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A drawing board coated with white clay and a surface layer of black ink that is scratched or scraped away to produce an effect similar to engraving. Also called scraperboard.
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a board whose coating scraped off as a picture is etched or drawn onto it
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(ˈskrætʃˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

a cardboard coated with impermeable white clay and covered by a layer of ink that is scratched or scraped in patterns revealing the surface below.
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In New Waves, twofilms with the Palestinian conflict as the background will maintain an unexpected dialogues: the Italian-French Samouni Road, by Stefano Savona, melds real images with the scratchboard technique in an unusual, heart-rending, striking proposal that takes us to the Gaza Strip with the portrait of a family marked by tragedy.
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The exhibition features Wildlife Conservation using scratchboard and clayboard art as a medium.
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