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    Hi everyone. I have looked over the forums and the world wide web but still can't seem to get to a final conclusion so I am asking for peoples opinion here.

    I have had this little obsession with wet palettes since I came back to the hobby and I have been trying to perfect it. Have made some really nice boxes and found what I think is a great "sponge" in masterson' wet palette sponge.

    However the paper still baffels me. The paper we have in the danish stores is either with wax or silicone (there is also a type without but it crumbles when in contact with water).


    To figure out which one keeps the paint wet the longest I have tried pretty much every brand I could find and yesterday I went and bought a batch of P3 Wet palette paper - as the idea was to get some paper that behaved the way it is supposed to as a "control standard".

    However the p3 paper acted a bit like the Mastersons paper (which the paint floated into due to the thinner nature of minature acrylics). And I do not get the clear "droplets" you see when you google wet palettes.


    So here is my questions?

    - Do anyone know why this happens?
    - Also how do people prefer their wet palette? Do people prefer that it thins the paint or prefer the more "droplet" style that silicone paper gives?

    I would really like the cmon painters to give their 2c on this little obession of mine?

    P3 and Parchment paper from local store:


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    Mastersons Sta-Wet Pallette Paper (that has too large pores for miniature acrylics)
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    I just use standard baking/greaseproof paper.
    Lasts for weeks and is real cheap.
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    I use also use cheap baking paper (the stores own brand nonetheless) I find it doesn't turn the paint into droplets like I often see in Google searches unless I also add water to it, I tend to just add a bit of medium to the paint and a bit of water soaks in from underneath, I add more medium and less paint if I'm glazing. I have found though that it doesn't particularly keep the paint wet for extended periods (some articles I've read say it can stay wet for days) but it lasts more than long enough for me to work with and I tend not to put huge amounts at a time in, just enough for what I'm doing, after a week or two the paper starts to sort of fray which can lead to lumps in my paint but that's when I need to change the paper, it's only about £1-2 for a big roll of it that lasts months even when regularly changing it.

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    yep, plain old brown parchment paper from the grocery store for me too. Found it works the best for where i am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alowan View Post
    Mastersons Sta-Wet Pallette Paper (that has too large pores for miniature acrylics)
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    That looks like too much water too me.
    I used Masterson's without any problem, barring poor painting skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonsreach View Post
    That looks like too much water too me.
    I used Masterson's without any problem, barring poor painting skills.
    I use it too and when I need the paint that thin I use a palette with wells. A wet palette is not designed for paint the consistency of water.
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    If you read the instructions carefully it says you are supposed to empty out the non-absorbed water when you leave it sitting sealed up. It looks to me like the water has condensed onto the lid and the dripped down on your paint. Or, as DR has said, too much water.

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    I also use standard parchment/baking paper. I don't often leave my palette sealed overnight, because it the paint soaks up enough water through the parchment that it becomes too watered down to really use. Which means I have to remix the paint I was using anyway. It's better if I just want to seal it up and walk away for a few hours...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrookedEye View Post
    If you read the instructions carefully it says you are supposed to empty out the non-absorbed water when you leave it sitting sealed up. It looks to me like the water has condensed onto the lid and the dripped down on your paint. Or, as DR has said, too much water.

    I dont know if there is more than one type. But that is after like 20 secs with the amount of water specified on the instructions.

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