Schlag Metal - Aluminium Silver Leaf Loose - Superior - 25 Leaf Booklet - 95 x 95mm
Aluminium leaf (sometimes called imitation silver leaf) is a metal leaf made from pure aluminium leaf that has been hammered into incredibly fine sheets for use in gilding. This metal leaf is manufactured in Italy to the highest standards.
These booklets contain smaller leaves that are cut to the size of a standard silver leaf, rather than aluminium leaf. These smaller silver leaves make for an excellent alternative to pure silver leaf for an application where silver cannot be used.
This product is supplied as loose leaf in booklets of 25; each leaf in the book is separated by sheets of rouge paper but is not adhered to it. In order to remove the leaf from the book we recommend you use a brush such as a gilders tip to pick up the leaf although it can be handled if done so delicately and with clean, grease-free fingers. Loose leaf is suitable for gilding any surface but is most often used for more intricate and delicate work where transfer leaf is unsuitable.
Aluminium leaf is non-tarnishing and will only require protection if the leaf is to be used outdoors or if the gilding is to be touched or handled regularly. We supply a number of lacquers and varnish that are suited for protecting metal leaf; in particular we recommend Water-based Varnish for Metal Leaf due to its hardwearing nature and ease of application.