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I felt compelled to do this 'quick' tutorial after completely falling in love with this easily created effect. It adds a simple and elegant touch if you're wanting a subtle, yet striking look! It also works on most surfaces that can take paint, not just leather. Imagine the possibilities!
It's also fun to see how one can take the natural leather surface and make it look completely different than what it's actually made of.
Feel free to leave any questions and comments! I am no master of leather-working (yet!), so my methods may not be the best.