This silver leaf is pure silver that has been beaten into incredibly fine and delicate sheets for use in gilding. This leaf is supplied as loose leaf, with each leaf in the booklet sitting loosely between rouged paper sheets. Loose silver is incredibly delicate and a gilders tip is recommended to pick up the leaf.
This particular weight of leaf, 51g per thousand leaves, is regarded as a standard weight for silver leaf and is popular in decorative gilding.
Silver is prone to tarnishing and some care must be taken in its application to ensure the best possible finish. We recommend the use of acrylic size and lacquer, where possible, when working with silver.
Polyvine's Crystal Clear Lacquer is recommended for sealing of metals and silver leaf.