When it comes to watercolor, paint swatches are an invaluable resource. Husband jokingly refers to it as "painting squares," but creating watercolor paint chips is a great way to learn about paints, pigments, and colors.
For a long time, I kept a watercolor swatch book. This was a fine way to organize things, but over time, my swatch sketchbooks grew into an eyebrow-raising collection. Not only that, I often like to test the same color on various papers, and there's no decent way to attach these additional swatches within the pages. (Stapler? Glue stick? Scotch tape? Yeah no.)
I've seen beautiful swatch binder systems with paint chips organized in extremely pleasing patterns, but my chaotic brain would go crazy with the slots. I imagined myself spending hours moving and rearranging the cards every time I wanted to add or remove a color. Yeah no.
I finally decided to go with the KISS system, which means painting swatches on individual cards and then organizing the paint chips in an easily removable and rearrangeable manner. It suits me, and it may suit you also!Read More