This product is supplied as transfer (or patent) leaf in booklets of 25 leaves. Each leaf in the book has been pressed firmly to specially treated tissue paper that is then separated by sheets of rouge paper. The leaf will stay adhered to it's backing paper when removed from the book making it suitable for gilding onto flat surfaces or any other situation where loose leaf would be unmanageable or at risk of blowing away.
To apply, the leaf it is pressed face down onto the a surface that has been 'sized' with the appropriate sizing medium, before rubbing over the back of the tissue to release the leaf onto the surface and then peeling away the backing paper to leave the leaf on the surface.
Transfer leaf is best suited for gilding flat areas on furniture, walls and ceilings.
Any Imitation Gold Leaf will tarnish over time and will need to be protected by a clear varnish or lacquer.
These booklets of Transfer leaves are superior grade and manufactured in Italy to the highest quality standards.
Size: 14 x 14cm and approx 0.3 microns thick
Imitation gold leaf is a brass alloy where the mixture of zinc and copper has been specifically controlled to create tones that closely mimic genuine gold leaf. Also known as Dutch metal, composition metal or Schlag metal.
Imitation gold leaf is well suited for a variety of interior applications where cost may be a factor and is particularly good for use on gilding entire walls or ceilings.