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Arts & crafts

Arts & crafts comprises a multitude of activities and hobbies that involve making things with one's hands, usually from scratch. They can be sub-divided into 'handicrafts'( or traditional crafts ) that are fashioned in an old style using long practised techniques, and the rest which are more modern inventions that have become recent trends or fads.

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secondary color

Arts & crafts; Fine art

A color that is produced by mixing two primary colors in equal amounts is called as secondary color.


Arts & crafts; Fine art

the Victorian craft of cutting out motifs from paper gluing them to a surface and covering with as many layers of varnish as is required to give a completely smooth finish.

contour drawing

Arts & crafts; Fine art

Contour drawing shows the outline of the subject, and not the volume or mass of an object. Blind contour drawings are those created by looking only at the subject, and not the ...


Arts & crafts; Fine art

Signature of someone other than the artist that adds either additional authenticity or historical value to a limited edition print.


Arts & crafts; Fine art

Galleries, collectible shops or individuals who carry and sell artwork. Authorized dealers are those who, by signed agreement, carry and sell the artwork represented by certain ...

conservation framing

Arts & crafts; Fine art

Framing that aims to prevent warping, fading, tearing or any other kind or print deterioration. Acid-free mats and glazing with UV protection are used in conservation framing.

conservation stamp prints

Arts & crafts; Fine art

Prints that have been reproduced from conservation stamps. Sale of these stamps and prints often benefit conservation program.