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Old 02-21-2005, 08:20 AM   #1
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Please help. I bought my SU Pastels (chalks) about a yr ago and very very rarely use them.... I try to use the q tip to apply and then use the blender pen, but it doesnt work so well. i have also tried to dip the blender pen directly into the chalk and it doesnt seem to work too well.... What am I doing wrong. Please help!
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Old 02-21-2005, 08:42 AM   #2
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Get some sponge daubers (the ones from SU are great). This helps you pick up a good amount to be used for poppin pastels (rubbing chalk over an image stamped in Versamark). Otherwise, fingertips work great. I've never used the blender pens with the chalks b/c I don't want to damage / dry them out.
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Old 02-21-2005, 08:43 AM   #3
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I will try this thanks so much!
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I've used my pastels consistantly for the last year, but never with blender pens. I use the daubers or the applicators included. Much better results.
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I use sponge daubers. Over a period of time I have accumulated 34 and label them what color I use on them. I store the daubers in the new plastic channeled boxes (the ones alphabet sets come in).
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Hi:
You may want to try eye shadow applicators. They come in a packet of 12 (double sided) for $2.00.
I get the ones with a semi-pointed end and a round end - this allows me to chalk stamp images with more detail.
The eye shadow applicators last longer than the SU applicators and you can get more chalk on them.
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I prefer the eyeshadow applicators. They're smaller, so I can color in with finer detail, not so with the daubers.
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Do you have a Versamark pad? I LOVE doing poppin' pastels with the VM pad and using the sponge daubers - works best with bold stamps. I did a very simple card at a ladies' luncheon at our church, and everyone loved it.
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To cover large areas, I actually use tampons.
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To cover large areas, I actually use tampons.
Just beware the risks of "Toxic Chalk Syndrome" :P

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At our Group on Saturday night, we used the chalks and used it different ways: with cotton ball, q-tip, blender pens & the aqua painter. Our demo told us with the aqua painter, just to use it on a little corner of the chalk otherwise it could dry it out. All those techniques worked great for us.
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Thanks so much, I will have to get mine out and work with them...
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To cover large areas, I actually use tampons.
Just beware the risks of "Toxic Chalk Syndrome" :P

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I use teeny-tiny pom-poms from Michael's & hold them in an alligator clip.
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To cover large areas, I actually use tampons.
Just beware the risks of "Toxic Chalk Syndrome" :P

(sorry, couldn't resist)
OK, THAT was very clever!
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I LOVE using my blender pens with the pastels.
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I do NOT like the applicators that come with the pastels. I usually use regular old Qtips to apply them if I'm coloring with them. I'll use a cotton ball/sponge dauber if I'm doing poppin' pastels!
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I use cotton balls...but tampons...MMMM, I'll have to whip those out! I can just imagine my DH walking in on that one! He would probably turn and walk out.


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