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#1 Naturalsteel

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:50 AM

Hey, I feel a little dumb asking this as it’s something I think I should know the answer to. I’m thinking about adding some (fake) gold leaf to a forged steel piece. Do I just use the sizing they usually sell for leaf over wood etc. or is there something else I should be thinking of? Also, since the piece will be lacquered and I’m using SN metal dyes should I start with one layer of lacquer to seal it under the leaf? I might be over thinking it but I’d love to know what you all think.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:20 AM

Hey, I feel a little dumb asking this as it’s something I think I should know the answer to. I’m thinking about adding some (fake) gold leaf to a forged steel piece. Do I just use the sizing they usually sell for leaf over wood etc. or is there something else I should be thinking of? Also, since the piece will be lacquered and I’m using SN metal dyes should I start with one layer of lacquer to seal it under the leaf? I might be over thinking it but I’d love to know what you all think.

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Robert



Is this a piece you want to last? I have and use 1-Shot brand quick size. The size they sell at the craft stores I have not had much luck with. As far as covering it I would not think you would need to seal under it but the fake gold needs to be covered to last outside.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:01 AM

If you are speaking of composite or patent leaf (brass) they have the leaf in copper, gold and silver aluminum sheets and flakes. along with an acrylic size and most of the other stuff brushes @ Micheal's plus you can go to the Micheal's web site and get a discount coupons. Hobby lobby some of them stock the same materiel the acrylic stuff is a lot faster to get the job done and isn't effected by humidity, the way regular stuff is and can take 12 hours to get the correct tackiness.
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Here is the companies web site Mona lisa simple leaf

michaels site

this is the product and you can get it from dick Blick This is the stuff i used on the lantern

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