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GOLD LEAF

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Description

Very thin leaves made up of pure metals alloy. Ideal to confer special metalized effects upon every kind of surface. It's most often used in traditional gilding technique.
Gold Leaf size:
   80 x 80 mm      -   180 leaves for square meter 
91,5 x 91,5 mm   -   137 leaves for square meter 
 140 x 140 mm    -   100 leaves for square meter 
 160 x 160 mm    -   90 leaves for square meter

Packaging

Gold Leaf 24 Kt.
Cod. CDO66O09 - 25 leaves 8x8cm; 19,5 gr. lib.
Cod. CDO66OT09 - 25 leaves 8x8cm; 19,5 gr. decals
Gold Leaf 22 Kt.
Cod. CDO66O01 - 25 leaves 8x8cm; 13,5 gr. lib.
Cod. CDO66OT01 - 25 leaves 8x8cm; 13,5 gr. decals
Double Gold Ducat Leaf 23 Kt.
Cod. CDO66O02 - 25 leaves8x8cm; 15,5 gr. lib.
Cod. CDO66OT02 - 25 leaves 8x8cm; 15,5 gr. decals
Double Gold Leaf Noble Rose Special for Extern 23,75Kt.
Cod. CDO66O03 - 25 leaves 8x8cm; 17 gr. lib.
Cod. CDO66OT03 - 25 leaves 8x8cm; 17 gr. decals
Gold Leaf spec. rest. Russia series 23 Kt.
Cod. CDO66O04 - 60 leaves 9,15x9,15cm; 1,25 gr. lib.
Gold Leaf spec. rest. Russia series 23 Kt.
Cod. CDO66O05 - 60 leaves 9,15x9,15cm; 2,5 gr. foglio lib.

Method of Usage

The genuine gold leaf needs four kinds of special tools to be applied:
1) Leather cushion, on which set the whole gold leaf;
2) Gilding knife, to cut small squares of leaf, avoiding any waste;
3) Squirrel’s tip, that can catch the leaf by electrostatic charging;
4) Agate stones, that one day after the application are needed to burnish the leaf.


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To get a very smooth base surface, gilders traditionally used natural glues mixed with chalk. 7-8 layers of this mixture, with increasing quantities of chalk from the first towards the eighth, were spread over the surface.


1

Each layer needs about 24hrs to dry-up.


1

At the top, the last coat is of bole (yellow, red or black), a particular clay that is naturally sticky when dry. The color of bole is necessary to enhance the shining of the gold leaf.

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