On NGS group, we're doing a study of Darlene Olivia McElroy & Sandra Duran Wilson's book "Surface Treatment workshop" . This weeks' section is using metal leaf. The authors have an interesting tip for using wax paper to pick up a sheet of metal leaf and use it when applying the metal leaf. I only have bits of left over metal leaf in plastic containers, which I used with some of the other suggestions by the authors.
The authors state when applying metal leaf over a stencil you may spray glue through a disposable stencil to get a tacky pattern, but there is a nontoxic way to use a stencil. Rub a glue stick over the surface (I'm using one of the plastic wrap technique backgrounds).
gesso backgrounds done earlier).
Another sample to check out is over on Jan's blog. Jan showed me this tag she made with metal leaf and a tree stencil when I was at her house to do the Valise Book Class. It's a stunning tag!!!!