I continue to lay the leaf, overlaping 1/8" as I go.
You want to keep a consistant overlap, as it looks
uniform to the art this way.
On occasion, the gold will tear, or even break. To a
sertain extent this is a desireable thing. Big breaks
or tears are not good, (most times) so minimize this
as best you can.
Flecking is another look that happens. Again, some is
good, but not to much.