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Organic Artist, Michelle Gagliano, explores Natural Earth Paint October 22 2018

Nature-based Artist, Michelle Gagliano, incorporates natural earth paints into her organic art making sensibility. The results are stunning!

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...

DIY Natural & Kid-Friendly Slime April 30 2018

Slime just never seems to get old! My 8 year old has loved it his entire life. Most slime recipes that we've found online call for a use of chemical glues, petroleum based dyes / pigments and borax that may cause respiratory, skin, and eye irritation.  Here's an all natural, kid-friendly slime with only 4 ingredients! What you'll need: 1 tbs Psyllium Powder (you can find this at various health shops or pharmacies) 1 tsp...

DIY! Natural Confetti Eggs for Easter! March 15 2018

Confetti eggs are a fun and eco-friendly Easter tradition that you can easily make with kids at home! by Hannah Medina   SUPPLIES Eggs 1 Natural Egg Dye Kit Large Needle Leaves or Edible Paper Hole Punch Tissue Paper Glue   Emptying the Egg 1. To empty the contents of the egg, you’ll need eggs, a sharp object (I’ll be using a seam ripper), and a bowl to catch the egg...

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...

8 Ways to Use Natural Gold Mica [NATURAL EARTH PAINT] December 28 2016

#1. Natural Gold Mica Oil Paint Ingredients: Natural Gold Mica & Refined Walnut Oil 1. Pour small mound of gold mica on a glass palette  2. Pour small amount of walnut oil on top 3. Mix with a palette knife until smooth (adding more oil as needed). 4. Paint! #2. Flash Guilding 1. Brush an oil or water-based adhesive onto dry painting surface. We used walnut oil.    2. Dip dry, soft...

Make Your Own Eco Stamp Pad & Stamps [NATURAL EARTH PAINT] July 29 2016

MAKE YOUR OWN ECO STAMP PAD in 60 seconds! Supplies: Paper Towels, Natural Earth Paint, Variety of household items to stamp (pencil erasers, golf tees, wine corks, toothpaste cap, cut fruit or vegetables, flowers, Q-tips, toilet paper rolls, finger tips, etc.) Step 1: Fold a few sheets of paper towels into a square and moisten with water Place on a small plate or dish. Step 2: Pour a few spoonfuls...

Make Your Own Professional & Natural Watercolors February 22 2016

Making your own watercolors allows you to make an incredibly archival, very high quality paint that has a more brilliant luminosity (see comparison to commercial tubed paint below) and are free of fillers, preservatives, heavy metals, petroleum-based pigments and toxins. And it couldn't be simpler!! Ingredients:  Natural Earth Pigments Gum Arabic Powder Honey (if you want a vegan version, use glycerin) clove or thyme essential oil   Step 1: Make the Watercolor...

Make Your Own Natural and Non-Toxic Impasto Medium [NATURAL EARTH PAINT] July 12 2015

Now Available at Natural Earth Paint ... Natural Impasto Medium!  $7.25 each Thicken and extend your paint naturally to create beautiful textural effects. NATURAL EARTH PAINT www.naturalearthpaint.com Ashland, Oregon
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