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 I make primarily police products such as badge cases, wallets, and holsters. Up till now I had been making just about everything in the various shades of tan and brown. Lately, have had a lot of request for black items. I emboss most of my stuff with custom-made CNC stamps. With all of the colored items, I'd always used antiquing to highlight the embossing. Any idea how to enhance the embossing on black leather? None of the antiquing products that I use do any good.   Thanks for your help

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Antiquing is generally done with something darker than the surrounding leather.  You can't get darker than black, really, so can't exactly antique that way!  But, you could try using a lighter color dye or paint that will settle into impressions and wipe it off the same way you would antique.  It'll highlight the tooling for sure, but may not be a look that you want!!

- Bill

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Liquitex acrylic artist paint.  Use like antique same process in other words. 

Use a resist and topcoat..

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I’m trying to do the same thing. My “client” wants white highlights on a red project.

What resist do you recommend? I generally use Resolene for my topcoat.

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If you are in the US, there is now a supplier of colored antiques

https://makersleathersupply.com/collections/indelible-h2overcoat-colored-antiques

 

You can make  your own antique using Fiebings neutral antique paste and mixing in your choice of acrylic paint.

Personally I prefer the Fiebings Pro-Resist now over everything else.

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