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"Wash" palettes

Squeezing out dabs of paint onto a smooth, flat palette is fine when you're using thick paint, but what about "washes," where liquidy-thin coats of paint are required for subtle weathering and highlighting effects?

And how about if you need to mix several different color washes at the same time?

Here's a neat trick:

Get a large lid from a margarine container, lay it upside down, and rough up the surface with 200-grit sandpaper, then glue soft-drink bottle caps to the lid with five-minute epoxy. (The "sanding" step is required so the epoxy will stick to the slick plastic lid.)

Mix the washes in the soda cap with no fear of spillage, and rinse the whole thing out when you're done, so it's ready for next time.

- Bryan McCallum

Ken: Bryan comes through with another quick & simple tip - our favorite kind!

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