St Robert of Newminster Icon

Step 1, two coats of animal glue to back of board , leave to dry overnight.

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Step 2, two coats of animal glue applied to front of frame panel and left to dry overnight:

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Step 3,  a layer of muslin cloth applied to panel with hot glue and left to dry for 24 hours. This will give a good surface to fix the plaster gesso (white chalky paint):

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Message from Cath Ferguson, the Iconographer (12th May):

I have finished gessoing (white chalk paint) the board, sanded it smooth, traced the drawing and transferred it to the board. I have sealed the area to be gilded and painted it a vermilion red to give a warm glow to the gold. I have traced St. Robert’s name either side of his head.

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The finished Icon

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