I have read on Ampersand's packaging that scratchbord/claybord doesn't need to be protected by glass but that varnishing it will protect it. However, I've found that the black ink can still be marred if I'm not careful to keep things away from it's surface.
So, my question is, am I such a perfectionist that I'm being too neurotic about little scratches/imperfections? Do most of you consider that the nature of the material and don't fret over it? Or am I doing something wrong such as not applying enough varnish?
Do you frame with glass? Help!
PS - If I should be posting these discussion-type threads somewhere else please let me know. Usually I only see posts about WIP and Finished works so I'm uncertain if this is OK.