A piece of plastic wrap (you can find inexpensive brands) over the soaked
paper towel also hastens the drying-out time.
I use this system over Styrofoam plates (for acrylic) and also the plastic
well stays (for tempera)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Schwab" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: what to mix paint on
> I like to use the hinged Styrofoam containers that have a closable top. I
> get these from a supply house that caters to restaurants and caterers.
> They are useful to keep acrylic from drying out. when you are finished
> the day soak a paper towel in water and lay it over the bottom piece cover
> and push the tab in on the top. The moist paper towel will dry slowly
> keeping the acrylic moist as well. This has worked over a weekend.
> Ken Schwab