So I may have learned how to properly shine shoes about a month ago, but I've jumped in head first on doing a patina on some cheap test shoes.
More images to come as I build some layers and figure out where I'm going with the colors. Please feel free to give me some feedback.
Did you strip using Clorox/bleach or acetone or dye preparer? Why not strip the toes and the broguing/gimping? Remember to condition after striping and don't wax right away or you would seal the smell.
Shoe in picture looks unnaturally painted instead of a patina.