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palette knife

n.
A knife with a thin flexible blade, used by artists for mixing, scraping, or applying paint.
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pallet knife

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1. (Art Terms) a round-ended spatula with a thin flexible blade used esp by artists for mixing, applying, and scraping off paint, esp oil paint
2. (Cookery) a knife with a round-ended flexible blade used in cookery for scraping out a mixture from a bowl, spreading icing, etc
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pal′ette knife`


n.
a thin blade of varying flexibility set in a handle and used for mixing colors or applying them to a canvas.
[1750–60]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palette knife - a spatula used by artists for mixing or applying or scraping off oil paintspalette knife - a spatula used by artists for mixing or applying or scraping off oil paints
spatula - a hand tool with a thin flexible blade used to mix or spread soft substances
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Translations

palette knife

nPalettenmesser nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

palette knife

n (Art, Culin) → spatola di metallo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Enter "Scraping the Edge: Palette-Knife Paintings." The challenge she presented to the young artists was for them to create entire paintings using palette knives. All blending, painting, drawing and texture had to come directly from the knives--no pre-sketching was allowed!
It is heaped onto marble slabs by the Slab Boys (apprentice designers), water and gum arabic is added, and it is ground with large palette knives till deemed fit to be dished.
"I use palette knives to apply the paint and love the rather random effect, the unpredictability of how the paints appear on the uneven surface.
Credit cards, nails & palette knives adorn the role of a paintbrush for Sanjay Thapar
"Armed with large brushes and palette knives, each stroke was a liberation for me," Vranes says, describing the process of that initial painting.
From watercolors to oils, pencils to palette knives, this software offers an incredible wealth of brushes, pencils, papers and paints that are out of reach for most schools' limited art supply budgets," says Rick Champagne, product manager for Corel Painter.
Paint and beet juice are applied with brushes, sponges, and palette knives. Liquid streaks down the supports, coagulates in pools, and is contained within floating circles of turquoise, purple, and putty.
Youngsters also had the chance to work with materials they would not normally use, like palette knives and acrylic paints.