Variegated Italian Leaf
A slightly better quality than the standard variegated leaf and available in many more shades of colour. Again this is Copper Leaf and Imitation Gold Leaf that has been treated with chemicals and acids to produce a random coloured pattern on the leaf. Variegated Leaf comes in booklets of 25 leaves, each leaf measuring 140mm x 140mm and is available in Loose Leaf and Transfer Leaf. 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. Both shades of variegated leaf are only for interior use only as they will both tarnish / verdigris and will both need sealing with a universal lacquer or varnish. 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.