40 Absolutely Brilliant Scratch Art Ideas

Art evolves and grows to ensure that the artists are never bored with the scope of work. This is definitely true or how else can you explain something that is actually called scratch art which translates to the art of creating beauty by scratching. Yes, you heard that right we are talking about art that involves scratching. However, before you shake your head and deny the existence of this art we beg for your indulgence in reading what we have to say and look at the images we have provided. And just think; if it is possible to look at the pictures of Japanese art of flower arrangement, Ikebana and acknowledge that this is a type of art, then why not art by scratching.

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Then look at the beautiful examples of easy origami animals and see what sort of creative mind came up with this concept will definitely clear your mind and allow you to expand the definition of art. Then there are these cool coffee mug ideas that will set your mind to rest and open up the mind to the possibility that art is infinite and could include scratch art.

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Okay, now that we have convinced you that concepts like scratch art can be included in the definition and scope of art, let us tell you a bit more about the art itself. Scratch art is done by preparing a board or surface by covering it with a layer of white clay. Then this layer is sprayed on with one more layer of black paint. The art of scratching out images on this may seem like an easy enough idea but you will see that it requires a lot of creativity and skill to do only when you start doing it.

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Not only do scratch artists create patterns and designs on this scratch board but also draw portraits. While it is a fact that most faces look very distinctive and the features are better displayed in black and white, the use of scratching to create this makes it even more difficult to do. We are sure that when you look at such portraits, you will be stuck by the depth of the work not only in terms of the look but also the almost three dimensional effect it seems to have.

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There is a certain textural effect that is created by this form of art that adds an extra level to the end result. What is more, if you are so inclined you can make the work of art even better by not only scratching out the pattern or object or face that you want in the black surface but also by filling it up with other colors. Alternatively, you can start out with daubs of colors or even metallic paints on the board in the first place. However, doing this will make the final work that you do of scratching the paint off to make your work of art even more difficult.

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While doing this kind of work needs a certain amount of skill, finesse and patience, it can also be very appealing to kids. You could use a simplistic version of this to encourage kids in your care to get interested in the world of art. There is something that can be very appealing to kids about scratching out a work of art instead of drawing it or painting it.

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If you are still not convinced about how this kind of art works, all you have to do is look at the images of scratch that we have given here. We are sure you have some favorites, do let us know what they are.

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