Wednesday, 27 February 2013


Happy WOYWW day!

You may well ask how come this picture is the right way up...............
I opened it in Paint, rotated it to the left 90 degrees and then uploaded it.  Simples!!!  Gotta get up early to catch me out!

On my desk today are my chalk pencils....... I call them that cos I don't know the correct name. 

 I have been sorting my colouring mediums so I now have lots of pots with pencils etc in and during the course of sorting I found  this box of chalks  - all in a smart plastic, lined box - see through lid and .... and .... a pencil sharpener!!   I remember buying it at a show many years back, I must've had great plans in mind for it as I bought the pack of refills you see on the left.  It is a thickish pen and you press the top and a small grapple comes out and grasps the chalk - Bingo! one chalk pencil.  
The Card is the first colouring I used them on and am quite impressed, three shades of green from one chalk.
Question is now ........... I can remember reading somewhere that an oil or something can be used to blend the chalk and seal it ................ any ideas?

BTW all the information you need to join our WOYWW day can be found on the page above.


  1. Great card, and how nice it is to find something you'd forgotten you had. Have a happy WOYWW MM x #97

  2. Beautiful colours using your chalks, I do not know about the oil but I read online that
    Krylon Workable Fixative can be sprayed over afterwards to fix the chalk.
    Some people use hairspray on their cards but that can discolour your work.
    Happy WOYWW Heather # 85

  3. Hi there, a sort out always seems to unearth some forgotten treasures, have fun with them.
    Neil #65

  4. Love the idea of a chalk pencil and that you can get three shades of colour from one. If you want to fix the colour after just spray some cheap hairspray in the air and waffed your card through the air. It has to be a cheap hairspray the cheaper the better
    Happy WOYWW hope you have a great day
    Ria #48

  5. Isn't it great that you always find 'lost treasures' when you start cleaning and sorting? HAve fun with the chalk pens! Happy woyww, Marit #100

  6. I've never seen chalk pencils like that, what a good idea! I know you can use Dove blender to blend and apply chalks, but I would also give Mineral Oil a go, you might even have some in the house already.

    Brenda 113

  7. What a great way to keep your fingers a bit cleaner and avoid smudging, and your shading is most impressive to get such a good result. Thank you for visiting me today, and yes, those butterflies are on acetate. The other pieces are just on supersmooth card or Clarity silk art card. Have a good week. xx Maggie #15

  8. I am always sorting out my pencils and other painting mediums but I never seem to come to the end! Love the coloring on your desk!
    Lots of hugs,

  9. What a sweet image, the coloring looks great. Love that green skirt. Brigita #135

  10. there is a way to do it but not being a chalk user I'm not sure I'm sure someone will know. love the image and the colouring you have done. Tracy #72


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