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Old 08-17-2019, 03:02 PM
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Expeditionary art sells the different sized "make-up" pans in empty so you can always buy some other sizes, fill them yourself and change the configuration in the case. If you buy pre-filled she uses Daniel Smith.

I went on a spending spree -a whopping $10.00- years ago and bought several different styles of makeup tins from the dollar store. I washed out all the contents, and have been using them ever since. They hold enough paint, but not so much I'll cry rivers if I lose one, they don't hot sitting in the sun, the little compartments are usually a single size, but in some cases there are combo of sizes if you want to bring more of a few pigments.

I love the antique Reeves box I bought on eBay, too. But I don't want to carry it around! I also spent $$$ on some other stuff over time, but to be perfectly honest the makeup compacts are my faves for taking with me anywhere.

Bonus points: paint the outside white with acrylics, then paint a favorite subject on the outter lid to distinguish one palette from another and make them 100% your very own.
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@ronsu18 why don’t you try water bottle tops? No need to visit the hardware store.

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yes it is a bottle cap on the left. that's the scale in question. very appropriate scale for my wc skills and besides, hardware stores are the only fun place here. 😊
writing that i just recalled having seen perfume in one of them, wasn't looking for make up so if there was any, it would not have registered. suddenly feeling very hopeful.
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Re: palette addicts

I don't know what's been presented in the other 277 pages of this very long thread , but I thought I might point out this ingenious little palette box made from the Altoids small tin. The information about how to make it is in the thread, and further down in the thread is the information about how she eventually painted the inside of the lid white. There is info about other gear to go with it.

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thank you for that link Catspeare! good ol' sculpey, didn't think of it, it's been years and would have thought it too porous for liquids. i think i tossed a perfect amount of leftover silicone just recently. curse.

it was also good to read about the problem with the lid rusting, should be easy enough to avoid with a minute slit and a piece of tape through it for easy lifting up and cleaning.

a tip about tightly closing boxes, pans and spray bottles:
https://www.muji.com
go to the travel section. they don't look much but the quality is excellent, prices are wonderful, and i can't rave enough about the spray bottles. they come in all sizes and the spray is absolutely perfect. the smallest holds like a spoonful of liquid.
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Re: palette addicts

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I don't know what's been presented in the other 277 pages of this very long thread , but I thought I might point out this ingenious little palette box made from the Altoids small tin. The information about how to make it is in the thread, and further down in the thread is the information about how she eventually painted the inside of the lid white. There is info about other gear to go with it.

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That stuff is VERY heavy. I made an Altoid box, but it weighed too much to carry around.
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Re: palette addicts

there are many different varieties of polymer clay, air drying but also superlight, for jewellery etc. maybe you had the basic variety? i could be wrong but it might be the best clay for durability, for things that will get knocked over, with protruding parts, fine detail. we sculpted maquette skins at school and i seem to recall the teacher saying to get the good stuff and not bother with anything else. there should be a huge community for the stuff, lots of info online.
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a tip about tightly closing boxes, pans and spray bottles:
https://www.muji.com
go to the travel section. they don't look much but the quality is excellent, prices are wonderful, and i can't rave enough about the spray bottles. they come in all sizes and the spray is absolutely perfect. the smallest holds like a spoonful of liquid.
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Ah, MUJI! I went to the site once and bought some nice, small ceramic trays, large and small, I thought would be great for mixing when I travel. And a fountain pen that I find I really like.

Did anyone see this pen case? Looks like the Expeditionary Art cases only bigger. I'm going to get one for the "makeup" pans that I have.
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none of those are familiar and all look inspiring, especially the pen. i haven't figured out the two scratchy tips i own. plus i could really use a sushi plate or three, constantly running out of mixing space w just nine colors.
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