Mixing your colour is an exciting stage in your leather project. There are a few ways to go about it.
What container to mix in
You may mix directly into your base colour bottle. Be sure that you have enough tints to achieve your desired colour before choosing this approach. Alternatively, you might choose to mix in an open vessel such as an old bowl, disposable plastic cup or an empty plastic bottle. This way, you can decide how much base colour to use.
How much tint to add
This depends on your desired outcome. Take your time and mix small amounts of tint at a time. When it comes to black, be extra cautious as has a potent impact.
Which tints to add
Consider the colour you require. If you are creating a bespoke colour, there really are no rules. Just go for it. Remember the basic primary to secondary colour rules:
Red + Blue + Purple
Yellow + Blue = Green
Yellow + Red = Orange
You can push or pull your colour in different directions by adding black to deepen, white to lighten, red and ochre to warm it up and blue to cool it down. The more tint you add the richer your colour becomes.
If you are matching an existing colour, see FAQ, How do I match a colour?