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Marissa Parsons Studio

St. Michael the Archangel Custom Icon

St. Michael the Archangel Custom Icon

Regular price $1,102.00 USD
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Conviction, Courage, Protection.

I was drawn to St. Michael and his prayer of protection:

"St. Michael, the Archangel defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil..."

St. Michael courageously stood for what he believed and through God's power was able to defeat Satan and throw him from heaven.

St. Michael's conviction, faith, loyalty and courage are all qualities to aspire to in our lives as we strive to protect our loved ones.

Protect the ones who protect us.

St. Michael is the patron saint of soldiers, doctors, grocers, mariners, paratroopers, police, and sickness.

Invite St. Michael into your home today to intercede on your behalf for the protection of the ones you love.

Custom Icon Details:

Choose a Board:

Choose one of 3 traditional icon boards (shown in the images) to express your individuality, or go with a simple 5" x 7" claybord, framed.

  • 7" x 9" Round top
  • 6" x 8" Rectangular
  • 8" x 10" Rectangular with Kovcheg*
  • 5" x 7" Claybord with frame included.

The icon boards are made with linden wood with oak braces. The white gesso on the  surface contains rabbit skin glue, chalk and marble dust, in order to accept and absorb the egg tempera paint used to create the icons. A claybord is a thinner board which cannot absorb as much paint as the traditional boards, but can still create a beautiful icon.

*A Kovcheg is the recessed area of a board that typically holds the main icon image. The raised portion of the board goes around the outside and acts as a natural frame.
For these Custom Icons, if you choose the board with a Kovcheg, the slanted edge connecting the two parts of the board will be gilded, and is included in the pricing.
Example of a Kovcheg on a traditional Byzantine-style icon board.

Choose a Halo treatment:

 Choose one of 3 options to express your individual style and creativity.

  • Painted halo (example shown in the images)
  • Gilded Halo (+$150)
  • Gilded Halo Embellished (+$210)

Gilding involves adding gold leaf to the halo area. In an icon, gilding represents the radiating heavenly light.

I use 24kt gold leaf in 3 layers. Preparation and application can add about a week to the process. Choose the embellished gilded halo if you prefer a little something extra. 


Additional Notes:

  • This icon will take about 4-6 months to create once ordered. This is to allow adequate time for the paint to dry and cure before sealing it with a protective coat.
  • This item is non-refundable.
  • The process of writing icons is based in prayer. If you have any intentions that you would like me to pray for while I work on your icon, please include them with your order, or email them to me at once you have completed your order.

      ---> Be sure to check out the other Custom Angel Icons to complete your collection!

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