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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

Screen Printing Emulsion

  Description/Application Screen printing emulsion is a light-sensitive coating used to mask areas of a silkscreen. Emulsion exposed to light hardens, while unexposed areas can be washed out,...
By Katherine Story
In Printmaking

Frit

  Description/Application Frit is a glass powder that is used to add color to glassworks, and as the base of fritted glazes in ceramics. 1, 2 Resources Frit,...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Ceramics, Jewelry, Sculpture

Tusche

  Description/Application Tusche, sometimes referred to as chemical ink, is a substance used in lithography and silkscreen printing as a drawing and resistant agent. 2  Tusche can come in...
By Katherine Story
In Printmaking

Ground

  Description/Application Ground is an acid-resistant coating used in etching. An image is carved through the ground to expose the underlying metal plate to acid. Ground is available...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Printmaking

Lacquer

  Description/Application Lacquer is a water resistant and glossy wood finish, produced synthetically, or with shellac. Shellac is secreted by the lac insect, an aphid native to India...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Sculpture

Wax

  Description/Application Waxes are water-repellant solids that can be easily melted and poured, or carved. A variety of waxes with different properties exist, including paraffin, beeswax, and microcrystalline...
By Katherine Story
In Fashion, Jewelry, Printmaking, Sculpture

Barrier Cream

  Description/Application Artist’s barrier cream is applied to the skin to create resistance to irritating and staining chemicals such as paints and solvents. Resources Barrier cream is composed...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Foundation, Painting

Acrylic Medium (Silkscreen)

  Description/Application Acrylic medium is a white liquid or paste that can be mixed with paints, inks, or glazes to control the material’s consistency and texture. Acrylic mediums...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Ceramics, Communications Design, Foundation, Illustration, Painting, Printmaking

Cellophane

  Description Cellophane is a translucent film material that may be colored or clear. It can be used in model making, packaging design, and in craft applications. It...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Communications Design, Digital Arts, Film, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Photography, Research, Sculpture