Scrimshaw-Style Yupo Engraving
Scrimshaw is a decorative art form made popular by skilled fisherman in the 18th century. They scratched nautical images into bone material, then rubbed pigment into the lines.
A modern, eco-friendly version can be created on Yupo - a polypropylene sheet. Etch a design using a metal tool, then gent...
- Create a pencil drawing on Yupo paper. Etch over the drawing using a metal Scratch-Art knife.
- Erase the pencil lines.
- Fill the engraved lines with oil pastel. Use a soft cloth or paper towel to work the color into the lines and remove any excess.
- Use an eraser to pull back white highlights.