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Scratchboard Art

by Kris L | Sep 02, 2015
Scratchboard art is created by scratching lines onto a specially coated piece of paper or cardboard to reveal the colors underneath -- like magic! At the Georgetown branch library recently, we experimented with a couple of different types of scratchboard, as well as different scratching tools, and then created our own scratchboards with paper and crayons.
IMG_2311 (3) Scratchboard Art
Beth Krommes is a children's book illustrator who works with scratchboard to create AMAZING artwork for children's books. Check out some of her books to see her illustrations in detail -- like the Caldecott-award-winning title, The House in the Night.
They are beautiful!
  HouseInTheNight

Why not give this art form a try? It's scratch-tastic!

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