Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Scratchboard tutorial

I was recently asked how I make my scratchboards. Making scratchboards is a lot more fun then buying them and allows you to control the size, thickness, texture, colour, everything, to get the ultimate unique ground to work on. Homemade boards will always come out different. The thicker wax allows for shallower or deeper cuts when making lines which in turns effects there contrast. Areas dig right down the white board will look brighter and whiter, while shallow strokes will look more transparent. You can also paint back into areas to make them dark again. Check out my little tutorial to make your own. Click on the thumbnail to see it bigger.
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