Glossary

Wash: A thin, usually broadly applied, layer of transparent or heavily diluted paint or ink.

Watercolour: A technique of painting using a binder made from a water-soluble gum.  Watercolours can be transparent or opaque.

Wax Resist: The use of a waxy medium to make a design over which a coloured wash is spread.

Wet on Wet: The application of fresh paint over an area on which the paint is still wet.

White Spirits: A thinner used with oil paints replacing turpentine.

Woodcut: The art of engraving on wood or of producing, by means of special cutting tools, a design or picture in relief on the surface of a block of wood from which impressions can be taken by means of ink or pigment.

Wheat Chain: A durable chain made up of interweaving bands of metal, resembling a grain of wheat.

White Gold: White gold is created by combining pure gold with a copper, zinc and nickel (or palladium) alloy.

10 Karat White Gold: 10 Karat gold (10K) is 10 parts pure gold and 14 parts other metal alloys.  White gold is created by combining pure gold with a copper, zinc and nickel (or palladium) alloy.

14 Karat White Gold: 14 Karat gold (14K) is 14 parts pure gold and 10 parts other metal alloys.  White gold is created by combining pure gold with a copper, zinc and nickel (or palladium) alloy.

18 Karat White Gold: 18 Karat gold (18K) is 18 parts pure gold and 6 parts other metal alloys.  White gold is created by combining pure gold with a copper, zinc and nickel (or palladium) alloy.