Pencil


Clark Propst
 

I know folks have mentioned the kinds of pencils they’ve used for chalk marks before. Please refresh my memory. I’d like to pick one up. We have a Hobby Lobby store.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa

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Greg Martin
 

Clark,

I have used white colored pencil and white Charcol pencil with good results.

Greg Martin

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I know folks have mentioned the kinds of pencils they’ve used for chalk marks before. Please refresh my memory. I’d like to pick one up. We have a Hobby Lobby store.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


BCOJim
 

Clark,



I picked up a pair of Charcoal White pencils, made by General Pencil
(http://www.generalpencil.com/index.cfm?page=content
<http://www.generalpencil.com/index.cfm?page=content&cid=7> &cid=7), at a
local art store chain. These are charcoal pencils with a cedar wood casing
- stock number 558-2BP.



They make great bright white chalk marks, but you have to remember that they
are charcoal and the charcoal "lead" is much more fragile than pencil or
pastel lead. I got the hang of it after breaking the lead a few times.
:-)



Jim Ferenc

Boulder, CO

www.bouldercreekengineering.com <http://www.bouldercreekengineering.com/>



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I know folks have mentioned the kinds of pencils they've used for chalk
marks before. Please refresh my memory. I'd like to pick one up. We have a
Hobby Lobby store.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Richard Townsend
 

I use Prismacolor Verithin VT 734 white and VT 734-1/2 warm grey. I also use some other brand, but I am not at home right now and I don't remember their names and numbers. Jerry's Art-a-Rama and Dick Blick art supplies have colored pencils available on line. In my experience a hard lead is preferable to a soft lead. It keeps the lettering sharp. The soft ones are intended for blending. I do use soft lead pencils for weathering.


Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon


Douglas Harding
 

Clark, the ones I have are Sanford Prismacolor Watercolor. Look just like a
pencil, sharpen them with a pencil sharpener. I also have some correction
fluid pens, think they are a Bic Wite-Out.



Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Mar 22, 2013, at 11:43 AM, cepropst@q.com wrote:

I know folks have mentioned the kinds of pencils theyve used for chalk marks before. Please refresh my memory. Id like to pick one up. We have a Hobby Lobby store.
Clark, the colored pencils I have used successfully for chalk marks, weathering, etc. are Prismacolor. The are widely available from art stores. Other brands may also work, but some of the others I've tried haven't been nearly as good (or good at all), so hold out for the real thing.

Richard Hendrickson


Andy Sperandeo
 

Hi Clark,

I've tried a few brands of artists' pencils in various gray and yellow shades, and they all worked. I wouldn't worry too much about a particular brand.

So long,

Andy


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Andy Sperandeo wrote:
I've tried a few brands of artists' pencils in various gray and yellow shades, and they all worked. I wouldn't worry too much about a particular brand.
Not sure what you mean by "work," Andy, but my experience is like the others on the list who have found Prismacolor superior to other artist's pencils. At least one other brand, which I don't recall and may be repressing, did not work AT ALL for me. I seem to recall flinging it across the room . . . <g>

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Richard Hendrickson
 

On Mar 25, 2013, at 3:45 PM, Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:

Andy Sperandeo wrote:
I've tried a few brands of artists' pencils in various gray and yellow shades, and they all worked. I wouldn't worry too much about a particular brand.
Not sure what you mean by "work," Andy, but my experience is like the others on the list who have found Prismacolor superior to other artist's pencils. At least one other brand, which I don't recall and may be repressing, did not work AT ALL for me. I seem to recall flinging it across the room . . . <g>
Exactly my experience, FWIW.

Richard Hendrickson


Andy Sperandeo
 

Tony, Richard,

There's no need to argue about anything. I like Prismacolor pencils too. I have a few in different colors and use them often.

Andy