COOL TOOLS – Spinning Palette

Isn’t this the coolest???  I found this awesome spinning palette a few years ago and my heart actually started racing when I first saw it on Gina Armfield Rossi’s blog. I keep many watercolor palettes – but this one . . . oh my!  Finally a palette with all of my favorite watercolors that could sit on the table in my studio!

The best part of this palette is that it SPINS!  The palette sits on a base with ball-bearings so it glides easily with just a touch!  I squirted my watercolors into the wells then labeled each one.  You could also just drop half pans into the wells so you can change them easily.  I created a swatch on watercolor paper to keep handy while I work.  The mixing tray in the middle pops out for cleaning, plus there are two extras!  This is a dream tool, if you ask me!

These palettes are sold in several sizes – mine holds 85 colors!  You can find them here at Robax Engineering. Disclaimer:  I don’t receiving anything from Robax for recommending this product . . . just spreading the love!

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  1. Mary W

    This is like eye candy for me. Although I would love this so much – even just to look at each morning to see potential spinning around in front of my half awake eyes, I am limited to about 12 square inches of space to create. So unless I win the lottery to build a studio, I will settle just being glad you have this incredibly happy palette to inspire you every day and then, ultimately to inspire me with your creations!

  2. Julie K

    Hi Lorraine – How do you stop the paints from drying out when you are not using them? Do you cover them with cling wrap or something? 🎨

    1. Lorraine Bell

      Hi Julie! That’s a great question! These are watercolors, so to use them once they are dry, you simply spray and wet them – the color is reconstituted instantly. You can keep the indefinitely.

  3. Jill Adamy

    OMG look at that palette!!! I too am having a racing heart beat while looking at it! But alas, I’ve promised myself to use what I have in my watercolor pans before ever buying something new… so I’m stuck… for now.

    1. Lorraine Bell

      Haha! I know Jill. I shouldn’t have done it either . . . but I just had to! lol!

  4. Marie-Josée Trudel

    Hello Lorraine! I need to know if the paints stay wet in the robax. I am near to receive mine! Thank you for your answer..

    1. Lorraine Bell Author

      Hi Marie-Josee,
      The Robax is best for watercolor paints and not designed for acrylic or oils. Whenever I get ready to use them, I just spritz them with water and they activate so I can paint away! I hope that helps!

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