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Re: Paint Case

Post by squiggle on Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:10 pm

Well, the liners finally arrived today and I took time to re-pot some of the splits. I had ordered plastic liners but they sent flocked ones which I wasn't happy about, but I don't want to have to wait another week so I'm just going to use these for now Sad I have a big gig on Saturday and I want to try the new setup then!

So... here is my new set up Smile



The whole set-up, ready to work Smile



The top of the "table" on top of the fat max, which holds my freehand glitter supplies, glitter tattoo supplies, new paints and splits in their liners inside the trays, water basin with the new sponges (yay!) and my powders and gems.



IN the little compartments of the fat max I have my paint brushes, q-tips, glitter gels, gem clusters, and setting powder/sprays. In the lower compartment on top of the lid, I have my wet wipes, stencil holder for the glitter tattoos, and my business cards Smile



Here I've shown how I take the liner out of one tray and stack it on the liner containing the splits....



Then I take the other tray and use it as a "lid" when I'm breaking down. Now I don't have to fuss with lots of lids anymore!

This fits perfectly inside the top section of the fatmax. Once I take everything off the "table" the water basin goes in the lower section with the powders and the brushes and the baby wipes, and everything else goes into the top section on top of the new liners and trays. The sign holder also comes off and telescopes down to fit in a small drawstring bag that also goes in the lower seciton. I then take the bungy cords off the fat max (which were holding the "table" on, and once the fat max is closed, I bungy the "table" and the sign to the front of my fat max, hoist the chair on my other arm, and away I go Smile Setup and breakdown each take about 5 minutes Smile I"M SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by wmeventservices on Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:25 pm

Man this pic is awesome. Having them in my set-up, I thought it made it look a lot nicer, but seeing yours confirms it. I've got to buy the liners to protect mine. I love them too much to let them get ruined.
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Post by squiggle on Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:26 pm

Whitney, thank you so much for telling us about these! I can tell this is going to really speed up not only my setup and breakdown, but also my painting! I won't have to hunt around for my split cakes anymore, pick them up, set them down, etc. That alone will save me probably 15 minutes during a gig! I've been looking for something like this for a long time, but never thought to use jewelry liners!! You're a genius Wink
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Post by squiggle on Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:28 pm

Yeah, I knew with my setup I would need something for the liners to sit in, because a lot of my stuff "hangs off" the edges of my "table" to give me more space. The trays are perfect- plus they protect the liners and the paints Smile
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Post by squiggle on Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:21 pm

I got to use the new setup today for a big gig, and let me just say, I LOVE it! Those jewelry trays really make a big difference. I hadn't realized just how little I was using my split cakes, with having to dig around for them, take the lid off, etc. Now that they're all out there in the open, where all I have to do is swipe a sponge or a brush over them, and VOILA, instant awesomeness! I had several people remark today on how professional the setup looked, and the kids were all amazed by the colors Smile Hubby came out to the gig later and was shocked when we got ready to break down, and before he could even say, what do you need help cleaning up? ...we were already to go to the car! LOL Which is another added bonus in ending the line- before someone can come up to squeeze in another painting, we're already packed up LOL
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Re: Paint Case

Post by 1HappyNut on Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:29 pm

That is great, Dawnie! Thanks so much for sharing it all. I see these in my near future!!
What is your 'table top' that you bungee on to the top of your FM?

Whitney, THANK YOU for sharing this gem of an idea with us!
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Post by squiggle on Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:42 pm

It's 3 of the black foam core boards that you buy at Walmart, duct taped together to make one solid board. I use the zebra duct tape and it came out looking very nice plus stiff but light to carry Smile
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Post by 1HappyNut on Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:08 pm

Clever!

Thank you.
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Re: Paint Case

Post by SuzySparkles on Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:06 pm

painnnn in the buttocks... But worth it. Here is my photo
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Re: Paint Case

Post by 1HappyNut on Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:46 pm

Mine should be here any day now. So excited when I see other pictures of them!

Yay Whitney! cheers
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Post by wmeventservices on Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:50 pm

Suzy, what is the case that yours is in?
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Re: Paint Case

Post by SuzySparkles on Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:19 pm

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Re: Paint Case

Post by Miss Ronnie on Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:45 am

I need to do something to accommodate all my paints so they are easily accessible while painting and then fit into "Maxine" when I'm done... I forgot all about this jewelry tray thread.... Thanks for the link, Suzy...

I have a few question, though...

I want trays where the tops can go together like yours, Dawnie... I have as much paint as you (maybe even more) and it is getting harder to set up so that I can find everything instantly and with ease. I NEED to consolidate!

1) Can I, or better yet, should I, transfer one stroke paints into jewelry tray compartments? I specifically mean pre-packaged ones from TAG and Arty Brush... and if so, which size jewelry tray did you pick for one strokes?

2) Can I do the same with Rainbow cakes from Silly Farm ( I have a gazillion of 'em)...anybody know which jewelry tray would be best for that?

3) I also would need to transfer my regular sized single colors that are already smooshed into a bead compartment container.. which sized jewelry tray for them?

So many questions.... sorry about that!
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Re: Paint Case

Post by Miss Ronnie on Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:11 am

BTW... I'm hoping for this to be my last major set-up change for quite awhile....

I have morphed my set-up so much in the past year and spent a lot of time and money doing so.... I want to end the madness!!!!

Unfortunately, everyone on here is so clever that you are constantly coming up with new ideas that make such simple sense that I want to hit myself on the head like "IcouldahaddaV8"....

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Post by squiggle on Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:56 pm

This is the liner I use for the solid colors... 32 slots

http://www.amazon.com/SE-Black-Liner-Tray-Section/dp/B000RB32DO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332434907&sr=8-1

I still have my bead container with my paints because the jewelry liner doesn't hold as much paint as it did so I have something to refill my liner from when I need to. I don't bring it on gigs with me, but I have it at home.

This is the liner which holds my splits... the slots are large enough for the large splits, and the smaller one stroke cakes, such as arty cakes, I can fit 2 to a slot perfectly:

http://www.amazon.com/PLASTIC-INSERTS-18-COMPART-TJ05-14180/dp/B001EOHHIY/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_t_4

It was a pain to move the splits and I kept second-guessing myself if it was worth it, but once I was able to use it on a gig I loved it! Saves so much time- I can just swipe my sponge or brush and don't have to waste time finding the split cake, taking the lid off, swiping, finding a spot to put it back, then setting it down. Smile It took me the better part of two days to move my splits, so allow enough time!

And these are the trays the liners "sit" in:

http://www.amazon.com/Jewelry-Display-Tray-Black-Standard/dp/B001565F2G/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_t_2

At the end of a gig I simply stack both liners on top of each other in a tray, then flip the other tray to cover and they fit perfectly in the top of my fat max.

I thought about putting hinging the two trays together, but I find the ability to move my paints around into different configurations was worth not having them hinged. When my daughter works with me, she likes to have her glitter tattoo stuff on the same table with me, and being able to move the trays to fit her on the table was worth it.



You can see in this pic at the very right hand side of the pic, the arty cakes in the slots... I can fit 2 arty cakes in very nicely... and the larger rainbow cakes fit with just a little adjusting...

I just can't thank Whitney enough for finding these... I have literally been looking for 2 years for a system like this and never thought about jewelry liners/trays... heck, I didn't even know they existed! LOL Laughing


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Post by Miss Ronnie on Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:08 pm

Thanks so much for taking the time to squeeze all that info into your post for me! I didn't know they existed, either. I was looking at the jewelry site and was overwhelmed by all the different measurements, etc.... did you see the magnetic trays? I was wondering if both the top & bottom could hold a liner.... that would be grand if they could....
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Post by 1HappyNut on Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:14 pm

Yes, but something someone said (Martha?) reminding that metal is a good heat conductor made me pause.
I would hate to have them melt and would feel terrible that I could have prevented it.
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:27 pm

Doesn't someone on here use magnets instead of velcro to anchor their paint containers? I don't know if the magnetic aspect could really cause a problem with the paints themselves... but hey, it could possibly even cure my aches and pains at the same time... Win-Win!!!
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Post by 1HappyNut on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:41 pm

lol.
Worth a try!

You're right... Someone here does use a magnetic setup (Jayde?). I wonder what her climate is like...?
And besides, if it is only the tray/lid rim that is magnetized then that's not a lot of metal.
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Post by Lady Jayde on Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:31 am

Yes, I have the magnetic setup. The bottom of each half of my carry case has a think piece of sheet metal (wrapped in black fabric because sheet metal is butt ugly) which is held in place by magnets so I can take the fabric off to wash it from time to time. The only other metal (other than the clasps and hinges) are the little button sized neodymium magnets that are epoxied to the bottom of my cakes (1 per cake).

I wouldn't go for the magnetic case itself simple because without a latch, I don't trust any case to be strong enough to stay shut tight when the weight of the paints is added.

I live in NE Ohio and we get some hot, humid days here as well. I've been going strong with my magnetic case for almost 2 years and it hasn't failed me yet...thought occassionally, I'll get rough with a cake and drop it back in the case...which can crack the epoxy surrounding the magnet, but I just glue it back on when I get the chance.
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Post by 1HappyNut on Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:18 pm

Thanks, LJ. I love the idea of a magnetic setup ever since I read your first post about it... But I get some pretty hot summers here and before this post I worried about the melting issue. (I use TAG and Wolfe with bits of Paradise). So it's good to know you haven't had it happen, and it's do-able.
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Post by martha on Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:55 pm

I wouldn't think that Jayde's setup would be detrimental to paint. I believe the concern that I posted was about putting paints in metal containers which is a whole different thing than Jayde glueing magnets to the bottom of her containers. Personally would be more worried about putting the paints in something that could rust. Aluminum won't rust but a magnet won't grab aluminum. You'd have to glue them on like Lady Jayde.
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Post by a face painting mom on Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:54 pm

Hey Suzy, post some with your rolling case! I have an event this week, I am going to get some new pics with my jewlery cases and the plano case, which is all in a heap from the weekend, but I love the tras, and still love the case! Just wondering how you are putting yours in the wonder case!

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Re: Paint Case

Post by HazyDaze on Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:02 am

These jewelry cases really look awesome, but the squares seem really, really close together. For the solid colors, do you find that when loading a sponge you get bits of the surrounding paints on it?
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Re: Paint Case

Post by wmeventservices on Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:24 am

I've had no issues with at all. The paint sits down in the pot so the deviders are enough to keep them from mixing.
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