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Gold Leaf Basics

Leaf Size Details
Leaf Coverage
Alloys and Karats
Types of Leaf



Genuine Leaf
  Genuine Gold Leaf
  Silver Leaf
  Palladium Leaf
Metal Leaf
  Composition Gold Leaf
  Aluminum Leaf
  Copper Leaf
  Variegated Leaf
Sizes and Adhesives
  Size and Adhesives

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23kt Edible Gold Leaf

Add to cakes, cookies, champagne and much more!

Because everyday is a celebration; birthdays, weddings, graduation or just a happy day, the GildedPlanet brings the art of gilding to all celebrations and festivities! Delivered in
a decorative gift box, each kit includes .35 grams of Edible Gold flakes or Edible Gold dust with "Romantic Recipes," a recipe card of cocktails and dessert ideas using Edible Gold leaf.

$ 39.99
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Silver Leafing

Silver leafing can add charm and personality to even the most ordinary objects.

artSparx Gilding Specials

Sepp Metal Composition Leaf  books gold pack of 20

Metal Composition Leaf Packs -
20 Books
Gold - Aluminum - Copper

Made from various metallic alloys that simulate gold or silver. Items covered with imitation leaf will tarnish unless they are varnished or sealed. Sheets of imitation leaf are approximately 5 in. x 5 in. 25 sheets per book, 20 books to a pack. Copper leaf is genuine copper.



artSparx Books!

Introduction to Water Gilding
By: Marty Horowitz and Lou Tilmount

This book discusses the techniques of water gilding for picture frames. It covers a wide range of techniques from the very beginning steps of applying gesso and rabbit skin glue to the final steps of a patina. This book is full of visual description: every page has at least one photograph. Additionally, for era-sensitive pieces, it has a chapter covering Distressing & Antiquing and Contemporary Frames. 37 pages.

Item # 3865

$ 29.95

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artSparx Antique Corner

"Classic antique glaze"
This glaze mixture is the essential antique color recipe. Understand what colors to use, and how to mix them. Including accent antique methods like weathering, physical distressing, and creating fly specks and worm holes.
Antiquing with waxes
Paste wax, Bowling alley wax, Shoe polish? What's best for you. How to mix them, add colorant and blend to suit all your antiquing needs.
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Masking tip: 
Always test an area to be taped before beginning the masking job. Wallpaper is particularly susceptible to tearing. Lacquer and varnish surfaces on furniture may come off easily with the tape and the item could be severely damaged.



How to Gold Leaf with Genuine Gold
& Imitation, Composition Leaf

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Master Gilding by Freccia Studios -

23 karat gold leaf applied to this
wrought iron railing creates a classic French majestic appearance for this grand interior.

everyday objects into heirlooms!

7 Essential Steps for Perfect Gilding
Gold Leaf Techniques
Silver Leafing Techniques
Exterior Gilding
Gilding Ceilings
Gilding Terms
Gilding Books
Antiquing Methods
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The process known as Gilding simply means the application of
gold, silver and copper leaf to a surface that has been properly prepared with an adhesive known as 'gilder's size'. 


Gilding Step-by-Step Tutorials

Gold leafing furniture details

Gold leafing objects

Add gilded details to furniture, cabinetry, doors and windows.
By accenting profiles or molding edges you can transform the
average into a masterpiece. Transform everyday objects into heirlooms.

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The design for these sconces where inspired from antiques seen in a Tuscan Villa. Cast in plaster, they are gilt using Dutch Gold (or composition leaf) and antiqued to match an existing antique chandelier.

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Complete Basic Gilding Kits


Includes all the tools and materials
to apply imitation gold leaf, aluminum or copper leaf. Set contains one 4 oz. bottle
of Gilding Size, natural hair brush, cotton and mixing sticks, wet/dry paper and
book of leaf. Water-based.
book contains 25 leaves.
Each leaf is 5.5" x 5.5" square. Approx coverage is 5.25 sq. ft.



Gilded Ceilings
& large surface areas

Gilded Ceiling Tutorials
Gilding Ceilings and large area surfaces like walls has never been easier. Learn how now!

Purchase Ribbon Leaf for large area surfaces!

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Exterior Gilding
Architectural Details, wrought Iron and more!

Exterior Gold Leafing Techniques
Practical information for completing your exterior gilding project with expertise, and durability.

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Individual Books of Metal Leaf

Sepp Metal Composition Leaf  books gold pack of 20

Sample Pack!
1 book Imitation Gold Leaf
1 book Aluminum Leaf
1 book Copper Leaf

$ 17.50

Item #  AX_metal_sampPK

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More Metal Composition Leaf
Individual books

Made from various metallic alloys that simulate gold or silver. Items covered with imitation leaf will tarnish unless they are varnished or sealed. Sheets of imitation leaf are approximately 5.5 in. x 5.5 in. 25 sheets per book, 20 books to a pack. Copper leaf is genuine copper.

Imitation Dutch Gold Leaf - $ 6.50
Item: AX_Imgold_bk
Aluminum Leaf - $ 6.50
Item: AX_Imsilver_bk
Copper Leaf - $ 7.25
Item: AX_Copper_bk
Gilding Kits - Imitation Gold Leaf,
Aluminum Leaf or Copper - $ 24.95

Know your materials - understand your methods....

Applying the right base color is an essential step for creating proper tone and luster for any gilding project. Should it be black, yellow, blue, red or even green? All these colors might work, but which one is right for you?

Appling gold, silver or copper leaf can be fun, just keep that
fan off and the windows closed...

Gently applying Silver leaf.
Hold firmly and carefully attach leaf to surface.

Complete the process with the perfect antique glaze.

Create the soft glow of slightly tarnished silver, or a rustic antique appearance straight from the hills of Tuscany.


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Aluminum Leaf

Dutch Gold or
composition leaf

Aluminum Leaf imitates the illusion of genuine Silver, at a fraction of the cost. Each individual sheet is bigger and easier to handle then its genuine counter part.

Purchase Aluminum Leaf
Purchase 23 kt. Leaf

The same applies for 'Dutch Gold', or 'Composition Leaf'. But due to the large brass content, this imitation gold must have a sealer applied to prevent tarnishing, unlike genuine gold leaf.

Purchase Composition Leaf
Purchase 23 kt. Leaf

Antiquing glaze creates the soft glow of slightly tarnished silver.

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Antiquing silver leaf
The soft glow of slightly tarnished silver.

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Color wash
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