A simple set of instructions about how to get started in scrimshaw.

I did this as a demo for the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire.

How to prepare a cigar box as a painting panel

  1. Tape all the edges with painting tape

2. Use a belt sander to take off all trademarks and embossing off top. Finish with fine sandpaper.

3. Apply thin layer of white gesso as your painting surface.