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Tools and Accessories


Scratchbord Claybord™ Inks

Formulated for adding color to scratchboard, these terrific inks create vibrant colors without leaving a glossy 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. Ink set includes (6) 1/2 oz bottles in Carmine Red, Yellow, Light Green, Ultramarine Blue, Sepia and Black Repair. Not sold individually.

Scratchbord and Claybord colored inks

Scratchbord Tools

Use the Ampersand tools for scratching unique textures on Claybord and Scratchbord. The Scratchbord Tool Kit 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 individually.

Scratchbord Tool Kit

Steel Wool

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 or gouache. Each package comes with one pad of each grade 0000 Very Fine, 00 Fine and #3 Coarse.

Oil Free Steel Wool

Line tool

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.

Scratchbord Line Tool

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.

Scratchbord Knives

Wire Brush

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.

Scratchbord Wire Brush

Fiber Brush

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.

Scratchbord fiber brush tool