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Many years ago I worked for a cabinet maker.
He uses a formulation of Aniline dyes which
allowed multiple layering on wood without
causing heavy darkening in the overlapping
areas. As I remember it was very ez to apply
and the end product was very even.

Of course this was on wood, Further you had
to compound the powder dye with a solutions.
And there are question about Toxicology so
care must be taken while working, but it seems
no more messed-up then an other art medium
Good venting and paper mask.

Hope this might be useful.

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I may have been using dyes that are difficult to work with.

I've ordered a new set of dyes and will try again.

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I'm having a harder time with the dyeing than I anticipated. If I over lap the dye even a little bit while applying, that area gets twice as dark. This may take some finesse or technique that I lack.



Are you using cotton or fabric to apply your color?

You need to brush the color in just like on Karate Kid with round moves, but this method requires steady hand, as you need to 'paint by numbers' aka cover the areas that are inside a said form at once, following the natural edges of your carvings.

I usually use a large paint brush, if I have to cover large areas at once

some prefer wetting the leather with the dye solution by dipping the thing in it at once, but wetting the leather requires pins all around the edge so it dries straight

You need a piece of wood you can nail the thing to dry

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Yes, I had trouble with the white. No, the snap doesn't go there. Yes, I tried to shade some rocks and such, consistent with the Sood image. Yes, that is how the green is going to look.

Any comments are welcome.

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Have you tried to mix the green with the maroon?

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Have you tried to mix the green with the maroon?



[sign in to see URL]'t have thought of that. What kind of ratio?

Also, is my red/brown ratio fixable ? I mixed half an ounce of brown with the same amount of red. Maybe I didn't mix it well enough, or I need to add a little more of one of the colors......?

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The ratio is something you have to try out. I´d start 3 parts maroon and 1 part green

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Also, if and when you oil your wallet, the colors darken, maroon gets more vivid.

You have to loose the idea you are doing wallet dyeing.

It´s painting! You can mix colors if they have the same solution base, even if they are not leather dyes in the beginning.

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I looked at an earlier sample I did and the color is more red/brown than maroon. I think I simply didn't shake the mixture before applying to the latest piece.

What about the rocks? I put a second coat of the regular [sign in to see URL] it be better to try mixing the red/brown with some black? I wish the Sood image hadn't been altered so much on the colors.

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You are the artist emoticon explore

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