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RE: keeping acrylic paint


From: Freeland, Susan (FREELAS_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue May 07 2002 - 05:23:22 PDT

I use plastic picnic plates with the blue saran wrap toppers...they look
like shower caps...these are reuseable. The pink ones work but are a little
big. If the students put their name on a piece of tape on the bottom then
they can reuse the palette and I can ask them if they are finished with it
when they forget to wash it off.

-----Original Message-----
From: linda eastman []
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 7:09 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: keeping acrylic paint

this must be the ultimate in cheap but it works for a few days. i give the
kids cheap paper plates to use for palettes. if they've used all their paint
they just put the palette in the drying rack for use the next day. if we
want to save the paint, i lay a piece of plastic wrap on top.
linda in michigan. i'd love to know if anyone has solved the problem of
keeping the pumps for gallon jugs of chromacryll from getting plugged up.
linda in michigan

on 4/27/02 1:20 AM, Caryl Dahn at wrote:

> Does anyone have a good idea for keeping acrylic paint from one day
> to the next for a painting class? I tried the plastic paint palettes
> with lids. They are not working very well for us. Tend to dry out.
> I have some larger covered palettes but they are expensive. Is there
> a creative alternative that is not expensive. I am anxious to hear
> of any ideas.