How to make plastic boots look like leather?

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    How to make plastic boots look like leather?

    Greetings,
    Any suggestions on how I can make plastic boots look like leather? I was thinking flat paint followed by some dull coat?

    Thanks,
    Manny

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    Re: How to make plastic boots look like leather?

    Yes you can do that and then a little dry brushing should do the trick.
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    Re: How to make plastic boots look like leather?

    Yes, I agree with the above mentioned dry-brushing to give that slight weathered effect.

    One thing I have read and which I would agree with based on my own experience, is to avoid using grey or white when dry-brushing, as that tends to give more of the appearance of metal. It's better to use off-white or more warmer tones when trying to give the effect of leather. I found this to be the case even when the actual colour of the 'leather' boots in question WAS supposed to be black or grey, I painted the base coat as the main colour it was supposed to be, and then went over it with dry brushing in an off white colour. Hope that makes sense!

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