Portable Icons

The initial choice for the creation of a portable icon is the wood which will be used. Some of the types of wood we choose are: Oak, linden, cypress, beech or even marine plywood of different size and thickness.

After planishing the surface of the wood we stick cotton or linen fabric for protection and we apply the proper sublayer. Next, we imprint the pattern. We gild the background with gold leaves of 22-24 karats.

The gilding may be realized with the method of polishing and enriched with engraved steel punches. After the Hagiography of the icon is completed we coat with natural varnish.