Kind of dull and brassy
your project piece to smooth the leaf and also remove loose fragments. You are done after this step unless you want to “kick it up a notch” as Emeril says.
Be gentle when you handle the leaf as you will get more coverage.
• If you want complete coverage with the leaf, take small amounts in
your hand and gently rub them into open areas. This will squash the
leaf into the small open areas.
• Using leaf is tricky because if you rub it too hard it will scratch; however,
you don’t have to be afraid of it as you push it and mush it onto the
• Wear gloves when you handle the leaf as it is easier to handle and won’t
leave fingerprints in your application.
*Using a soft cloth, “burnish” or gently rub the excess leaf off the surface.