ACRYLICS: DIY Stay-Wet Palette — Keep Your Acrylic Paints From Drying Out! | Aga K | Skillshare

ACRYLICS: DIY Stay-Wet Palette — Keep Your Acrylic Paints From Drying Out!

Aga K, I create and teach @amazingjourneyart

ACRYLICS: DIY Stay-Wet Palette — Keep Your Acrylic Paints From Drying Out!

Aga K, I create and teach @amazingjourneyart

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3 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Trailer

    • 2. Introduction

    • 3. DIY: Stay-Wet Palette

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About This Class

My other classes in acrylics:

How to Get Inspired and Find Painting Ideas

Acrylic Painting for Beginners Step by Step


Happy creating! :)


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Aga K

I create and teach @amazingjourneyart


Hi! I'm Aga. A free spirit, a self-taught artist, a painter of imagined worlds (my favorite media are acrylics and watercolors). But before I started this imaginative adventure I was a scientist for many years - working at a university; researching new medicines to help people improve their lives and helping teach students.

I've always loved to share my skills and knowledge with others... and, having been once a university tutor, I was trained how to make complicated things easy to understand. Seeing others make progress is fun for me! It's rewarding to inspire, to motivate... and people tell me my passion's contagious.

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1. Trailer: 2. Introduction: uh, the thing with acrylics is that they drive fast. On the one hand, this is something beneficial because you can work fairly fast with your paintings. You don't have to wait long times between applying new layers of color on cannabis. But this fast trying feature is also disadvantage because once the pain drives on your palate, it becomes useless than very difficult to remove from a surface. So if you think of getting a good pull it, the best would be something disposable that don't require cleaning. I used earlier paper plates and plastic covers of different food containers like ice cream or yogurt. I could simply throw them away after work without a PT, but that was before I discovered something much better. A stay wet palette, which has two benefits, keeps your pains fresh for a long time. Class doesn't require cleaning. You can fight such items in art supply stores. You can also make a stay wet palette by yourself, using commonly a viable products. In the next lesson, I will tell you how to do it. Uh, 3. DIY: Stay-Wet Palette: uh, as promised. Here is the recipe for your arm. Stay wet palette. First, you have to get these materials a shallow tray. Observant kitchen sponges, which you should place in the trace so that the whole bottom is covered. Then grease proof paper or baking parchment. Crop it to fit the size of the kree. Additionally, you can add a layer of what a color paper between sponge and grease proof paper. Once you have everything set on place, pour water into the tray and let the layer so completely. I used what a color paper for two reasons. First, it makes the palette surface look uniform. Without it, the color of sponges may show through the grease proof paper. Second, what a color paper gives better than a sponge. Stiffer support, which prevents the dedicate baking piper from tearing when pressed harder with a brush next 40 excess of water off. Here is another example of a ballot I did. It's smaller and very handed as a trade I used here a plastic cover of food books. - Now you can apply your credit colors. The sponge will be providing moisture and prevent your pains from drying out on the other hand, the super absorbent properties of this punch. Don't let too much water get into your pants and dilute them. Once you finish your work, you can see on the palate with that. Has it foil to prevent water evaporation. This way, you can keep your pants and thready color mixtures fresh for many days if you don't want to preserve the pants, though, just removed the top layer and replies it with a new sheet of a baking paper. The politest ready for new colors? Uh uh, the young, young, young, young, young, young, young young.