Friday, 30 September 2016

The Range (UK): Wet Palette

Have you seen the various posts about wet palettes? I have but was put off by the need for special paper to line the palette.  I also wondered if the colours would stay separate.  The latter is a particular problem as I nearly always dilute my paints.
Whilst looking in The Range for something else I found a small well palette for £1.00.  I was going to use it as a regular palette but when I got home I realised it would fit nicely in a takeaway food container.  So I decided to try it as part of a wet palette:



I’m pleased to say this has worked and the four test paints have not dried out overnight.  To make one all you need do is:
  • Take one recycled takeawy food container,
  • Add a folded kitchen towel to the bottom of the container,
  • Place the palette in the container,
  • Soak the kitchen roll with clean water,
  • Use paints as normal,
  • Put the top on the container after use,
  • Top up the clean water as and when required.
I think this will prove better than the paper based versions as the palette will keep the paints apart and is easily removed for cleaning.
At the time of writing, the palettes are also available from Amazon for £0.95 with free delivery from a Hong Kong supplier.  I like the pink one!

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