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Art - Scratchboard



This portfolio contains finished scratchboards. Scratchboard is an old art form that dates back to the 1800's. It allowed for greater illustration detail than wood or lino block carvings. Today it is recognized as a fine art form. There are many types of scratch art mediums, some on paper, some on foils, some on board, etc. I use Ampersand Scratchbord. This board is a Kaolin Clay coated hardboard that is then sprayed with India Ink. As the ink is scratched away from the clay surface the white clay is exposed. Because the clay is absorbent, it accepts color as well.

Some of the artwork in this portfolio is in private collections and not available for sale. Others may be purchased as originals and/or prints. This will be indicated in the description. Originals that are part of a Suite must be purchased as such, but prints may be purchased separately.