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palette knife

Syllabification: pal·ette knife

Definition of palette knife in English:

noun

A thin steel blade with a handle for mixing colors or applying or removing paint.
Example sentences
  • In one work, thick dabs of red, yellow, blue, white and yellow-green oil paint applied with a palette knife cover the 10-foot-wide canvas.
  • Often applying oil paint with a palette knife, Scott fills his canvases with irregular squares and rectangles in a rainbow of contrasting hues.
  • In some cases, the artist may scratch or splatter paint, add crayon or brush strokes or apply additional paint with a palette knife.

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