scumble Art

scumble Art
scumble Art ['skʌmb(ə)l]
verb give a softer or duller effect to (a picture or colour) by applying a very thin coat of opaque paint or a layer of light pencil or charcoal shading.
noun a coat of paint or layer of shading applied in this way, or the effect thus produced.
Origin
C17: perh. a frequentative of the verb scum.

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