Paper Art Glossary

Within this Paper Art glossary you can click on any of the words listed below and you will be taken to the page with that definition. The definitions are detailed (often with photos and drawings to assist in understanding). You can learn a lot about art techniques, crafts and paper art by reviewing their definitions.

Drawing grid

Ellipse

Foreshortening

Motifs 

Perspective

Signature style


Art Glossary Words Are Underlined in The Tutorials . . .

Within some tutorials you'll find relevant words that are underlined. These words are particularly important for learning how to draw and create with your art.

The words are "clickable" and they appear both within the page of writing and at the end.

  • Click on any underlined word and a new page will open with that definition.
  • If you close the page after you are done, you will return right back to where you were.

Reviewing terms in the arts and crafts glossary that you are unfamiliar with (as you come upon them within each tutorial) will assist you in your artistic creations. It is a good idea to review any definition that is unfamiliar to you.

It's important to remember that you don't need to understand the definitions completely the first time you read them.

You will keep coming across similar arts and crafts terms in the tutorials. If you don't understand them right away, be assured you will come across them again.

Most of the definitions are drawing terms, in relation to creating Paper Art. The reason for that is because drawing has some definitions that are difficult to understand, but immensely important!

The more tutorials you complete, the more you will begin to understand the principles and be able to apply them while you draw and create.

Check back here often for more craft definitions as they are added.

Hope you find this Papercrafts glossary helpful!

Creating art and crafts builds new neural pathways in your brain and is a great way to keep your noggin healthy. Keep creating for optimal brain health!

Love, 

~~~Samantha Mariah