I'm working on a set of straps for some cosplay armor, and I've cut, punched, and beveled, and now I think I'm ready to dye.
I'm using a water-based dye from Tandy, but I've got a few questions:
1) Should I condition the leather before or after applying the dye?
2) What should I use to condition it? Will Golden Mink Oil from Tandy work? It seems like it would inhibit water-based dye from soaking in properly.
Everything else seems pretty self-explanatory: let it dry, buff it, give it a bit of sealant, and then make sure to surface oil to keep it from getting stiff.