I recently purchased a first aid kit for our car, and in the process, I accidentally stumbled across a nifty watercolor palette idea. I was also able to find several more of these compact kits at the dollar store. Not only is this container the perfect size for an 18-color watercolor palette, but it's also great for storing extra pans. Plus, it only cost a buck, is lightweight, compact, and highly portable.
You can read the FB post about this palette here. Pictured below is the original container alongside the repurposed palette filled with 18 Schmincke full pans and my chosen watercolors. The top isn't the best mixing surface, so I keep it at my desk where I already have a porcelain mixing plate.
I’m a minimalist at heart, so I really had no idea how to stock an 18-color palette. However, I quickly realized that I was having way too much fun filling all these pans. Below, are the colors that I finally settled on— at least for now! Color is so much fun, and I enjoy experimenting and discovering new color techniques.Read More