Jump to content

Help! There is something wrong with my wet palette!


knarthex
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 78
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

In my that happens because it is drying up, starting by the edges. Get some little water dropped on the borders, or soak the sponge a bit more, it might be too dry. 

 

If the paper is Reynolds, for example, it is strong enough to kinda "float" on top of a thin film of water without allowing water through in an amount that would dillute the paint further.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I found another use for those Masterson palette papers. Took some craft paints, big brushes and sponges...and made my own photo backgrounds.

 

I've all but given up on wet palettes. They don't play well with the AC, paint's still drying up faster than I can use them. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I agree with Willen.   I actually use folded up papertowel below the parchment and keep it very wet .. to the point there is free water rolling around the bottom of the tray.  This keeps everything moist.   I suspect the sponge is just going dry around the edges.

Edited by robinh
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Keep in mind the light source you are using. When I first started with a wet palette I had the same issue with drying at the edges. It was caused by the desk lamp I was using that threw out enough heat to dry the palette gradually. When I switched lamps the issue went away.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The paper will expand slightly when it becomes saturated, so make sure to take that into account when cutting your paper.  I aim for about a 2cm border, which makes the paper slightly smaller than the sponge, which seems to help with drying out/edges lifting up.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The paper will expand slightly when it becomes saturated, so make sure to take that into account when cutting your paper.  I aim for about a 2cm border, which makes the paper slightly smaller than the sponge, which seems to help with drying out/edges lifting up.

Thanks! I'll remember that when I change it!

 

8)

George

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The paper will expand slightly when it becomes saturated, so make sure to take that into account when cutting your paper.  I aim for about a 2cm border, which makes the paper slightly smaller than the sponge, which seems to help with drying out/edges lifting up.

I remember my own Sta-wet sponge was too wide for the container by about 1 cm *before* it got filled with water. And the paper sheet itself too barely fit in.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

The paper will expand slightly when it becomes saturated, so make sure to take that into account when cutting your paper.  I aim for about a 2cm border, which makes the paper slightly smaller than the sponge, which seems to help with drying out/edges lifting up.

I remember my own Sta-wet sponge was too wide for the container by about 1 cm *before* it got filled with water. And the paper sheet itself too barely fit in.

 

This is exactly my experience!

Digging it so far though!

 

8)

George

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...