Speaking of taking light out of dark, I’ll continue this summer’s lessons with scratchboard. Using sharp tools we scrape off the top layer of black ink, revealing the white clay layer underneath.
In addition to straight and curved scrapers there are stiff wire brushes, forks with multiple prongs, sandpaper, and steel wool.
The 1st activity is to create a sampler to test how the different tools work.
I always start a piece with a drawing on tracing paper and then apply graphite dust to the back. When this is transferred to the matt black scratchboard it shows up as an easy to see silver line.
Working on a piece of 6″x 6″ Ampersand scratchboard I complete this talkative pig.
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2 thoughts on “Scratchboard 101”
I love scratchboard, a great lesson and fabulous results! Thanks for sharing your happy pig.
Thanks, Sharon-it does seem to be a source of instant gratification to many hesitant artists.
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