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A fast drying synthetic paint media made by mixing pigment and acrylic binder with water, forming a permanent clear film when dry.
Each print is individually hand embellished or enhanced by the Artist with paint/varnish to give a textured almost original feel which transforms the print into a unique one of a kind piece of art.
In the past few years, the word “giclée,” as a fine art term, has come to be associated with prints using fade-resistant, archival inks (pigment based, as well as newer solvent based inks), and archival substrates primarily produced on Epson and some other types of large format printers. These printers use the CMYK colour process but may have multiple cartridges for variations of each colour based on the CcMmYK colour model(e.g. light magenta and light cyan inks in addition to regular magenta and cyan); this increases the apparent resolution and colour range and allows smoother gradient transitions. A wide variety of substrates are available including various textures and finishes such as matte photo paper, watercolour paper, cotton canvas, or artist textured vinyl.
An opaque watercolour medium. a type of paint consisting of pigment suspended in water. A binding agent, usually gum arabic, is also present just as in watercolour. Gouache differs from watercolour in that the particles are larger, the ratio of pigment to water is much higher, and an additional, inert, white pigment such as chalk is also present. This makes gouache heavier and more opaque, with greater reflective qualities
A technique of applying (pasting) a thick layer of paint or texture in a painting, usually applied with a painting knife or a bristle brush.
Artworks created by combining different painting and drawing materials and techniques. For example, a work on canvas that combines paint, ink, and collage could properly be called a "mixed media" work
A slow drying opaque paint made of pigments mixed with oil. A type of slow-drying paint that consists of particles of pigment suspended in a drying oil, commonly linseed oil .The viscosity of the paint may be modified by the addition of a solvent such as turpentine or white spirit and varnish may be added to increase the glossiness of the dried film.
Pastel sticks or crayons consist of pure powdered pigment combined with a binder. Pastels are a unique painting medium in that the colours are mixed on the paper by overlaying or blending, rather than on a palette. The exact composition and characteristics of an individual pastel stick depends on the type of pastel and the type and amount of binder used. Often a chalk or gypsum component is present.
A watercolour is the medium or the resulting artwork in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water soluble vehicle such as gum arabic. Watercolours are usually transparent and it allows light to reflect from the surface of the paper.