.. added to the Scrolls page!
A couple of weeks ago Mistress Bridget, the awesome inspiration, posted pictures of a scroll she did with peacock feathers, and a day or so after that I got the assignment to do a scroll for the most colourful lady I know. The two concepts became one and I had to do it.
Unfortunately I didn’t have much time and no time to really practice, so I jumped in with both feet, dug out the largest scrap piece of vellum (sent to me by Bridget – thank you very much), which was barely enough to give me an original sized page, and with the awesome bronze powder (sent to me by Bridget who was an awesome cheer-leading squad all of her own – thank you very much again) and some sepia ink I got to work. The shiny shimmery highligts and feathers are done with bronze powder, mixed with gum arabic and water, also generously sent to me by Bridget (thank you for a third time).
I am fairly happy with it, and might even consider trying the squished bug borders just because this was kind of fun, even though never found the style appealing before.
The text was in Latin which I needed help with (thank you Countess Aryanhwy). It is about the shortest text I’ve ever done, but there wasn’t room for much more. Basically it reads:
Sven and Siobhan, Prince and Princess of Nordmark to Isabetta del Verde; greetings. We offer you admission into the Order of Light of Nordmark. Done this 13th day of December anno societatis 49.