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Zach

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on: December 21, 2015, 11:44:47 PM
Recently bought some watercolor tubes,  and I would like a palette that can fold up or close or something to save the left over paint I don't use.   Basically like an empty watercolor pan set that I can squeeze the tubes In.  Anyone got any suggestions?  First choice would be something metal,  but plastic is also fine.   Thanks in advance!  :)
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Reply #1 on: December 22, 2015, 12:01:11 AM
Zach, many palettes have lids or covers. I suggest you explore palettes online at places like Cheap Joe's (my favorite) or Jerry's Artarama. You'll probably find exactly what you want there.
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Reply #2 on: December 22, 2015, 01:57:55 AM
 :thankyou: I'll check out cheap Joe's!!  :)
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Reply #3 on: December 22, 2015, 02:13:23 AM
Check Blicks.com for ideas, they have a big selection.  You don' t have to buy from them but many Canadians do when they cross the border (I buy online and have it delivered to a US address before I go), especially now with our weak dollar $0.72!!!
When in SF, I went to one of there stores.  It was fun to touch all the art stuff...
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Zach

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Reply #4 on: December 22, 2015, 02:16:54 AM
 :thankyou:I'll have to check k them out to!
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Reply #5 on: December 22, 2015, 02:27:44 AM
http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-folding-palette-box/?clickTracking=true&wmcp=pla&wmcid=items&wmckw=03001-0010&gclid=Cj0KEQiA496zBRDoi5OY3p2xmaUBEiQArLNnKySgwHxh2Oz9a2BEyMHAKD3lREyqsDj2a_TQ4yx27DAaAnHM8P8HAQ


I purchased one of these at Hobby Lobby for $2 but the paints tend to fall out after they dry. I thought that perhaps sanding the area where you squeeze the paint would be the best to keep them from falling out. :help: [size=78%]  [/size]
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Reply #6 on: December 22, 2015, 02:44:52 AM
Ha!  Why didn't I think about putting in the link address.  Good of you.


Zach

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Reply #7 on: December 23, 2015, 03:43:54 AM
  :thankyou: Bryce!  That one looks pretty good,  if I can't find a metal one I'll prob buy tat one cause I painted again tonight and wasn't able to store the excess paint
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Reply #8 on: December 23, 2015, 08:05:16 AM

Another idea I have considered is making a portable paint container using Altoids tins.






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Reply #9 on: December 23, 2015, 01:01:49 PM
I've have tried several palettes. Everyone has different preferences, Zach. This is the one I use now:

http://www.cheapjoes.com/cheap-joe-s-original-watercolor-palette.html

Bryce, the Altoid tin is really cute! How do you make the inset? As a companion to this, one could use a metal butcher's tray for mixing colors. They are available on Amazon.
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Reply #10 on: December 23, 2015, 01:31:51 PM
Bryce, ya I've looked at those before,  thinking I'm definitely gonna try it out for something fun.

BeaSue,  you can buy Watercolor half and/or full pans on Amazon.   Just search "empty watercolor pans".   There only like 30 cents each.
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