Scratchboard is a form of direct engraving where the artist scratches off dark ink to reveal a white or colored layer beneath. Scratchboard refers to both a fine-art medium, and an illustrative technique using sharp knives and tools for engraving into a thin layer of white China clay that is coated with dark, often black India ink. There is also foil paper covered with black ink that, when scratched, exposes the shiny surface beneath. Scratchboard can be used to yield highly detailed, precise and evenly textured artwork. Works can be left black and white, or colored.
Phrases related to “Secret”
best-kept secret dirty little secret keep a secret let someone in on a (little) secret make no secret of no secret poorly kept secret secret admirer secret agent secret is safe with (someone)
SKetch book Assignment
Consider your theme for inspiration - what comes to mind when you think of “Secrets…?”
Brainstorm, mind map… Do some research, find some resource images.
Sketch out your ideas and test out materials.
Then… MAKE SOME GREAT(or just thought provoking)ART!!
scratch art paper pencil tools for scratching - wooden skewers
* Project Tip - you can draw out your final idea and transfer it to the tracing paper by placing your drawing on top of the tracing paper and then tracing your lines with a pen. The lines will get pushed through to the scratch paper underneath.