Iconography Guide

St. John -finishing PDF Print E-mail

 

 

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The place, where is gold crossed the border, should be repaired.

 

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On this icon we drawn a part of stick over the gold.

Halo is drawn with a brush and sector in which can be set brush. Before drawing we need to set halo center and pull the line with sector slowly, steadily and evenly. If we do not withdraw the line by equal speed, line will be somewhere thicker, somewhere thinner.

 

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An inscription on the icon we draw when we first carefully determinate place of each letter.

 

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Icon can be lacquer with acrylic or damar lacquer. It should be applied in a few thin layers, waiting for the previous layer dries.

Lacquer sprinkled on icon must be warm. If it is cold, lacquer can be dim (it is much visible on gold). Icon is sprinkled with a distance of 30 cm by uniformly crossed strokes. Drying time depends on the type of lacquer.

 

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This is look like of finished icon.

Is it necessary to bless the icon? Many people bless the icon holding it in the church for 40 days or with blessing by the priest. There is also an opinion that it is not necessary to bless the icon, if it is painted canonicaly, because way of painting give blessing to icon.

 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 05 June 2011 13:53
 

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