Hi there,

Yea! It’s here! Today is the day I get to post the pics of the 3 scrolls I have been working on! Yippee!

Here is the pic of Finola Sutherland’s Sable Chevronel, which is the service award for the Barony of Mons Tonitrous (Sierra Vista, AZ). It is modern materials, watercolor paper, watercolor and gouache paints, Calli inks. The design is after, The Bourdichon Hours, of a Mulberry.
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The second scroll is one of the little Authentic Materials pieces I did last year. (Animal skin vellum, loose pigments with egg yolk binder, iron gall ink, gesso and gold leaf.) It is after the Bourdichon Hours, as well, and is of Cherries. It went to Jennifer Trethewy for her Light of Atenveldt (the upper level Kindgom service award for the Kingdom of Atenveldt, SCA). Since I made it, she has been jokingly calling it “My Light”, so I did a little plotting with the Crown who awarded it to her, so it would truly be “her Light”.
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Last, but definitely NOT least, is the 2 sided scroll for Egan and Meadbhb. This is their Thegn and Banthegn scroll, which means they have completed their tenure as Baron & Baroness of one of our local SCA groups. This scroll is authentic materials (listed above with Jennifer’s Light, with the addition of aluminum leaf; silver leaf tarnishes over time and I wanted it to remain silver/white). This one is after the designs in the Book of Kells. The piece of vellum is about 8 x 10 inches, so the tiny spaces really are quite small. Now you can see why I needed to take some breaks away from it to let my eyes adjust back to “normal”. Needless to say, it made a stunning presentation when it was given out.
(This is in the order I completed it in.)

Side 1 – Calligraphy & Outline
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Side 2 – Outline only
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Side 1 – Gesso & Gold Leaf applied
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Side 1 – Paint applied
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Side 2 – Gesso & Aluminum Leaf applied
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Side 2 – Gesso & Gold Leaf applied
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Side 1 – Completed!
Made the red dots around the capital letters more prominent. They were hard to see before.
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Side 2 – Completed!
Painting and finish work is done!
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I am currently working on another scroll which is due in 2 months. I do not have any information on who the recipient will be, so I’ll be able to post a pic of it when I get is completed. So far it’s turning out really nicely. I’ll post a pic of it in a couple of weeks.

Enjoy!
S