WOYWW 712 – dried up paint, resurrected?


A strange one, something on my desk with an actual purpose, progress but not project!

Happy WOYWW.

So I had this drawer full of small bottles of paint. Lumiere metalics and something called Sorbets. Thing is, I am pretty sure I got them at a WOYWW crop from the sale table, a good six or so years ago. I might have used them very occasionally, but I lean more towards inks that paints, except when gel printing.

What I have been doing is trying to soften these up. Adding a little bit of water, shaking them around, stirring with a thin knitting needle, and unclogging the tiny tips. I found it quite easy to pop off the tip and put it in a small jar filled with hot soapy water, I let it soak, give it a good shake every so often, and hopefully in the ens I will have clean tips to put back in the bottles!

If I do manage to bring them back to life I vow to use them up posthaste (post haste? post-haste? LOL!) I mean why hoard them? Use ’em or lose ’em, clearly.

Cat is sticking with me, although Son will be home by the time this goes live, and if history repeats itself Cat will cling to him and steadfastly ignore me till he goes again. Ah well. She loves to lay on the sofa beside me and as she is white and sheds a LOT I think I need to give up black clothes for now. Her other spot is on a towel-covered pillow on top of a box. This usually sits in Son’s office (my ex-sewing/ironing room) but I moved it to MY office/craft room at the beginning of his trip. She is looking quite intently at very small gap under the table, where she can hear a bird in the chimney.

So there we go. A bit of a change-up from the usual catastrophe of a space. I have had not great blood test results, after having to cancel last month’s test due to catching Covid, so suspet a change in medication will be required. Not a welcome change, but required. Might slow me down a bit.

Hope you have a lovely desk-hop. I know I will…

11 thoughts on “WOYWW 712 – dried up paint, resurrected?

  1. You might as well admit that you developed a soft spot for that cat LOL! I have some of those Lumiere metallics as well – I haven’t used them in years either – I’d better check up on them. So many things just dry out – texture paste comes to mind! They should really put them into containers that are more airtight. Such a waste of money, but like you said – use them or lose them! Thanks so much for your visit Mary Anne – I’m terribly late visiting you back! Hope you’re having a good week! xx zsuzsa (from last week).

  2. Good luck with your project – I don’t have the time or patience for that I’m afraid! Love the kitty. Happy belated WOYWW. Take care of yourself. With love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#17)

  3. Gooo you Mary Anne β­οΈπŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έ here’s to them becoming usable with your patience 🀞 I’m already looking forward to what gorgeousness you’ll create 🀩 It’s a joy to see Cat bonding with you πŸ’•πŸˆ furbaby cuddles are the best cuddles … though a wee traitor πŸ™ƒ leaving you alone when your son gets in 😊 smiling as I type that 😘 I’m so sorry to hear your results weren’t good πŸ˜” Mary Anne, here’s to them getting on top of it and getting you on an even keel again … everything crossed to the new meds not slowing you down too much πŸ€žπŸ™ Wrapping you up in hugs with much love, please take care. Tracy #21 xxx

  4. good lick with the reconstitution. i’ve been in a tidy and took mode, and tossed anything that was past its prime! robyn 3

  5. Cat looks very comfortable and I’m sure appreciates you while you son is away! Maybe now that she knows you better she will give you some love even when he gets back. Good luck with the paints. I have tried reviving my TH paints, Lumiere and Dylusion paints with little success. Hopefully you will fare much better and can give us the secret! Maybe the secret is just “use ’em or lose ’em”! Have a great week, Lindart #22

  6. Surprising the things we find when we look for something else. I remember finding some flowersoft pots once but I sure don’t know where they are now!!
    I wish you success with all your testing and shaking.
    Have a good week
    Christine #19

  7. I admire your persistence in getting the paints to be useable, not sure I’d have had the patience!! They’re lovely colours though so I do hope you get to use them eventually. You got me thinking about how to write post haste, I had to look it up!! Sorry to hear about the results but hope that rejigged meds will be able to help.
    Hugs LLJ 6 xx

  8. Not heard of those paints before, but I do have my share of old paints. I have not had much success in reviving dried up paint, but I always have a go! I never wear black for the same reason, except in my case it is dog hair. Jack is the worse culprit. Happy WOYWW. Angela #12

  9. So sorry to hear about the blood test, let’s hope something can be done to help that won’t slow you down too much.
    My Lumiere’s were ok last time I looked, maybe I should check again. I did used to use them a lot but haven’t of late, must get back to more crafting.
    Take care, Hugs, Neet 1 xx

  10. Seeing you with those paints has reminded me that I have some somewhere they must be at least twenty years old, what are we like! Good luck at bringing them back to life and hope to see what you do with them. Wishing you a very happy and hopefully some more creative woyww time. Hugs Angela x10x

  11. I have some of those Lumiere paints, not sure I have ever used them… oops!! I doubt I would go to such lengths with them. must dig them out and test and if need be, dispose!! Happy WOYWW Helen #2

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