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Reply #15 on: March 22, 2012, 01:54:17 PM
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Reply #16 on: March 23, 2012, 01:03:57 AM
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Reply #17 on: March 28, 2012, 12:16:06 AM
Ok, have been looking at the grocery shops around here and I don't seem to be able to find just the normal, basic baking paper... they only seem to stock the wax paper  :crazy2: ... what other suggestions regarding a replacement for baking paper can I consider  :confused:
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Reply #18 on: March 28, 2012, 06:36:11 AM
Leana I have seen more than one artist use wet paper towel on the bottom and then place a piece of glass  smaller in size on top.  Leave an inch and a 1/2 or so around two of the edges and put your dabs of paint on these wet strips.  You then can just scrape off the dirty bits the same as in oil painting.  Some people also use a neutral gray paper under their glass to help get the right value
 Here in Canada they call it parchment paper instead of baking paper, if that helps
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Reply #19 on: March 28, 2012, 11:03:34 AM
I have the stay wet palette. I have a wet sponge on the bottom, then a piece of glass over that, Then wet paper towels around that with my paint on it. It works for my acrylics. then I can scrape the paint off the glass.
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Reply #20 on: March 28, 2012, 11:49:07 AM
 :heeha: Awesome  :thankyou: SapphireLynn and Nina... much appreciated  O0
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Reply #21 on: March 28, 2012, 06:41:47 PM
Nice tip ladies, if it works, would be much cheaper over time than continually buying Baking Paper too! And if I put it in the fridge with the sponge, like I do now before use, then the glass would stay cooler longer again. Very useful here in Australia.

Will have to give this a try!!!

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Reply #22 on: March 31, 2012, 11:34:16 AM
quite like the glass idea, will also give that a try, thanks Nina O0


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Reply #23 on: April 14, 2012, 09:09:29 AM
Dennis, I look upon you as my little 'paint-o-pedia'.  I'd be lost without you.   :-*

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Reply #24 on: April 14, 2012, 02:17:27 PM
I like the idea of adding glass Sometimes the paper on my stay wet palette gets a bit chewed up and added to the paint when i'm mixing.


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Reply #25 on: April 19, 2012, 08:50:14 AM
Nina, you said "Then wet paper towels around that with my paint on it. It works for my acrylics. then I can scrape the paint off the glass."

Were you saying you wrapped wet paper towels around the glass? Wouldn't wet paper towels on top make the mixing harder? Going all soggy and everything. I know it's hard enough with the baking paper on sponge.

I was in the local Bunnings the other day and almost bought a ceramic tile to do the same job as your glass. I thought to use it straight from the fridge as the top layer - like Nolan uses for oil, but adapted for the stay wet pallet for Acrylics.

Anyone see why that wouldn't work?

If not I might just revisit and buy one, they were only about $3 or so.

I guess there might be the problem of condensation. But as I do, just doing the sponge in the fridge, but chockers with water as the base, then the tile, that might work???

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Reply #26 on: April 20, 2012, 12:34:35 AM
Batman, I think what Nina meant is that she puts the glass down in the tupperware container... then around the glass there is space left open... she puts the paper towel there with blobs of paint from the tube on it...then takes the paint from there to the glass palette to mix her colours.

I have been using a smooth glossy white tile (instead of glass) in my tupperware container which I place ontop of a piece of damp sponge Batman... with the paper towel around the open edge... works like a dream.  O0
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Reply #27 on: April 20, 2012, 02:33:10 AM
Thanks very much for that clarification Leana.

I hadn't considered that, but that seems smart - keeping your pure colours away from the mixed on the tile.

Damn it, I should have bought the damn thing while I was at Bunnings - it's a bit of a drive just to pick up a $3 tile, but maybe I can find an excuse... ;D

I was standing there for a good few minutes going, 'will it work or wont it' then just decided to leave it.

It'll make it much easier than mixing on the damn baking paper.

I'll still be putting the wet sponge in the fridge beforehand though.

Just look how this little community of ours has improved a simple idea and helped one another with it! :hug:

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Reply #28 on: April 21, 2012, 10:42:23 PM
Went out and got 5 plain 20cm square ceramic tiles as I have a tendency of breaking such things ;D - cost me $5.

Used it today mixing up some colours for a simple Winnie the Pooh number for my neice who turns 3 later this year. Makes mixing really easy - easier than on the baking paper and wont have to keep buying baking paper... :yippee:

Also, after taking the wet sponge out of the fridge and assembling in the plastic container with the tile on top, I noticed that it only took a minute or two and the tile was noticibly cooler - that's really gonna help when summer comes round again.

The only downside is that with the baking paper, you just throw it in the bin at the end. With the tile I had to spend about an extra 15 seconds cleaning the tile under a running tap :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

 :thankyou: for the help ladies.
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Reply #29 on: April 21, 2012, 11:16:54 PM
You are welcome Batman  ;)

Just look how this little community of ours has improved a simple idea and helped one another with it! :hug:
Very true... proves again... sometimes more brains are better than 1... and I think it is absolutely awesome.  We are quite an inventive bunch  :whistle:

Very happy to hear you could get your tiles and that you find it working well  :clap: :clap: :clap: .  I must say, I am really happy with the tile setup too  O0 Cleaning it was a pleasure too  :yippee:

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