Patent Genuine Silver Leaf
Size: 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" (85mm x 85mm) 25 Leaves per Booklet (Covers Approximately 1.98 sq. ft.) Pack of 500 Leaves (Covers Approximately 39.60 sq. ft.) Our Patent Genuine Silver Leaf is a genuine metal leaf, produced to our own high specification. Each leaf is research-grade and is guaranteed to contain at least 99.9% silver. These extremely thin leaves are ideal for gilding, art and craft projects, as well as other applications where a touch of luxury is required. The leaf is packaged in booklets of 25 leaves and each booklet is supplied with a protective sleeve. A pack of 500 leaves covers approximately 39.6 square feet. Patent Genuine Silver Leaf is also known as Loose Leaf Metal or Loose Silver Leaf. It is an adaptation of the traditional Patent Gold Leaf used by professional gilders for centuries. Patent Gold Leaf is made from pure gold that has been beaten very thin (23Kt) and deposited onto a backing sheet (usually rice paper). Patent Genuine Silver Leaf uses the same process but with .999 fine silver instead of gold. Unlike imitation silver leaf, which is usually made from aluminum, Patent Genuine Silver Leaf will not tarnish or discolor over time and can be worked just like traditional Patent Gold Leaf. Patent Genuine Silver Leaf offers a wide range of creative possibilities for artists, crafters, hobbyists, and gilders alike. It can be used to create stunning effects on paintings, frames, furniture, pottery, jewelry, Rai Stone... etc The relatively low cost and ease of use make it an ideal material for students and beginners who are new to gilding or metalsmithing. Experienced gilders will appreciate the high quality and consistency of our leaf. As with all precious metals, care should be taken when handling Patent Genuine Silver Leaf to avoid smudging or damaging the leaf. We recommend using gloves when working with the leaf to keep it clean and free from fingerprints or other contaminants. Pieces that have been gilded with Patent Genuine Silver Leaf can be cleaned with a soft cloth dampened with soapy water if necessary. For more information on working with Patent Genuine Silver Leaf, please see our tutorials page or contact us for more information. Thank you for choosing Patent Genuine Silver Leaf!