i know what you mean, i had a blue perioud not long time ago! Now i prefer a yellow, orange! Anyway no there is no chalk only oil pastel and neopastel! yes its looks a bit chalky it because of material! it is my firs try on this material and i simply lovet!
i not sure what it is ..and how it call. But i think it may be a velvet paper! if my translation right. Probobly it is a velvet paper oh it is not silk for sure this velvet paper almost like canvas bot its not! you should try it! its amazing!