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Scratchboard Prints
scratchboard print of Yellow-bellied Marmot by Kathy Paivinen


A special clay-coated board is the foundation

for scratchboard technique.  The darkest areas of the portrayed image are painted solid black with several layers of dilute ink while, the lightest areas are left white.  After the ink has dried, white lines can be scratched into the black areas to incorporate detail. Using pen and ink, details can be added to the light areas of the image, completing the high contrast black and white drawing.  This technique is particularly useful in illustrating highly textured subjects such as those with fur or feathers.

Yellow-bellied Marmot, 11" x 8 ½"

scratchboard print of Acorn Woodpecker by Kathy Paivinen

Acorn Woodpecker, 11" x 8 ½"

scratchboard print of a Great Horned Owl, by Kathy Paivinen

Great Horned Owl, 11" x 8 ½"

Tarantula, 8 ½ x 11"

scratchboard print of tarantula by Kathy Paivinen
scratchboard print of Mountain Lion by Kathy Paivinen

Mountain Lion, 8 ½" x 11"

These scratchboard images are printed on white heavyweight paper,

and are individually signed.

(The Mountain Lion image is printed on an off-white parchment paper.)

These prints are unmatted and unframed.

They are packaged in ClearBags with a ph neutral backing board. 

Scratchboard Prints.........$12.00 plus shipping (and Ca sales tax in Ca.)                                           
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