Imitation Silver Leaf
Imitation Silver Leaf is known by many names in the trade such as Aluminium Leaf, Schlag Leaf, Faux Silver Leaf. Imitation Silver is made from Aluminium and is often used as a substitute to Genuine Silver Leaf as it will not tarnish. It can be used for interior and exterior work and doesn't need to be sealed. There are two grades of Imitation Silver Leaf, a standard grade and an Italian grade which is of a slightly better quality. Imitation Silver Leaf is available in booklets of Loose Leaf and Transfer Leaf, each leaf measuring 140mm x 140mm. Loose Leaf is where the leaves are placed between the pages of the booklet and Transfer Leaf is where the leaves are adhered to a piece of waxed tissue between the pages of the booklet. It is also available in bundles of 100, 500, 1000 or 5000 sheets of loose leaves, each measuring 160mm x 160mm. The gilding process is the same of when using Genuine Gold Leaf, a gilding size is thinly applied to the surface and once a dry tack, like a tack of a post-it note, it is then ready to take the Leaf.