Ampersand Scratchbord¬ has a smooth, absorbent kaolin clay ground evenly coated with black India ink. Scratch the black ink away with ease and control to crisp white fluid lines. Backed with Ampersand╒s true artist hardboard, Scratchbord will not tear, crack or bend like other paper scratchboards and can be sealed with spray fixative to eliminate fingerprints for perfect glass-free presentation. For best results, use Ampersand╒s complete line of tools for scratchboard. link to And, for absolutely the most vibrant color, use Scratchbord-Claybord¬ Inks to add color in the scratched-in white lines.