A collection of sparkling, multi-hued coloured leaf made from oxidised silver leaf
This product is a sample pack of all of our Oxidised Silver Leaf. The pack contains a single leaf of each colour, separated by a tissue paper separator. Unfortunately computer screens can't reproduce the vibrant and shimmering colour of the coloured silver so we highly recommend purchasing this sample pack to see the colours in their true to life form.
The process of creating oxidised silver leaf involves taking genuine silver leaf and then dying and oxidising it on both sides to create a vibrant leaf with a slightly duller shine than pure silver but with rich and varied colouration across the leaf.
Coloured silver leaf is most often used in artistic applications; it can be used in paintings or other artworks, for wall covers and for glass gilding.
The leaf is 129mm x 129mm and is supplied in packs either of 10 loose leaves or 100 loose leaves with each individual leaf separated by a sheet of tissue paper.
Some points to consider when using coloured silver leaf:
The oxidation process of the leaf leaves it very brittle and liable to flake or break if not handle correctly. Leaf bought from us may show jagged or flaky edges, this is normal and a consequence of the way the leaf is made.
The leaf can fade if not sealed, it may also fade when exposed to UV light, we recommend using a good quality UV sealer in order to prolong the colour of the leaf, although some artisans prefer to let the leaf fade naturally in sunlight to create muted tones.
Friction or rubbing can erode the resin and dye, dulling the colour.
Coloured silver leaf is more brittle than silver leaf and must be handled delicately to avoid breakage.
Do not use alcohol-based sealants, some thinners or bleach as it will dissolve the plastic coating. If you’re unsure about the effect of the size or sealer on the leaf remember to test compatibility of products before gilding.