Mona Lisa Metal Leafing Sheets are authentic micro-thin metal leaf sheets, designed to decorate items with an elegant metallic sheen. These sheets of composition metal can be used in decoupage, stenciling, and other home décor projects. Delicate though highly versatile, Mona Lisa metal leaf can be applied onto plastic, wood, glass, paper, metal, ceramic, and plaster of Paris. Each sheet measures 5.5" x 5.5".
The technique of metal leafing begins with preparing the surface. If the surface is porous, a sealer or basecoat can be applied. When applying adhesive or size, it is important to maintain a smooth application with no brush strokes and to allow the adhesive to dry until tacky before applying the metal leaf. Metallic leaf only adheres to surface that has adhesive. Excess leaf which has not adhered can be removed with a soft brush. After applying leaf and burnishing, a sealer can be applied to prevent oxidation and tarnishing and to protect from wear over time.
Available packs of 25 sheets in Gold, Copper, and Silver