German Genuine And Imitation Gold Leaf
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Composition Leaf - is available in two varieties in loose sheet format. The sheet size is a standard 5.5"× 5.5" square. Composition Gold is a mixture of brass, copper and zinc. Composition Silver is made of pure aluminum. Sold in either 25 leaf books or packs containing 20 books (500 leaves).
Genuine Gold & Precious Metal Leaf - Copper leaf comes in 5.5" × 5.5" squares and is inexpensive relative to other precious metal leaf. Silver leaf is made of pure silver with no alloys. Sliver Leaf Measures 3.75" × 3.75". All Gold and Palladium leaf measure 3-3/8" × 3-3/8". 23kt and 22kt are Ducate Double Gold which is heavier than standard leaf by 10 to 20%.
22kt is characterized by an Orange Hue. 22kt is the most common used for guilding in the USA. Pure Palladium is a silver colored metal that is resistant to corrosives and therefore best for exterior guilding. Moon Gold is 21Kt and contains a mixture of gold, palladium and silver. French Pale gold is a 22kt gold with a pale but definitive hue. 12kt White Gold has been gaining great popularity since it won’t tarnish and offers a totally different hue than Palladium. Sold in either 25 leaf books or packs containing 20 books (500 leaves).
Loose Sheet Leaf - is standard leaf assembled in a book with thin pieces of rouged paper between each sheet. This allows you to remove one sheet of leaf with a guilder’s tip brush without disturbing the sheets below.
Patent (Transfer Leaf) - This type of leaf is characterized by a thin tissue backing applied to the gold side down. This keeps the leaf from being disturbed by wind and therefore is most commonly used by artisans working outdoors.
Variegated Leaf - is metal leaf which has been heat treated to create beautiful random colorful patterns. Each leaf is 5.5" × 5.5" square. Sold in either 25 leaf books or packs containing 20 books (500 leaves).
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