$12.10 – $23.67 inc. GST
Applications: Use on paper, cardboard, textiles, timber glass, ceramics and many more surfaces.
Instructions: Apply a thin even coat with a brush, over the basecoat (usually terracotta.) Allow 5-10 minutes curing time before applying leaf. Once the size changes colour from white to clear, apply the metal leaf to the surface. Depending on the thickness of application, the open time is approximately 10-12 hours. The applied size is cured when the surface tack dulls. Apply leaf to all applied areas as the size will remain tacky. Wash brushes or applicators with water immediately after use. After applying, varnish imitation leaf is to avoid tarnishing.
Some varnishing pointers:
Apply oil paint directly over real or imitation leaf without any need to seal the leaf before painting.
Do not apply oil paint OVER removable solvent based sealers. But these same sealers can be applied over the oil paint and leaf at the very end.
Apply acrylic paint directly over real leaf without any need to seal before painting (but sealing the leaf may allow the acrylic paint to be applied easier.)
When applying acrylic paint over imitation leaf, the leaf MUST be sealed before painting. It’s a good idea to seal your painting at the very end, even if you already sealed the leaf before painting. Sealing with an archival varnish enables the painting to be cleaned, and adds UV protection