View Full Version : Humongous disposable palette

02-11-2019, 03:50 PM
What makes the biggest disposable paper palette? I am using Blick's 18" X 24" disposable palette, and it is much too small for me. Thanks.

02-11-2019, 05:43 PM
Hmmm.....A huge roll of freezer paper, I would guess.:) . It is oil-resistant on one surface, much as disposable palette paper is.

02-11-2019, 06:07 PM
You might try some frosted mylar. I think that comes in 48" widths.

02-11-2019, 07:13 PM
Thanks, The frosted mylar sheets is one option. But, I like the softness of mixing colors on a pad of disposable papers, and large mylar sheets do not come in pads.

02-11-2019, 08:38 PM
how about a cheap shower curtain?

02-12-2019, 12:09 AM
Might give parchment paper a try (the baking paper roll in the grocery store), you can buy a massive roll at basically any width you need and adjust the length to what you want.

Why disposable though, why not an easy to clean surface instead?

Ron Francis
02-12-2019, 12:40 AM
I hate the idea of disposable palettes.
The whole western world has a disposable mentality now. :(

02-12-2019, 12:40 AM
I like how it feels to mix colors on a soft surface. I can get more paints going that way.

02-12-2019, 01:48 AM
Well, if you just want a flexible palette surface, you could try putting the parchment paper on top of a piece of cardboard. Tape it down and replace as needed.

Ron, whether disposing of paper in the palettes or paper towels used to clean a regular palette, there is always some waste involved. Generally speaking though, I do agree that western culture is one of great amounts of waste. I use less than one sheet of paper towel per painting session myself, generally folding, flipping, and reusing that same paper towel for several sessions; sometimes even several paintings (depending on the size and content of them).

02-12-2019, 04:58 PM
Two (or more) Blick disposable paper palettes, maybe??