For many many month I wanted to order the Peerless Watercolors – always asking myself “Do I REALLY (I mean REALLY) need them?” … well – I finally decided I DO need them and gave in. I placed my order with Peerless in the US and 2 weeks later my package arrived – YAY – right in time for Summer – because that was the main reason why I did decide that I indeed need them – I just love the fact that they are flat and lightweight – and you can easily take them along with you to draw & paint outside in the Garden, on Vacation, at the Beach – wherever you want.
I saw on Pinterest that somebody glued small snipets of the Watercolors directly into the front Cover of their ArtJournal so you always have your Color Pallette with you and LOVED that Idea. I was thinking about the best Way for me to create my own “Pallette 2 Go” and finally had the perfect idea (well – for me *lol*) – I used an old Photo-Leporello-Book – altered it from the outside to make it look a little more artsy – glued in 2 sheets of acetate (overhead Foil) to the Inside (so the Colors will not transfer to eachother when you close the Book) and you can also use the Acetate sheet as a mixing Pallette – then whipe any excess off with a papertowel before closing it.
Then I used my 1 Inch Punch to punch out small squared of each & every color (which took me a while with over 60 different colors) – sorted them by color (which wasn’t that easy since the color of the paper of course doesn’t match the color you get when using it – so I had to swatch each of them – then note down each name – then sort them – then I created a Grid with the Color-Names on the PC – printed it out – and finally assembled everything – glued in the punched squares and swatched each color underneath the square. It took me about 4 hours from start to finish BUT it was so worth the time because I really LOVE my portable “Peerless Watercolor Pallette-Book 2 Go”
Already took it to the Lake and to the Garden with me – just the Pallette, 2 Aqua-Brushes and my Artjournal – and you’re ready to go. Love that – so easy!!! And Besides that fact I truly ADORE the colors – they are so high pigmented, vibrant and lovely – you really want to dive in right away …! So if you – like me – wondered if you really need them … I can absolutely recomment them – they’re heaven on a small piece of paper
My finished “Pallette 2 Go” … LOVE IT :)