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Genuine gold metal beaten incredibly finely to form gossamer thin sheets for gilding. This leaf is supplied as loose leaf with each leaf in the booklet sitting loosely between thin rouged paper sheets. Loose gold leaf is incredibly delicate and is too fine to be handled by hand, when working with loose leaf you must make use of a gilders tip in order to pick up the gold.
Our gold leaf is available in booklets of 5 leaves and 25 leaves and comes in three grades:
- Standard: 'Standard' gold leaf contains the standard factory weight of gold.
- Extra: 'Extra' gold leaf contains more gold per thousand leaves than Standard weight gold leaf.
- Superior: 'Superior' leaf contains the most gold of all grades of gold leaf.
12ct leaf will tarnish over time and will need to be protected in order to maintain it's finish and appearance. For this we recommend Italian Water-based Lacquer as a proven, high-quality protective topcoat formulated specifically for protecting metal leaf.