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Making icon boards for byzantine icons

This post is dedicated to the the surface of the painting:- There are many recipes and various materials to prepare icon panels for byzantine icon making. This recipe is for  plywood panel in whatever size you wish to be covered that is covered with the white gesso paste and sanded in order to have its smooth, white surface ready for the egg tempera colors that are used in byzantine iconography

What you ll need:

Rabbit skin glue (in flakes or in granules)


Zinc oxide