This entry was originally posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Sometimes when you get a brand new beautiful palette, the surface will be so slick that the paint beads up.
When it does this, it is hard to see what color you are mixing or if the consistency is what you want.
If this happens, what you need to do is roughen up that palette a bit.
Use a Scotch Brite sponge or some sandpaper and rub it over the surface to give it some texture.
Now the paint will catch in the grooves instead of beading up so much.
And you can see what color and consistency it is.