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#1 of 3 Old 01-14-2007, 06:47 AM - Thread Starter
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I'd like to Lazure our nursery and was wondering if anyone knows of any good resources for learning to Lazure? We have a local Waldorf teachers' college here, so I could probably pick up a book there or something, but I was wondering if any of you mamas who have done it before would share your wisdom, techniques and experience with me. TIA!
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My experience is pretty limited. I remember special brushes that had a flat back with a handle and a lot of bristles pointing towards the surface. They looked a bit like the sort of brushes you used to scrub bathroom tiles, but with softer bristles. And then the movement against the surface was usually a figure 8.

The best way to learn the technique is to take a workshop. There are people who will come and teach a workshop and lazure a room at the same time. For example the Esperanza School (a school for developmentally challenged children and adults) set up a workshop. They paid a small fee to the lazure artists, each of the participants paid a fee and the school got their cafeteria redone, plus a lovely mural. About 15 people learned how to lazure. The workshop included some additional stuff I think, like meals and a couple of talks about art or something.
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The pure lazure technique uses beeswax, tree resins, and is a multi step process that takes some time. I use the stockmar watercolor paint and flat glaze. If it gets to bright, I sometimes go over it with white pigment in glaze. I use a wide soft technique brush. You can get these at upscale hardware stores now. Unless you can get to a workshop and learn the official way, I would recommend just trying it out. The goal is less is more, and take your time!

Good luck, and let us know if you find other links/resources to guide you!
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