3 Dimensional – 2 Dimensional (flat) surfaces can be folded or sculpted into 3D objects or art forms
Abstract – does not represent a specific image in a realistic way; a little more graphic or stylized
Back Light – good lighting from the back side
Biomorphic Form – Concave and convex shapes
Canvas Board – reproduced art on a canvas board is a harder, more durable surface that cannot be back lit. The image wraps around the edges for a more complete look.
Clip-on – a metal device inside the lampshade that will allow the shade to clip on to a regular light bulb
Coated – specialty coatings on paper that will keep the pigment layers on the top surface of the paper
Color-shifting – specialty effect spray paints are applied in various amounts to the back side of glass resulting in colors that shift in hue and tone when the viewer moves from side to side while viewing the image
Concave – shapes that curve inward
Convex – shapes that curve outward
Earrings – Art on Lexan is hand-cut into abstract shapes or sculpted into 3D form. Art on newsprint is encapsulated, then hand-cut into abstract shapes or sculpted into 3D forms. They are then attached to hypoallergenic pierced earring hooks.
Encapsulated – lamination on both sides of thin paper, mylar, or newsprint that has specialty pigments applied to it to add thickness and protection
Friscot – refer to stencil
Front Light – good lighting from the front side
Harp – A metal device added to the top of lamps to accommodate larger lampshades. The lamp must have the harp adapter attached for a harp to fit on the lamp.
Hypoallergenic – will not cause an allergic reaction
Hue – the attribute of colors that permit them to be classed as red, yellow, green, blue, or an intermediate color
Lampshade – Specialty pigments are applied to newsprint and then encapsulated, applied to the base lampshade and the top and bottom overage is cut off by hand.
Lexan – a thin or thick lightweight, clear plastic material
Mask – refer to stencil
Melted – Blending and overlapping pigments on paper sometimes creates an overall effect of colors being melted. Otherwise, heat is applied to art on mylar and lexan to change the original shape.
Mobile – many hand-cut images combined together and suspended
Mylar – thinner, clear plastic polyester material
Newsprint – thin, raw, un-coated, un-printed newsprint material
Non-Objective – can be any form, color, shape, or group of each that does not represent anything specific. If you see or feel something, it is in the eye of the beholder.
Opaque – thick pigments or papers that will not allow other colors to show through
Overlapping – Thin layers of specialty pigments are applied over one another for blending, darker, richer effects.
Paper – thin, white, coated material
Pigment – a powder mixed with a liquid to give color
Representational – represents a specific image in a more realistic way
Reproduction Canvas – original artworks are reproduced onto stretched canvas or canvas board
Reverse Bevel – Bevel is cut inward as to not show the bevel core
Sculpted – wood, stone, art on newsprint and lexan are manipulated by hand. Various tools and techniques are used to alter the original shape into something else, creating a 3D effect.
Sparkle – sparkle effect spray paint is applied in various amounts
Static – acting by mere weight without motion; pressure
Static Cling – thin, clear plastic material that will cling to super smooth surfaces with only the static in the air
Stencil – Hand cut shapes or imagery in paper or thin board. The positive shape or image is removed from the stencil leaving the opening in the stencil that will allow spray paint to enter those areas and onto the back side of glass or the front side of paper. Each layer of color requires a new and different stencil.
Stretched Canvas – Reproduced art on canvas is stretched around stretcher strips for a drum-like effect. Canvas can be back lit. The image wraps around the edges for a more complete look.
Suspension – art that is attached to the ceiling with fishing line
Synergy – The interaction of two or more mediums to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.
Tone – Color quality, shade, or tint. The effect in painting of light and shade together with color. To blend.
Translucent – thin pigments that will partially allow colors to show through
Transparent – thin pigments that will allow other colors to show through
Uncoated – raw paper matrix that will allow pigment layers to saturate into paper surface
Vintage – of the best and most characteristic
Windcatcher – a single hand-cut image that is suspended to catch the wind for movement