We took the printed coloring sheet and transferred it using a pencil-rub technique to the wood plaque (that was pre-painted with gold tempera paint). Rose then used paint pens and markers to color the image. She preferred the markers. They created a subtle aged look.
She had her first go at iconography in March of 2009 from a “real” art teacher. I posted a few photos here.
St. John Chrysostom exclaimed: "Nothing is equal to prayer; for what is impossible it makes possible, what is difficult, easy" (Catechism, 2744).