I saw these watercolors sets on etsy a bit back and have been wanting to make one ever since. There were a few how-to methods I found online. One used empty watercolor pans that you stick in an empty Altoids tin, but they were hard to source and we always have Fimo or Sculpey in the house, so we tried this method instead.
You can watch the tutorial Delia made with Adobe Voice. It takes a second to load and you have to scroll down and hit the play button. She made this tutorial 100% on her own, which is so impressive and also demonstrates how easy this app is to use.
A few more details that might be helpful:
We baked these with the Sculpey in the tin, without paint, at 235° for about 20 min for the mini tins, 35 min for the larger tin.
- This set is only as good as the paints used. We used cheap ones for this, but it would be easy to upgrade to fancy tube watercolor paints. This is easy to refill.
- Our wooden spoon handle had a slightly pointed tip, which was very handy for making the wells.
- This brush, which also holds water, is great for using with this tin when out and about.