1. Selection of the size
of the board made of natural wood, depending on the type of icon:
(icons of the Savior, Mother of God or saints)
- measure icon
(the image of the patron saint painted by the exact measure of height and shoulders' width of the baby at birth).
- family icons
(the holy patrons of all family members)
- wedding icons
- temple icons
- iconostasis, ambo, analogion icons
- red corner
2. Selection of samples
by the customer. If necessary, we create and develop new iconography within the iconographic canon. We also make replicas of ancient images.
Approval of decorative design
gilding the overall background of the icon, the halo, individual elements of the attire or other fragments of the icon using gold leaf;
decorative chasing, handmade ornament with the placement on the margins of the icon and halos, as well as ornamental decoration of inscriptions.
- a drawing on white smooth gesso.
4. Gilding of the background
, halos (on lacquer or polyment) before adding color.
, or the adding of color with natural (natural) pigments, mixed on the egg emulsion.
of clothes and certain parts with gold leaf
7. The last stage, the inscription
, distinguishes an icon from other images. Linking the image to the Original. The icon becomes sacred.
8. Application of natural varnish
9. The consecration
of the icon.