View Full Version : Scratch board question??

05-01-2004, 12:22 AM
hi i wasnt sure if this is the place to post this but ill give it a go ..
ok i recently bought a already printed scratchboard thingy.. sort of like paint by number.. anyway i was wondering if you can do this technique on differnt surfaces other than clayboard?? and pretty much get the same affect as if you did you use the board?

05-01-2004, 01:30 AM
Hi KP,

I imagine that you could do some scratchboard techniques on other surfaces however those surfaces would not be as good as what claybord provides. I believe you would run into problems with chipping, peeling and not getting a good quality scratch into the surface depending on what you used to create the board/surface.

I exclusively use claybord because I love the feel and the outcome of the product. (wish I got paid for saying this stuff!!!) :)


05-01-2004, 11:40 AM
hey thanks for the answer.. i thought i would post up here adn see what kind of answers i got .. i think i wil play it safe with the boards but im gonna venture into trying other surfaces .. juts to see what i come out with .. .. :D :D curiosity is getting the better of me here .. :D

05-01-2004, 06:52 PM
I used to do scratchboard on bristol that I painted myself. It was always difficult to keep from bending and cracking the ink. A few months back a friend told me about the clay board. I have seen some amazing work done on them, so I bought a few. I have yet to try them, but I respect the opinions of scratchboard artists here on WC! I would go with the clay board if I were you:)

05-04-2004, 10:19 AM
ok what do you guys think about foam boards? is that pretty close to clay as i can get until i can get some clay?

05-04-2004, 12:18 PM
You are thinking about scratching on foamboard? I dont think that is a good idea as you will probably end up puncturing the surface as you scratch. There is a ton of "give" to foamboard.

What is it exactly you are looking to do? Just plain scratchboard work? If you are just going to do scratchboard, I would stick to using claybord. A few others here I believe may use Esdee scratchboards which are not masonite but a paper product, but for me personally there is nothing out there like claybord.

05-04-2004, 12:26 PM
ok had to ask .. just was wondering if there as any other alternatives to clay board for scratching .. thanks for all the imput on this subject i really apprieciate it .. kim

05-04-2004, 12:31 PM
Hi Kim,

Do a search on scratchboard on any search engine. There will be a TON of different manufacturers from "Scratch-art" brand to Esdee Scratchboards. There are others besides Claybord.


05-04-2004, 05:54 PM
hey bob , im so lovin your work, your site the whole sha bang... i will definetly spend $$ on the good stuff .. i love this place i always such good advice and suggestion.. thanks for pretty much walking through my questions.. my next post will be of the pre printed tiger and her cubs.. i also thinkl these animals and all of them are in danger of being loss to us and they are so captivating to me .. their beauty , and even how dangerous they can but that is how they are .!! :clap: i really enjoy your bio. thanks again ..... kim :angel: