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  • That’s so funny because I love Schmincke, but it’s not my brand of choice, but I have a thing for their tins… 😀

  • Yep, Jacksons. I could drool all over their product selection & prices!

  • Mine did also, Kate, late this afternoon! Now I feel a tad guilty about being such a whiner. But I was told that it would ship, and then it didn’t… and I still may not get my dot cards. Ever.

    WP just built it up so much annnnddd then got bogged down and couldn’t get them out in a timely manner. Kate from customer service mentioned staffing…[Read more]

  • I agree. I’d contact Schmincke first. I ordered one of those super huge schmincke tins last year from Blick, and it was a mess. A second one had the same problems, very similar to what you describe. Both were very warped and didn’t close well. Had enamel issues. Blick kindly took both back and ate a lot of shipping costs between my…[Read more]

  • The first thing I always do is remove the thumb ring, but the “bump holes” where it sat are so small that it doesn’t affect the tin’s ability to sit flat.

     

    It snaps together pretty firmly. I don’t worry about it coming open. And like I mentioned above, it sits flat on my desk.

    So here it is totally open. No flakes, just paint. 🙂 I will…[Read more]

  • It does sound like you’ve gotten a lemon, Sandra. At least, I hope quality hasn’t gone down that quickly because I’ve got a square tin that I got from Jackson’s sometime this year and it’s wonderful. No wobble or flaking. Chartpak is Schmincke’s US distributor, so between WetPaint, Chartpak and Schmincke, I bet they’ll make it right. That lovely…[Read more]

  • Cheap Joe’s is local to me, so it’s extremely easy to pop in and get whatever I want. Boone NC is also their warehouse headquarters, so if they don’t have it on the floor, as long as they carry it they can grab it from the warehouse. I know nearly everyone in there, including Joe, so that convenience & service is hard to beat.

    However, they don’t…[Read more]

  • I’m very saddened by how my order has been handled. This was my first ever order with Wet Paint, and I thought I had found a new resource for art supplies. Not that I need one! ha! But it’s nice to have a place or two to fall back on when one company is out of stock or doesn’t carry a specific brand that I need. And I like to support small…[Read more]

  • We’re all processing, Kate! 😄

    WP says they are still trying to get them all out, so maybe one day.

  • I have two older Schmincke palettes, a small rectangle one and the square. The edges on the lids and mixing wings are rounded, but the bottom part that holds the pans is not. I have some knockoffs that have rolled edges on every surface, but the metal is lighter so I think the rolled edges are simply for stability… to keep the metal from…[Read more]

  • I ordered my set the first of September but I’ve received no communication or shipping info at all. I’ve reached out to them. Again. This is the first time I’ve ordered from Wet Paint and I am going to be very upset if they’ve bypassed me over those stupid dots.

  • Tonya L posted an update in the group Group logo of Art SuppliesArt Supplies 5 days, 17 hours ago

    Sandra had asked me about this so I thought I would start a new thread just in case others are interested. I hate to tempt everyone with another palette to love, but this is a new metal palette being produced by a daughter/dad duo called Woodward & Father. (You can find them on Etsy, which is where I found it.) I’ve used the Expeditionary Art…[Read more]

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    • These look really interesting. I already succumbed and bought the 15 pack of pans since I have more tins than pans currently. I’ll probably end up buying a whole set sooner or later.

    • That looks like an awesome palette. Do you find the 4mm depth prohibitive? It’ll be interesting to see how they fare over time. I wish I could get my hands on those metal insert pans wholesale, I think they’d work great to separate out mixing areas for an altoids tin etc in the lid. Oh, here’s the link for the etsy shop, hard to find under their…[Read more]

      • I did find the 4mm depth difficult at first, which is why I favor the larger pans. With the larger pans, I have room to blob (official terminology?) the paint in the center and it works much better. This also allows any dirty water/pigment to run off the blob. So far, I am loving this palette! Thanks for sharing the link.

        • I can’t wait until I get my pans! I’m looking forward to seeing how they work in the YouTangle.art tins.

        • good to know Tonya. I could see the smaller ones being difficult but the bigger ones may work even better in the long run than full or half pans. I also would love to test these in the lids as separate mixing areas

    • I tried the Artbin but the pans were too slim for my messiness (I never fill my full pans all the way so as to give me rom to make a mess). I passed it on to a friend who needed supplies and I made her a palette. They have a magnetic base, and are used by the makeup industry: http://www.merriartist.com/product_p/abn-6811ag.htm

    • BUT, the small 1-inch pans have been a nice addition as tiny mixing areas in tins I change up for palettes, like the YouTangle. http://www.merriartist.com/empty_square_metal_pans_p/bl44949.htm

  • Tonya L posted an update in the group Group logo of Art SuppliesArt Supplies 5 days, 19 hours ago

    After being on here umpteen times, I still can’t figure out how these forums work. Do I just start typing to start a new thread? Oh well, here it goes… Hahnemühle watercolour postcards. This is the first thing I’ve tried by Hahnemühle that I don’t like. Everything else by them I love! But these are giving me grief. Pigment fades drastically. T…[Read more]

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    • I love them, but I can see why they wouldn’t be for everyone. The color is almost too easy to lift, but I like being able to lift so I don’t mind having to work around that. I also like a rough texture. Do you have any of the Daniel Smith Iridescent or Duochrome pigments? I have some I’m looking to get rid of, that have 95% of the paint still…[Read more]

      • I don’t mind the liftability. Hahanmühle’s Watercolor Book paper is like that. And though I don’t normally choose it, I also don’t mind rough watercolor paper. It’s the weird basketweave pattern that I don’t care for and the fact that I have to go over every color about 10 times to get it to stick because it fades so much. I’m glad it works for…[Read more]

        • I fully understand that you want to keep the tin, and that’s okay with me. I just know I’d use the cards, and I won’t use the paint so it seems a good trade. What color would you like?

    • On a different note, what kind of pans are you using, that I see peeking out in the upper right corner. They look like metal?

      • Yes! This is a Woodward & Father palette that I’m testing out, and so far, I love it! I’ll start a separate thread for it and post a pic! 😀

        • Or maybe this is all a separate thread? I’m not seeing stacked comments like I normally do. If you have any WWG forum tips, please share!

    • I did a review of the Post Cards… but it is hard ot find it when you search. I look for reviews under reviews — and I’ve added one of mine to another’s and added Sandra’s to one of mine because I knew she did one. Maybe we need to tell Charlie that the search featrue doesn’t work as well as it ought?

    • I haven’t tested these out but it’s on my growing list of tests soon,lol. I think your art looks awesome Tonya but I hear you about the problems. I’ll keep an eye out when I test these and know there may be issues I want to correct for.

  • My Schmincke order has been listed as “processing” for more than a week, so I reached out to WP. Below is a portion of Kate Katzer’s (WP Customer Service Manager) response so they are working hard on getting them out to us, but it may be a bit longer.

    I also ordered the Schmincke dot cards and that may hold mine up even more because they didn’t…[Read more]

  • I haven’t heard from them at all but I ordered way back when. Hmmm… 🙁

  • Btw, love those Lamys! I have the orange one. We’re like twins! 😀

  • Kate, you’re killing me. I can NOT buy this tin. Though I would also use the postcards. Hmmm….

  • The weight of the AJ/CJ tin is fine and it does have a protective finish on it, but the DR tin is enameled on the inside with white on the top and bottom. I agree with Sandra. This would be my choice also, even though it costs 3x as much because I require a mixing surface. It’s just whatever personal needs are.

  • Yes yes yes! Actually lol over this one… Because you know, paint.

    Excellent point! 😀

  • Dang it. I’m totally on the other end of the world. I do have family in Tacoma. Does that count? 😀

     

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