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These porcelain enameled metal trays have a convex center so water runs to the edges, making them the perfect palettes for dry brush techniques in watercolor or gouache. Modeled after the original American butcher trays, the smooth surface cleans easily and can last a lifetime. The inherent small rim chips will not affect performance.
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Who knew this white enameled tray could make the difference
By Sassy the Visualist
from Broomfield, CO
Comments about Butcher Tray Palettes:
I love the practicality of mixing watercolor on this tray! The slight convex surface slope lends itself to welling color pools and the reflective mix of color on the surface is art in an of itself!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Best Butcher Trays at a GREAT Price
from Glenside, PA
I have been looking for this large size for a few years. These trays are multi purpose. Some people use them for paints and water colors and some for photography. I was thrilled to find them
What I needed
from St. Petersburg, Fl
I was expecting a little more backbone to the product. It tends to have small buckles as you move it. However it will meet my needs.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Butcher Tray Palettes
By Rainee the painter
from Miami, Florida
I am using this palette with water soluble oils, so far I love it. I would have given it a 5 except it is not complete flat, an inch around the perimeter is recessed a little. Maybe that might be a blessing in disguise because I can layout the paint in the recessed areas and mix in the center.
from Roseville, CA
They look like rejects from a tray factory. The distorted pan bottom gives the impression it was more of a defect than by design because of the irregular bending and wrinkles. It wasn't just one defective item because I made the mistake of ordering two of them and they are pretty much the same. In the past I purchased the solid porcelain butcher trays which are outstanding. I saw this item and thought it was a cheaper alternative... but you get what you pay for.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this tray was not of the quality you expected, and we're happy to help with a return or exchange. One of our Customer Care Agents will be in touch via email to assist you.
Perfect for Acrylics
By Kay the Artist
from Chicago, IL
When painting with acrylics, I keep the paint fresh by spraying water on the colors to keep them from drying too quickly. The butcher tray is perfect to use because excess water runs into the valley at the edge of the tray. Also, by using foil wrapped tightly around it, the paint can remain fresh for days. The best part of the butcher tray is that it's easy to clean!
Great watercolor mixing tray
Not easy to find. I use it with my traditional palette with watercolors. Great for washes and larger mixes. Cleans nicely.
Really like this tray!
from New Mexico
Glad I ordered this big enough to fit most paper sizes I'll be working with. My sink wasn't big enough to soak a sheet flat. I'm happy with it. Seems like the price was very reasonable too.
from Flagler Beach, FL
I like using a white palette and don't like disposables. I have tried many types and several stain after use. This one doesn't, so color mixing shows the true color.
Love these palette/trays
By Lab mom
Use this as a palette. Easy to clean
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