Transfer Metal Leaf Booklets
Transfer leaf is useful for gilding large surface areas, such as walls or a large piece of furniture. It is very lightly adhered to a tissue making it possible to pick up and apply the leaf easily with the tissue uppermost. Choose from Gold, Silver and Copper. Stick the leaf on to a surface coated with Gold Size.
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Our transfer leaf metal is available in books of 25 sheets, enough to cover around 0.49 metres squared (5.27 feet squared). Each sheet is 5.5 inches x 5.5 inches (140mm x 140mm).
Imitation Gold leaf is sometimes referred to as ‘Dutch Gold’ and is made of brass. This metal will tarnish over time so apply a layer of Clear Chalk Paint® Wax over your gilded surface to protect it.
Imitation Silver leaf is made of aluminium. To make it look like vintage silver, apply a light coat of Clear and Dark Chalk Paint® Wax.
Copper leaf is made from copper which tarnishes, so apply a layer of Clear Chalk Paint® Wax over your gilded surface to protect it.
For more information and step-by-step instructions, take a look at our Metal Leaf Fact Sheet.