How to Store Gold Leaf

Transfer gold leaf is very delicate, so be careful when storing it. Transfer leaf should not be stored near a source of heat (direct sunlight, radiator etc.) as the thin wax on the transfer paper can melt and affect the gold leaf. Also, transfer leaf should not be stored flat under any weight (books etc.) as this may cause the leaf to be further pressed onto the wax paper, possibly resulting in difficulties when gilding.

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