i did wonder what to do with the medallions and frankly the thought of stamping or stencilling was leaving me luke warm. branding was out as i am yet to build a forge. i have no idea of what led me to illustrate the medallions but whatever it was i'm glad i found the way. the wood was a good canvas - it took the ink and watercolour well. they seem durable and have a nice matt finish.
for once there were lots of boysie images - i often find they are harder to cater for. then i added ladybugs, birds and bunnies - there would have been such things in the royal court i'm sure.