9 Replies to “The Leather Element: Comparing Alcohol Dyes to Oil Dyes”

  1. What can one expect to happen in mixing oil and alcohol dyes? I threw some dark brown alcohol dye into some saddle tan oil dye to darken it (maybe 4:1) and It turned out really wacky, with clearly defined streaks of both colours. I actually lovely the effect, but I wondered if this is is typical, and they won’t ever blend.

    1. Adam,
      I have only mixed the two by accident and had about the same result. They both have an alcohol carrier, but, the dyestuff is different. Doing things you’re not supposed to do can create some of the best techniques and if the outcome looks good to you then that’s all that matters!
      -Chuck

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      If there are areas you don’t want to be dyed we would not recommend dip dyeing- your best bet would be using a paintbrush. Hope that helps!

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