Hi, all- I recently rolled some kuem-boo foil, using a copper sheet
as a backing to get the gold thin enough. Unfortunately, the gold
appears to have picked up some of the oxides from the copper sheet in
the process, and now looks like antique gold rather than the bright
yellow that it should. Will this present a problem when adhering the
foil to the silver? If so, what is the best way to clean the foil?
A second, related question- I have seen reticulated silver that was
kuem-boo’d, which makes a degree of sense since the silver must be
depletion-gilded anyway prior to reticulating. My question is, how
on earth does one get the foil to conform to all of those little
wrinkles and ridges?