Tools and Accessories
Scratchbord Claybord™ Inks
Formulated for adding color to scratchboard, these terrific inks create vibrant colors without leaving an inky residue on black areas. On Claybord & other fine surfaces, these inks can also be used for painting and drawing. What a perfect accessory to the Ampersand line and the project booklets! Ink set includes 6 -.5 oz bottles in Carmine Red, Yellow, Light Green, Ultramarine Blue, Sepia and Black Repair. Not sold individually.
Use the Ampersand tools to work with the Claybord panels and for scratchboard. The Scratchbord Toolkit comes with one each of the tools shown below, a piece of steel wool and a free piece of Claybord for experimentation. Tools are also available packaged individually.
Ampersand oil-free artist grade steel wool is designed for removing pigment from large areas and for creating tonal values. It leaves Claybord clean and white when used to remove inks, watercolors, gouache, etc. Each package comes with one pad of each grade 0000 Very Fine, 00 Fine and #3 Coarse.
Use the line tool for parallel lines and easy cross-hatching. This tool has five needles tightly pressed together so you can create extremely fine cross-hatching details.
Scratch Knife Holder (with Two Nibs)
The scratch knife is the best tool to select when trying scratchboard for the first time. Each handle comes with 2 nibs, one point and one curved.
Use the wire brush for creating random textures like hair, grass and fur. Curved stainless steel wires are held together in this wood handled tool.
Use the fiber brush tool like an eraser to soften crisp edges and to create gradual tonal values. Use a soft brush to remove the erasure dust because the fiberglass fibers can cause skin irritation.