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Art Glossary: Scumbling


Definition: Scumbling is a painting technique where a thin or broken layer of color is brushed over another so that patches of the color beneath show through. It's done using a dry brush, or by dabbing at the surface with a rough sponge or crumpled cloth dipped in a little paint.

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Painting Techniques: Scumbling
Scumbling with Pastels

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