As I reordered some supplies the other day, I thought it would make interesting blog posts to show you some of my favorite tools and paint-making hacks as I run across them. This one is tiny jars. I love these little jars for holding paint in the refrigerator or to store dry pigments.
When I make a batch of paint I pour them into tiny ice cube trays. When the paint evaporates and dries out some, I’ll add more. I keep doing this until I can’t add anymore. Then I let it finish drying all the way through. While waiting to make the successive pours, I keep my paint in these tiny jars in the refrigerator.
Some of the tiny jars have hexagonal sides. That makes it harder to label them if you’re using a marker, but really doesn’t matter if you’re using a sticker instead. Usually I do use stickers. But I prefer these with the smooth sides, so it’s easy to label them with a marker. Then it’s easy to wash off the marks so I can use them again for a new color later. If the paint color is dark, though, you’ll have to use a sticker or write on the lid instead.
Tiny Jars Size and Cost
They’re about 2″ tall and a little less than 2″ diameter. The volume is 1.5 oz. For a pack of 24 it was about $24.00. I wash and re-use these time and time again, unless I’m using them to package dry pigments for sale.
Anyway, that’s today’s little plug for tiny jars. I get mine from Amazon but I’m sure you can find them other places online. I’ve never seen them locally, although there are small jars at stores like Hobby Lobby sometimes.
You can see the list of other tools I use in my paint-making process by going to my Tools of the Paint-Making Trade post.