Hello! I am new to the leather world. I have made a couple belts and hat patches. I am making a belt currently that is alternating sunflowers. In between my sunflowers is smooth leather. Meaning, I did not add a texture background. I need to stain the background and paint the sunflowers. I have stained smooth leather before, but always by dip dying or a dobber. I can’t dip dye this because I need to paint my flowers. I am scared that if I paint the stain onto the smooth leather, you will see brush strokes. How to achieve this look? If the background were textured, I would be much more willing to paint the dye but the smooth will show it very vividly.