Genuine Gold & Silver Leaf
Our Genuine Gold Leaf is extensively used for multi-purpose gilding and is available in 12K, 22K, 23K, 23.75K and 24K either Loose or Transfer (Patent) configurations. We also carry Loose type Genuine Silver Leaf.
A booklet contains 25 leaves, a pack contains 20 booklets, or 500 leaves. A booklet covers 1 5/6 square feet, a pack covers 31 square feet. Available in both Loose and Transfer types.
Also available are Double Gold Leaf types of our 23K and 23.75K Genuine Gold Leaf.
Dimensions: 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″
Loose Gold & Silver Leaf:
The leaves are placed in paper booklets, loosely inlaid in 25 compartments, one for each leaf. To cut the leaf, one may take it from the booklet with the gilding knife and place it on the gilding cushion or drop it directly from the booklet onto the gilding cushion. Then, pick up the leaf with the gilder’s tip and place it onto the prepared surface.
Transfer (Patent) Gold Leaf:
The individual gold leaves are pressed onto a tissue paper. One uses patent gold, also called tempest gold, when gilding outdoors. The tissue paper is larger than the gold leaf, thus it may be more easily handled. It is also possible to cut the patent leaves into desired shapes/forms with scissors. The leaves are placed onto the prepared surface and carefully rubbed with cotton wool. The tissue paper may then be removed as the gold leaf will adhere to the surface/object. For exterior gilding, we recommend 23.75K up to 24K gold leaf.
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