the custom set is done with WetPaintArt.com. They partner with Schmincke every year or so to bring customers a custom palette with twelve watercolor paints. This year the one they made sold out in truly record time. Usually it takes a year or two to sell them out but this year, early April, they came out with the RARE “square” palette that holds three lines of paint so officially 18 half pans (unofficially you can get one more in each row as I’m sure you’ve learned with palettes!). That botanical set sold out in a month or so!! They decided to do ANOTHER this year, out in October. It should sell for the same price as this spring, about $65 for square palette and 12 half pans of schmincke watercolors! Yes, the paint is almost FREE. I’ll post soon with the watercolor paint line up but the dot card has to arrive so I can swatch. :o) It’s a great palette and I totally feel you’re “can’t afford it”. Neither can I, seriously. But I’m gonna get it anyway as I’m afraid the “square” palette may not be available for another ten years like the last time they brought it out!