Cleaning out my studio has been interesting. I keep on finding stuff that I could use or re-purpose. This 3" Round Altoids container was one such item.
I've had these Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor Sticks for awhile. I've used them, but wanted to find a way to assemble a small palette with just a few colors. That's where the Altoids container came in.
To make, I used empty half pans. Magnetic adhesive sheets were put on the bottom of each empty half pans.
The watercolor sticks were cut down to put into the empty half pans. I applied a little water to the bottom of each half pans, so when dry, the watercolor stick would stay in place. I put the watercolor sticks half pans in the container. Then got a small watercolor sheet of paper, painted each box with watercolor. I then cut down the WC paper to fit on the bottom of the Altoids container to make a WC reference sheet. Using my Sharpie, I noted down the colors on the WC reference sheet. Then the WC sheet was laminated. I then cut a square piece of the magnet strip to put on the back of the WC reference sheet. Once that was done, I attached the WC reference sheet to the bottom of the Altoids container.
This Altoids container is so small, there is no reason why I can't do quick watercolor sketches when I'm on the go.