Stay Wet Palette And How To Make Your Own
What is a stay wet palette? It is normally a palette with a removable lid that seals the paint from the air. Given what they are made of they are also expensive.
Have you ever wished that you could preserve the palette of paints you are currently using? More to the point, would you like them to stay workable for days?
Read on and find out how to make your own, for peanuts!
Buy a plastic container with a hinged or removable lid.
There are lots to choose from. Try Red Dot, Bunnings or even Coles/Woolies
Put a sheet of absorbent kitchen roll in the lid. It is best to put the paper in the lid so you can easily mix paints.
Next, cut a piece of greaseproof paper to cover the kitchen roll. This will be your mixing surface.
Before use, remove the greaseproof paper, drizzle a little water over the kitchen roll, replace the top layer and mix paints.
Here is one I used just the other day.
Close the lid (which is really the base) at the end of your session to keep paints fresh and workable for days.
I have used this for a long time now with acrylic paints and it definitely works. So for the cost of two or three dollars, you have a reuseable palette that will stay wet with the bonus of a throw away top layer which means no cleanup.