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Chalk and Cold Wax Painting Medium



Chalk added to Cold Wax

Chalk is available from our ArtywaxShop, a Chemist or online, probably choose 'fine grade' to start, or for more texture use crumbled blackboard chalk.
The SAA have a varied assortment of coloured chalks these are useful for colouring the wax, also Pastels, both 'dry' and 'wax' work in a similar as pigment to colour wax.

Adding coloured sand, glass pebbles or stones to the wax, will give texture, including, random and decorative patterns when applied to a surface. These decorative items need sealing to the surface with a thick layer of Cold Wax Painting Medium.

Add the chalk on or off the surface of the painting, meaning, form the shapes or decorations separate to the main surface.

Consistency of Cold Wax with chalk added.

Cold Wax Painting Medium is stiffened by adding chalk or pastel, because, it somewhat dries the wax causing much stiffer paste with more texture.

To add a chalk or pastel mixture to a painting, the suggestion would be to have the painting be on a rigid surface, furthermore, use a plastic spatula, metal painting knife or similar to apply the mixture because the wax becomes harder to move and blend.

Test in a separate area, because the chalk can 'dry out' the wax/oil mixture and cause it to crack.
These drying effects of chalk, pastel, marble dust and the like can cause excess drying of the wax/oil, this causes it to loose its adhesion and it can take on a 'crumbly' appearance that eventually becomes unstable.

Limestone Dust would work in the same way

chalk mixed in

Blue coloured Cold Wax with chalk added.

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