Monday, May 24, 2010

Tip: Watercolor Tube Storage Solution

My sister hipped me to this awesome tip, so I thought I would share it with everyone on the blogosphere.  Where and how do you store your tubes of watercolor paint?  I just store mine in a quart-sized Ziplock bag...

But, Staples (you know--the guys with the "Easy" button...) sells a plastic box with a snap closure that's intended to store 3" x 5" index cards.  However, It holds watercolor tubes perfectly!  The index-card-storage boxes come in a translucent white (shown above) and also colors.  Cost: about $1.50 USD.  I haven't been able to find them on their website, but they are available in stores.

This little plastic box offers a rigid storage solution that's perfect for traveling with your tubes of paint, helping to prevent crushed tubes and consequent messes.  Let me know if this tip works out for you!