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Old 07-13-2019, 09:45 AM
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What Basic Tools for Beginning Scratchboard Art?

If I wanted to try scratchboard, what basic tools would I require? I would appreciate your thoughts.

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Re: What Basic Tools for Beginning Scratchboard Art?

Hi Penny. 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!
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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
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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!
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Thanks, Jenna. It will be fun finding out whether I’m any good at it!
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