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01-17-2013, 06:36 AM

01-30-2013, 01:28 AM
Giancarlo, your painting is lovely. Any thoughts about the medium? I'm just starting to experiment with it, because I'm getting ready to use it in an Illumination project.

01-30-2013, 08:22 PM

Give me more info and ask me questions, be specific and I'll try to help you.

02-07-2013, 03:06 AM
Hello Giancarlo, sorry for the delay. Family and work kept me away from the forum. I bought a Sennelier set 13colors and a bottle of the egg tempera medium. I've read that the use of egg tempera paint is recommended for illumination letters. I'm not ready for the real "vellum" so I bought this paper called Pergamenata. I tried to use the egg tempera but I've noticed that the paper buckled :( . I'm trying to write a Bible verse in Korean for this lady who is retiring next month. I just bought some watercolor paper 140 lb to experiment, but the question will be if the paper is suitable for sumi ink?
Do you have any tips on the use of egg tempera in paper?
Thank you again,

02-07-2013, 11:20 AM
Lourdes, I've done one tempera a few years back. It's on my website and is called the diner. Just decided to give it a shot in a portrait. I'm using the traditional method, rabbit skin glue and calcium chloride to make gesso;not familiar with sumi ink but I'm sure any liquid paint would buckle. I would glue any paper on 1/2 plywood panel and you would'nt have any trouble.
pm me or get my phone on my website and call me and I will call you back and expain the entire process.

02-11-2013, 03:08 AM
Am enjoying seeing these traditional methods used makes me smile ;o) nice freshness Giancarlo ty

02-13-2013, 07:52 AM
Thanks for looking Merritt