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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 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...

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...

Historically, why did most people stop using natural Earth Paints? December 02 2012

In 1859, Edwin Drake drilled the first oil producing well in Pennsylvania, and the world was changed forever. In addition to being used for fuel, oil was scientifically studied, and the many chemicals composing petroleum were gradually isolated. New substances that didn’t previously exist in nature were made, like plastics and “modern” paints. A 100,000 year old tradition for making natural earth paints began to slip away. Producers of these...

Crafting a Green World Reviews Earth Paints April 08 2012

Crafting a Green World, which is a really great website and resource, has just reviewed Earth Paints LLC! Read it HERE! You can also win a free Earth Paints Kit if you enter their Giveaway Contest!
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