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    homemade staywet palette

    Because of the ridiculous price of commercial stay wet palette I want to try to make one myself. I had a bit of success with baking paper on top of moist paper towels, but baking paper isn't very good for a palette.
    Did anyone try this out before ? what materials and setup would you recommend for acrylic and gouache palette.

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    Here's a tutorial about it. I used to make these all the time. http://www.coolminiornot.com/article...le-wet-palette

    You may want to make yours larger, though.

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    Find yourself a long plastic tray, say; 4" x 20".
    Then go to the glass shop and get them to cut a piece of glass (4.5" x 20.5") for you to lay over it as a cover.
    Buy a large sheet of blotting paper (this is much better than paper towels) and cut to the size of the plastic tray.
    Cut a size of grease-proof paper to lay on this.

    Now, what you have here is a 'keeper' for your colours squeezed out of the tube.

    The mixing you do on anything available.
    I used to use a piece of MDF that got thicker and thicker with dried paint.
    Now I use a large tear off-palette.

    If you really want to have the whole palette 'stay wet', then find a bigger plastic tray and repeat the stages I outlined above.
    The only difference is that you replace the grease-proof paper with 'draughting' tracing paper. This is good quality, heavier tracing paper and will not shed like the grease-proof when rubbed by the brush.

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    My art teacher taught me the uber-complex method of Taking a round pallete with a dip in the middle, putting some water and a wet sponge in it and covering it with plastic.
    Worked like a charm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Bennett View Post
    Find yourself a long plastic tray, say; 4" x 20".
    Then go to the glass shop and get them to cut a piece of glass (4.5" x 20.5") for you to lay over it as a cover.
    Buy a large sheet of blotting paper (this is much better than paper towels) and cut to the size of the plastic tray.
    Cut a size of grease-proof paper to lay on this.

    Now, what you have here is a 'keeper' for your colours squeezed out of the tube.

    The mixing you do on anything available.
    I used to use a piece of MDF that got thicker and thicker with dried paint.
    Now I use a large tear off-palette.

    If you really want to have the whole palette 'stay wet', then find a bigger plastic tray and repeat the stages I outlined above.
    The only difference is that you replace the grease-proof paper with 'draughting' tracing paper. This is good quality, heavier tracing paper and will not shed like the grease-proof when rubbed by the brush.
    The blotting paper will absorb the paint. It's comparable to watercolor paper.

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    Jacob; My 4th line stated you lay a sheet of grease proof paper over this...

    From Gegarin's point of view
    http://www.chrisbennettartist.co.uk/
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