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on: August 27, 2013, 01:48:24 PM
In answer to some folks at the w/c class here, this makes a cheap and cheerful palette....

Either the plastic or foam egg carton your eggs come in .... don't recommend the paper ones.  ;D

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Reply #1 on: August 27, 2013, 02:28:07 PM
I found the perfect thing to use as a palette at a thrift shop for $2.00.  It's a white plastic place mat.  My husband cut it half and even cut a finger hole in each one.  It washes so easily.  If I have oil paint left over, I scrape it off and put it into one of those little cheap palettes with a cover, slide it into a plastic bag, and put it into the freezer. 


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Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013, 05:22:24 PM
For my watercolours I have one of those round type, with the bigger area in the middle and the smaller around, seems to work fine for me.
For my oils I use a flat glass sheet. I actually use to be a section from an oven door... talk about recycling  :2funny:
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Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 05:30:26 PM
I use a large floor tile that's a neutral color (white is not so good) with a smooth finish. It wipes down easily and gives me plenty of space to mix my colors.