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Paper

  Description/Application Paper is a thin sheet or roll material, used as a support for drawing, printing, collage, tracing, model making, decoration, and other applications. Paper is available...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Art and Design Education, Communications Design, Construction Management, Digital Arts, Drawing, Fashion, Foundation, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Research

Spray Adhesive

Description/Application Spray adhesive is an aerosol adhesive, often used for mounting paper to a backing. It is available in permanent, temporarily repositionable, extra strength, and specialty varieties. Resources...
By Katherine Story
In Architecture, Communications Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Printmaking

Graphite

  Description/Application Graphite is a form of carbon1 named after the Greek word graphein, “write”5. Graphite is the base material of a pencil and is also used in...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Art and Design Education, Ceramics, Communications Design, Construction Management, Digital Arts, Drawing, Fashion, Film, Foundation, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Research, Sculpture

Toner

  Description/Application Toner is a powder used in laser printers. Xerography, is the term for printing with powder, rather than ink. The toner powder is fused by heat...
By Katherine Story
In Communications Design

Kneaded Eraser

  Description/Application A kneaded eraser is a soft eraser that can be formed into any shape for exact/precise erasing. Kneaded erasers are good for highlighting techniques and work...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Art and Design Education, Communications Design, Construction Management, Drawing, Fashion, Foundation, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Jewelry, Painting

Markers

  Description/Application Art Markers come in a variety of colors, often with a wide chisel edge and fine point tip. Colorless blenders used for mixing color are sold...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Art and Design Education, Communications Design, Drawing, Fashion, Foundation, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design

Vellum

  Description Vellum is a type of paper known for its high quality and “velvety” surface. It can be purchased as translucent or bristol weights. 1 Resources Historically,...
By Katherine Story
In Architecture, Communications Design, Drawing, Fashion, Foundation, Illustration, Printmaking

Expanding Foam

  Description/Application Often referred to as “spray foam”, expanding foam is applied using a spray canister and is used  as insulation, as a sealant, an adhesive, for casting...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Communications Design, Foundation, Industrial Design, Sculpture

EVA Foam

  Description/Application EVA Foam, or craft foam, is a soft flexible foam, commonly sold in thin sheets, rolls, or tiles. It is shock absorbent, buoyant, and waterproof, it...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Art and Design Education, Communications Design, Fashion, Foundation, Industrial Design, Sculpture

Cork

  Description/Application Cork is a tree bark fiber, that is used for its lightweight and porous properties. Resources Cork is harvested in forests of “Cork Oak”, predominantly in...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Communications Design, Construction Management, Foundation, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Printmaking, Sculpture