Gilding Ingredients

gilding describes a technique in which metal leaf or a powder is adhered to a surface such as wood.


Size refers to the adhesive used to adhere metal leaf to the surface being gilded.

Metal Leaf

TCP Global sells ribbon leaf and simple leaf, both come with a wax backing that holds the leaf to the backing sheet and only applies it where there is adhesive. Making it easier and saving material.

Simple leaf by Mona-Lisa comes with wax backing that makes application MUCH less messy.

Fake gold leaf ribbon

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