The world of DIYs – Creating valuable items or artwork by yourself – has never been so easy with the range of equipment at our disposal.
DIYs let you bring out the fun side of yourself. It also lets you be creative with beautiful and vibrant colors.
If you see a lovely drawing made with vibrant colors on glass or chalkboard, the chances are that they are made with chalk markers. What can’t you use chalk markers for? Name it- wall décor for your homes, bistro boards in restaurants, and even wedding décor!
Do you need a more colorful journal or diary, or you’re tired of the basic designs on it? Think chalk markers. Do you want to make simple art for a very special person? Chalk markers are the item for you! Once you have tried using these, you’ll want to use them for virtually everything.
Chalk markers can be used for virtually most kinds of art and, as a result, have become increasingly popular in the art community.
Have you never heard of chalk markers before now, or you need information on how to use chalk markers? If your answer is yes, then luck has shone on you!
Dear lucky person, read this till the very end to get all of the basic information you need to know about chalk markers.
How To Use Chalk Markers
What Are Chalk Markers?
Chalk markers essentially look like a regular marker. They are super easy to use, erase easily, have beautiful pigment for making vibrant and bright colors on art, and are dust-free!
How to Use
As stated earlier, it’s pretty easy. Follow the step-by-step process below.
- Shake the marker while the cap is on diagonally.
- Take the cap off and press the tip on a flat surface. It is wiser to use a test paper first instead of the actual project surface.
- Release when the tip fills with ink. It takes up to a minute.
- Go crazy and start drawing immediately.
Techniques, tips, and tricks you can try
- When pumping or pressing the tip on a surface, don’t use so much pressure; else, you’ll have deformed marker tips.
- Chalk marker nibs or tips usually can be pulled out and switched between bullet and chisel points- you can make your choice based on the type of line you want.
- With a damp cloth, you’ll be able to remove the ink from nonporous surfaces easily.
- When coloring, go slowly when it’s a large section to prevent uneven coverage.
- Adding water to the ink will create beautiful blending effects. By diluting this, you can blend colors into each other.
- If it has been a long time since you used the chalk markers and the ink doesn’t flow, you may have to reactivate it.
- To ensure the ink entirely erases on the chalkboard and to prevent ghosting, prime or season the chalkboard first.
For proper storage, Make sure to
- Put the cap back on after usage
- Tighten the cap.
- Store the marker with the cap on top uprightly, so the ink doesn’t drain out when not used.
So, there you have it, how to use, properly store a chalk marker, and tips you should try. These are all essential information you need to get started on your painting or artwork.
Remember, art is a means of expressing creativity, and there are also no rules.
Absolutely no rules! Have fun while you’re at it.
Do it solo, in your quiet time, or with a friend or two as an activity, putting all you’ve learned in this article to practice, and when you’re done, store the chalk markers properly so you won’t have to spend more money to buy another set of chalk markers.