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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." [1]

Some Examples of Scratchboard Fanart

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.


  1. from Scratchboard at Wikipedia
  2. from Inside the Old House #9/10
  3. from The LOC Connection #31
  4. from The LOC Connection #37