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Aurum Composition Gold Leaf # 2.5 (Pack)

Item No: 300:AU2.5SFCPPK
Category: 86

Price:  $73.00

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Aurum composition gold leaf is our own brand of high quality leaf product. This leaf is manufactured specifically in the colors and weights that are standard in the industry. Different varieties of leaf, including diferent colors and metals, are packaged in boxes of 20 books each. This leaf is produced using the latest technology and respected traditions of the gold beating craft.

Aurum composition gold leaf is imitation gold leaf made from brass, a combination of 85% copper and 15% zinc. Average gold color imitating 22 kt genuine gold leaf, #2.5 is the most popular color.

The copper alloy in metal leaf will tarnish, therefore all metal leaf must be sealed to prevent tarnishing, except Aluminum. It is best to wear gloves when handling metal leaf to avoid leaving finger prints and other residues that may cause the laef to discolor under the sealer.

A book of loose composition gold leaf is assembled by placing each unit of composition gold 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 gilder's tip, a flat natural hair brush, or tongs.

Our composition gold leaf is made in the standard European size of 140 x 140 mm (5.5 x 5.5 inches) and is available in units called "books," each book containing 25 leaves. For volume discounts order one or more boxes of composition gold leaf; each box contains 20 books or 500 leaves and covers 105 sq. ft. without waste or overlap. The percentage of waste is based on the complexity of the object and the gilder's expertise in laying leaf. If the surface is very ornate with deep crevices it will take more leaf than the same size area of a flat surface.

Pack of 20 books, each book contains 25 leaves, 500 leaves total

Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours.
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