Scratch Art

These days you can buy sheets of scratch art but when I was little we would make our own. I used to love doing these and I think they are quite calming to do. You will need crayons, paper and a tooth pick or something similar to scratch away. If you have some black acrylic paint you can use that too.

So have fun just putting down any colours of crayon down on your paper. You need to cover the area completely with your crayons.

So on the left I have covered it with a black crayon, try and cover it as much as possible( I obviously had not finished covering it at this point). On the right I have painted over with acrylic paint.You can already see that they have a different look to them.So next you get your toothpick and start scratching away your picture. With the flower I just started playing and didn’t know what I was going to do. With the rabbit I did a quick sketch on the side so I had an idea of what I was going to do. When you scratch away you will get bits on your picture of crayon or paint so if you have a tissue to lightly brush these away this will help.

So this is with the crayon on crayon.I think because you can see the colours behind slightly, it has an energy to it which I really like.

This is the one with the acrylic painted over which has far cleaner lines. Don’t forget to let the paint dry fully before you start scratching away your picture. What will you scratch away? Have fun .

Published by readysteadyglue

Hello ! I am a single mum to a whirlwind of a boy!I love crafting with and for him .My degree was Fashion Design BA at Trent Poly and I love all things design from illustrating to taps!!! I hope you join me on my journey into blogging with hopefully lots of fun craft ideas and book reviews.

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