Witch Hat Scratch Art

Witch Hat Scratch ArtI love how this witch hat scratch art pushes students to color heavily. It takes two coats of coloring to get the layers needed to scratch, so you can’t help but end up with some very rich looking works of art.

MATERIALS
• Multimedia or drawing paper
Black Sharpie, chisel tip
Portfolio brand Oil Pastels (their softness really makes a difference)
Wooden stylus

DIRECTIONS
1. Students draw a simple witch or warlock hat as shown. It needs to touch the top and bottom of the paper.
2. The drawing is traced with a thick black Sharpie marker.
3. The hat is colored with pastels. No scribbling! It must be solid coloring. Brighter colors generally work best.
4. The entire drawing is colored over again with a different oil pastel. I used a dark blue on my sample. Generally dark colors over light colors work best, but I have seen lots of unusual combos too (orange over blue?) that look pretty amazing too. As long as you color heavily, it all looks great if you ask me.
5. Use a wooden stylus to scratch away on your hat as desired. The good news is that if you don’t like what you scratch, you can just color over it and try again.

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