Everywhere I look these days, I see chalkboard surfaces- on walls, on serving cards, on garden pots, on pantry jars, even on scrapbook pages. But what good is a chalkboard surface if the chalk you write with is messy and brushes off easily? Sometimes you want the LOOK of chalk, but with the versatility and opacity of a marker. Enter Wet Wipe Chalk Markers
by Chalk Ink.com.
These are “all purpose” markers- meaning you an use them on other surfaces than chalk boards- and they will wipe clean with a wet cloth. No additional cleaners are necessary! The set I purchased have 8 “Classic” colors and have a 6 MM chisel tip. Here’s a close up:
Here’s how they are described on the website:
Chalk Ink® is the highest quality chalk marker on the planet. Don’t be fooled by lesser quality imitations, Chalk Ink® is the authority. It works like a paint pen, yet looks like chalk. No dust, no smearing once dry. It comes off with water. Chalk Ink ® offers the widest selection of colors and packs. They are non-toxic and food safe. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
So let’s get started! To prime the markers, you have to shake them up and press down on the tip until the paint starts to flow freely. I started by playing with the white marker on blue cardstock.
The color flowed smoothly from the nib, and as you can see the color is quite vivid and opaque. There is a little bit of streaking- places where the ink is thicker and therefore darker.
Now to try on chalkboard paper!
You can layer blend the colors when they are wet, or layer them when they are dry.
Here’s an overview of all the colors:
Now, of course, this last sample isn’t a chalkboard surface. Will it erase anyway?
Let’s see it on a “real” Chalkboard surface- slate:
So to erase my smeary bit, I used a wet wipe:
Next, I tried it on some foam core that I painted with a Plaid Chalkboard Paint.
But over all, it still looked better than using real chalk!
Lastly, I used some Studio Black Gesso in my journal and tried them out!
But OOPS- I smudged again. SO I tried to buff it away with a dry towel….and on another area, I used a wet napkin. See how that turned out?
So I’m reasonably confident that I could use Chalk Ink Markers in my journal without them buffing off the pages.
Here’s my page in process….
Overall, I loved these chalk markers. I love that they stay put until you wipe with a wet cloth and then leave no residue. I love that you can use them on many surfaces. I love the coverage. They are a little pricey, however- this set retails for just under $27.00 USD for a set of eight. But that makes them still less expensive than the top-of-the-line alcohol-based marker, so it’s all perspective.
Here’s a little demo video from the company I thought you might enjoy:
((VIDEO DELETED DUE TO AUTO PLAY- too many complaints!))
Disclosure: I purchased these markers from my own funds.
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