Hey Ladies so Recently I came across an awesome You Tube video on how to put all of the Wet n Wild Color Icons into One Large Palette. When I saw this I was like Effin Genius! I don’t know about you all but I love the color Icon palettes and yes all 30 somethin of them lol. However the Love is Bittersweet because there is nothing worse than trying to get ready and fumbling through all these cartridges to find a color you need, not to mention the amount of space those little guys take up . So Here is my version of what I did.
First Here is a Peek at how I use to Store them :
Neatly in my Muji Drawers no Biggie to make it easier:
I would take out the whole drawer to find what I needed, but took up space on my vanity while getting ready. Still doesn’t solve the issue of going through the different palettes to find the colors you needed.
So Voila: Some of my Color Icons 6 pans
Color Icon 8 Pans:
Now I got Magnetic Empty Palettes from this awesome Ebay Seller here is the link :Magnetic Palette
I Thought I was going to want a large palette to put them in , but after some thinking I wanted something a little smaller and that I could get a couple of them to sort them out my colors and what not and that weren’t so bulky. Plus being Magnetic they would stick right in the pan.
What you will need:
Patience can be time consuming!
A Heat Source: Lighter, Flat Iron ( Takes longer this way but may be safer if you don’t want to work with direct flame)
Something Pointy: Stick, Pin, Tweezers
Towel to keep your workspace clean you will get dirty ladies sorry.
Of course which ever Palette you will be depotting
I used some cheapy dollar store tweezers had lying around which worked better for me so I didn’t have to touch the hot pan after I popped it out.
SAFETY FIRST!!!!!!!!!! Please Please Please be careful while working with a lighter for all my younger viewers! Work with an Adult if you can !
So Lets Begin:
These are the 2 I am going to Pop out of the Pan
Now Flip to the Other Side where the Label is :
Peel this Off Completely!
Now we are ready to begin:
Flip Over the Palette
Now Take the Lighter:
Now Carefully begin to put the heat directly under the pans you are trying to remove from the palette.
The purpose of this is to melt the glue that is adhering the metal pan to the plastic palette.
I go Back and forth distributing the heat evenly on both pans. I could usually tell it was ready once I started seeing bubbling or signficant melting
Ok so at this point once I knew It was ready to be popped out I grab my Tweezers and Pop the pan from underneath .
You want to be careful here because the shadows are very soft and crack easily if you are rushing or pop it out too hard and it falls on something. You want to work pretty quick here at this step because the heated plastic will cool and you will have to reheat it to push the pan out.
This is what you end up with:
This is why I prefer the tweezers. The Pan is still Very Hott, so you don’t want to touch it for a few mins. It may also have some melted glue on the bottom as well so let it sit for a bit before putting in the palette.
Now you do not have to get a magnetized palette you can just glue the pans to a palette of your choosing.
I personally find it a lot easier and like I said before I can take them out and arrange them however I like and as you can see they dont come out even held upside down!
So to Jazz up my New Palette I came across a blog a while back that showed you how to decorate your palettes. I can not for the life of me find the blog I saw it from or remember the name . Shame on me because she had such awesome Ideas and she is who I learned this from . If I remember I will definitely include her name because she deserves credit!
Here is what you will Need:
Modge Podge: I chose Matte Finish but they have a Glossy one too!
Card Stock or Designed Paper from your local Craft Store.
Brush to Paint on the Modge Podge
So Here is the Bare Palette Before:
Take your Cardstock or Paper and Cut it to for the Size of the Palette then :
Paint the Back of the Paper Lightly . Spread a thin layer all across the back
Flip Over and press it down firmly onto the Palette. Make sure you do this well . I used a Credit Card to Swipe Across and make sure I got all the Bubbles out! Very Important Step!
Now I tape off the Sides where I do not want the Modge Podge to be
Now we Begin to apply the coating on the entire front of the Palette with the design:
Again Apply Evenly. Modge Podge is Similar to the Consistency of Elmers Glue when painted on Something just so you have an Idea!
I tried to paint as even as possible following in the same Direction. Important to now over work it and not go over twice because it will begin to set soon and you may get a botched up palette.
Now we wait about 15 mins…..
You should end up with a completely Dry and Matte covered surface!
Other Palette I Did while other was drying:
I still have a bunch of Wet n Wild Palettes to de pot but need to get more empty palettes to put them in . I Will also be decorating all my other palettes as well. Will keep you guys posted as I finish my lil projects. Happy Depotting!