Skinning is an abrasion of original surface material (e.g. paint or paper) by inexpert cleansing.
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Skinning often emphasizes the weave of the canvas, since paint is removed from the raised portions of the painting's surface. Skinning can also be extended to works on paper,in which a layer of the paper surface has been removed.  An example of skinning occuring to a paper object could be when sticky tape is pulled off the surface in an effort to restore the object to its original state. --TFann (talk) 21:43, 26 October 2015 (CDT)