Wednesday, November 9, 2011
"Butchering Paint Tubes"
Today I finally broke down and butchered my four "empty" paint tubes. Over the past few months, I had wrung them all the way to the shoulder, and squeezed all the paint I could get from them. Looking at the tubes here, you can see I had even squeezed up the shoulder of the tubes before beginning this process. Today I decided to dissect them and scoop out the remaining paint from the shoulders. David Darrow taught me this little trick, using an exacto knife to slice at the shoulder and small palette knife to scoop the paint out. You can see the Cadmium Yellow Light is still in the tube, and the others are all scooped out.
Utrecht, and you can see it's quite a substantial amount of paint saved. Don't worry, I ordered replacement tubes over a month ago. I NEVER run out of paint!
Posted by Debra Bryant at 2:46 PM