Vid #64: Although the names sound similar, Gold Metal Leaf and Gold Metal Foils are very different from each other:
The ‘leaf’ product is actually made with real metal, whereas the ‘foil’ is plastic based. Confused? Well there’s no need to worry because I’ve put together a 2 part video series that will explain everything in detail. And you can watch these video tutorials at the my Polymer Clay Tutor Library [Links provided at the end of this article].
Later this week, I’ll be posting Part 1 of the tutorial series at the library. It will cover the following topics:
- How to quickly tell the difference between foils and leaf’s.
- Is gold leaf for polymer clay made with real gold or not?
- Product brand comparisons: Renaissance, Mona Lisa, Jones Tones.
- Besides gold, there is also silver, aluminum and copper leaf.
- How metallic foils can change color during the baking process.
- Cost difference between gold metal leaf and the metal foil.
- Tips for cutting metal leaf in order to avoid expensive waste.
The second video tutorial in this 2 part series will be posted at the end of next week. It will show you exactly how to apply these wonderful metal leaf and foil products to your polymer clay beads. The techniques will work with all clay brands including Fimo, Primo and Sculpey.
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The full version of the “Metal Leafs-Foils“ preview video shown above, is available for purchase at my Polymer Clay Bead Making Videos Library in the Volume-004 Back Issue Package.
The topics covered in this “Metal Leafs & Foils Introduction” video tutorial are listed in the article on this page, posted right above the preview video. If you are planning on trying out any foil or metal leaf clay techniques in the near future, this video will help be very helpful for you.