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post #166 of 308
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Originally Posted by DuMont View Post
Very cool! I like the antiqued black look, especially the toes. I think they came out great, and am glad you were able to correct the errors and get them where you wanted them. I can't wait to try this myself.

Me too - this is a great thread and a great site - my shoes are going to start looking really great now as I've always wanted to learn how to antique shoes.
post #167 of 308
I knew a guy like us in Paris who is now doing antiquing as a pay job...
He uesd to come on a similar forum and started doing it for himself...The result was so great that some people started paying him to do it on their shoes..
You're doing a great job guy...
post #168 of 308
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Originally Posted by npdang View Post

Anyhow, my first attempt (shoe w/o the laces):


Marvellous, absolutely marvellous. The shoe looks good enough to eat!!! Do you have pre-treatment pictures?
post #169 of 308
My attempt with an unloved pair of AE Drydens:

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In reality, the burgundy is darker and less red. The flash lightened the picture somewhat.
post #170 of 308
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Originally Posted by R-H View Post
My attempt with an unloved pair of AE Drydens:

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After:


In reality, the burgundy is darker and less red. The flash lightened the picture somewhat.
nice! what did you use as the dye?
post #171 of 308
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Originally Posted by anon View Post
nice! what did you use as the dye?

Thank you. Hopefully they don't turn the sidewalk red during the next rain.

For the first shoe I used a mix of Fiebings medium brown and red dyes.

For the next shoe I applied the red first then the medium brown afterwards to darken it up. Better result that way I think. The first shoe came out a bit too dark along the outer side of the upper.
post #172 of 308
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Originally Posted by R-H View Post
Thank you. Hopefully they don't turn the sidewalk red during the next rain.

For the first shoe I used a mix of Fiebings medium brown and red dyes.

For the next shoe I applied the red first then the medium brown afterwards to darken it up. Better result that way I think. The first shoe came out a bit too dark along the outer side of the upper.
sounds good, I was thinking of using that Fiebings medium brown as well. you liked the color? how many coats did you use?
post #173 of 308
What are you all doing to your shoes?!
post #174 of 308
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Originally Posted by anon View Post
sounds good, I was thinking of using that Fiebings medium brown as well. you liked the color? how many coats did you use?

I only used the medium brown to darken the red dye. I couldn't really tell you how it looks on its own, unfortunately.

I used about 10 coats total.
post #175 of 308
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Originally Posted by R-H View Post
I only used the medium brown to darken the red dye. I couldn't really tell you how it looks on its own, unfortunately.

I used about 10 coats total.
you put the medium brown on straight up, right? didn't cut it with a dye reducer or anything? I just placed my order for some med. brown Fiebings, looking forward to changing the color up
post #176 of 308
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
What are you all doing to your shoes?!

It is the pauper's version of the One Shoe Wardrobe. I'm going to dye all my unloved AE shoes, in their various forms of baby poo brown, burgundy.
post #177 of 308
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Originally Posted by anon View Post
you put the medium brown on straight up, right? didn't cut it with a dye reducer or anything?
I just placed my order for some med. brown Fiebings, looking forward to changing the color up

I applied the dyes straight up. No reducer. I did rub a couple of spots on the shoes with a deglazer because they were getting too dark (almost black).

It was actually a pretty half-assed job on my part. I didn't even bother taping the soles or testing the dye on the leather first. I'm lucky it came out OK.
post #178 of 308
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Originally Posted by MiniW View Post

Hope you enjoyed the pictures.

Comments are welcome!


Absolutely beautiful work. Well done.
post #179 of 308
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
What are you all doing to your shoes?!

I was thinking the same perhaps.
post #180 of 308
Anyone with experience with antiquing / dyeing black cherry leather? I'm looking to turn my Gentleman Travelers (here) to medium/dark brown, and I'm wondering whether deglazer / acetone will be enough to take the color off initially before dyeing.
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