Re: Dye and paint questions
- --- In medieval-leather@y..., "Cynna" <admin@l...> wrote:
> Al Stohlman wrote several books on dyeing leather, includingshowing
> 'Coloring Leather' (TLF#61942-00). In it, he created a chart
> how 'Tandy Pro Dye' reacts - on white paper, light colored leather,into
> dark colored leather, and mixing with other colors. He also went
> how to dilute the dye and the shades that they create. Fiebing'sCool. This is what I was looking for.
> Spirit Dye is the same dye as Tandy Pro Dye, which is bottled by
> Fiebing's with Tandy labels.
> If you do go with acrylic paints, the best technique is to do manypossible
> thin coats instead of one heavy coat. Unfortunately, it only really
> works well on leather not needed to be flexible, not really
> with a belt. Always be sure to seal the paints with a clear acrylicnot
> like Leather Sheen, SuperShene, Resolene, etc. This will help keep
> the paint from cracking, although not indefinitely.
> Have you considered just oiling the belt and trying to get it to
> 'age' to a good yellow? With the right original leather, you may
> have to do much work at all to get it a good 'natural' yellow,Well, I gave her the samples I made, pointing out the cracking on the
> instead of day-glo.
painted pieces, but the verdict -- she wants paint. Specifically, the
road-sign, visible-at-100-yards-underwater "medium yellow" paint.
*shrug* I'm not inclined to argue the point as she's paying for the
materials...if the Laurel wants paint, the Laurel gets paint. :-)