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09-18-1999, 01:53 AM
There's a product review for this palette, but I have searched and can't find a source. Does anyone know where I can find it?
Also, the review says it claims that paint peeled off, but apparently the reviewer didn't actually try it. Does anyone know how good the palette is?
09-18-1999, 07:13 AM
never heard of it but,,,,i would love a palette that i can PEEL paint off of, cuz it would be easy to clean. so long as the paint mixes smoothly during the painting process. you might want to check its weight. if you plan to hold it while you paint
"he who thinks he know all and knows nothing is king in a kingdom of one,,,,,or a critic" - the kobe
09-18-1999, 11:03 AM
Right, it sounds like it would be nice to have if paint peels off. But I can't check the weight or anything else, because I can't find one. The only info I have is the product review here on wetcanvas. I would hope whoever wrote the review would know where to get one or if it really works okay.
09-18-1999, 11:11 AM
Hey gang - actually, I removed the product review, as it was incomplete, and I've somehow misplaced my notes on the thing!
However, I can tell you from experience that it works well, to a point. If you let paint completely dry on it, you are in the same shape as with a wooden or acrylic palette.
The Paragona palette does clean up well with wet (or slightly wet) paint. However, when I ran water over it, the safety backing peeled off. Go figure. :-(
09-23-1999, 09:19 PM
Daniel Smith carries the Paragona palettes. (They make two rectangles and two ovals, all but the large rectangle with a white vinyl backing.)
Pearl has a round one, from another manufacturer, with some sort of mixing guide printed on the back, along with the white vinyl. www.pearlpaint.com (http://www.pearlpaint.com)
10-03-1999, 03:51 PM
Interesting, Scott. You said if you let the paint dry, then it's the same. It seems to me that if you're going to peel paint, it has to be dry - but not completely dry. So what I understand is that to make use of this pallette's 'feature' you have to leave the paint on just long enough to half dry so you can peel it. That seems pretty useless since 1) if I were organized and neat, I'd clean the paint when it was wet and wouldn't need a peeling pallette, 2) each paint dries at a different rate so you'd never be able to 'peel' all the paint off.
Well, it was an interesting idea, anyway...
01-02-2000, 01:41 AM
For what this is worth. Years ago I used a large sheet of plate glass for a palette. When the paint was dry, you could use a razorblade scraper(found in any hardware store) to remove the paint quite easily.
Now I use a palette which I made for myself, to my measure. It is of furniture grade birch plywood, and I still miss the easy cleanup of the glass, but the lightness and closeness of the birch job works better for me.
01-03-2000, 06:57 PM
FYI, after checking the Daniel Smith site and finding they were out of the Paragona Glass Artist Palette, and having just received my Dick Blick 2000 catalog, thought I'd pass this info along. Blick has the product on page 283 for $11.29. If using a credit card, call 1-800-447-8192. I am sorry to see they have raised their free shipping level to $200 rather than the $100 it used to be. Oh well, it's getting easier and easier to drop $100 these days, isn't it? <G> Brownie/FL
01-18-2000, 03:32 AM
My palette is 15 years old. I'm a big fan of alternative art materials so when I found the Corningware hot panel I snatched it up. It's 14×20 inches, brilliant white, practically indestructible. A smear of paint immediately tells you how the color will look in varying thicknesses, and when paint dries it scrapes off with a utility blade just like it does off glass. All glass seems to have a green cast, even when painted white on the underside.
Bad news is the product is discontinued. You might find one at a flea market, though.
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01-18-2000, 04:39 PM
I use a paper tear of palette, I like the white surface, and relly love cleaning it http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
The only drawback would probably be painting outdoors and if a corner comes loose - I imagine all sorts of disasters including wind blowing wet palette onto the canvas http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/eek.gif
01-19-2000, 10:06 PM
I have that palette and I love it. It has a white backing to make for ease of color mixing. The weight and feel of it is also very pleasant. The paint doesn't exactly peel off, but all it takes is a couple of swipes with a razor blade. I made a sort of case for mine out of pieces of foamboard and some duct tape to protect it when it's in my pack. I absolutly recomend it!
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