This fragile, ultra-thin brass patent leaf is ideal for adding contrasting accents to metal jewelry pieces or other craft projects. Brass leaf is often labeled by other manufacturers as "Gold," referring to its yellow color; Rio's brass leaf is equivalent to the "gold-leaf' offered by those manufacturers. Because this material is so fragile, it must be applied directly from its protective paper backing to the piece where it is needed. The target area on the piece is first painted with an adhesive, then the leaf is pressed to the area and the paper lifted away, leaving the metal leaf in place.
Each individual package contains 25 sheets backed with protective paper to prevent crumbling or other damage. Use Gold-Size Quick-Drying Varnish or a similar adhesive to apply leaf to your metal jewelry or craft designs.
• If you want to use leaf to create metallic accents on lampworked glass pieces, a technique called 'fuming' must be used. Please inquire at your local glass shops for information on performing this technique. Alternatively, you can choose a thin foil such as that made for keum-boo instead of metal leaf to create these accents.