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Icon Painting Kit, Egg Tempera +++++ Christ The Pantocrator +++++

We will use the image above to paint the icon. This icon is housed in the Saint Catherine's Monastery, Mt. Sinai Egypt. It was painted about 550 C.E.

I write "we" because you may contact me with questions any time throughout your painting event.

My kit contains everything you will need for this painting except egg yolks and brushes. Egg tempera painting is a media the Monks used to paint icons 1000 years ago and is very easy to do. You will be separating an egg as you would to bake an angel food cake. To the one yolk, you will mix 3 tablespoon of water. This is the media of which you add the powder pigment. That is all it takes!

Of course you may choose to use your own acrylic, gouache, or oil paints, but egg tempera, made this way is the 1000+ year old tradition and my preference.

Contents of the kit:
1. One completely prepared gesso board 7.25" X 12" of furniture grade 3/4" Birch plywood. I placed gesso along the sides as well as the top.

2. Two sets of powder pigments. One set of 14 colors is more than enough for this painting, and I include a second set of the same 14 colors as a back-up for you. There will be pigment for a green robe and/or a blue robe, your choice.

3. Gold leaf and water based Gold size. Gold size is the glue for the gold that will be placed on His halo and anywhere else you would like gold.

4. Line drawing and carbon paper to transfer the image to the board.

5. All instructions, a color guide, and prayers.

You will need to supply egg yolks from the grocery store and your favorite watercolor or acrylic brushes. Two "round" brushes (a number 3 and a number 00) and one number 6 "flat" bush are the minimum you will need.

SHIPPING: Your kit will be mailed to you by Priority Mail USPS and arrive in 2-3 days.

Convo me with questions.

Icon Painting Kit CHRIST the PANTOCRATOR Byzantine original


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  • Materials: gesso board, powder pigments, gold leaf, gold size, instructions, carbon paper, color guide, How to Paint, prayers
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