Scratch Board Mounting

Uncle Eli

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Hey, Does anyone know if Scratchboard is Heat Sensitive? ie: can I dry mount it. The particular type of Scratch board I'm referenceing is Richeson's New Scratch Board 12 pt. thickness.
 
Scratchboard per se is only a clay coated paper or board with india ink. When we mount it it is always on a 100% rag board.
 
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No, there's nothing heat sensitive about scratchboard. I always looked on Al Agnew and Greg Murray as the elite of scratchboard artists. They used EssDee scratchboard exclusively until last generation of the family owned company decided they wanted to make more bucks easier than manufacturing scratchboard and closed the 4 generation business.

I recall Al going to the UK to buy every sheet of EssDee that was left and shipping it back to use and share with his scratchboard friends until it ran out. After that, he went on to doing all dry brush watercolor and eventually was picked up by the Hadley stable of artists.

(So much for the history lesson.)

Framerguy
 
Scratch board I'm referenceing is Richeson's New Scratch Board 12 pt. thickness.
I'm sure you all know that the Jack Richeson Company is in Appleton.

Okay, so it's in Kimberly, which is like a suburb of Appleton.

I actually thought he just made brushes.
 
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