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How to Make Natural Oil Paints June 23 2018

Making your own natural oil paint is not only super quick, easy and economical but it also makes the most archival, vibrant and pure paint on the planet. Unlike tubed conventional oil paints, these paints don't have fillers (bulking agent), toxic preservatives, heavy metal or petroleum-based pigments, solvents or chemical additives. These paints will last for thousands of years and be 100% lightfast, humidity resistant and won't off-gas into your home....

DIY Natural Cold Porcelain Clay (without Glue!) May 23 2018

Natural Cold Porcelain Clay is a perfect substitute for toxic polymer clay and allows for even finer detail and ease of sculpting. It's also incredibly inexpensive and super simple to make. The clay is air-dried so no need for baking and it dries to a light weight, luminous, stone-like texture. Perfect for kids through professional artists.  The DIY cold porcelain recipes that we found online all called for glue or PVA which can...

Natural Painting & Fresco Workshop in Italy 2019 May 07 2018

Natural Earth Paint founder and artist, Leah Fanning, will be teaching a Natural Painting & Fresco Workshop in a magical little village in Northern Italy in September! Based in the foothills of the Dolomites, 30 minuntes from Venice, the workshop will be led by Leah and Alma Ortolan, Italian fresco artist in the ancient / natural techniques. Lodging & studio will be in the historic and elegantly restored Palazzo Galleti...

Natural Earth Paint Through the Ages : Natural Artists of the Middle Ages December 07 2017

A common misperception of natural materials and ingredients is that they’re not very archival, luminous or of a professional quality. For 7 years, Natural Earth Paint has been on a mission to dispel that myth and spread the surprising truth that non-toxic and natural ingredients are actually far more archival, radiant, stable and professional quality than their synthetic counterparts. The proof is in the cave paintings, the Renaissance Master’s paintings,...

Natural Earth Paint Through the Ages: The Colormen September 04 2017

Before we had ready-made paints and art supplies stores, there were Colormen! They were the “traders” of the paint world starting in the late 17th century and sold artists prepared pigments, pre-mixed oil paints, watercolors, dyes, made brushes, prepped canvases, gums, resins, and more. Before Colormen - during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance - the painter would buy course, raw pigments from apothecaries’ shops (or source them directly from...

D.I.Y Decorative Banners June 01 2017

With spring coming to an end, now is the perfect time to do some last minute spring-cleaning by taking down old décor and creating new ones! These banners are perfect for seasonal décor; they can also be used as decorations for all celebrations such as baby shower, wedding showers, graduations, and birthday parties.  Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create decorative banners for any occasion! All you need is a...

Avoiding Toxic Cards on Mother's Day May 02 2017

When it comes to simple gifts that you can make for Mother's Day, painting a card or creating a picture are among our first thoughts. Finger painting is a great way to let your kiddos express themselves and create personalized art. However, let’s not forget about the messy and highly toxic situation that’s in conventional children’s paint. It’s important to choose paints that are safe for your kids, especially if their skin...

Recycled Summer Flower Prints June 15 2014

Materials: Earth paint, bowls, Recycled toilet paper rolls, scissors and paper  1) Mix a few colors of Earth Paints in large-ish flat bowls 2) Cut one end of toilet paper rolls into flower shapes 3) Dip toilet paper flowers into paint and stamp on paper 4) Repeat several times to make fun floral prints. Great to use to make cards and send to loved ones :) HAPPY SUMMER! Craft by: Danelle Winser...

How to Make Your Own Eco Artist Canvas May 22 2014

How to stretch, prime and find sustainable materials to make an eco-friendly artist canvas! Plus a Bonus: 7 More sustainable surfaces to paint on (below)         Materials: -Certified Organic Cotton Canvas -Stretcher Bars (options):  Hire a local woodworker to make your stretcher bars with recycled or FSC certified wood OR find old paintings in yard sales and re-use those stretcher bars OR find pre-made sustainable bars at...

Earth Art Valentine's January 28 2014

When it comes to crafts, I always like to go back to basics – simple and natural. That’s why I love making good, old-fashioned Potato Prints with Natural Earth Paint! This activity can be enjoyed by toddlers, older children, and even adults. Give your loved ones a beautiful, earthy Valentine, and enjoy their smiles.   Step 1: Cut some potatoes in half (I like to use different sizes). Fingerlings are...
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