You may have seen the Mad Jesters Coffin post.
Well I saw it and I was impessed.
So a trip to the Art Shed was in order for some Gold leaf.
274 Montague Road (corner of Scott Street) West End QLD 4101 Brisbane Australia
Phone: (07) 38461330
Fax: (07) 3846 3330 y
I also found some Copper and Silver leaf as well.
I opened the Gold pack for a practice run
It is used with a bonding adhesive called size.
I cut a small piece of wood drilled a hole in it and sanded it down to replicate a bullion Bar.
The application of the Gold Leaf is reasonably straight foward, simply apply the size, wait for it to dry then manipuating the gold leaf onto the piece and then rubbing gently with a brush. It is tissue thin and so a draft free area would be recommended. You will also need to wear cotton gloves otherwise it will stick to your fingers.
Here are the final results.
I presented it to my wife, she thought it was very nice but didnt like the ARMY Hoochie Cord I used !!
Cannot understand why!
Closure: It is recommended that it be treated with clear lacquer to prevent tarnishing.
What is the material? The Gold I am not sure but its reported you can eat it! may be cake makers use it,
The Silver is aluminium, and
The Copper is actual copper
A Post attachment Info Fact:
Just to clarify or educate (obviously Gold Smugglers already know this !)
Edible gold leaf is a gold product that can be used to decorate food. In candy-making it can be used to cover whole candies like chocolates or truffles, or applied sparingly as a small decorative touch.
Is Gold Leaf Really Edible?
In most cases, yes. Gold is considered “biologically inert,” meaning it passes through the digestive tract without being absorbed. When selecting gold leaf, make sure to get gold that is as pure as possible—this means 22-24 carats. Gold leaf with a smaller carat value has more impurities and is less safe to eat. If you are careful and buy gold leaf that is clearly labeled as “edible” and has 22-24 carats, eating gold leaf is harmless.
-- Regards Robert