Imitation leaf, metal leaf or composition Leaf is suitable for the interior only. Each booklet contains 25 leafs, the size of each leaf is 14x14cm. How many extra leafs you need for waste and overlap to gild an object, it depends on your gilding skills, but for piece of mind you should always have an extra leafs to complete the job well and on time.
Gold leaf patent (Transfer)
The individual gold leaves are pressed onto a tissue paper. One uses patent gold, also called tempest gold, it may be more easily handled. It is also possible to cut the patent leaves into desired shapes/forms with sissors. The leaves are placed onto the prepared surface, and carefully rubbed with cotton wool or gilding tissue. The tissue paper may then be removed as the gold leaf will adhere to the surface / object.