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Transfer leaf.
An example of the element Platinum

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Platinum Transfer leaf
Transfer leaf.
I had been told by several US distributors of gilding (gold leafing) products that platinum leaf was at present not available. The supply from Germany had dried up, you know, the usual story. But Max was able to find a source in England and when he came here to help install the beautiful periodic table display that he and I recently built for DePauw University, he brought me a book of it. Unlike my other leafs (see the Sample Group link below), this one is "transfer leaf" which means it's loosely attached to thin sheets of paper. The idea is that when you paste it down onto something it will come off the paper. This style of leaf is said to be easier for the amateur to work with, which is a good thing since I'm quite the amateur at gilding.
Source: Max Whitby of RGB
Contributor: Max Whitby of RGB
Acquired: 1 November, 2003
Text Updated: 11 August, 2007
Price: Donated
Size: 2"
Purity: 20%
Sample Group: Metal leaf
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