Posts made in May 2018

Colored Resin Using Resin Dye To Make Vivid Colored Epoxy

Colored Resin Using Resin Dye To Make Vivid Colored Epoxy
Video using Keda liquid dyes to create colored resin

The liquid alcohol dyes performed very well as a resin dye, and colored epoxy with bright, transparent, vibrant colors.

Alcohol Dye Colored Wood Filler & Unique Oak Wood Stain Finishes

Using Alcohol Dye Liquids in Making Colored Wood Filler on Unique Finishes As An Oak Wood Stain and Other Deep Grained Woods.

Mixed Keda alcohol wood dye into wood filler to darken oak grain with the newly colored grain filler. Keda Wood Dye was used to make this unique finish, and applied the liquid dye version to make this gorgeous golden brown stain with popping oak grains.

Coloring wood filler:
1 tablespoon Wood Filler to 1 tablespoon warm water and added 10 drops to 1/8th tsp Keda Black liquid dye

Golden Brown Stain Formula:
4 ounces Lacquer thinner (or denatured alcohol for alcohol based dye stain version)
1/8th Tsp Keda Amber Yellow Liquid Dye
10 Drops Keda Walnut Brown Liquid Dye
5 Drops Keda Crimson Red Liquid Dye

Leather Dyes? Keda Dye Turns Into A Premium Leather Dye In The Hands Of World Class Master Leather Craftsman Ed LaBarre

Keda Dye turns into a premium leather dye in the hands of Ed “The Bear” Labarre. This master leather craftsmanship was recently featured on the cover of Leather Crafters & Saddle Journal, a prominent leather crafting magazine based out of Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Mr Labarre offers Leather crafting, and Natural Colors techniques, along with hands on training in several classes he offers, as he tours around the USA. You can find out more information about Ed’s classes, and view his amazing craftsmanship on his Facebook Page located


Ed Labarre Craftsmanship Featured In Leather Crafters Journal

Ed Labarre Craftsmanship Featured In Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal


Mixing leather dye colors formulations on leather

“The Bear” shares some leather dye color formula samples laid out on leather, where he targets vibrant natural colors using the liquid dyes. In Ed’s “Natural Colors” Demonstration, he will spend about an hour showing the “Natural Colors” on leather process in detail. But… after that… You will have a couple hours of “Hands On” leather coloring practice!


Leather Dyed Custom Book Cover

Here is the original crafted leather dyed image Ed shared with us, where he was featured on the Leather Crafters and Saddle Journal Cover Using Keda Dyes For The Colors And A Fiebings Brown For The Background Coloring. Keda Dye Plays Very Well With Other Wood and Leather Dye Products   


Dyed Leather Wallet

The Vibrant Colors Just Pop On This Dye Colored Leather Wallet Made By Ed LaBarre Utilizing Keda Dyes


Acorn Book Cover Made by Ed Using The Keda Powder Dyes

Acorn Book Cover Handcrafted And Colored by Ed Using The Keda Powder Dyes Using Just One Of Ed’s Specialized “Natural Colors” Techniques.


Thank You Ed

Ed “The Bear” LaBarre has truly mastered his craft, and the Natural colors leather finishing process. We really wanted to congratulate Ed for his Journal cover, and to say a special thank you to this world class leather craftsman.

These really are just a few sample of Ed’s beautiful work. Please feel free to learn more about Ed, his leather crafting, and leather coloring techniques by joining one of his classes, or visiting him on Facebook.