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What is "Gesso" - Definition & Explanation

Mixture of plaster, glue and water applied as a base coat for painting or gilding.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A form of rib knitting stitch, modified for tucking on one or both sets of needles. It is a sweater style usually referring to a 3-button coat swe4ater with either a V or a round neck or any sweater...
A length of yarn on the surface of a woven fabric between two consecutive intersections of the yarn with the yarns woven at right angles to it. NOTE: A float is designated by the number of threads...
Enzymes derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are obtained by altering the genetic material of cells or organisms in order to make them capable of making new substances or...
A needlepoint lace on a fine net background. Characterized by a heavy thread (cordonnet) outlining the design. Although usually machine made, there are instances where the cordonnet is inserted/done...
Spandex is an elastic type fiber that can be stretched many times its length and then spring back to the original length. Spandex is more resistant to washing, perspiration, and heat than latex....

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