parsemage

parsemage
   A method of making an image by scattering dust from charcoal or colored chalk on water and then skimming the design off by passing a stiff paper or cardboard just under the water's surface. Parsemage was invented by surrealist Ithell Colquhoun. Also see aleatory and aleatoric, bricolage, collage, coulage, découpage, femmage, frottage, fumage, marouflage, montage, and photomontage.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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