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Painting tip: new way to use a straw.
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Posted: Friday, March 26, 2010 - 01:42 AM UTC
Howdy all.

The other day I figured out a way to take a bit of irritation out of my painting process. Sometimes I just want a little paint to mix in my paint palette or do a touch up with my airbrush.

Pouring the paint just results in a mess and using pipettes works but then you have to clean them out.

My solution is to take a drinking straw... (free if you grab them from a fast food place) and cut it int 2 or 3 pieces, then slice the pieces in half down the length until you have a couple of half tubes.

I then use these to dip the paint out of the bottle and put on the palette or in my airbrush.... then just toss the bit of straw when your done.. easy and mess free. This works great when you just want a little bit of paint.

I know some people just use a straw and hold their thumb over the open end and that works, but for me my method gives you better control of the amount of paint.