Friday, April 15, 2011

Tip # 1 :: Paint and Pages

Today I thought I'd share a little painting tip.  I have discovered a nifty way to store leftover paint.

When I'm using acrylic craft paint for a project, I use an empty plastic container as a water dish and the lid as a palette.

Then, when I'm finished, I dump the water and if there's extra paint left on the lid...
I just leave it right where it is...  and put the lid back on the container.

The paint should be ready for next time and if your container has a good seal, it can last for quite a while.  If there's a lot of extra paint on the lid, I'd recommend storing it upside down so that the paint won't drip down into the tub.

Another thing that I'd like to share is the brand new Charcoal & crayons Facebook page.
The link to it can be found in the sidebar as well as below.
We have some exciting projects in the works which I'll be sharing updates about on the page.
I'd love to see you there!

Thanks for dropping by.


  1. I'm your facebook fan. :) Love the tip! I have a lot of butter containers so that would be perfect. No wasted paint.

  2. Great tip and saves wasting a lot of paint. Thanks!

  3. Great tip! Great way to recycle those old containers, too. Thanks for sharing.


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