Re: Stay Wet Palette
Maybe scrape unwanted paint before it's dry with a plastic palette knife, and wipe the scrapings on a paper towel. Then the unwanted paint can dry, and be thrown away dry. (No need to wash wet or dry paint down the drain unnecesarily.) One advantage of the tear-off paper palette is that a sheet can be allowed to dry as is before disposal. And one sheet actually can last a while, and can be scraped with a plastic palette knife during use, although curling up is a problem, if kept in a plastic palette keeper box such as the Masterson box. The plastic overhead projecter sheets would solve that problem which would be very helpful. Thanks again for the tip.
Using a palette knife to scrape a single sheet of paper placed in a Masterson Painter's Pal box (yellow lid) is aided by adding a thin sheet of acrylic cut to size in the box under the paper, so the paper stays really flat. Dick Blick metal frames include such rigid-but-thin acrylic sheets, intended as glazing, which an Exacto knife cuts easily. As much as I like them, the Masterson boxes have weird curves and depressions related to the manufacturing process apparently, especially the largest-sized box. I wish the manufacturer would redesign the bottom of the largest box (blue or red lid) to be really flat and smooth.
The Holbein sprayer available many places, such as Dick Blick, is small and runs out of water quickly, but works well and produces a fine spray. So that's my two cents.