Art materials

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A

Acrylic Airbrush Albumen print Ambrotype Aquatint Assemblage Autocrome

B

Biro Body colour Bromide print Bronze Bromesco Brush Bust

C

C-type colour print Cabinet print Calotype Cameo Canvas Carbon print Cardboard Caricature Carte-de-visite Cartoon Carving Casting Ceramic Chalk Charcoal Chasing Chiaroscuro Chlorobromide print Chromolithograph Cibachrome print Cigarette cards Clay Cold cast Collage Collotype Contact print Conté crayon Crayon

D

Daguerreotype Death mask Digital imaging Diptych Drypoint Dye-transfer print

E

Electrotyping Embellishment Embossed Enamel Engraving Etching

F

Ferrotype Fibreglass Finishing

G

Gesso Gilding Glass positive Glass magic lantern/slide Glaze Gold, gold leaf Goldpoint Gouache Grisaille Gravure Ground

H

Hand-coloured Hardboard Heightening Hatching Hologram

I

Impasto Indian ink Ink Intaglio

J

K

Kodalith

L

LCD screen Life mask Limestone Linen Linocut Lithograph Lithographic chalk Lost-wax process

M

Marble Medal Medallion Mezzotint Millboard Miniature Mixed media Modelling Monochrome Mosaic Mould-making

N

Negative New materials

O

Offset lithograph Oil

P

Palette Palette knife Panel Paper Papier-mâché Parchment Parian ware Pastel Patination Pen Pen, ink and wash Pencil Photo collage Photogalvanograph Photogravure Photomontage Pigment Plaque Plaster Plasticine Platinotype Platinum print, Palladium print Plumbago Plywood Polaroid Polychromy Polyptych Pouncing Proof print

Q

R

Relief Resin

S

Salt paper process Sanguine Sculptoon Sepia Sfumato Sgraffito Silhouette Silk-screen printing Silver print or gelatin silver print Silverpoint Solarized print process Statue Statuette Stencil Stereograph Stipple Stone Stump

T

Tempura Terracotta Tracing, Tracing paper Triptych

U

V

Vellum Vintage print

W

Wash Watercolour Wax Wax resist Wedgwood Wood engraving Woodburytype Woodcut

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