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Retarder

Description/Application In painting, a retarder is a medium used to slow the drying time of acrylic paints, giving more time for blending or highlights. In printmaking, a retarder...
By Katherine Story
In Foundation, Painting, Printmaking

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

Retouching Varnish

  Description/Application Retouching varnish is a liquid or spray coating used to brighten colors and temporarily protect paintings in progress from damage. 1 Resources Retouching varnish is made...
By Katherine Story
In Painting

Gesso

  Description/Application Gesso is used to prepare canvas for painting. It is very similar to white acrylic paint, only thinner. It dries hard, making the surface more stiff....
By Carolyn Shafer
In Foundation, Painting

Tempera (Poster) Paint

  Description/Application Often referred to as poster paint, tempera paint, which has no connection to traditional egg tempera, is a colorful, inexpensive and quick drying paint medium that...
By Katherine Story
In Art and Design Education, Foundation, Illustration, Painting

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

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

Mineral Spirits

Description/Application Mineral spirits are a solvent most often used for cleaning up tough to clean substances such as oil paints and ink. Resources Mineral spirits are derived from...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Foundation, Industrial Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture

Oil Medium

  Description/Application Oil Medium, also known as Liquin, is an additive mixed with oil based paints to either thin or thicken the texture of the paint and slow...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Painting

Conté Crayon

  Description/Application Conté crayon is a compressed stick of pigment and clay, most commonly black, white, or sanguine (red) colored. Conté is hard and rectangular and therefore suited...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Drawing, Foundation, Painting