Definition of Scratchboard

1. Noun. (arts) A technique in which drawings are created using sharp knives and tools for etching into a thin layer of white china clay that is coated with black India ink ¹



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Definition of Scratchboard

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Scratchboard

scratch papers
scratch race
scratch reflex
scratch sheet
scratch someone's back
scratch team
scratch test
scratch that
scratch the surface
scratch together
scratch up
scratchability
scratchable
scratchback
scratchbacks
scratchboard (current term)
scratchboards
scratchbrush
scratchbrushes
scratchcard
scratchcards
scratched
scratched one's head
scratcher
scratchers
scratches
scratches one's head
scratcheth
scratchie
scratchier

Literary usage of Scratchboard

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Classification. Class N: Class N: Fine Arts (1922)
"A35 Airbrush art. .84 scratchboard drawing. .87 Spatter-ink art. (Indent abott "Commercial . . . drawing.") p. 78 996 Indexes to illustrations (General). ..."

2. Adventure Guide to St Vincent, Grenada and the Grenadines by Cindy Kilgorie Brown, Alan Moore (2003)
"He paints on scratchboard, which has been primed with white. His work is primitive and childlike. It depicts boat building, the blessing of the fishing ..."

3. Practical Drawing: A Book for the Student and the General Reader by Edwin George Lutz (1915)
"The blue pencil is the only one to use in making the first draft on scratchboard or for drawings in wax or lithographic crayons. Save the broken points of ..."

4. Literature Pockets, Caldecott Winner by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Jill Norris (2001)
"Barbara Cooney often used a technique called scratchboard to create illustrations. Share her Caldecott Medal story Chanticleer and the Fox as an example of ..."

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