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There may have been post bout this and if so direct me to them. What kind of dye is best used for this? I have been practicing with antique black but not getting the results I am looking for. I may be doing it wrong also. I have embossed a train engine on a IPhone case and I am wanting it to stand out along with the veiner border I put around it.

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Not sure what you are trying to achieve, but block dying only dies the top surface of the leather, leaving the stamped or carved work un-dyed. Antiquing does just the opposite, by filling in the stamping/carving work. Block dying is done with a not too soft sponge, and a light touch so it slides across the surface. Antiquing is done with a dauber, or sheep's wool, or a soft cloth so you can work it down into the cuts. Hope this helps. 

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