Yes it's true! Your Inka-Gold colorization product by Viva Decor could actually end up looking like this! OH NO!
I'm nuts about Inka-Gold as a base from which to create custom paints. Imagine how dismayed I was when I got an email from a customer this morning to tell me that this could happen.
I'd like to recommend that you check out her video here....or visit her at You Tube where she has many more presentations:
One of the reasons I love this product is because it's a water base, non-toxic product that is the BOMB on metal. It can also be used on polymer clay.
Because of its composition, if you stick your grubby little jewelry-making fingers directly into the jar to use it on a fingertip (and you can, since it's not toxic) you could very well contaminate the whole jar.
One day it's quite possible that you will come back to your tightly-closed Inka-Gold and find the mess you see above.
Personally, this is the only mess I'd want to make with Inka-Gold:
To remedy the situation, Cindy explains you merely have to scrape the moldy stuff off the top with a clay tool and dispose of it.
Should be okay after that, but as for me---after that, I'd probably go ahead and use the stuff up. Since you seal your work when you use it on metal, I don't think you have to worry about transferring any mold spores to the lovely new color on your brass stampings.
Recommended is that you never dip into the jar with your fingers....use a plastic spoon and then transfer it to a plate where you can mix and blend and dip with your fingers to your heart's desire.
Thanks to Brenda Dolberry, who brought this to my attention.
And thanks to Cindy Lietz, the Polymer Clay Tutor, for making a very good video to help us all out! Be sure to take time for it!
I suppose it goes without saying....if you haven't tried the stuff yet, you should!
Here is my video about my discovery of the product and how I use it to mix with intense pigments and mica powders to make my own custom colors....an idea that actually also came from a customer!
And we sell the stuff here, in the Mica Powders category at B'sue Boutiques: