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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.
What is the difference between FolkArt® and Apple Barrel paint?
Apple Barrel is an all-purpose acrylic craft paint. It works great on craft surfaces including Styrofoam, wood, paper, terra cotta and canvas.

FolkArt paint is a high quality pre-mixed acrylic paint with a rich and creamy consistency. FolkArt is a favorite of decorative painters and artists.
What does hue mean?
Hue is a color or shade of color in a perticular range.
What does neutral mean?
Neutrals are pure earth colors such as grays, tans and browns. These colors tend to be subtle and can be used easily with other colors.
What does shade mean?
Shade is a color to which black has been added to darken or lower the value of the color.
How do I remove the cutouts from my paper stencils?
Gently remove the cut outs from the stencil by pressing on them. If they do not pop out easily, then use a craft knife to cut the area where they remain attached. After removing the cut outs, put them aside you can use the shapes for tracing templates.
What does tone mean?
Tone is the relative lightness or darkness of a color.
What is a glaze?
Glaze is a transparent or translucent layer of color applied as a wash over another color or surface to slightly alter the tone, temperature or value of an area.
What are filbert brushes and how are they used?
Filberts are round brushes that are put into a flat ferrule. Sometimes these are easier to use than the rounds. For instance, they make it easier to start off the comma strokes because the hairs are already spread out. As you pull away from the surface to finish your stroke, you can slightly turn this type brush to the side to make a tiny tail to your comma stroke.
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