To plate porous non-conductive items such as leather (baby shoes), flowers, butterflies etc. you will need the following parts that we sell.
1. Caswell Sealer Concentrate (to make the parts non-porous)
2. Copper Conductive Paint (to make the parts conductive)
3. Acid Copper Plating Kit
After copper plating, you can plate with most other plating systems, or you can use our metal finishing solutions to change the look of the copper.
See http://www.caswellplating.com/kits/ for all these products.