I put together two new palettes today. I used half-pans I got at the Daniel Smith mothership (HQ store) in Seattle. On right is one made from a empty metal pencil box purchased at Daniel Smith & at Dick Blick. On the further right is the same one, closed.
At left is a large, folding palette from Cheap Joe’s. I took the frame out of it in order to get more pans into it.
I used the Scotch reusable double-stick tabs to stick the pans in place. They can be removed but the tape holds them quite well. For the large palette, I used the tape to hold down a base of yupo to cover the bumps in the pan. Then I used two strips across which I placed the half pans.