August 23, 2017 at 7:04 pm #95177
I need another travel palette like I need a hole in the head, but I’m constantly on the prowl for tins or plastic boxes that can be used to make another. My favorite so far was made from a Thayers lozenge tin. They’re 3.2 x 3.2 inches.
August 23, 2017 at 7:08 pm #95179
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My photo doesn’t seem to be showing up in the original post, so I’m trying again.August 24, 2017 at 10:20 am #95233
Question: In one of my travel palette tins, I painted the inside of the lid with white enamel paint so I could use it for mixing. It seems to work really well, but I’m wondering if there is anything in the enamel that might eventually damage my brushes or cause problems with the paint. Anyone know?August 24, 2017 at 1:32 pm #95240Thomas BlanchardParticipant@thomas
I wouldn’t think so. Once dry it should be pretty stable.August 24, 2017 at 3:05 pm #95249Kai EzenamiParticipant@kai-ezenami
Like Tomas said, its very stable once dry, I have dozens of custom boxes Ive made over the years. No problems no damage. Enamel is afterall what manufacturers use in the boxes we buy. I prefer using white car enamel (the spray cans u buy in automotive section for covering up dents and scratches on your car) its a bit more expensive but I found it to be less staining.August 24, 2017 at 4:34 pm #95250
Thank you, Thomas! That’s what I was hoping to hear.August 24, 2017 at 4:35 pm #95251
Thank you Kai! I have a can of enamel that I’ll use up, but I’ve got lots of tins to use it on so I’ll be buying more soon, and this time I’ll use the spray can.August 24, 2017 at 7:27 pm #95254Paula LangfordParticipant@paula
If you want it to be really durable, you can bake it in the oven for a couple of hours on a low heat after you’ve painted it. A toothpaste with baking soda or peroxide will clean them up if they start to get stained.August 24, 2017 at 7:49 pm #95255
Thank you, Paula! Both good things to know!August 25, 2017 at 9:16 am #95302Sandra GilbertParticipant@sandra-gilbert
Magic erasers are also useful for getting stains out of palettes.August 25, 2017 at 10:38 am #95304
Thank you, Sandra! I use magic erasers to lift color sometimes, but hadn’t thought about using them to clean palettes.August 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm #95460Sandra GilbertParticipant@sandra-gilbert
Hold up… you can use magic erasers to lift color? I so have to try that. I wonder if I have a clean one to any with….. Goes off to check.August 27, 2017 at 3:34 pm #95463Thomas BlanchardParticipant@thomas
Oh yes it works great! Check out the videos on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=watercolor+Magic+eraser+&spfreload=1August 27, 2017 at 4:20 pm #95464
Lol! I was going to leave a link for you, but Thomas got there before me. I find the only problems with using them is in only lifting the area you want, and that they can be harsher on the paper. The videos give you some ideas on how to avoid either one.August 27, 2017 at 4:38 pm #95466Jennifer McLeanParticipant@jennifer-mclean
yay, fantastic idea Kai. I knew about normal enamel but hadn’t purchased as I didn’t know which kind. Now I can go find car enamel and paint the inside of my boxes (and correct color damage on old ones, lol) Thanks again.
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