Saturday 31 July 2010

Scratch Art

I used to love doing this as a kid. Take some pieces of card, these are old cereal boxes and the such like, scribble all over them with wax crayon or in this case we used Japanese oil pastels which are so much better. Then paint a layer of black paint over the top, we should have used thicker paint, will make note to self for next time. Then when it is all dry use something sharpish and scratch away your design.
The one above didn't take the paint well but I really like the way it turned out, we did about 10 of these, Ei-kun let me do one, gee thanks! I will have to make my own at night if I want to play next time :o)
Ebi-kun gave it the thumbs up and already asked to do it again, I was surprised that he didn't draw actual pictures bar one they were all abstract.

Thank you for all you message about my accounts problem, don't panic, I haven't actually lost $7000, well at least I hope I haven't, it is just my lack of account skills, once I get to grips with what I should be doing I should be ok..... she says!


  1. That turned out really cool!

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [31 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. I love scratch art. I remember doing it in elementary school. I'll have to do this activity with my children!

  4. oooh, I loved doing this when I was little too. Might have to try that one too - think I know the crayons you are talking about. They do seem like they would be just right for this :)

  5. I was taught how to do this slightly differently as a child. We used brightly colored pens to decorate the page and then we scribbled over it with black crayon. We went through quite a few black crayons!

    It might be a fun alternative to try :)

  6. ahh Tess, that sounds familiar, maybe we will try that way too - a more portable option than the paint version.

  7. In my preschool class we've been experimenting with melted crayon art. I wonder if this would be a short cut to lay crayons on their side to color on paper over the griddle and when dry paint the black paint on it. Does it have to be a certain kind of black paint or just regular tempera paint?

  8. Barbara - that should work, although I would test it out first, my paint wasn't really thick enough.


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