Today's term is sgraffito and I know, it sounds like I made it up but I promise it is real. It where a pointed object is used to scrape away some of the paint or clay is referring to the technique in pottery.
The term sgraffito comes from the Italian word sgraffire which means (literally) “to scratch”.
I have not used this technique in my artwork much but as a kid in pudding it was the way to go.
Actually, i think is is an interesting way add not just texture but the illusion of light.
I have seen sgraffito used to reveal and underpainting and used to brilliant effect in an oil on aluminum, where tiny glints of metal showed through.
Can you think of a way that this applies to interior design? Not necessarily scratching away but creating a design by removing material.
Did you work last week's term, chiaroscuro, into a conversation?
The winner of the painted mat from the paint a rug party is Jennifer of The Pink Pagoda!