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Schuee 07-13-2019 09:45 AM

What Basic Tools for Beginning Scratchboard Art?
 
If I wanted to try scratchboard, what basic tools would I require? I would appreciate your thoughts.

Penny

jennaboo88 08-22-2019 11:09 AM

Re: What Basic Tools for Beginning Scratchboard Art?
 
Hi Penny. :wave: The tools for scratchboard can be almost anything sharp. However, I personally like to use X-Acto blades (#11 is my favorite, and it's very easy to find that blade in stores and online). You can also buy a Scratchboard tool kit at Dick Blick that has a series of tools. Honestly, the only one I use very often from that kit is the fiberglass brush. But, everyone likes something different, so it might be a great place to start. I know that many scratchboard artists love tattoo needles and also scalpels - I've yet to try either one, so I'm not very helpful in that regard. I hope you give scratchboard a try! It's pretty addicting! :)

Schuee 08-22-2019 12:17 PM

Re: What Basic Tools for Beginning Scratchboard Art?
 
Thanks very much, Jenna. It looks as though I should buy a basic kit to try it out and move on to more sophisticated tools if I like making pictures in this way.

I will let you know how I get on. 😁

I came across this site

https://www.cassart.co.uk/craft/scratchboard-1

jennaboo88 08-22-2019 01:04 PM

Re: What Basic Tools for Beginning Scratchboard Art?
 
I'm glad to be of help. It looks like you've found a great scratchboard resource in the link. I'm glad to see that as I know Blick's shipping overseas can be quite high. The tool kit (set of 6) is the one I purchased as well. Good luck, and do keep us posted! I hope you fall in love with scratchboard! :)

Schuee 08-22-2019 03:17 PM

Re: What Basic Tools for Beginning Scratchboard Art?
 
Thanks, Jenna. It will be fun finding out whether Iím any good at it!

ccollins 03-12-2020 07:20 AM

Re: What Basic Tools for Beginning Scratchboard Art?
 
Well, How did it go?

Schuee 03-12-2020 09:42 AM

Re: What Basic Tools for Beginning Scratchboard Art?
 
Hello. Not been able to go ahead with getting materials, yet. I hope to later in the year. Thanks for asking.


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