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Metallic Leafing/Gilding

Metallic Leafing is the art of applying a very thin layer of metal leaf to a surface. The surface is first coated with a special glue and while the surface is still tacky the metal is applied. The metal is so thin that it takes the shape of the surface below and a somewhat stiff leafing brush is used to pounce the metal onto the tacky surface. How thin is the leaf? Hundreds of times thinner than regular aluminum foil that you might be used to. Traditionally gold was used for leafing as it didn't tarnish and was not terribly expensive when hammered into thin sheets. Today, many other metals are used for leafing including some neat variegated greens, blues and reds. Any surface that is leafed must be coated with a sealer or varnish to protect the fragile leaf.

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  1. Mona Lisa Gold Leaf Kit, 25 Sheets

    Mona Lisa Gold Leaf Kit, 25 Sheets

    Regular Price: $15.00

    Special Price: $10.50

    Mona Lisa Gold Leaf Kit contains 25 gold leaves, adhesive size, sealer and instructions. Learn More
  2. 2 oz Metal Leaf Red Basecoat

    2 oz Metal Leaf Red Basecoat

    Regular Price: $4.40

    Special Price: $3.08

    Use Mona Lisa Red Basecoat Metal Leaf to add a deep red, Venetian lustre to your metal leafing project. This water-based Metal Leaf Red Basecoat from Speedball, provides excellent coverage and helps to seal your project before metal leafing. 2 oz. bottle. Learn More
  3. Gold, Adhesive Pen and Simple Leaf Kit

    Gold, Adhesive Pen and Simple Leaf Kit

    Regular Price: $8.82

    Special Price: $6.17

    Gold, Mona Lisa Adhesive Pen and Simple Leaf Kit. Learn More
  4. Silver, Adhesive Pen and Simple Leaf Kit

    Silver, Adhesive Pen and Simple Leaf Kit

    Regular Price: $8.82

    Special Price: $6.17

    Silver, Mona Lisa Adhesive Pen and Simple Leaf Kit. Learn More
  5. Mona Lisa Adhesive Pen, 10ml

    Mona Lisa Adhesive Pen, 10ml

    Regular Price: $7.27

    Special Price: $5.09

    Mona Lisa Adhesive Pen, 10ml Learn More
  6. Krylon Leafing Pens

    Krylon Leafing Pens

    Starting at: $8.75

    Add a touch of elegance to your home accents with Krylon Leafing Pens! These leafing pens dispense a fast-drying, metallic paint for highlighting any art, craft or home decor project. Available in 14 karat, copper, red shimmer and silver. Learn More
  7. 2 oz Mona Lisa Metal Leaf Adhesive

    2 oz Mona Lisa Metal Leaf Adhesive

    Regular Price: $4.95

    Special Price: $3.47

    2 oz Mona Lisa Metal Leaf Adhesive. Gold Leaf Adhesive and Sealer - Bonds gold leaf to just about any surface. Use gold leaf to give projects that rich look you can only get from gold. Non-toxic. Learn More
  8. 2 oz Metal Leaf Sealer

    2 oz Mona Lisa Metal Leaf Sealer

    Regular Price: $5.51

    Special Price: $3.86

    2 oz Mona Lisa Metal Leaf Sealer protects metal leaf and gold leaf from tarnishing. Water-based. Made in the USA. Learn More
  9. Silver Leaf - Authentic Metal Leaf Technique

    Silver Leaf - Authentic Metal Leaf Technique

    Regular Price: $9.81

    Special Price: $6.87

    Composition (imitation) metal leaf comes packaged in a book of 25 sheets. Sheets are 5.5 Inches x 5.5 Inches. Metal Leafing is perfect for home decor projects – paper – ceramic – metal - plaster of paris – decoupage – stenciling – plastic - wood and glass. Learn More
  10. Gold Leaf Sealer, 5 oz Spray

    Gold Leaf Sealer, 5 oz Spray - Flammable

    Regular Price: $9.92

    Special Price: $6.94

    Gold Leaf Sealer, 5 oz Spray - Flammable Ships ground only. Learn More
  11. Gold Leaf - Authentic Metal Leaf Technique

    Mona Lisa Gold Leaf Sheets, 25 Pack

    Regular Price: $10.14

    Special Price: $7.10

    25 pack authentic gold metal leaf sheets by Mona Lisa. Each metal gold leaf sheet measures 5-1/2" x 5-1/2". Learn More
  12. 500 sheet Bulk Composition Silver Leaf

    500 sheet Bulk Composition Silver Leaf

    Regular Price: $184.25

    Special Price: $128.98

    500 sheet Bulk Composition Silver Leaf Learn More
  13. 500 sheet Bulk Composition Gold Leaf

    500 sheet Bulk Composition Gold Leaf

    Regular Price: $191.20

    Special Price: $133.84

    500 sheet Bulk Composition Gold Leaf Learn More
  14. 500 sheet Bulk Genuine Copper Leaf

    500 sheet Bulk Genuine Copper Leaf

    Regular Price: $222.10

    Special Price: $155.47

    500 sheet Bulk Genuine Copper Leaf Learn More

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