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I post daily (photos of my journal pages, things that inspire me and personal bits and pieces) to inspire and encourage others. I have always believed that if I can do it, so can you.

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I've been teaching both in person and online workshops for more than twenty years. You can find out more about my classes by scrolling down along the right hand side of my blog. I strive to make classes accessible to everyone (both beginner to advanced).

I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

"Midtown" White Chalk Pencil by The Pencil Factory in Nashville, TN

Last month I was teaching in Fort Collins, Colorado at AlwaysBCreating. On the way there, I stopped at Two Hands Paperie in Boulder. I haven't been doing that much shopping because of everything going on this year. 

I was very happy to find a new toy, "Chalkboard" or "Midtown" White Chalk Pencils made by The Pencil Factory in Nashville, TN. Please note that the link above they are SOLD OUT but, if you look to the links below or do a google search, there are others that are selling them. 

As you can see below (on dried, black acrylic paint as well as the journaling, "she hides her secrets), the white is a vibrant white on dark acrylic paint. I've rubbed it with my finger and it doesn't go anywhere. I have not erased it but I will try that soon (it will lift the paint to some degree so I will do it on a test page. Apologies.) You can paint over it if you don't like it. For $14 for eight pencils, it was a good deal and I LOVE the vibrancy of the white.

I've read different reviews that said it doesn't work on actual chalkboards, so there's your warning.

More on the white pencils here:
Hester & Cook Design (I have nothing to do with them. I only found them via a Google search. I have never ordered from them before.)
CW Pencil Enterprise (Same as I wrote above. An entire set or individual pencils can be found here.) 

Have you tried these pencils before? What did you think?


Kristina W said...

Do you think a white Prismacolor would produce the same result? Just looked it up, and it says it has a waxy core?

Kelly Kilmer said...

@Kristina I've tried other white pencils including Prismacolors and have not had the same results. The Midtown pencils are brighter and more intense. :)