|Collecting together the almost empty pans and half pans
|Using washing-up liquid to clean the empty boxes
|Using tubes of professional watercolours to top up the cleaned pans
|Carefully squeeze the paint into the half pan.
|I tried to fill two of each colour so as to have identical palettes both for the studio and on location.
I then left them to dry out for five days.
After drying, the colours sank slightly so will remember to top up a bit more next time.
|I took the opportunity to redo the Blutac layer in my smaller tin which means that I can keep 24 colours in there.
It's a tip from USk instructor Liz Steel.
|Cut the Blutac (or similar) to roughly the correct size.
|Spread out to fill the bottom of the tin
|Start adding the half pans, pressing down slightly so they stick in the Blutac
I was inspired by Suhita Shirodkar and Teoh Yi Chie to try out this method. It's only the second time I've tried it - the first time I didn't let the paint dry enough and you can imagine the result!
I think it's a cheaper way of buying paint and relatively easy to do.