|Scratch, scratch, crosshatch, scrape!!!|
Friday, September 14, 2012
Deer in the headlight
I guess that's the look you get after one too many Jagermeister, or after spending four bloody hours scratching away with a tiny blade! At the risk of being pegged by my teacher and "made an example" of what a fail is, I decided to zoom in on one of the bottles and focus my attention on the label. I used a technique called "scratchboard" for this one. Firstly, I made the actual scratchboard; I took a stiff piece of cardboard, covered it with a thick coat of random coloured wax crayons, and then painted over it with some black acrylic paint. Once the board was dry, I drew a light graphite design of the label and then proceeded to gently scratch away those lines with an exacto blade. I didn't go into the umpthieth detail for this one and skipped all the German mumbo jumbo around the labels. Here's the result.