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animal
11-14-2000, 01:08 AM
I have a plastic palette(for watercolours??)and was wondering if plastic palettes will work in acrylics? If not what kind of palette should i buy for acrylics?

Rod
11-14-2000, 02:08 AM
Hi Animal,
For acrylics you need a stay wet palette,
have a look in the studio tips forum , there are instructions to make yopur own,
Rod

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Rod
11-14-2000, 03:36 AM
Heres the url for the stay wet palette,
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/Forum9/HTML/000072.html
Rod

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CarlyHardy
11-14-2000, 04:35 PM
Animal, you might like to try out a piece of clear glass for a palette. Then tape a piece of neutral color (lt gray or gray/beige) paper behind the glass. This will give you a better idea of values when you are mixing your acrylics. (this works well with oils too.)

I used the sta-wet palette for awhile but really didn't find that I liked it. Keeping a mist sprayer handy was a better solution to the faster drying acrylics. I've also used a flat masonite type palette, a plastic baby wipes container (in a pinch), wax paper laid over damp paper towels will work...

You have several options...and the way you paint/ how fast you paint/ if you want to save colors...will all be factors that will influence your final decision.
carly