Copper leaf loose booklet
Copper leaf is our brand of high-quality leaf manufactured specifically in the colours and weights that are standard in the industry. Different varieties of leaf, including different colours and metals, are packaged in books of 25 leaves each. This leaf is produced using the latest technology and respected traditions of the gold beating craft.
The copper alloy in metal leaf will tarnish, therefore all metal leaf must be sealed to prevent tarnishing, except aluminium leaf. It is best to wear gloves when handling metal leaf to avoid leaving finger prints and other residues that may cause the leaf to discolour under the sealer.
A book of loose composition leaf is assembled by placing each unit of composition leaf between sheets of thin rouged paper. The gilder can then remove one leaf at a time without disturbing the remaining leaves. It is removed from the book with a synthetic hair gilder's tip, or a flat natural hair brush.
Copper leaf can also be used to add delicate details in glass fusing, a single layer may leave faint traces of colour, multiple layers will create a stronger design.
When fired, the Copper will oxidise and leave an antique patina (cyan) colour image. Works with any COE.
|Brand||The Gold leaf Factory International|
|Dimensions||140 x 140 mm (5.5" x 5.5")|
|Coverage||51 sheets per square meter without overlap (10.7 sq. ft.)|
|Thickness||Approximately 0.3 microns|