I've heard of a 'wet pallet ' but had no idea what it was till I saw a video on You Tube explaining it , it's a method for stopping your acrylic paint drying out and even keeping it moist over several weeks ! . Now we know how quickly acrylic paint dries out on a ordinary pallet and I find I have to keep topping up my paint over a painting session several times and I probably waste as much paint as I use . So I thought I must have a go at this - you can buy 'wet pallets' from the art/craft bit of EBay but they are rather large and quite expensive , on the video the chap makes one out of a Tupperware box , kitchen roll and some baking parchment . I couldn't find baking parchment at my local supermarket , so I ordered a 'wet pallet' refill from EBay for about £4 which has some of the absorbent paper and parchment . I pinched a small Tupperware tub from out camping equipment (hopefully my wife will not notice ) cut the sheets to size added some water to soak into the bottom layer - tipped out the excess and laid the parchment paper on top , I them added my blobs of paint as above .
When your finished you fit the airtight lid and I'm reliably informed the paint remains usable - you top up the water now and again . The figures are 10mm AWI Hessians for scale , I will report back how this experiment works . The video is -