Hey all. I'm a novice leatherworker, mostly do holsters and wallets and other odds and ends from costumes.
I have a costume project I'm trying to create, where the character has a clothing piece with a metallic-like appearance. I'm wondering if I can replicate that in a leather finish, before I go the route of integrating a cold cast urethane or painted foam.
Here's an example of the finish I'm trying to create. I was thinking I could dye a piece black then lay an acrylic of some sort on it, then buff it almost out to give it that scratched/weathered look. Any ideas of a finish that has that sort of metallic sheen? Or of a process to achieve something similar?
I appreciate you!