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Can gold foil for Kumboo be too thin?

Dear All,

I want to try the effects of kumboo on some jewelry and need to know
if the 24K gold foil can be too thin?

What I mean to use is the thin gold foil that is sold in Buddhist
temples to rub onto statues I have lots of packages I bought in
Thailand and Burma and would love to use them on my silver jewelry.

Any about this would be greatly appreciated.

Sharron enjoying her three day weekend due to a Buddhist holiday

    I want to try the effects of kumboo on some jewelry and need
to know if the 24K gold foil can be too thin? 

Hi there,

There is a difference between leaf and foil. leaf (which is probably
what you have) is intended to be glued down using one of a number of
sticky materials (oil or water based sizing, or more modern,
verathane paints). Foil, which is what you need for keum-boo, is much
thicker than leaf. A test is, if you taouch it and it is still there
it is foil, if you touch it and it is damaged then it is leaf.

best
Charles

    I want to try the effects of kumboo on some jewelry and need
to know if the 24K gold foil can be too thin? 

My grandfather was a bookbinder and I used some of his very thin 24K
leaf on jewelry. It is so thin it tends to fade into the silver and
looks rather green. I also folded the sheets together and, leaving
the folded sheets between tracing paper, I smashed them between steel
bench blocks then used the thicker foil for keum-boo with a richer
gold color.

Donna in VA