I have some paints made by Golden - I got them specially for a workshop with Michael deMeng, and they've been lovely. I even got some more (when Jeff went to the US I got a nice parcel delivered to the US office for him to bring home).
And the best colour, of course, is Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold. Why? Because Michael deMeng uses it a lot. I've used it so much, that is the only tube that is close to running out. And with so much fun in each tube, I won't mind buying more.
So yesterday, I popped open my Quin Gold. Or rather, cra-a-a-acked it open. I looked at the lid. Hmm. I didn't remember the lids looking like that. Uh oh. I've broken the whole lid. I never knew you could do that.
Well, being resourceful, I reached for one of my empty tubes. Yes, of course I have empty tubes on my desk. Three of the, from Reverse Art Truck. Easy enough to fill, but how does one seal the end without a special gadget? I used the heat tool (paint stripper, that is) and pressed variously with surgical clamps, tweezers and a steel ruler.
Yes, of course I have surgical clamps on my desk. It's a big desk.
It finally worked, and I now have a 20ml tube of lovely paint ready to use until it really does run out.
There was a tad of paint left in the old tube, and since it was destined to go dry, I urgently painted everything at hand that needed painting. Like this pie tin (bakers, don't worry, it was too rusty for baking in - I would never waste a valuable cooking utensil)
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