NEW!!! Icon Boards are here. 9.5x12.5 outer and inside size of 7x9.5 painting surface "frame" 1.25x1.
Icon Boards of Basswood, also called American Linden, a beautiful light and clear wood traditionally used for Icon Boards. Larger Boards have Oak braces.
The board is coated in five sealing coats of rabbit skin glue and then covered in a linen cloth with a primer coat of rabbit skin glue, chalk and marble dust.
After it dries, there are twelve layers of gesso applied in thin coats with a pallet knife to press out any bubbles that can form if applied with a brush. The board is then wet/dry sanded to a smooth finish with 600 grit sandpaper.
The gesso recipe used is that of the Prosopon School of Iconology. (www.prosoponschool.org/)
I build the boards from start to finish in prayer. I plane the Linden wood and Oak that I get from a warehouse that drys and cures it rough sawn. I hand pick the wood. The time to make these may be more or less depending on how busy I am and how rushed you are. Please contact me, send me a message through this site with any questions or requests. Thank you. Nic