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I used a sharpie to draw a numbered grid on the wax paper/parchment paper before I inserted it into my wet palette. It has been extremely useful. I found that the pigments would separate after a day or so and I would lose track of what colors were on my palette.  Now I use a little notebook and keep notes. This is helpful if you think the paint may be useful across multiple minis.

 

Anyways, just a small little hack.

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I just have the in use bottles out on the table. Too much wasted space in a grid arrangement for me. I reuse the palette for a long time but never had a need for labeling it personally. But if it helps ya, go for it. Not hurting anything!

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22 hours ago, TGP said:

I just acquired some parchment paper (Reynolds brand) that has a pre-printed grid!  >> Wonders why bakers want that... <<

 

If that's the pre-cut stuff, be careful - I've found it to be thinner than the rolls, and it can tear easily after a day or so - especially when remixing paint.

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2 hours ago, IgwanaRob said:

If that's the pre-cut stuff, be careful - I've found it to be thinner than the rolls, and it can tear easily after a day or so - especially when remixing paint.

 

Would using two layers of it help?

I am not sure if it is “the pre-cut stuff” or not. It is the packaged in a rectilinear box stuff. Why on earth would Reynolds bother having two thicknesses?

 

Maybe I will just save it for its On-Label use. :upside:

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2 hours ago, TGP said:

 

Would using two layers of it help?

I am not sure if it is “the pre-cut stuff” or not. It is the packaged in a rectilinear box stuff. Why on earth would Reynolds bother having two thicknesses?

 

Maybe I will just save it for its On-Label use. :upside:

 

I have stuff that is pre-cut to fit a baking sheet without guessing, I haven't noticed much difference but I've only recently gotten back into using the wet palette.

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Here's what I do to plan and then track colors I use:

 

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This is a WIP.  Since I paint over a white primer, I use a notebook with white pages to see how the paint will look over the primer and after it has dried.  When I choose the final colors, I'll circle the ones I've chosen and annotate if they are the base or a shadow or a hilite.  I'll probably have 2-3 pages for each project.  I'll build another page using only the final colors.  I can go back and specifically recreate each color I've use.

 

Then, later, I can run though my notes and pick colors without the exhaustive work I've done before.  But I'll still build a series of pages for each project.

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