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Old 05-02-2012, 08:48 PM
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Some rather old samples

Hi,

I just starting to relearn scratchboard, I did some playing around with it way back in the late 1980's or early 1990's, before Ampersand products were available! Then I got hired to teach Geology at the local Community college, and that really sucked up all of my time. Thought I would post the three works I found tucked away in a closet.


Scaled Quail and Prickly Pear Cactus


Humming Bird and Trumpet Vine



Antelope


The only one that I am still sure of the materials I used is the antelope, that was several layers of gesso on hardboard, the black is acrylic paint, and the scratching was done with a very low heat wood burning tool, the acrylic of course, being too plastic to actually scratch.

I can't wait to get going with some good materials, the work you people are doing blows my mind!

Comments most welcome.

Becky
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:27 PM
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Re: Some rather old samples

Damn, you did that with wood burning tools? That is GOOOD!!!!! I can't wait to see with you do with scratchboard.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:07 PM
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It is always good to reflect back and see how good you were and thus how great you will be.
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Re: Some rather old samples

Whoa!! Excellent work for the materials. You can't wait to see what you can do with good materials? I can't wait!!
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:29 AM
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Re: Some rather old samples

Lovely work... I can't imagine using the tools you did and getting such great results. You have a scratchboarder's soul...

I especially like the first. The directional changes in the cacti are wonderful...

Diane
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:54 AM
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Excellent stuff; you won't have much of a learning curve with newer materials. I can't wait to see more of your current work Becky.
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Just love the quail and prickly pear! Great work!

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Old 05-03-2012, 09:03 PM
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Re: Some rather old samples

Thanks ever so kmuch for all of the kind words and encouragement. As soon as I have something new, I'll post it.

Becky
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Re: Some rather old samples

I swear that little WC gremlin is back stealing threads, because I know I posted in here. I like them all but am really attracted to the cactus piece. Very nice work!
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Wow. These are lovely!
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