Making new discoveries…

     Posted by Norine on October 25, 2015

Hello again everyone!  I have a card to show you today that came about as a result of wondering something.  Y’see, driving north to Canada this summer, I had my InkaGold jars in a rubbermaid bin in the back of my truck.  And the sun beat down, and beat down, and beat down and I guess it was hot enough that the plastic containers warped in the plastic bins.  And the lids no longer sealed.  By the time I discovered this, the InkaGold had dried out.  Shaking my head at myself, I tossed them all in the garbage at the lake.  Fortunately, we have only ourselves to rely on for garbage pick up (or drop off, as it were) and before we’d had a chance to haul the bags away, someone at the Finnabair classes mentioned that they could be reconstituted with water and brought back to life!  As soon as I got back to the cottage I dug around to find those containers and I’ll save you the description of what all grossness that entailed, but I dug out all the dried up InkaGold and added it and some water to little Glad food storage containers and sealed them tight.  In the process of stirring it up and returning it to it’s original consistency, (which took more additions of water over several days) I got to wondering if, really watered down, you could PAINT with this stuff!!?

Turns out, you can!  All you need to do is smear a very little bit onto a non-porous surface like acrylic, and spritz each color with enough water to stir up with your paint brush into the consistency you like.  Or even a big enough paint brush to hold lots of water is a good way to mix it up as well.

inkagoldcard3(The jars in the photo are more colors I picked up at the store when I passed through.  There is only one color listed in the online store, but I know Lori has LOTS in the store.)

Here is the finished card.



It’s really hard to capture the glimmer in a photo, but in real life it’s just so rich and glimmery.


I die cut the sentiment from some cardstock and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder to try and draw attention to the overall shine of the card.  Otherwise I left the card very simple, allowing the painted image to take the stage.

Thanks for stopping by today!

4 Comments so far

  1. Peggy October 25, 2015 12:07 pm

    An excellent rescue Norine!  Worth digging through the trash because that is a wonderful paint job on a beautiful card.  :)

  2. Anne C October 25, 2015 1:02 pm

    Wow I love how you used these!

  3. Norine October 25, 2015 10:29 pm

    Thanks Peggy and Anne!

  4. Kim November 12, 2015 11:58 am

    What a way to save product, and once again we learn a new way to use our product !!!! Is the card painted on water colour paper ?

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