Tag: Chemical

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

Flux (for Glazes)

  Description/Application In ceramics, a flux additive will lower the melting point of materials. Fluxes are introduced to the raw glaze and can be composed of a variety...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Ceramics, Foundation, Sculpture

Ferric Chloride

  Description/Application Ferric chloride is used in printmaking to etch grooves into copper or zinc plates. After the acid and ground (a layer of wax resist) are cleaned...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Printmaking

Silver

    Description/Application Silver is a soft, white, lustrous metal element. Silver possesses the highest electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and reflectivity of any metal. Silver has many uses...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Fashion, Interior Design, Jewelry, Photography, Research

Developer

  Description/Application A developer is a solution used to make visible the exposed areas of film or light sensitive paper. 1 Different developers are used for black and...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Photography, Research