Silver Leaf Booklets
Loose genuine silver leaf sits loosely between thin rouged paper sheets in the booklet. It has to be handled using a gilders tip (brush) and is used to gild onto moulded,carved and embellished areas. Also used for watergilding and glass gilding.
Transfer silver leaf is the same genuine leaf but pressed onto a backing sheet of acid free tissue paper. It is generally used for gilding onto flatter surfaces, for signwork, walls & ceilings and exterior gilding.