Throwback Crafts: Scratch Pictures

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Throwback Crafts: Scratch Pictures

We like to kick it old school from time to time, which is why we love #TBT scratch art! With just a couple of stand-by household basics, you can repurpose your old CDs into all new works of art. (You'’ve heard of CDs, right? It’'s how the old-sters used to listen to music and load software before the interwebs existed…. (Don’t even get us started on vinyl!!) If you don’'t have any “antique CDs” hanging around, try the same scratch-off technique with paper and crayons.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner (8 + up)
  • Time:1 hour + drying time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    If Using CD: Mix one part detergent with two parts Lamp (Ebony) Black paint in the plastic cup. Use the sponge brush to apply this mixture to the shiny side of the CD. Let dry.
  • 2
    If Using Paper: Color a piece of paper with the crayons in desired colors and patterns first, then apply the paint and laundry detergent mixture. Let dry.
  • 3
    Add the Scratches: Sharpen the dowel in the electric pencil sharpener. (It doesn’'t have to be too sharp.) Use the dowel to scratch the outline of whatever picture you like on the paper and/or the CD.
  • 4
    Share: Keep on scratching! Send your finished project pictures to us #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:beginner (8 + up)
  • Time:1 hour + drying time

Project Supplies

  • •Old CDs and/or Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad 11 inch x 14 inch, Nicole™ Crafts Wood Dowel 1/8 inch x 12 inch, Crayola Crayons 24 pc., DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lamp (Ebony) Black & Dish Detergent
  • •Electric Pencil Sharpener, Plastic Cup & Plastic Spoon for Mixing & 1 inch Sponge Brush