Monday, 17 August 2015
A Galaxy In Flames Tutorial: Making a wet palette in 5 minutes.
My old wet palette. I constructed it when I was working on Horus in order to get my wet blending done. So, as I peel yet another old dry piece of paint soaked paper off, I thought I'd talk about making these things.
Wet palettes are used so that paint doesn't go off on the palette, it's an excellent way to blend paints whilst you're working on a miniature, rather than chasing your tail trying to blend new colours constantly.
I used a few of the old blister pack foams, and I placed them into an old Citadel Basing container. Nothing crazy here, just make the foam pretty much form fit the case. The foam looks bad, but it's just stained. By washing the palette after use you can stop the paint sinking into the foam and hardening it.
Next, I cut some paper towel. Just a single piece of paper, cut to size and tested.
After that, simply pour some water in, making sure it isn't soaked to the bone. Pour any excess water out.
Simple as simple gets. When you go to use it, simply adjust the wetness to suit your style.