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08-01-2006, 12:33 AM
This is a quick one. Only 4x4. for a birthday card. Silver Scratchboard. Steel Wool and exacto knife.
C&C welcome.

Mary Woodul
08-01-2006, 06:39 AM
Karen, this is so beautiful. What a wonderful birthday card!

08-01-2006, 10:13 AM
This is so darn good!!!!:clap: Nice work!!!
Where can one buy the silver scratchboard? Is it a black board that when scratched silver is exposed rather than white???

08-01-2006, 11:01 AM
This is lovely!:thumbsup: Someone is very fortunate to be getting this on their birthday!:cool: Do you want to know when my birthday is? Ha!:rolleyes: Great job!:clap:
ginger :wave:

08-01-2006, 12:34 PM
Thanks all. Bertoni, I ordered it through NASCO, but I've seen it in Jerry's, etc...there's also copper and gold (get the copper, it's much richer), and Dick Blick.
Ginger, when is your birthday? LOL and what do you like.

08-01-2006, 12:35 PM
ps...yes, but it's not an ampersand board...sort of like cardboard.

08-02-2006, 08:25 AM
Just beautiful Karen:clap: :clap:

08-02-2006, 09:06 AM
I've seen the regular white and now just found out that there is gold and a multi-colour.... didn't know there was silver and copper - thanks.:)
Steel Wool ???? wow - thanks for that tip
This work is fabulous - lucky birthday person :D

Dave Slaughter
08-03-2006, 12:48 PM
Very nice! What grade of steel wool do you use, and how hard is it to control?

08-04-2006, 07:19 PM
I believe it's triple 0 (it's been a long time and is no longer in a bag). Don't use the stuff with soap. Not too difficult to control, I use it when I want something sort of fuzzy without specific edges. I'm having more trouble with the fiberglass brush in learning technique with it, but love the effect.

08-05-2006, 10:01 PM
Good title, "Catitude"! The drawing here is very good. Honestly I've never heard about scratchboard until just a few days ago, and so many people do this! ...so it's exacto knife that you scratch with? Like drawing with the tip of the knife? Or is it actually cut? I need to look up more about this. It's interesting combined with the soft marks from the steel wool. Nice work, Karen.

08-05-2006, 10:25 PM
You are definitely in luck...I believe the ampersand company is IN Texas. I don't know how far from you though. You can use many different tools to make your scratches (and Ampersand doesn't sell the colored, only white and black). I actually flip my knife over so only the very tip is used. I prefer a #11 blade. There are also classical scratch tools, but basically, anything that will make a mark can be used to create your scratch. Looking at your cookies, you might want to use a wider blade to create your design. Lots of possibilites and I hope you will try it whether you continue to use it or not.

Merry Scribe
08-06-2006, 09:49 AM
Karen I can see why you were able to sell this piece so easily. We love and it is a very beautiful job.:clap: :thumbsup: Annie and I only heard about scratchboarding from you when you posted on our Green Man thread that was the day you said that you were going to the festival.

Again a very beautiful piece and I am going to read up on this art form.

Blessed Be

08-06-2006, 10:33 AM
I met a scrimshaw/wood etcher at the festival yesterday. He hadn't heard about it either, but neither had he heard about wet canvas...hopefully he'll show up soon. I would think that scrimshaw carving, wood carving/burning and scratchboard are all related and one could easily bounce between all three (unless like me, you're a gadget-aholic and have to have all the toys that go with each artform).
Happy day,

Merry Scribe
08-06-2006, 10:42 AM
I am also a gadget-aholic and I love all toys. Annie told me one time that the difference between men and boys is the price of their toys. And that fits me to a tee.

Blessed Be

Brian:wave: :D