Colorful Scratchboard Illustrations

Scratchboard illustration (also called “scraperboard” in Great Britain) is a form of direct engraving where you scratch off a layer to reveal a white or colored layer beneath. Scratchboard is both a fine-art and an illustrative technique using knives and tools for engraving into a thin layer of Ceracolors waterborne wax paint that is coated with dark or light layer of Ceracolors. Scratchboard can yield highly detailed, precise and evenly textured artwork. Works can be left black and white, or colored.

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