This project needed extra color for my taste so I painted the tint onto the scrolling with an acrylic wash of color. Make sure that you are using a wash rather than using the acrylic color straight. You want the color to penetrate the leather.
After the tint is completely dry you can stain the leather using leather stain. This should be applied with a wool applicator. I used two different dye colors because I wanted the leather to have a richer color.
The next step in this coloring process for this piece is the bronzing. I wanted a metallic finish on the leather. I have used a glaze formulated for walls. Since I will not be using much of the glaze I will thin it down with water, brush it on then wipe it off leaving a metallic glint in all of the crevices.
The final step in the process of coloring the leather is sealing it. I have sealed the leather with a Valspar premium satin finish. This will not only give the leather a beautiful finish but will also water proof the leather.