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Scratchboard is a artistic technique. It "refers to both a medium, and an illustrative technique using sharp knives and tools for etching into a thin layer of white China clay that is coated with black India ink. Scratchboard can also be made with several layers of multi-colored clay, so the pressure exerted on the instrument used determines the color that is revealed. There is also foil paper covered with black ink that, when scratched, exposes the shiny surface beneath. Scratchboard can be used to yield highly detailed, precise and evenly textured artwork." 
Some Examples of Scratchboard Fanart
front cover of issue #5, Kay Wells: "I'm sure the way the covers are done has a special name, but I don't know it. The faces are drawn with white lines upon a pure black background. Kay Wells has a handsome Kirk on the front (looking very sly) and a bearded Spock on the back (looking menacingly at someone). Kay Wells is really doing great work!