This blog has now morphed into a book "Musings of a Scratchboard Newbie" available through me or on Etsy Scratchboard Book
Chapter 2: (Excerpt)
Scratchboard has to be one of the dirtiest arts there is. You will turn black, your clothes will turn black, anything in the vicinity of your work will also turn black (including your couch and carpet)........It is not for the faint of heart. However, the best thing going for it, it is washable. Clothes will come clean again, your hands will wash off with water. Just don't touch your face while working on it then answer the door.
Why would I get so black, you ask. Well let me tell you a little about what you will be working with......