Keeping Your Acrylic Paint Wet
by Riley Geddings
(Carrollwood Village, Florida, USA)
There are expensive pallets you can buy -
there are pallets you can make using wet kitchen paper towels on a small tray under a pane of glass (which works quite well).
I have devised another very simple way that works well for me. I buy coffee in a 2-pound plastic container which has a round, plastic, shallow top. I also buy some inexpensive kitchen paper towels.
Stack the towels about 6 or 8 at a time, place the round top on the stack of towels and draw a circle around the plastic lid. Then it is real easy to cut the towels with scissors and make yourself a goodly supply of these round towels.
As needed, place a couple round towels into the plastic lid and wet it. You will find that the paint will stay wet for a long time (if not, give them a spray with water) and the paper is strong enough to withstand mixing with your brushes. It is also light-weight and easy to hold close to your work if need be !
Give it a try - it is cheap and easy !