Scratchboard Texture Project Ms. Steinmetz
Texture in Art • The tactile quality of the surface of a work of art. • The feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface or a substance.
Why is it so important in art? • Appeals to our sense of touch • It can quickly evoke memories and emotions. • You don’t need to touch a baby’s skin to know its silky smooth and soft.
About Scratchboard • Scratchboard is a technique where the artist scratches away ink to reveal a colorunderneath. • Scratchboardforces the artistto think in reverse to pull the image from the surface. • It is an etching, subtractive technique.
P R A C T I C E P E R F E C T MAKES
Cathy SheeterWildlife and western scratchboard artist • http://www.cathysheeter.com/artist.html
Scratchboard Textures • Choose a texture that you want to recreate on hand-made scratchboard.
Samples • Animal Prints • Wood grain • Pot hole lid • Bottom of Sneaker • Plants/Leaves • Textiles (patterned shirt)