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Post by Lady Jayde on Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:18 am

The problem with glass is it's weight. I've dropped one of my boxes just taking it out of the carrier (not a significant dropping distance, but it just proves that shitake happens). Because of the weight of the glass, they may be forces out of their foam cups upon impact (it its the glass jars I think you're talking about. It was much easier for me to just cut out the circles and keep the paints in their original containers. I have had parents ask me were the paints were manufactured and even specifically request not to have their child painted with anything that has come from China (what with all of the latest bad press we've been getting about some of China's manufacturing standards...lead...in paint for children's toys? Really people?). Its a lot easier to identify what is what if I keep them separate.

I did however see some clear tealight candle holders that looked like they are made of the same material my Snaz sits it...I may have to try that.

Perhaps I could have a full kit with all of my split cakes and a condensed kit with the tea lights for school functions...that way it will be pretty obvious to the moms that sharing isn't even a pipe dream.
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Post by starponysmama on Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:42 am

Yeah, I thought about the weight too. You're right, they do have plastic, clear, tealight holders. May be an option. I think i'm just going to use round bead containers so that I can seal them.
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Post by Criss on Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:57 pm

Lady jade, in response for your quest to the "shiny" kit, I found one Very Happy
I found one almost identical to the one that snazz offers and you'll never believe where, walmart in the automotive section. I picked up two for myself and one for a painter i'm training. They sell them for $19.99 canadian
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Post by Lady Jayde on Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:56 pm

affraid

guess where I'm going tomorrow....
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Post by JBax on Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:48 pm

Funny how you can find what you are looking for for less if you look in the men's department!!!

I enjoy shopping bait and tackle! Like a Star @ heaven
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Post by funfacesforu on Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:57 am

What kind of foam did you use? I really need to revamp my kit setup. Takes too long to setup and not as organized looking as yours.
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Post by Lady Jayde on Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:19 am

I used a sheet of that thick foam that they sell for workout rooms and playrooms. It has interlocking fingers on all 4 sides so you can "puzzle" the floor together. We had a few sheets left over so I took a knife to it (helps if you're armed with a hot knife and unbridled anger). They sell them in all colors schemes, but I wanted black (or close to it). I think they're relatively inexpensive and we got ours at either Walmart or one of the hardware store chains, can't remember which.

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My document holder was for 8.5 x 11 paper so the 12 Snaz pots JUST fit in with a little room to spare. I would be very aware of how much clearance you have between pots in your storage case BEFORE cutting the circles. If you have less than 1/4" of clearance between pots, I'd just cut the circles halfway through the foam and 'seat' the pots in. As long as the circle is just a hair smaller than the diameter of the pot, the foam will hold it snuggly (yes, you will have to press it into the hole. As long as you bottom out each 'seat' your paints should sit fairly flush.
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Post by aprilmoonflower on Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:38 am

wow 19.99 for the case!!! Good deal!

I love reading about everyone's set up I'm such a geek! Razz
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Post by funfacesforu on Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:45 am

Thank you. I'm going to Walmart today for some shopping.
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Post by JBax on Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:38 pm

My foam was the the kind like...um... what's in your couch? You can by it in sheets at the fabric store. I think I bought 3/4" on sale at JoAnne Fabrics. I cut it to the size of the containter (regular scissors), arranged the pots on top, drew circles around, and cut holes inside the circles. Very rough holes, because the foam will stretch, so it doesn't have to be perfect. Then went outside and sprayed it black to match the case. Only used it for traveling. Lana has it now. Need to make another.
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Post by funfacesforu on Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:24 pm

I went to Walmart and scanned the isles and sadly didn't see any aluminum cases. They had black plastic cases filled with tools for $20 but no aluminum.
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Post by Lady Jayde on Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:36 pm

JBax wrote:My foam was the the kind like...um... what's in your couch? You can by it in sheets at the fabric store. I think I bought 3/4" on sale at JoAnne Fabrics. I cut it to the size of the containter (regular scissors), arranged the pots on top, drew circles around, and cut holes inside the circles. Very rough holes, because the foam will stretch, so it doesn't have to be perfect. Then went outside and sprayed it black to match the case. Only used it for traveling. Lana has it now. Need to make another.

That's how I initially did my kit...until I dropped it and all of my pots popped out and all over the carpet (yikes!). I'm just rough on my stuff I guess... Anywho, the reason I really like the hard foam is that in addition to it's ability to hold the paints in a near death grip, it wipes up nice and clean with a wet wipe or damp paper towel (look ma! No pores!), and if it get's really messy, I can just tak the whole thing out, hose it down, tamp it dry and reinsert. As many times as I mess up my kit, I love this feature!
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Post by JBax on Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:51 am

Aah, so you don't remove your paint from the insert when you paint?!
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Post by Criss on Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:11 am

Drat, i'll see if i can find an image of the case on their web site....or i will take a picture of mine to show you
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Post by Lady Jayde on Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:46 am

JBax wrote:Aah, so you don't remove your paint from the insert when you paint?!

The majority of my paints...no. My DFX white and black I've kept floating because I do like hold them when doing a lot of line work. I am more likely to grab a whole tray than to pull an individual color. I find that when I didn't have my paints "locked down" I wound up putting them whereever I had space... which sometimes mixed me up when my kit fell out of rainbow order. I'm A-retentive about order.
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Post by Rosenberg-Cox on Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:10 pm

I am also looking for a new kit. Please tell me, are their any empty pots or containers for the 2ml snaz paints that come on the wheel? I am getting desperate and may end up ordering the hard shell wheel with lid for a total of $45.00 (include shipping). HELP!
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Re: My make shift kit/setup

Post by WyndyO on Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:32 pm

You can get the adhesive velcro squares or dots for cheap at the dollar store or WalMart to lightly "tack" down your paint pots to your cases. This lets you get at them for changing out and cleaning but keeps them more firmly held for traveling and packing.

I got a big silver case at Home Depot that I haven't set up yet. I paid $25. Here is a pic of the one I got
http://www.mbelectronics.com/images%5Citems%5Ceclipse%20alum%20frame%20tool%20case%20900-011.jpg

Now I want the soft rolling case........back to the hardware store!!! or waiting to get a coupon for a cool black and zebra print rolling scrapbook organizer on sale at Michael's or Joann's
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Post by Just Jenny on Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:57 pm

Wyndy,
If you have Mehron cases you can put a strip of velcro on the top of the Mehron case and then place it into the lid. (The velcro holds it into the lid until you want it out...Don't center it you want the space on the side open for higher stuff to fit) You can get rid of the tool divider from the lid. I use that case sometimes and I love it, but I'm a tackle tart so I'm always changing.

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Post by Guest on Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:41 am

Find a case you like, get containers you like... then smoosh whatever size paints you have INTO the containers you prefer.... It's make-up not a priceless Ming vase....

Sorry...hormonal. I'm eating chocolate as fast as I can but it isn't helping...

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Re: My make shift kit/setup

Post by Lady Jayde on Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:08 pm

You might want to melt that chocolate and try intravenous injection...always works for me.
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Post by Heather on Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:46 pm

Just found this post, and your kit looks great. The ONLY problem I see right now is that you have your jewels out in plain sight.

Over the years, I've found this is just asking for trouble, unless you're really willing to give every little girl who gets into your chair a jewel. Once they see them, they want them. All of them. Even if the design doesn't call for one.

It might be best if you flipped them around so you couldn't see the pretty sparkly things. Wink
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Post by Lady Jayde on Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:50 pm

Thanks Heather, but I've already headed that one off at the pass, I keep the lid down... if they don't see it, they don't know what they're missing. I just sneak one out for something special. Evil...I know.
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Post by CATZ on Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:51 pm

I'm just new, but I thought I'd mention the most awesome container I found a week ago at Costco in Bellingham, WA. It's meant to be a 'wrapping station' but it's perfect for face painting. It's the size of an under bed storage container, but it has legs that fold down. It has compartments inside and a little tray that pops out and goes on the outside to hold paint brushes etc. If I can figure out how to post photos here I will. It's light, holds a lot and becomes a table. I used it at a party yesterday and it worked out perfect.

Enjoy!
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Post by Criss on Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:44 pm

WyndyO, that is the exact same kit as I have, minus the shoulder strap. I got mine at walmart. Thanks for posting the pic link Very Happy
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Post by JBax on Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:22 pm

Sounds Cool Catz! You should post a pic!
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