Using the Mona’s Smile paper palette feels pretty much like using a traditional wooden palette. Just because it is made of paper doesn’t mean it will be floppy and impractical. The hard boxboard back keeps the palette rigid. And, the curved lower edge and thumbhole cut-out ensures it is super comfortable to hold and work with.
The Mona’s Smile paper palette is a standard 9x12 inches in size - that is about 23x30.5cm and roughly 2cm thick.
Inside the pad you will find 40 sheets of wax coated paper. Each sheet is a sturdy 60gsm in weight. So you aren’t going to get any pesky bleed through of wet media.
No matter what type of paint you are working with, this palette will do the job. Acrylics, gouache, oils or watercolours can all be used. It is easy to see the proper colours of thin or transparent paints, as the palette is white.
The Mona’s Smile paper palette is sturdy enough to be a good mixing surface. Take to it with whatever tools you choose. Paint brushes, colour shapers and palette knives can all be used. You can mix even the thickest paints on these sheets without any worry.
Once you are done, simply tear off the paper and dispose of it. A new clean palette surface is revealed and ready to go instantly. The sheets are bonded with glue at the top and easy to tear off, just like a regular paper pad.
Do you like to get out in nature and paint en plein-air? This palette pad is perfect for use outdoors. No need to worry about clean up or transporting a messy palette back home once you are done.
For the same reason it is also great for use in art classes or when you are travelling. Just tear off the palette sheet, fold it up and throw it away. We promise you will find this just as convenient even when working in the studio or at home.
Importantly, no washing up also means no paint going down the drain.
Waste not, want not. Just because you can easily throw each sheet away, doesn’t mean you have to.
Sometimes some unexpected magic emerges on the palette itself, or you make a particularly well mixed set of colours. Now you can easily keep it for reference. Write a note or two on what you mixed, so you can reproduce the colours quickly later.
If you are a crafter who makes cards or collages, your palettes can make an expectedly rich source of textures and colour to add to your projects. Let them dry, then cut them up for your future projects. Used palettes can also make an amazing resource for scrapbooking.
Peeled off thick paint can even be used on new canvases or decorative projects.
Children can also keep their palettes and use them in new craft projects. Pin the used palettes to a wall to dry, then throw them into a craft box. Encourage kids to experiment and see what they can make out of them at a later date.
Even if you use a traditional timber palette, grab some brilliant Mona’s Smile paper palettes to keep on hand for when you are on the move or need to quickly work on a study. For short sessions of experimentation, they are just the thing.
Artists, crafters and hobbyists will all find these ergonomic palette pads convenient and useful.
The Mona’s Smile paper palette fits beautifully into the Van Gogh’s Ear Woodshed box easel. You will still have room for some paints, a drawing pad, a couple of small canvases and your paintbrushes. Altogether this is the perfect transportable kit that will have you ready and enthusiastic about art sessions no matter where you are.
9 x 12 inches (23 x 30.5cm x 2cm thick)
40 sheets of wax coated paper
They say that a journey begins with the first step. And it could also be said that a functional artist kit begins with the Mona’s Smile Paper Palette Pad. The absolute “No mess, no fuss” palette that allows the artist to tear off the previous colour choices and start afresh with new ones. No scraping, no medium build-up, and no delay.
The Mona’s Smile Paper Palette is 23x30.5cm (9x12 inches) in size and roughly 2cm thick. These are the perfect dimensions to allow the artist to hold it for long periods without discomfort. The pad consists of 40 sheets of wax coated paper, 60gsm in weight. It is this combination of impermeability and thickness that stops any bleed through of wet medium in its tracks. The Mona’s Smile paper palette has a hard boxboard back that makes the palette rigid and easy to hold. There is a thumb hole cut in the bottom of the palette, making it very similar in feel and look of a traditional wooden palette. Each of the 40 sheets is glue-bound at the top of the pad for effortless tearing and quick disposal.
Paper palettes were developed by artists for artists. Having a tear-away medium mixing surface is perfect when a quick change from warm tones to cool ones is needed. Every artist has experienced that dreaded colour blend moment when everything on the palette has accidentally turned brown. In one instant, the paper palette disposes of the evidence, and you will be able to begin your colour selection all over again.
The Mona’s Smile disposable palette is great to use with acrylic, gouache, oils, and watercolour paint. The paper provides an excellent mixing surface: Paint brushes, colour shapers, and palette knives can be used to move the medium from the palette and onto the canvas. It’s great for the studio and very convenient for art classes. En plein-air painting (painting outdoors) is made pleasurable and convenient when you pack a Mona’s Smile Paper Palette. Simply tear off the sheet once you have finished using it, fold it up, and dispose of it when you get home. No more paint down the drain and colouring the sinks!
The 9x12 inch Mona’s Smile Paper Palette fits beautifully into the Van Gogh’s Ear Woodshed Box and Easel. In fact, all your paints, drawing pads, small canvases, and paint brushes will fit into this convenient, transportable box set. By choosing materials, equipment, and tools designed by Australian artists Nicole Baker and Jessica Skye Baker, you are supporting the vibrant and independent national art and crafts sector and becoming a part of our art-loving community.