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Old 12-23-2007, 11:11 PM
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Question Ground chalk

Hi! I am new to the site and wanted to say hello. I hope this is the right forum for paper mache topics. I live in Idaho (United States) and I am trying to find a supplier for ground chalk. I have heard that it makes your paper mache pulp stronger and smoother. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:42 PM
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Re: Ground chalk

Check on a product called whiting. It is used for all sorts of things but I believe it to be basically a chalk type product. It is available at hardware stores, stained glass shops and such. Research it and see what you think. I believe it can also be used in a base of gesso as well. Look it up and see.

According to a google entry:

Whiting Powder, Chalk, Calcium Carbonate. Natural dry ground Calcium Carbonate. Calcium carbonate is of low acute toxicity.

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Re: Ground chalk

Hi Moni, welcome to the mixed media forum! This is definitely the place for paper mache. You might find us kind of quiet for a couple of days around Christmas, but we all love to give advice LOL!! And we love to see pictures, so please make sure you show us what you're doing so that we can all pat you on the back!
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:08 PM
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Question Re: Ground chalk

Thanks for the quick responses. How and where does one go about posting pictures on wet canvas? I'll try looking for the whiting at a hardware store if I can find a real hardware store in this Wal-mart world.
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Re: Ground chalk

Originally Posted by MoniR
...How and where does one go about posting pictures on wet canvas?
One clicks the link in my signature on uploading images!
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