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date: 06 December 2019

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Material such as wax or varnish used to cover those parts of a surface (e.g. cloth, pottery or a metal printmaking plate) that are not meant to be exposed to dye, lustre or acid (see Textile, §III, 1, (ii), (b)). In printmaking, the term refers to both the ground and the stopping-out varnish; in watercolour it is often called ‘masking medium’....

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