After the shellac is thoroughly dry, the frame is \"sized\" with an acrylic adhesive. Metal leaf is then applied to the slightly tacky surface. This photo shows me applying metal leaf to another frame a few years ago... Metal leaf, or imitation gold leaf made from brass, bronze, copper, and aluminum in various alloys to mimic a variety of colors. This color mimics 22k gold. Metal leaf comes in 5 inch square sheets packed in books of 25 leaves. The leaves are separated by thin pages of rouged tissue paper. It the photo, I\'m holding the leaf with my thumb on a deer-skin covered pad, while pressing the leaf onto the frame with a foam rubber makeup sponge. Metal leaf is much thicker than real gold leaf. If I touched real gold this way, it would stick to my thumb and tear up.
|Dimensions:||1024 x 768|
|File size:||568.66 kbytes|
|Taken on:||2004:04:03 12:39:33|
|Camera model:||Canon Canon PowerShot A70|
|Shutter speed:||1/60 sec|
|Focal length:||16.21875 mm|
|Flash:||Red Eye, Auto-Mode|