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Scratchboard Drawing => Scratchboard General Chat => Topic started by: Val on May 19, 2015, 04:58:14 AM

Title: Sanding?
Post by: Val on May 19, 2015, 04:58:14 AM
Has anyone tried sanding the finish off of their scratchboard to get variations in gray tones? Any success?
Title: Re: Sanding?
Post by: musika on May 19, 2015, 09:45:02 AM
I've used wire wool for that, Val. I suggest trying it out on a scrap first to find the right levels of pressure and technique.
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Post by: Val on May 19, 2015, 11:41:59 AM
Ta Ray, any special type? Just wondering about oil in the regular stuff.
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Post by: nolan on May 19, 2015, 12:46:43 PM
different grades of sandpaper also work O0
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Post by: Val on May 20, 2015, 08:37:32 AM
Thanks Nolan, I'll pick up a few different types. Waterproof (smoother finish) and some Garnet (rougher finish).  220-1000 grit sound good?
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Post by: nolan on May 20, 2015, 12:59:45 PM
yep, then just experiment with different pressures and movements, you will be amazed at the different effects you can get O0
Title: Re: Sanding?
Post by: Val on May 21, 2015, 05:07:46 AM
Ta much, will pick some up and post the results of my scratches/rubs & etchings!  ;)    ;D
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Post by: Bellarina on May 21, 2015, 05:31:55 AM
Sounds like a lot of fun.
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Post by: Val on May 25, 2015, 02:09:33 AM
While picking up some parts at the marine store, I found some 'synthetic' steel wool for sanding and polishing. No oils, won't rust (big for me), no splintering or shredding!  :heeha: Going to have a go with this. Will post photos of 'it' and the results in a bit.
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Post by: musika on May 25, 2015, 05:10:47 AM
Ah, glad you found that.
I couldn't help with your query because mine came in a scraperboard kit that I bought.
Title: Re: Sanding?
Post by: Val on May 25, 2015, 05:25:53 AM
Here's the synthetic steel wool I found. Made by 3M, I found Extra Fine (000), and Medium (#2). Each pack contains six pieces, hopefully will outlast the regular 'wool' ! Will be trying it out later today.  :heeha: