View Full Version : I got my chalks out and I was wondering if there

08-27-2009, 09:26 PM
is anything out there can "seal" the chalk once its on the card so it doesn't smear ....

I am doing a few Christmas cards with chalk and I don't want them to smear after I get them done. Can I spray with them anything?

08-27-2009, 09:28 PM
I've used a stinky spray called Workable Fixative or I've used hairspray.

08-27-2009, 09:33 PM
hairspray is the only thing I've used. I'm surprised the companies that put out the chalks don't sell us some expensive stuff to "fix" them with. good luck

08-27-2009, 09:34 PM
I thought I heard hairspray did something but i wasn't sure... I know I have some of that somewhere around here ... :)

Mrs. Fence
08-27-2009, 09:35 PM
Hairspray is what I've used too. Be sure to use the aerosol can hairspray, otherwise you might have a mess!

08-27-2009, 09:35 PM
I thought I heard hairspray did something but i wasn't sure... I know I have some of that somewhere around here ... :)

Check Emily's room/bathroom

08-27-2009, 09:35 PM
At Hobby Lobby they have a fixative for pastels, it will work with chalk too. It is in the aisle with the color pencils and markers at my store. I forget the name of the stuff but it comes in a white can.

08-27-2009, 09:53 PM
proper fixative from an art supplier is better. hairspray is good for pencil work but can really alter the colour of the chalks and dull them.

08-28-2009, 08:00 AM
I used the workable fixative for my glimmer mist cards since it was only mica powder mixed with water. It's by Krylon and you should be able to find it pretty much anywhere. And yes it does stink, use it outside.

08-28-2009, 08:03 AM
I am so glad you posted this question, Sherri. I was using chalks on Christmas cards late last night and was wondering the same thing....thanks everyone.

08-28-2009, 09:44 AM
I always use hairspray!

Mere Deaux
08-28-2009, 10:41 AM
Hair spray works very well and smells good! I use whatever is on sale. Just don't spray too close. I use it for chalks, glimmer mist and anything that I think may smear or rub off.

08-28-2009, 10:50 AM
Spray-fix works well and is clear/archival but since they are cards, you can also use Hairspray (not archival)...Just use some in a can so it sprays a fine mist. I learned to use hairspray or sprayfix when I was using conte crayons in art class in college.


08-28-2009, 10:50 AM
I have something called Fixative by Prismacolor that comes in a spray paint like can. It says it works for charcoal, pastel, and pencils. I'm thinking it would work for chalk, too.

08-28-2009, 11:53 AM
Wow! This makes me want to get my chalks out. I just love how old routines always come back to life in stamping. WooHoo

08-28-2009, 02:39 PM
And also when I have done things with chalk, I have never needed to seal it. They always seem to stay in place pretty well.

08-28-2009, 04:35 PM
Ok, I sprayed both cards with hairspray last night and this morning when I went to add it to the card, I had no smearing so it definitely worked!

WOO HOO. I will have to put them in the gallery. I used some Santa images I had gotten :)