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Scratchboard Drawing => Scratchboard General Chat => Topic started by: Maryna on November 27, 2014, 10:45:54 PM

Title: Scratchboard Intro Question
Post by: Maryna on November 27, 2014, 10:45:54 PM
Nolan. In the lesson you use dressmakers transfer paper to transfer the image, is there anything else one use in stead of the dressmaskers paper? Also can one not just put the image on the board and draw on that or will it not show theough?
sorry didn't know where to ask as I did not see a board for it. Thanks
Title: Re: Scratchboard Intro Question
Post by: May lynn on November 27, 2014, 11:46:00 PM
Dear Maryna;

Dressmaker transfer carbon can be purchased at any fabric store. (very reasonably priced)
A package has many sheets which can be used over and over again and again.

What is good about using it on canvas' or on art transfers, it doesn't leave permanent marks
behind.  Most of the marks disappear or can be removed without leaving stains.  Heavy
duty carbon papers purchased at the local stationary or big box stores for the most part
are permanent.  They also, leave darker marks which are hard to disguise.

I don't know if this is a problem with Scratchbord art transfers. Nolan is the
best one to answer this one.

May lynn   
Title: Re: Scratchboard Intro Question
Post by: nolan on November 28, 2014, 01:09:09 AM
a lot of people make their own carbon paper by rubbing chalk onto a piece of paper to act as the carbon. You can use regular carbon paper but it hard to see and not so easy to remove any marks not covered by the scratching
Title: Re: Scratchboard Intro Question
Post by: Annie. on December 05, 2014, 06:48:23 AM
REF:  Lino carving knifes for artists

I was looking at some lino carving knife (those artists use to make print), most have shapes like the one Nolan said he almost never use in the intro video; but one is very pointing and has around blade on one side, very similar to the one we see in the video.   The handle is a bit different though, more short, fat and round. 

Would these work? 
Thanks
Title: Re: Scratchboard Intro Question
Post by: nolan on December 05, 2014, 12:34:30 PM
absolutely Annie, anything that can scratch will work. The reason you have different tips is that they make different marks. So thicker, others thinner, etc. O0
Title: Re: Scratchboard Intro Question
Post by: Annie. on December 05, 2014, 01:47:46 PM
Thank you.  One problem solve, now on to find scraperboard, and I will be set!
Title: Re: Scratchboard Intro Question
Post by: ngeb528 on January 13, 2015, 03:50:56 PM
I use Chacopaper and it works really well.  I tried the fabric transfer paper but didn't like it at all.  I know you can get the Chacopaper at Michael's Arts and Crafts and you can order it online, if you don't have a store nearby.