ATC: Artists Trading Cards
ArtLex Art Dictionary: http://www.artlex.com
Negative Space or Image: When your carved design receives no ink; but the surrounding area or background is the surface that receives ink and prints. In printing terms this may also be called a black reverse. Also called White on Black Background
Positive Space: Black on White Background
Reverse Image: The image prints in a "mirror" reverse of the image on your carving. This may or may not be done intentionally.
Intaglio: To carve in as in engraving. Cut to produce a design in relief.
ISO: In Search Of
Relief: The projection of figures or forms from a flat surface; as in raised.
To Pull a Print: inking and running a single print either by hand or using a press.
Suite: a series of related prints by theme or subject matter. For example, you might have a suite of "tree" prints.
Edition: a numbered group of a single print. Usually denotes a limited edition and adds to the value of each single print. 8/20 would translate to mean the 8th print of 20 in that edition.
Blind Embossment: in lineoleum block printing when you soak and blot a sheet of printmaking paper and run the paper and UNINKED block throug a press you get a blind embossment.
Baren: A tool for rubbing paper placed on a block print to transfer ink to the paper.
Reproduction Print (possibly reduction print) - A printing technique where the lightest color is printed, then the block carved away and the next color overprinted, etc.
Register Points or Marks: marks used to line up successive prints in multiple block printing. Often part of the design or border.
Key block: a multiple block printing, the block for the darkest color usually black, usually printed last.
Lino: flooring material which is carved, and other techniques used, to produce the tool to imprint your image. This material is harder and uses different tools.
Words of Humor:
Misautoglyphia - dislike of one's own carvings.
Pilaglphia - love of carvings
Definition of Stamping Terms: http://stamptionary.com/
SAHM: Stay at Home Mom
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