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How to make Natural & Non-toxic Printmaking Ink March 01 2015

I recently met a local artist/ printmaker, Shannon Yost, and asked her if she's ever made non-toxic printmaking ink (because I know it's very hard to find). To my delight and surprise she had actually studied with visiting Japanese Master Printmakers and learned a very ancient and little-known technique called the Moku Hanga technique of making your own inks. This ancient recipe has always used all non-toxic ingredients and we had fun including natural...

Queen Elsa Natural Face Paint Tutorial February 06 2015

4 Step Tutorial to become Queen Elsa with Natural Face Paints!

Making Wizard Staffs & Fairy Wands with Natural Materials January 27 2015

  Reprinted from Parent Guide News!

Homemade Beeswax Varnish November 30 2014

One of the most common questions I get about our natural earth paints is.... "Can I paint wooden toys with earth paints and will the paint come off if a baby is chewing on it or if it gets wet?"  The answer is yes, the paint is perfect for wooden toys and is quick and easy to paint and clean-up with water BUT yes, it will wear off over time or if...

Earth Paints New Video and Fundraiser! November 13 2014

Natural Earth Paints has just had its 3rd birthday as a small, home-based, woman-run business and we're now ready for a whole new leap in our development! As we've grown, our home has reached capacity and a warehouse space is the new vision. We also have the goal of hiring one more paint maker and our first marketing specialist. If you feel called to help support a small, eco, mama-owned...

Natural Face Painting - Step by Step Demo - Cool Cat September 28 2014

As Halloween approaches, I'll be posting several step-by-step face painting tutorials that are simple and beautiful and using all natural and non-toxic face paints. The first installment is this precious cat or tiger!        Step 1:  Paint two red triangular ears on forehead and three black stripes on cheeks and forehead.   Step 2: Outline ears with black. Step 3: Add as many curly loops as you like.  ...

Colors of the Earth Mixing Chart August 17 2014

One very common comment I've gotten since starting this business is, "Are earth pigments mostly shades of brown, yellow and red?" I also get the question "What do you use to dye the earth pigments?. It's hard for many people to believe that these amazingly varied and radiant colors can come directly from the earth with nothing added. If you know me, you know that my entire wardrobe are these...

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...

Coloring Eggs Naturally with Toddlers March 30 2014

My little boy has been dyeing eggs for two months now! He doesn't care if it's Easter or not, it's unbelievably fun and magical at any time. And I don't have to worry about any nasty petroleum-based dyes or if he's sticking his fingers in the dyes (and then putting fingers in his mouth) since we always use Natural Egg Dyes. They're made with dehydrated blueberries, spinach, purple carrots, beets...

DIY Wooden Eggs March 20 2014

Painting these wooden eggs has provided my 3 year old son and I triple the fun of buying eggs! The painting, the arranging, AND the hunting. Plus the satisfaction of knowing you can re-use them each year (and keep painting on different designs if you like). The Wooden Eggs Craft Kit (Which 15% OFF until April 3rd, 2017, Use Coupon Code WOODENEGGS15) comes with 6 wooden eggs (hand-made by a local...

Tree Planting Party! February 28 2014

  My family enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day of tree planting a few days ago. We planted twenty one-gallon containers of various conifers. As always, our son Django was thrilled to help “massage the roots” and dig holes as he helped us plant.   .          On a cool, drizzly day two weeks ago our crew was able to quickly plant two hundred bare root seedlings of...
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