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Metal Leaf Mirrors

Apply metallic leaf to glass with invisible gelatin size to make a perfectly reflective "antique" silver, copper or aluminum leaf mirror.

Unlike chemically deposited mirrors, leaf mirrors show leaf lines and wrinkles. You can apply silver, copper or aluminum leaf to glass that is already in a frame, window or closet door. Just be sure to protect the frame from the wet gelatin size.

Copper and aluminum leaves are larger, less fragile and slightly less reflective than silver leaf.

Nancy Thorn, master gilder, invented the Thorn Tip to make leaf gilding easy for beginners. For basic instructions see her Thorn Tip video.

To make a silver, copper or aluminum leaf mirror you need:


Note: Due to price volatility, we do not sell gold leaf.