Metal Leaf Adhesive Size Extra THICK Liquid Glue for Foil Leafing Gilding 2oz Mona Lisa Speedball Brand

Kimberly Crick


This THICK consistency glue typically dries within 10 -30 minutes (goes from milky to clear). Apply with a paint brush, wash brush while still wet. Once glue is dry (clear), press your foil transfer sheet, metal leaf or gold flakes onto the tacky surface. Remains tacky for several hours and up to several days in humid environments. You can also apply foils, glitter, mica powders, chalk pastel dust etc. while wet if detail precision is not required.

This glue can be used on both porous surfaces (absorbent like paper) or non-porous surfaces (like picture frames, polymer clay and hard objects). It is more suited for paper than the thin version of this product, as it needs to be thick to sit on top of the surface (like a gel that remains tacky) instead of absorbing into the paper. You may have the best results if the paper is sealed first, such as clear acrylic medium, or by doing multiple layers of adhesive. Also works with most semi-absorbent surfaces such as canvas, leather, polymer clay (after baking) etc.

If you are working with non-porous surfaces, or want a very flat application, you may be interested in the thin version of this glue instead (see other listings).