Tuesday, January 23, 2007
I'm currently working on a scroll and rather fancy using period pigments as far as possible. I've ruled out orpiment due to the toxicity and non-compatibility with other pigments, but have already used vermilion and am hoping it doesn't turn black. I haven't heard of any problems with lapis so I hope that will be ok, but I wondered whether you would advise for or against using verdigris. I know that in the long term it can dissolve cellulose, and in the short term can turn brown or black. Any advice? I have malachite but it's not quite the right shade. Would you use the verdigris or malachite anyway or mix something up with artificial pigments?
Scribbled by Ygraine of Warham