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A Digital Artist Tries Chalkola Chalk Markers

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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Dea Sabio, aka Lady Sithis, is an artist studying digital media at a California university.  She enjoys working in every medium but particularly likes digital illustration and hopes to carve out a niche in the gaming industry.  She was pleased to try Chalkola chalk markers and found them very inspiring.

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Chalkola chalk markers
  • Sketching paper
  • Glass table

Since Chalkola chalk markers do best on non porous surfaces, Dea thought it would be a great idea to draw on her glass table!

Chalkola chalk markers

She received a complete set of Chalkola chalk markers; the Platinum series of jumbo markers with the 3 in 1 nib, ten regular chalk markers with interchangeable nibs and 6 beautiful metallic markers.

sketching paper

First, Dea decides to use regular sketching paper to try the Chalkola chalk markers.

Platinum jumbo markers

She tries the Platinum jumbo markers first.  These jumbo markers take some practice for many people to learn to use.  Dea evidently did not shake them up well enough because she says the ink is watery.  They will drip and leave splotches if they are pumped too much and let too much ink down into the nib.  She does think, however, that they have a nice consistency.  She is more impressed with the regular markers and likes the way they write so smoothly.  She likes the metallic markers but can’t see their brilliance because the lighting in her workspace is not adequate.

glass table

Now Dea is going to see how the markers work on the glass table she usually uses as a workspace.

brown regular chalk marker

Using the brown regular chalk marker, she draws the outline of a teddy bear.  She has no particular goal in mind except to doodle around and experiment with the Chalkola chalk markers.

teddy bear’s features

She fills in the teddy bear’s features and accents him with some pink, which shows up very nicely against the brown.

companion

The teddy bear is going to have a companion!  Dea chooses white to draw the next figure and notices how bright the color is.

arms

She accidentally drew the arms of the little white guy over his body but finds that she can use her finger to easily wipe away what she doesn’t want.

green grass

She adds green grass and starts drawing some flower to set the tone of her drawing.

balloons

Dea has added a lot of detail to her drawing including conversation balloons.  She likes the way the markers move so smoothly across the glass.

few wipes

Is cleanup really as easy as the box says?  It certainly seems to be!  A few wipes with a damp cloth and the glass is almost clean.

Cleanup

Cleanup was a breeze!

All in all, Dea really liked Chalkola chalk markers.  She recommends them for children, teachers, artists and crafters, and anyone enjoys vivid colors that are easy to clean up.  Non-toxic, low odor, and child safe, Chalkola chalk markers are fun for everyone!

Also read – Chalkola Chalk Markers Meet the Inner Animal

Chalkola Chalk Markers Meet the Inner Animal

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Anna Komenda, a wife and mother of 3 children, lives in Poland and enjoys scrap books among other things.  She was delighted to have an opportunity to try Chalkola Chalk Markers.

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Chalkola chalk markers
  • 5 photos from your app shots
  • Sheet of white paper
  • Plastic cover
  • Heidi Swapp color shine
  • Glue
  • Scissor
  • Small brush
  • Scrapbooking stickers

Anna is going to show how she makes a colorful, fun layout using Chalkola chalk markers and other materials.

set of five photos

She has a set of five photos she got from an app, depicting one person with five different expressions and five different animal attributes.

type that holds documents

She already has a sheet of white paper so all she needs is a plastic cover, the type that holds documents.

positions the photos

Anna positions the photos on the paper to make sure she knows where everything is going to go.

background of her composition

Chalkola chalk markers are going to make the background of her composition.

Chalkola markers

Anna uses purple, pink, orange, blue, and green Chalkola markers to make strips of color above each individual photo.

plastic overlay

Now she has her plastic overlay just as she wants it.

plastic to the white sheet of paper

She attaches the plastic to the white sheet of paper.

photo strip

Now that she has a stripe for each photo she can position the photo strip and continue her creation.

array

She cuts each photo carefully from the array.

colored paper

Anna chooses colored paper with which to back each photo.

similar color to the stripe

The photos will be backed by a similar color to the stripe above them.  This will contribute to the continuity of color and make the layout appear more professional.

animals

Many people have a favorite theme and Anna’s is animals.  Just like animals in the wild, Chalkola has vivid colors that attract attention.

position the photos

It’s important to Anna to position the photos just right so that what she adds later will have the most impact.

textured paper

If you look closely, you’ll see that Anna has chosen textured paper to back the photos with.  It adds another dimension to her layout and makes it more interesting.

matching colors

Sometimes matching colors will make more of an impact that choosing a contrasting one.

type of layout

Chalkola’s bright, vibrant colors make any type of layout special.

glues the individual photos

Anna glues the individual photos to their backing.

virtually odor free

One of the great things about Chalkola chalk markers is that you can work with them all day.  Other markers have unpleasant odors but Chalkola chalk markers are virtually odor free.

color shine

These are bottles of Heidi Swapp color shine that Anna will use to add some color to the white part of her layout.

small brush

She uses a small brush to dip into the paint and splash it onto the white paper.  It is the small touches like these splatters that will bring the whole creation to life.

supply of stickers

Anna has an impressive supply of stickers that include shapes, letters, animals, and other categories.  She uses stickers to illustrate her ideas and inspire emotion in those that enjoy her art and scrapbooking.

title of the layout

The title of the layout, “Inner Animal” will start on the left side and finish on the right.  The letters are carefully positioned to be visible but allow plenty of room for other embellishments.

types of stickers

Several types of stickers are used to convey a feeling of fun and playfulness.

central idea

When Anna is done with her layout it is very busy yet focused on a central idea.  It entertains the viewer but sticks closely to the central theme and keeps the focus on the photographs.

Although Anna did not use a lot of Chalkola colors in her layout, the chalk markers’ brilliant shades attract attention while keeping the focus on the photos.  Chalkola chalk markers can be used in so many different ways!

Also read – Never Forget Again with Chalkola Chalk Markers

Never Forget Again with Chalkola Chalk Markers

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Maisie has had so many ideas as she tried Chalkola chalk markers for the first time.  Colors are very important to Maisie in her line of work and she loves the vibrant, bright colors of Chalkola chalk markers.

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Chalkola chalk markers
  • Photo frame

photo frame

Maisie remembers a photo frame that she has in her studio and thinks it will make a good reminder tool.

attractive background

She has chosen an attractive background for her reminder.  It is interesting enough to draw her attention but not so overwhelming as to hide the message she needs to see.

cut the background

She has cut the background to fit the frame.  It certainly is something that will draw attention!

glass of the frame

Maisie has some films that she wants to make and others she needs to edit so she writes those down on the glass of the frame.

down at her work table

Now she will know exactly what she has to do every time she sits down at her work table.

finished reminder

The finished reminder is attractive, doesn’t take up much space, and is erasable because Maisie used Chalkola chalk markers.  As she does a task she can merely wipe it off.  She thinks this will also make a wonderful display of favorite quotes that she can change whenever she wishes. Maisie has had such fun testing Chalkola chalk markers!  In fact, she was so impressed that she intends to keep the set handy and use Chalkola chalk markers on a regular basis.

Also read – Welcome the Seasons with Chalkola Chalk Markers

Chalkola’s Unique 3 in 1 Nib

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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People are always amazed when they see what Chalkola Platinum Series chalk markers can do.  Artists and crafters love the 3 in 1 nib that allows you to draw fine lines and fill in details as well as the medium and bold lines they can make.  You can do all of this with one marker!

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • jar or small glass container
  • Chalkola Platinum Series markers
  • damp cloth

Step 1

You always get good coverage with Chalkola chalk markers.  The jumbo window markers with the 3 in 1 nib insure that you’ll get into all the tight spaces that other markers miss.

Chalkola chalk markers

Step 2

Chalkola Platinum Series markers are jumbo sized to last and to provide an easy, comfortable grip.

Chalkola Platinum Series markers

Step 3

Chalkola markers are especially suited to working on glass.  They won’t scratch the surface and the colors flow on easily.

working on glass

Step 4

Our tester chose the green jumbo Chalkola marker to start coloring the glass jar.

green jumbo Chalkola marker

Step 5

The broad side of the 3 in 1 nib does a great job of covering the surface.

covering the surface

Step 6

The rest of the jar will be blue.

jar

Step 7

See how the jumbo Chalkola marker covered every bit of the glass.  There were some areas that needed the fine side of the nib although the broad side worked well for most of the surface.  The fine nib did a great job on the circular part of the jar.

jumbo Chalkola marker

Step 8

Removing Chalkola Premium Wet Wipe markers is as easy as dampening a cloth.

Removing Chalkola Premium Wet Wipe markers

Step 9

All you need to do is wipe away the chalk marker from the surface.

wipe away the chalk marker

Step 10

As you can see, the color easily wipes off and leaves no residue.

leaves no residue

Step 11

With their brilliant colors and 3 in 1 nibs, Chalkola Premium Wet Wipe Markers will color any surface.  You’ll be able to cover broad areas as well as fill in fine details.

brilliant colors

 

Also read – Using Chalkola Markers and Special Effects

Using Chalkola Markers and Special Effects

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Chalkola metallic markers
  • Chalkola Premium Wet Wipe Markers
  • Platinum Series window markers
  • Mug
  • Damp sponge
  • Glass bowl
  • Window

Step One

Jacqueline is a young woman who loves to draw and paint.  She has her own YouTube channel called Tenshi Crafts that showcases her artistic talents.  She shares the processes she uses to create paintings, clay miniatures, jewelry, drawings, nail art, and even a hot glue waterfall.

artistic talent

Step Two

Jacqueline tried Chalkola chalk markers and was impressed with the vivid colors and how easy clean up was.

Chalkola chalk markers

Step Three

As the box says, Chalkola chalk markers are best used on non porous surfaces.  They easily wash out of clothing, dry quickly, are non toxic and child safe, and the colors stay brilliant and beautiful until they are wiped away.

best used on

Step Four

She read the quick start guide on the back of the box and gave the pen she chose a few good shakes to mix up the ink in the reservoir.

quick start guide

Step Five

There were ten colors to choose from plus the six metallic markers.

metallic markers

Step Six

Chalkola Premium Wet Wipe Markers have bright, bold colors.  Here we see pink and blue.

Chalkola Premium Wet Wipe Marker

Step 7

Jacqueline lines up the markers so that she can see all the different colors she has to choose from.

different marker colors

Step 8

The Platinum Series window markers have a 15mm jumbo tip that is ideal for sign making.

Platinum Series window marker

Step 9

After shaking the marker well, Jacqueline draws the ink down from the reservoir to the nib by pressing it against a hard surface a few times.

nib by pressing

Step 10

The ink descends from the reservoir and saturates the nib.

saturates the nib

Step 11

Jacqueline chooses an orange chalk marker to draw on a coffee mug.

orange chalk marker

Step 12

Once it’s dry, Chalkola chalk markers won’t rub off or smear.  You can see how bright the colors are in the hearts and curls she’s made on the mug.

curls on the mug

Step 13

A damp sponge removes the marker easily even though it won’t rub off when touched.

damp sponge

Step 14

Jacqueline uses a glass bowl containing two dragons to draw a flame with orange and yellow Chalkola markers.  When she’s finished it looks as if one of the dragons is breathing fire.

glass bowl

Step 15

Now she moves to the window with a blue marker and begins to draw.

window

Step 16

Using yellow, green, pink, red, and two shades of blue, Jacqueline begins to draw a unicorn.

draw a unicorn

Step 17

The unicorn is complete!  The bright colors really stand out and you can see she’s added a few interesting details.

bright colors

Step 18

Jacqueline adds a final touch by pouring some water over the artwork on the window.

water over the artwork

Step 19

The colors running as they dissolve in the water create a stunning effect.

dissolve in the water

You can undoubtedly think of other unique techniques and effects to use.  Chalkola Premium Wet Wipe chalk markers are versatile as well as beautiful.

Also read – Protect Yourself with Chalkola Premium Chalk Markers

 

Welcome the Seasons with Chalkola Chalk Markers

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Maisie is testing Chalkola Chalk Markers.  As a professional artist she is always looking for different ways to be creative.  She found that Chalkola Chalk Markers provide a lot of inspiration—and fun!

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Chalkola chalk markers
  • A small laminated piece of wood

Maisie had a great idea and it came out beautifully.

laminated piece of wood

Since Chalkola chalk markers work best on non porous surfaces Maisie retrieves a small laminated piece of wood from an old piece of Ikea furniture.

white surface

She starts adding color to the white surface.  Her idea is to create a Spring themed panel for her hallway.  When the season changes, she’ll change the panel.

pretty flowers

She is turning the yellow dots into pretty flowers to start filling in the scene.

Chalkola colors

Maisie loves the way the Chalkola colors pop out on the white background.

differently shaped flower

A differently shaped flower makes it more interesting.

Spring theme

The Spring theme is coming to life as Maisie gets creative with colors and shapes.  It’s beginning to look like a garden.

blue vines and stems

Some blue vines and stems provide the perfect accents.

Spring bouquet

Beneath the flowers she’s drawn so far, Maisie fashions a pretty bow.  She is making a beautiful Spring bouquet for her hallway.

flowers together with stems

Her Spring themed panel is almost finished now.  She’s bringing all the flowers together with stems held by the bow.

brilliant colors

Voila!  Maisie has used so many brilliant colors and shapes in her Spring bouquet; it will be a lovely focal point for her hallway! A seasonally themed panel is a great idea, particularly when you have the brilliant colors of Chalkola chalk markers to work with.

Also read – Chalkola Chalk Markers Transform Ordinary Stemware

Protect Yourself with Chalkola Premium Chalk Marke

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

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Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Sketch pad
  • Pencil sketch
  • Chalkola Premium Chalk Markers

Step One

Maria Raczynska, a self-taught artist based in California, likes to share her creativity on YouTube.  She has her own channel so that those interested in art can watch her tutorials and demonstrations.

self-taught artist

Step Two

Maria worried that by sharing her art on YouTube she was losing control of her intellectual property.  Unscrupulous people could pirate her videos or capture stills of her work and claim them for their own.  She needed to find a way to protect her art yet continue to share with those who enjoyed it.

art on YouTube

Step Three

Chalkola Premium Chalk Markers were the perfect solution.  Maria found that if she used a Chalkola chalk marker to write her name in her workspace it would be very hard for someone to steal her material.

Chalkola chalk marker

Step 4

Now Maria can enjoy making videos without having to worry about losing her intellectual property.  All it takes is a signature, a couple of minutes to make sure the marker is dry, and everyone can enjoy her beautiful creations.

beautiful creation

Step 5

She usually starts with a pencil sketch to insure that her video goes smoothly with no errors.

pencil sketch

Step 6

Maria fills in her sketch as the camera rolls and her viewers watch her creation emerge.

creation emerge

Step 7

The finished rose looks so real that you can almost smell its soft, delicate petals.

finished rose

Step 8

Who would ever have thought that Chalkola Premium Chalk Markers would be in the security business!

Chalkola Premium Chalk Markers

 

Also read – Drawing a Portrait Using Numbers 1 Through 10

Chalkola Chalk Markers Transform Ordinary Stemware

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Colors mean a lot to Maisie, an artist who recently tried Chalkola chalk markers.  She makes her living creating pattern designs as well as coloring pages so she is always receptive to new approaches and tools.  She uses her YouTube channel, Ma’at Silk, to demonstrate creative uses of color and different coloring techniques.

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Chalkola chalk markers
  • Wine glass

Maisie has a lot of art supplies for her work.  Here you can see her collection of Chalkola chalk markers and the swatches she made of all the different colors.

work on glass

Since Chalkola chalk markers work on glass, Maisie is going to see how well they do on her stemware.

drawing petals

She starts at the bottom by drawing petals around the stem.  Decorating any sort of drinking glass is a great idea, particularly if you’re having a party.  Guests won’t wonder if the glass they are picking up is theirs, they’ll know because their name will be on it.

names on the glassware

Besides printing peoples’ names on the glassware Maisie thinks it’s nice just to decorate them.  Chalkola’s colors are so vivid that they are hard to miss!

base of the stem

She fills in the space between the petals at the base of the stem.  The two shades of green really look nice together.

wine glass

In a matter of minutes Maisie has transformed her ordinary wine glass into a work of art! Chalkola chalk markers can be used on any non porous surface to brighten up a room or make an ordinary item special.

Also read – The Brilliance of Chalkola Chalk Marker Colors

Choose Chalkola Markers for the Most Brilliance!

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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Sarah Chu loves to experiment with new things and recently tried Chalkola Premium Wet Wipe Markers.  The 27 year old yogi loves art, crafting, and finding new materials to work with.  Along with her sister, Lauren, she has a YouTube channel where you can find a little bit of everything.  Sarah filmed her review of Chalkola Premium Wet Wipe Markers on their YouTube channel and had a lot of fun with them.

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Chalkola chalk markers
  • Small chalkboard
  • a glass
  • damp cloth or towel

 

Sarah enjoyed creating this design using all the brilliant Chalkola colors

Chalkola design

She liked the packaging, which was sturdy enough to be used to store the markers until she chose a permanent place for them.  The instructions on how to use them and clean up were easy to understand.

Markers

The first marker Sarah chose was the jumbo 3-in-1 purple marker.  She is surprised at the vivid color and how easy it is to use.

jumbo 3-in-1 marker

Sarah learns the hard way that you should not over-saturate the marker’s nib with ink.  As you can see, the colors will run if there is too much ink dispensed.

marker’s nib

Sarah then tries the regular sized markers and decides that she prefers those for the type of art she likes to create.

regular sized markers

Time to try the metallic markers—what fun!  She likes the metallic gleam and the variety of different colors Chalkola provides.

metallic markers

Preparing to use another type of surface, Sarah chooses the jumbo white marker.

jumbo white marker

Chalkola chalk markers work well on glass.

marker on glass

The marker wipes off easily with a damp cloth.

marker wipes off easily

Now Sarah retrieves a small chalkboard and begins to make a design on it using Chalkola Premium Wet Wipe markers.

small chalkboard

She is pleasantly surprised at how bright the colors are and how easy the markers are to work with.

bright color markers

Sarah likes the way the markers glide so easily across the surface of the chalkboard.

chalkboard surface

She finishes her creation with a positive slogan.

slogan

You can see how brilliant the colors are and how they stand out against any background.

briliant color

Sarah really had fun experimenting with all of the markers.  She was very impressed with how vivid the colors were and how easy it was to clean them off any non porous surface.  In particular, she liked the way she was able to quickly remove the color she dripped on her clothing when she overfilled the marker.

fun with markers

Chalkola Premium Wet Wipe markers will really add some fun and color to your life!

Also read – Make a Beautiful Greeting Card with Chalkola

Drawing a Portrait Using Numbers 1 Through 10

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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Yong Chen and his daughter Lily are trying Chalkola chalk markers for the first time.  Children love using Chalkola markers because of how easily they are to use as well as how brilliant the colors are.  Mr. Chen is a well known illustrator and painter, has authored several children’s books, and is the creator of the EnjoyingArt Learning Community.

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Sketch pad
  • Chalkola chalk markers

Step 1

After her dad opens the padded envelope they were shipped in, Lily lined up the markers neatly so that they could see all the colors they have to choose from.

lined up markers

Step 2

Yong Chen opens his sketch pad so that he can see what the chalk markers can do.

sketch pad

Step 3

Lily tells her dad that he needs to shake the marker before using it.  They both like the sound of the ball mixing the ink inside the barrel of the marker as it is shaken.

shake the marker

Step 4

Mr. Chen is surprised that the purple marker has a white nib but quickly realizes that the nib needs to be depressed several times to draw down the ink.  He uses the side of the paper for this until he sees that the nib is saturated.

white nib

Step 5

Lily watches as her dad begins to draw.  His own father taught Yong to make the face of a man using the numbers 1 through 10 and now he is showing his daughter.  The numbers 1 and 9 are used for the top of the hat and 8 forms the brim.

begins to draw

Step 6

Mr. Chen is using a different color marker for each number in the drawing.  He has chosen pink to make the number 7 which will form the back of the head.

different color marker

Step 7

The drawing is finished and Lily has labeled it “Portrait of a Farmer”.  She is enjoyed watching the numbers become a recognizable figure and using the green chalk marker to print the title of the picture.

drawing is finished

Step 8

Mr. Chen dips a cloth in water and carefully wipes away the dots of color left by preparing the chalk markers.

cloth in water

Step 9

As you can see, the damp cloth has wiped away the dots made by preparing the chalk markers for use.  Except for the indentations, you would never know there was color on that part of the page!

wiped away

Step 10

Lily and her father inspect the cloth that was used to wipe away the dots made by the chalk markers. They both very pleased to see that cleaning up is fast and easy when they use Chalkola chalk markers.

fast clean up

Step 11

If you didn’t know that numbers were used to make this portrait you would never guess.  What a clever trick!  The vivid colors of Chalkola chalk markers really make this portrait stand out.

vivid colors

Step 12

Yong Chen is not the only one in his family with a gift for the arts.  Lily is a very talented pianist!

talented pianist

Also read – Chalkola Markers for Every Type of Art

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