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German Leaf
(Also known as "Dutch Metal")
TO ORDER, please call Steve Martinez at (718) 815-8802, or send a FAX to (718) 720-7027.    

Gold Leaf "Packs" & "Books"

Metal Leaf - Pack 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" 500 Leaves 105 sq.ft. coverage
Metal Leaf - Book 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" 25 Leaves 5.25 sq.ft. coverage

Note: Imitation Silver and Aluminum Leaf are the same product.

**Remember: Imitation Gold Leaf and Silver Leaf must be sealed or will tarnish! For indoor use only!

Composition Gold Leaf
Copper & Zinc
Pack of 500 Leaves 5 1/2 x 5 1/2"
  K2110     Color 1
  K2120     Color 2
  K2125     Color 2 1/2

NEW Patent Metal Leaf

PATENT Composition Gold Leaf
(Copper & Zinc)
Pack of 500 Leaves 5 1/2 x 5 1/2"
  N2125/PA       Color 2 1/3

PATENT Aluminum Leaf
Pack of 500 Leaves 5 1/2 x 5 1/2"
  N2140/PA       Aluminum

PATENT Copper Leaf
Pack of 500 Leaves 5 1/2 x 5 1/2"
  N2135/PA       Copper

6 1/4 x 6 1/4" Leaves
10,000 Leaves per Box
(coverage 2100 sq. feet)

K2025        Color 2 1/2     Box

          Red Variegated Leaf


From the book, Gilding for the Home
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Metal Leaf


Aluminum Leaf
Pack of 500 Leaves 5 1/2"
N2140        Aluminum

Copper Leaf
Pack of 500 Leaves
5 1/2 x 5 1/2"
K2135     Copper

6 1/4 x 6 1/4" Leaves
5,000 Leaves per Box
(coverage 1050 sq. feet)


Variegated Leaf
Pack of 500 Leaves 5 1/2 x 5 1/2"

K2155   Red
K2165   Blue
K2170   Black
K2185   Green

Imitation Gold and Silver
Patent Leaf (Transfer)

Large irregular sheets of Color 2 1/2, approximately 4" to 6", used to create a broken leaf effect.

K2625/K        1 kilogram box
                         Composition Gold Leaf
Available in 4 colors:

#1: 90% Copper & 10% Zinc. Having the highest copper content of all composition leaf, #1 is deepest red in color.

#2: 88% Copper & 12% Zinc. The high copper content of #2 gives it a deep red gold tone.

#2 1/2: 85% Copper & 15% Zinc. Average gold color imitating 22kt genuine gold leaf, #2 1/2 is the most popular color.

#3: 82% Copper & 18% Zinc. Lighter in color than the above colors, #3 is bright and "lemony" in color.
Aluminum Schaibin
Large irregular sheets of Aluminum Leaf approximately 4" to 6". Aluminum Leaf is lighter than Composition Gold Leaf. Therefore, there are more pieces of Aluminum Leaf than Composition Leaf in 1 kilogram of Schaibin.

K2640/K          1 kilogram box






Imitation Gold Leaf: Gilding

Gilding adds luxury. It provides a wonderful base on which to display an intricate cut-out, and will lift a more simple one. As the gilding in this book is used for a background effect and is not being applied to an antique object, Dutch metal leaf is used rather than real gold leaf, which is more expensive and more difficult to use.

1  Paint the base with a layer of acrylic primer. Leave to dry, sand lightly, then use a tack-rag to remove any dust particles. Then paint on two coats of reddish-brown emulsion (latex) paint, sanding and tackragging after the second coat to ensure a smooth surface.

2  Paint on a thin layer of water-based size, making sure that all areas to be gilded are completely covered. Leave to dry for 15-30 minutes until the size appears clear.

3  Remove a sheet of leaf from the book - do not remove its waxed backing. Try not to handle it too much; you may find it helps to wear cotton gloves. If necessary, cut the square of leaf with sharp scissors to a size marginally bigger than the area you want to cover. Gently lift the leaf by its backing and lower it on to the surface. Check its position carefully as, once it is laid, it cannot be repositioned. Press the leaf down by smoothing over the backing with your fingers, then lift off the waxed paper and discard. Cover the remaining areas in the same way, cutting the leaf and overlapping the joins.

4  Once you have completely covered the piece, take a gilder's mop (tip) or a wad of cotton wool and smooth over all surfaces, paying particular attention to the overlapping edges. These should be smoothed over in one direction only. Attempt to remove the lines where the leaf joins as much as possible. At this stage, the aim is to ensure that all the leaf has adhered, rather than to remove any surplus.

5  Leave the size to dry thoroughly overnight. Then use the gilder's mop (tip) to remove the surplus leaf with a light circular brushing motion. If there are any bare areas, these can be covered by first applying size. You can then either lay on more leaf or, alternatively, apply bronze powder with a brush. Bronze powder is particularly useful if you want to color small folds and intricate mouldings.

           Please call (718) 815-8802 for prices. To place an order, click here or call.

(718) 815-8802 Steve Martinez

(718) 720-7027


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The Gold Leaf Company
Steve Martinez
27 Fort Place, 2nd floor . Staten Island, NY 10301 . (718) 815-8802 (phone) (718) 720.7027 (fax)
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