You can find them pretty much at any art supply store, some version of a Stay-Wet acrylic palette. They work fairly well, and come with all you need, including a hefty price tag. I have two of them that I have used over the years. The problem is the lid. It bends and before long, it No Longer snuggly fits the tray, air is able to get in and your paint dries out.
On one of my recent trips to Home Goods I came across these tightly sealing cake trays.
The size was perfect, it wasn't so deep that I would
have any trouble using either my brushes or palette knife. The lid had a really tight seal(since it was originally meant for a cake). The best part, it was about a third of the cost to replace the no-longer sealing stay-wet palettes I was able to pick up three trays for the cost of one traditional stay-wet system.
So What supplies will you need:
1. A metal cake pan with tightly sealing lid. ( since finding mine at HomeGoods I have also seen them at other stores for about the same reasonable price)
2. Spray bottle /water
3. paper towels
4. wax paper/baking parchment paper
5. disposable palette sheets (optional)
1. Fold up a double thickness
of the paper towel so it will fit
comfortably in the bottom of the tray.
2. Add some water to the paper towel and let it soak it up. You don"t wand to flood it, just enough to make wet all over. Pour off any excess water.
3. Cut or tear a piece of wax paper or parchment paper to the approximate size of the tray. Lay it on top of the damp paper towel.
4. I use disposable palette sheets on top of this. That way the paint stays soft but not too wet.
Have fun using your new Stay-Wet palette.
Be sure to cover tightly when not in use.
Have a great week and stay safe.
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It is so hard to believe that we are this far into Fall. We had our first soft frost last night. The grass had that sweet, little touch of transparent white on each blade this morning. I could tell it was still wet, Sherry came in with wet paws and was tippy toeing around. She is such a little princess. My neighbor's tree hasn't started to turn yet, which is usually our first sign up here on the hill that winter in not far off.
Last weeks Daily Abstract's used a palette of Fall Colors. The golds and gray tones playing off the purples and reds. I am frequently asked where I get my color choices from. The colors of the space around me. If I find myself spending a lot of time outside, those colors definitely influence my palette. In the dead of winter it might be the room in my home that I'm spending the greatest amount of time in.
Color is such. strong influencer of how we are feeling. I think that is why so many of us love Fall. The colors of the season are so warm and comforting. It is like Nature is sharing with us one great big display of fireworks before the darkness of winter. I am so happy it has chosen to share it with us.
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