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Defining, explaining or finding terms used for the tools, materials or techniques used in crafting.

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Art genre of objects that look different from different angles

Is there a name for the genre of making objects that look different from different angles (a kind of illusion)> For example the following cases: Circle & Square Tensorflow logo I am not sure ...
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What do you call two identical shapes overlapping to form a perfect square or circle?

What do you call two identical shapes overlapping to form a perfect square or circle? These are simple examples; I want more complicated examples or the name of this type of art. I'm looking for a ...
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What is the name of my drawing style? Black and white?

I'm looking for a term for my art drawings. I'm going to post a gig on Fiverr and I don't know what to call it (black and white art/drawing?). There has to be a name for it. I have been drawing using ...
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Which of these pictures is more abstract?

Let's consider the two following illustrations from the NASA posters collection: N°1 N°2 Click images for larger version My questions are: Would it make sense to state that one of these picture is ...
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What is the artstyle called where they have the protagonist large and all the other characters within the perimeter of the protagonist?

A great example of this is the box art for Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience (see image below). I've seen it used sometimes on movie and video game covers, but never knew the name of it. ...
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Complex plaster molds for ceramics

I've got a shape that I want to have cast but I don't know how to achieve this: I know the basics of regular casting but this shape has an open interior. The picture is the master shape. How can I ...
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Is there a name for embroidery that is only an outline?

When I think of embroidery I think of something detailed like this: I am wondering if there is a particular name for embroidery that is only a bare outline of the shape of something (color is ...
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What is Paper Weight?

I also see a weight associated with the art paper I buy. For example: I have Bristol Board that is marked 100lbs, Pastel Paper marked 98lb, Sketch Paper marked 50lbs, etc. What does this mean?
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What is the "fine art term" for office printer as medium?

I'm submitting artwork that uses prints from an office printer, and I want to describe that in the list of mediums used Pencil is referred to as "graphite" so, is there a term for using an office ...
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What style of art is this?

This art style is very reminiscent of old cartoons. Could you tell me if it has a name? I've become very interested in it.
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Skin tone color names

Where can I find a list of skin color names? There's gotta be something more detailed than just night, porcelain, cadaver, and peach, kickin' around. I think, Brazil, (?), at some point had a partial ...
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Is there a name for an orange, gray and white -style pattern?

I've heard somewhere that an orange, gray and white "style" has a specific name. I believe that it has "minimalism" in it, but I cannot recall. Here is an example of the color scheme, but in my case ...
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The term for someone pointing at an object to attract attention to the object

In paintings, you often see people pointing at things. This is sometimes the painter's way of attracting the audience's attention to whatever is being pointed at. Is there a name for this way of ...
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What exactly are carbon pencils?

A recent question on What are the types of charcoal pencils and how do they differ from each other? had an answer that discussed the relationship of charcoal pencils and carbon. It got me doing a ...
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Using objects to depict other objects

I was wondering if there exists a term that describes the practice of using objects to depict other objects. To give an example: In the painting "The Librarian", Arcimboldo uses books to depict a ...
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Name of collage or embroidery mixing pearls, sequins and beads

Does anyone know if this type of collage or embroidery mixing different objects like pearls, sequins, beads and bugle beads has a specific name? I found other examples on Google searching pearls, ...
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Is there a name for a pattern which alternates circle and square tiles?

Google search doesn't give any results or it does but for a different pattern type :
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What's the difference between a pigment and a dye?

When it comes to art, I see both terms quite frequently, but nobody ever really stops to explain the difference. What, then, is the difference between a pigment and a dye? Is it source? Usage? Or ...
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How many pages does a book leaf have?

A co-worker asked a riddle that got me wondering about the anatomy of books and book binding methods. The Riddle: A leaf is torn from a paperback novel. The sum of the remaining page numbers is 15,...
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Is there a word for a thing that is drawn?

I am looking for a word that means "something that is drawn." For example, if I have a list of things to be drawn (let us say a rock, a person, a tree, etc), these are all items that I need to draw. ...
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Is what I am looking for a scrapbook?

I'm trying to make a scrapbook. I wanted to buy one from Michaels, or some art supply store but I wanted to know if what I'm looking for exists... the scrapbook I found online at Michaels basically ...
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What are the different methods of knitting with two needles?

In an answer to a question about knitting faster, there is a reference to knitting methods: I have a couple suggestions. If you knit in the French Method, try the German Method. If you knit in the ...
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How should I select elastic for a sewing project?

I want to adapt a pair of pants to add elastic to the waistband. I have a particular "stretchiness" in mind for this project, but don't know how that relates to a given thickness, width, material, or ...
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Are "oil colours" the same as "oil paints," or am I buying pigments by accident?

I was looking at these oil colours from Winsor & Newton and was just hoping someone more experienced could confirm that "Oil colours" = "Oil paints," and that I'm not inadvertently buying pigments ...
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What is the name of the rigid plastic cord in this hem?

I deconstructed a bag/pack in an attempt to sew one from scratch and the hem had a rigid plastic cord that helped it keep its circular shape: The best I could find after some time googling is that it ...
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Name for the turning opening

I'm translating a set of sewing instructions from German to English. I don't know a lot of sewing vocabulary, and I'm having trouble finding some of it in dictionaries, Wikipedia and so on. The term I'...
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What clasps are used for closing lockets?

I'm making a wooden locket, and I've got everything together, two halves hinges and everything, but I can't for the life of me find anything about what sort of clasp I should use to close the halves. ...
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What does a pigment's richness refer to?

This is for a research paper and I used the term richness to refer to saturation and value. Is this a valid term to use for the combination of the two?
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Are GSM and teeth related to each other when the paper is cold-pressed?

If the paper is cold pressed, should I assume that 300 GSM paper will have more teeth than 200 GSM paper? Does higher GSM mean more teeth for cold pressed paper?
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What do 'woolen spun' and 'worsted spun' mean?

Sometimes I see yarn described as 'woolen spun' or 'worsted spun', and it is clearly not about its composition or weight, but I would guess about spinning technique. What are they? What do they mean ...
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What is the difference between a mural and street-art?

I have been trying to figure out what is a mural or what is street art and the difference between the two (if there is one). What is the difference between the two? What would be such kind of art be ...
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Name of internally lit translucent carved art

What is the name of the art form where a translucent material (could be cylindrical) is carved on the inside and lit from within so the image is rendered in brightness determined by how thick the ...
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What is the term for drawing wireframes which are drawn before drawing the actual object?

Image of pitcher plant from drawbox.com I wish to learn how to visualize and draw wireframes like that for any object. I searched Google with term "drawing wireframes" but didn't get what I was ...
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How can I define the three axes and their purpose in an isometric projection?

I want to give definition to the x, y and z axes in terms of projection. Everywhere around the web, I see complicated definitions. Some use world coordinate space and some say they represent the three ...
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What Do You Call Textured Envelope Seals?

I went to a spa the other day and purchased a gift card. The gift card came in an small envelope that had a seal on the back. The seal felt like it was made out of plastic and had a Chinese ...
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is there a term for graphics which can replace each other's sections or parts and result in two new graphics?

Imagine you take the left side from graphic 1 and right side from the graphic 2, place them that the left and right side are connected horizontally, then you take the sides left from graphic 1 and 2 ...
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What is the term for an art show featuring two artists?

An art show with one artist is a solo show. One featuring many artists is called a group show. What in the generally-accepted industry term for an art show that only has two artists? A dual show? A ...
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What does it mean to "push your values"?

When I used to frequent art-critique forums, I would often hear senior artists advise people to "push values", generally with little to no explanation beyond that. I gathered that in many cases it ...
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What does "for finished artwork" mean?

I have a pack of Bristol board with me today at work (I'm using it as a carrier for something), and I happened to read the description. Bristol vellum surface Acid free. Heavy weight. For ...
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Is there a name for sand-clay mixture?

Is there a name for the mixture you get upon mixing sand and clay together? As from what I believe, you use something like it in sand casting.
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What is yarn weight?

Fiber craft patterns always give a yarn weight. I've seen things like medium and light, but also "worsted yarn" or "DK yarn". What does this mean?
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What are the equivalents between US crochet stitch terms and UK terms?

I have heard that the names of stitches are different between the US and UK. If I have a pattern from the UK, how do I convert it to the US terms or vice versa?