Yup! Yup they do. Sometimes. The first scroll I ever made was a baronial Rams Horn (martial prowess) for Liam. It wasn’t traditional. I used a buckler that I had been holding onto. I can paint metal and wood right? RIGHT! (I’d like it noted that as of the time of this project I was like I CAN PAINT ANYTHING – but I hadn’t used gouache yet soooo)
Back to the blow torch! I didn’t want to fully scorch the wood but more like give it the look of maybe something burning fell on it? Once I was satisfied with that, I painted the center boss a metallic bronze base. I knew that I wanted to paint the rams horn on the center but what else was I going to do? The Concordia populace badge? Sure. Also space for Maria & Faolan to “sign”. Yup.
Once that was done I had to seal it. I used super modern clear gloss spray. DON’T HATE ME!! Then I had to do words… oh yeah see…. I don’t calligraphy. Oops. Weeellllllll lets just try to write out some words on the back. That will work. Liam will still love me. Yup.
The words read:
The Concordian Rams Horn is a testament to the strength and martial perseverance of the bearer. Liam Guversson is a man who has shown Us both of these traits. Strength of character to use his prowess to teach adult warriors and youth. Perseverance to fight to be Our champion though he had plague! So do We, Maria & Faolan, Baroness and Baron demand that he walk among the Order of the Rams Horn as of this War of the Roses XXXIX