Wednesday, March 7, 2012


I have dedicated this blog to the newly discovered 'old' art of scratchboard art.

Just what is scratchboard?

It is not a drawing although you start by drawing your image onto it. It is not a painting although you paint on acrylic inks (or any water color type of medium) for colorization. Your image is produced by scratching. The concept is a support (paper or such) that is covered in a thin layer of white clay, then a layer of india ink. In order to get your image, you scratch through the ink to show the clay underneath.

This art is very labor intensive, but becomes one of the most lifelike of all arts when finished.

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