Variegated leaf is a metal leaf that has been heat-treated, chemically-treated or both to develop dazzling patinas and unique discolorations. This metal leaf is manufactured in Italy to the highest standards.
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.
Variegated leaf will tarnish over time and requires sealing to protect it, especially 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 Kölner Leaf Protect to protect interior gilding against light wear and touching. Please note that some of the colours of variegated leaf may alter in appearance when sealed, please test the leaf and any sealers before using it in any project.
Size: 140 mm x 140 mm (you will need just over two booklets per flat square meter, not allowing for wastage or any overlaps)