While our other product categories feature our extensive ink and pigment collection, this page has unique, one-of-a-kind products…magnetic fluid and gold and silver leaf sheets.
Metal leaf is gold or silver that has been hammered into thin sheets, used primarily for gilding and as an embellishment. Working with metal leaf is a craft that has been used for centuries and one with a very rich history.
We stock both genuine and imitation leaf transfer sheets that can be cut like paper, and they are not as fiddly as loose leaf products. Our imitation silver is made from aluminium. Our gold leaf is made from 22 carat gold. Transfers come packaged between layers of tissue paper to make handling easy. The leaf should be applied with a soft, dry brush. When using SFXC leaf sheets, be sure to purchase our gilding paste so you can be swiftly on your way with your project. Metal leaf has traditionally been used for décor, art, mixed media, architecture, interiors, calligraphy, sculptures, jewellery and on the frames of paintings. It can be applied to various surfaces such as wood, paper or board, vinyl, glass and some ceramics.
SFXC ferrofluid is a liquid metal that reacts when triggered by a magnetic force, in a spectacular and dynamic way. It can be used for exhibitions and is popularly applied in the medical field as a diagnostic or therapeutic tool. Other applications include electronics and technology. For example, they are commonly used in loudspeakers. This product is brilliant in demonstrating the power of magnets and their properties, especially in schools and to students of all ages.
If you find our magnetic fluid fascinating- have a look at our conductive, electrical screen-printing ink!
These products will surely get your friends and colleagues talking, so purchase them today for interesting discussions and displays…