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Day 4: Go for the Gold: Liquid gold!

Liquid. Gold. Oh baby! Today I’m comparing two products that are just lovely gold in a jar…let’s get going on day four of the Go for the Gold class!

Liquid Gold Watercoloring

There are a number of gold watercolors out there, but I picked two to try out. The Kuretake Gold Mica is a large (60ml) jar, and the Izink Gold is a smaller bottle (15ml) with a dropper. Both are high shine – so let’s put them to the test on a card! Watch the video below – or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

The Kuretake Gold Mica is a fairly traditional gold color – lots of shine, and works well on both colored and white cardstock.

Sandy Allnock Go for the Gold Mica Liquid Gold

The Izink, which is a pigment ink – a cross of some sort between acrylic and watercolor properties – also has great shine, and comes in a more orangey gold color. Izink stays fully put after it dries – so makes for lovely layering of colors overtop it. I made a post with a video all about Izink HERE.Sandy Allnock Go for the Gold Izink Liquid Gold

The Zig Clean Color pens used in this video are one of the most recent “crazes” out there – and if you’d like more on them, I have a playlist HERE where you can watch lots more Clean Color videos!


On Periscope today, I shared in one video how I made the watercolored background by first painting the Mica then adding Brusho and spritzing with water. In a later broadcast, the testing of a few gold paints: Finetec watercolors, Kuretake watercolors (the set of 36 containst 2 golds), and Kuretake Mica Watercolor. Then some of the Dina Wakely birds were embossed in Stampendous gold, then sprinkled with Brusho too. If you need more info on Brusho, check out this Brusho post, and the Brusho bear post too!



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38 thoughts on “Day 4: Go for the Gold: Liquid gold!

  1. Absolutely adorable. Another great video! Love the different techniques you have shown. Most of the “gold” products have been new to me. Thank you for showcasing them. Seeing what they are and how the can be used is very helpful.

  2. Cute cards. Love the gold touches. TFS

  3. Love your card!! Great colors!! Love the backgrounds.

  4. […] Ink and Izink, shared on Day 4: Both can be watered down and spritzed, smooshed, etc to make a watercolored look, or painted on […]

  5. You are putting me in the mood for Christmas cards – can’t wait to add this beautiful gold mica ink to mine. Thank you for all the techniques and comparisons.

  6. The gold mica is beautiful and I love the color and shimmer. Is it as easy to use as you make it look?

  7. I love your card, the sky and reflection look awesome.

  8. Cute Cute Cute card.

  9. The colors you picked to go with the gold are so pretty. I love the cute little scene too.

  10. I have some new Spectrum Noir AquaTints and I am going to try and see if I can get a similar look! Love the backgrounds and your colouring: I wish I could have a one on one course of colouring with you Sandy – your colouring skills are fantastic tfs Karen x

  11. Love the card. Love seeing the difference so I can choose. Thanks for all you do.

  12. Goldness gracious! Some much gold to choose from – I think I prefer the Kuretake – the more shine – the better! 🙂

  13. Great card and product comparison (I love those), so I can decide which I like best before I head out to EH or SSS for goodies!

  14. Sooooooooo pretty! I like the Kuratake Mica the best…but then, I like that shade of gold! Thanks for sharing!
    Paper Hugs,

  15. I’ve so enjoyed the last few days of Go for the Gold. Thanks for the free class, Sandy. I love watching you create!

  16. Can’t wait for the rest of the videos.

  17. I am loving this class and all the featured products. I also love the scopes (except for the last two night ones on Wednesday–too distracting with the loud music and tv. I like the music when you are mostly coloring and not talking, but when you ARE talking and there are other voices talking and rapping it makes it hard to concentrate on what you are saying). But anyway thanks for all the instruction and encouragement!

  18. LOVE these classes! Thank you so much of taking the time!

  19. Now I understand why my salt just refused to come off! Thanks so much for that information and this great series.

  20. Such a darling card. I watched it while I was working so I had to watch it a second time just to make sure I didn’t miss anything the first time. Loved the techniques shared. I finally have my pens organized and have purchased some good paper so I am determined to do a zig watercolor project very soon. 🙂

  21. Thank you for teaching this class I look forward to each new video. I love the background you did with the Zig pens. I think I prefer the Micca gold the most, if I had to pick.

  22. Very very beautiful. I love the shimmer the mica leaves once it is truly dry. I am sorry to leave this here but did not know how else to contact you. There is another powder water color out that comes in jars (so may need to find something else to put in) but it is called Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Watercolors. Some are flat and some are irredescent. Jenny from Craft Test Dummies did a periscope on them (may be able to katch it) and if not, there is a youtube video of the review. They look promising in that they won’t totally reactivate.

    Can’t wait to see what is in store for tomorrow’s epic version of GOING FOR GOLD! A true story by Sandy Allnock that is awesome with each episode. 🙂

  23. So many great tips and hints, Sandy … the Kuretake Gold Mica is stunning! Anita 🙂

  24. What a lovely comparison of these two gold products. Your aurora backgrounds are so pretty too!!!

  25. So super cute!
    great comparison of the products!

  26. Beautiful background, love how you did this card. Lovely gold.

  27. Great job!!! Love how you did the background and made a reflections. Going to try that. You do such beautiful work. The gold on these cards are beautiful. TFS

  28. Adorable card today! Love the touch of gold! Off to view the video!

  29. Another great video. Thanks so much for comparing the products! Such a big help!

  30. I am loving these go for the gold classes! Thank you so much for all that you do in sharing your talent and knowledge with the crafting world!! One question (and maybe the problem is on my end) but I was having a hard time hearing you today because the background music was much louder than your voice.

  31. Love the card! Thank you for the video comparing the two products!

  32. Hi Sandy,too fun.I bought this critter set and the essential so I’m excited to try this.I’m not tech savvy but been trying to learn how to put my cards on.I’ve been learning daily technique to use on my cards from you.The comparisons are wonderful too.Ready for my next class teach.LOL.

  33. Beautiful cards. Love the product comparison.

  34. What a cute card! I prefer the Kuretake shade of gold 🙂

    How does the Kuretake Mica Gold compare to the Finetec set of 6 mica gold watercolours please?

    1. It’s shinier I think, but that would be a great test to do on periscope today! 😉

  35. I love your background of turquoise and lavender. What a yummy combo that is perfectly accented by the gold. This has been such a fun series. Thank you AGAIN for all your hard work and long hours of research, creating, filming and editing!

  36. Beautiful! I really like the look of the mica paint! your card turned out wonderful!
    stamping sue

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