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RE: Liquid Concentrated Watercolor


From: Alix Peshette (apeshet_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Feb 22 2004 - 12:46:27 PST

I've used plastic condiment containers with lids that I buy at restaurant supply stores like "Smart and Final" (California). In fact, I used to purchase a ton of my consumable art supplies from that store. We even used the square tops of foam food boxes (like the take home stuff) as print-making plates for the lower grades. You just press in a design with a pencil tip.

-Alix E. Peshette
Technology Coordinator
Emerson Junior High School
Davis, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: dkj []
Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2004 11:28 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Liquid Concentrated Watercolor

I like the idea of the tea light candleholders. Tipping over becomes a
non-issue, then! I've approached this problem by using yogurt containers
that fit 6 to a little open-top plastic container I have bunches of. One
brush to a cup to help keep colors clean. This year I've used a paint
container from Nasco that little condiment cups fit in, but brushes can't
stand in the cups. The first method works best for younger students, who
aren't then so tempted to go puddle-jumping through all the paint cups with
one brush. The second works best when I want to use more colors. I like
using the liquid watercolors with the younger students because they get
strong, bright color without having to be good at mixing it. Recycled paint
(maybe just purple), seems to eventually go bad and smells awful... I
recycle the old paint into an old bottle and don't pour used paint back into
the original new bottle. The second is that the yellow invariably turns
orange or green or worse... I try to pour less of the yellow even if I have
to refill. You can order yellow separately from Discount School Supply; it's
great to have extra on hand. On a cart maybe you could try the yogurt cups
which are very deep compared to the condiment cups or tea light holders and
it would be easier to control spillage? And maybe, as Jan suggested,
projects that only require distributing one or two colors.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Hillmer, Jan" <>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2004 7:27 PM
Subject: RE: Liquid Concentrated Watercolor

> I have some and use them for calligraphy - I bought some tea light
candleholders at the dollar store - heavy glass, tiny dish, along with a
funnel. Poured the excess at the end of class into a small container to
reuse. Not much waste.
> The Liquid Watercolors are also good when the project only calls for a
single color - like a crayon resist where the paint is for the sky....
> Jan


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