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What is scumble?
Scumble is a thin application of opaque color scrubbed over an area to change the tone, temperature or value.
What is Reverse Painting?
Reverse painting refers to the technique where painting is done on the back of clear glass (such as a plate) but is seen through the glass from the front. Therefore, the design is painted in reverse, with details first and basecoat last. When you have painted a clear glass plate with this technique, food can be placed onto front of plate.
What is glazing?
Glazing is a technique where a transparent layer of color is applied to an area. Use glazing to strengthen highlights or shadows or add slight tints of color.

To Glaze: Mix 1 part FolkArt® Glazing Medium to 1 part FolkArt Acrylic color. Apply glaze over surface using a soft cloth, wipe off excess if desired.
How do I transfer decorative painting patterns onto my project surface?
Place tracing paper over the pattern you wish to transfer. Neatly trace the main design lines with a pencil.
Position traced pattern on project, then slip a piece of transfer paper under tracing paper. Retrace the design. Hint: When retracing design lines, you can use a different color pencil or pen for your second tracing so that you can see if you have traced all the lines.
Remove tracing paper and transfer paper to reveal the transferred design.
What are cool colors?
Cool colors are all the colors on the Green and Blue side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Green, Green, Blue/Green, Blue, Blue/Purple, Purple are all cool colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
What are transparent colors?
Transparent colors are thinned with medium or water to create a wash or a glaze of color that you can see through to the underlying surface.
What are warm colors?
Warm colors are all the colors on the yellow and red side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Orange, Orange, Red Orange, Red, Red/Purple, Purple are all warm colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
What does "dry-wipe" mean?
A technique used to clean the brush without rinsing it in water. Place your brush between the folds of the paper towel, press down and gently pull the brush out.
What does color intensity mean?
Intensity is the strength or concentration of a color.
What does color value mean?
Value is a color's lightness or darkness in relation to the black and white gray scale.
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