’s Window Chalk Markers work the same way as their other chalk markers but have the 3 in 1 nib.  Be sure to properly prepare your marker by vigorously shaking it so that the ink is thoroughly mixed.

3 in 1 nib

Great fact #7 -b

Put the nib on a hard, impervious surface and push down a few times to draw the ink down.  After a few pumps you’ll see the ink beginning to fill in the nib of the marker.

nib of the marker

Great fact #8-a

Cleaning up after using Chalkola markers is super simple.  Some people like to use a window spray but you really only need a damp cloth to wipe the marker off.

window spray

Great fact #8-b

You won’t wear yourself out scrubbing because Chalkola markers are so easy to wipe off.

easy to wipe off

Great fact #8-c

A few swipes of your cloth and all the color will be gone!

color gone

Great fact #10

You will love the vivid colors of Chalkola markers and the easy clean up.

love chalkola markers

Creative, isn’t it?

Chalkola Premium Wet Wipe Markers will open up a whole new world of creativity for you, your children, your friends, or your students.

Chalkola Premium

It’s really GREAT!

Teachers, artists, crafters, marketers, parents, and everyone else who uses Chalkola chalk markers gives them a big two thumbs up!

two thumbs up

 

Also read – A New Twist to Adult Coloring with Chalkola Chalk Markers

 

 

A New Twist to Adult Coloring with Chalkola Chalk

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

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There is a new twist to coloring using Chalkola chalk markers. Coloring books for adults are easy to find these days because they are a popular way to deal with stress and a fun way to relax.  Now you can use your favorite coloring page over and over with different colors each time!

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • 3 colors of chalkola chalk markers
  • Highlighter
  • Milk

Step 1

It may not look exciting at first but you’ll get hours and hours of enjoyment from this project.

project

Step 2

You can use any color scheme you like on your favorite picture and then do it differently the next time.

color scheme picture

Step 3

First, choose one of your favorites from the coloring book.  It may be one that you haven’t colored yet because it’s so fascinating you are saving the best for last.

coloring book

Step 4

Once you’ve chosen your coloring page you’ll need a frame to mount it in.

coloring page

Step 5

Set the picture face down in the frame and secure the back.

picture frame

Step 6

When you’re done it should look like this, the front covered with glass and the back attached to keep the picture in place.

covered glass

Step 7

Now you’re ready to thoroughly enjoy yourself and relax! Fill in the spaces with the brilliant colors of Chalkola chalk markers using any combination you wish.

fill in the spaces

Step 8

Once you’re finished with your picture you can simply wipe off the colors with a damp cloth.

wipe off colors

Step 9

Now you have your favorite coloring page completely blank to enjoy again!

completely blank

Step 10

There is no limit to creative fun when you have Chalkola chalk markers!

creative chalkola

 

Also read – Light up your Life with this Adorable Kitty Votive

 

 

Light up your Life with this Adorable Chalkola Kit

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Monday, May 1, 2017

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With Chalkola chalk marker, you don’t have to settle for the ordinary when it comes to tea lights and votives.  You can make your own unique and endearing votive light in just a few minutes.

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Clear glass votive holder
  • Kitty pattern
  • Chalkola markers

Step 1

As you can see from the photo, this finished votive holder would look particularly good with a white candle.

votive holder

Step 2

You will need a clear glass votive holder and a pattern to draw from.  Tape the kitty pattern inside the votive holder and draw over it with a permanent marker.  Remove the paper pattern from the inside when you are done.

pattern to draw

Step 3

Choose your chalk marker and prepare it by shaking it vigorously to mix the ink.

chalk marker

Step 4

Now you are ready to begin filling in your drawing.  If you want an exact replica of the kitty in the video, you will have chosen a light blue chalk marker

light blue chalk marker

Step 5

Use your light blue chalk marker to color in the background and a darker blue for the kitty.

color the background

Step 6

Now for the finishing touches using a white chalk marker

white chalk marker

Step 7

Once all the ink is dry you will have a whimsical votive holder that is truly one of a kind.  You will never have to settle for mediocrity with Chalkola chalk markers!

whimsical votive holder

Also read –  Fun with Highlighters

Fun with Chalkola Highlighters

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Have you ever wished for a really jazzy tri-color highlighter or marker?  Something like that would look great when you’re studying, checking off items on a list, or any of a number of uses.  A tri-color marker is really quite easy to make!

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • 3 colors of chalkola chalk markers
  • Highlighter
  • Milk
  • Your checklist

Step 1

A yellow marker is a good color to start with.  Choose two other colors.  Purple and red are good choices.

Step 2

Holding the yellow marker in one hand and a purple one in the other, carefully touch the point of the purple to one corner of the yellow marker’s nib.

yellow marker

Step 3

Repeat carefully with the red marker on the opposite corner of the yellow marker’s nib.

red marker

Step 4

Now you should have a yellow highlighter with a different colored spot on each side.

different colored spot

Step 5

To get all the colors to flow freely together, dip the tip of the yellow highlighter in milk.  Take a second to enjoy the color slick it leaves!

highlighter in milk

Step 6

You can see how the milk softens the bright colors as you use your newly created tri-color marker to check off items on a list or any of the many tasks you can use it for.

tri-color marker

Also read – Fabulous Fingernail Art

Fabulous Fingernail Art using Chalk Markers

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

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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!

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!

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

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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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

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

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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

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

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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

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

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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.

frame

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.

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

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