Filling Palette Pans
I want to share my favorite tips on filling the Pocket Palette pans with watercolor. While I offer some palettes complete with paint, it’s handy to know how to fill your own! I made a short video demonstration that I hope you enjoy. Please let me know if you have any questions!
Ps. I only add a micro-drop of glycerine to paints that I know dry extra brittle. Too much can create sticky paint.
14 Responses to “Filling Palette Pans”
Thanks for the video. Very useful. I love your pocket palettes!
So glad you found it helpful!
I love the glycerin tip it’s so helpful thanks!
Thanks for this very helpful video. Great to watch you coaxing the paint into the pans; and that dot of glycerine was a brilliant idea that only seems obvious now you’ve shown me. I love the new black demi palettes, too — ideal for my daily routine.
So glad it was helpful! That little dot of glycerine can make a difference. :) Happy sketching!
Thank you so much for the tips! I will try them on my new Demi Palette!
You are so welcome, glad to help!
Great tips, Maria and I love your hello kitty bandaid :)
I also use a bar magnet to hold the pan for those days when I’m all thumbs!
Great idea to use a bar magnet, thanks, Lisa!
Very helpful especially about the glycerin. Have you added new paint on top of old paint? Would you recommend it? Or wash the old paint out and refill with new paint?
Hi Marlene, if it’s the same color, I usually just top off the pans with the old paint. I think it’s best to use all of it possible! 😊
Love all your videos! To the point with out a ton of yaking! Very helpful.
Hi Maria! I just bought my second palette. The first is still empty and this last one is the tiny Pacific NW Palette. I then watched this post’s video and was wondering (I´m probably the 1000th person to ask you this): wouldn´t it be possible (and profitable to you) to sell filled up pans?
I would love to experiment some combinations of your palettes, specially in my empty one. Then, when I fell in love with a particular palette I would buy tubes of those colors from manufacturers. Any reason not to offer them, since you already have to fill them for the palettes?
Thanks for your suggestion, Mauro! We’re not offering paint-filled pans individually at this time, but you might enjoy trying a Daniel Smith dot sheets, it’s as a nice opportunity to test out other colors at home.