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Old 03-08-08, 01:58 AM
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Aneira,

Welcome! I just had a glance and I think your work is exciting and exquisite.. and your penmanship is so beautiful I don't blame you for making a book of hours. I will have to look again when there isn't a diaper waiting for me to change. (Sorry too much information. )

If you do a search you will find many threads about lapis lazuli. I haven't had a chance to work with it myself yet, but I'm sure you'll will find good advice here.

I do have a few little thoughts for what they are worth. Maybe a thinner application with many layers of dry brushing may work, allowing the paint to cure between layers. (Cracking often happens with thick wet paint.) Maybe you could consider casein emulsion which is said to work on many different surfaces, and may be useful for binding gritty pigments. Another option might be to consider another pigment like ultramarine blue.

But I am certain there are others that have far more experience with much to suggest.

I look forward to seeing more of your work, which is quite remarkable.

all the best, jp.

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