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Metal leaf (6)

Several metals are ductile and malleable enough that they can be beaten into incredibly thin sheets, far thinner than any conventional foils. The classic example is gold leaf, which is widely used to decorate picture frames, statues, etc. Leaf like this so thin and delicate that you need special brushes just to pick it up without tearing it.

Click any element below to see all the samples of that element, or click on the sample picture to go directly to the description of that sample.

Text and images Copyright (c) 2010 by Theodore W. Gray.

Aluminum Aluminum leaf
Aluminum leaf.
Aluminium: Info
Copper Copper leaf
Copper leaf.
Copper: Info | Spin | 3D
Palladium Palladium leaf
Palladium leaf.
Palladium: Info
Silver Silver leaf
Silver leaf.
Silver: Info | Spin | 3D
Platinum Transfer leaf
Transfer leaf.
Platinum: Info
Gold Gold leaf
Gold leaf.
Gold: Info | Spin | 3D | Story
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