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Sparking Colorful Creativity with Kristen Fagan

Sparking Colorful Creativity with Kristen Fagan

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Kristen Fagan on Apr 16th 2022

Hi Kristen, thank you so much for chatting with us about your expressive and joyful creative practice!You describe yourself on your website as an “expressive art alchemist, author, designer, beading educator, painting facilitator, & certified creativity coach.” Is there one role that resonates most strongly with you, or one that sparked the rest?If there is one that I feel deep in my soul it’s an expressive art alchemist. That is the seed that al...
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Natural Egg Dye Kit featured on Good Morning America!

Natural Egg Dye Kit featured on Good Morning America!

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Apr 12th 2022

Our Natural Egg Dye Kit was featured on Good Morning America!"Here are the best egg-dyeing kits. With Easter just days away, consider The Wirecutter's top picks for dyeing eggs."Watch the full video here. Interested in what others have to say about Natural Earth Paint? Visit our News page!Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for more natural inspiration....
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Why Natural Egg Dye? The Truth About Egg Dye Safety

Why Natural Egg Dye? The Truth About Egg Dye Safety

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Mar 24th 2022

When it comes to edible projects like dying Easter eggs, nothing is more important than food safety. Our Natural Egg Dye Kit uses natural, food-grade extracts made from spices and veggies, unlike many conventional egg dyes on the market that contain toxic chemicals that shouldn't be ingested. But what's so bad about those chemicals, anyway? In this post, we'll provide the facts about some of the most commonly used dy...
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The Many Shades of Natural Egg Dye: Dying Brown, Blue, and Duck Eggs

The Many Shades of Natural Egg Dye: Dying Brown, Blue, and Duck Eggs

Posted by Jaime Brown & NEP on Mar 22nd 2022

Around the Easter season, we often get the question, "what will your Natural Egg Dye look like on brown eggs, duck eggs, or blue eggs?" We've created a short egg color guide for our non-toxic, plant-based Natural Egg Dye Kit, not with typical white eggs, but with brown egg, duck eggs, and blue eggs, too!To try this at home, you'll need our Natural Egg Dye Kit, named NYT Wirecutter's best natural egg dye kit&nbsp...
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Natural Egg Dye Kit named  NYT Wirecutter's Best Natural Easter Egg Dyeing Kit!

Natural Egg Dye Kit named NYT Wirecutter's Best Natural Easter Egg Dyeing Kit!

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Mar 21st 2022

Our Natural Egg Dye Kit was featured as the best natural egg dye in NYT Wirecutter's "The Best Easter Egg Dyeing Kits" article! We love the safety, quality, and vibrant colors that come with our egg dye, but don't take our word for it—here's what NYT had to say:"Why we like it: The powders included in [Natural Earth Paint’s Natural Egg Dye Kit] deliver all the natural beauty and dyeing power of fruits (blueberries!), vegetables (purple carrots!),...
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Building Sustainable Community with Open Hands Creative

Building Sustainable Community with Open Hands Creative

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Open Hands Creative on Mar 13th 2022

Thank you so much, Morgan, for stopping by to chat with us about your amazing business, Open Hands Creative!For those in our audience you haven’t yet heard of your incredible sustainable small business, please introduce us to Open Hands Creative! What is your focus as an arts-centric business?Open Hands Creative is an art experience business based in Perth, Australia. We focus on running eco-friendly art workshops in person and selling DIY art ki...
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Protecting & Creating  with What You Love with Christine Aspegren

Protecting & Creating with What You Love with Christine Aspegren

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Christine Aspegren on Feb 24th 2022

When an artist receives a startling diagnosis caused by their beloved conventional art supplies, one of two things happen; they're forced to quit doing what they love, or they're lucky enough to find a safe, natural alternative like Natural Earth Paint. Christine Aspegren is one such artist; after developing a serious reaction to her conventional paints, she discovered Natural Earth Paint, and the rest is history! We spoke with Christine this mon...
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7 Creative Household Hacks for Pigment Processing with Catalina Christensen

7 Creative Household Hacks for Pigment Processing with Catalina Christensen

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Catalina Christensen on Feb 20th 2022

Catalina Christensen, eco-artist and pigment collector from Columbia, shared her secrets on household hacks for pigment processing and paint making during the 2021 Pigments Revealed Symposium. We're sharing some of her insights here!1. Improvisation is Perfectly AcceptableWhen she was first inspired to process pigments while in the deserts of Columbia, Catalina didn't have access to traditional pigment processing tools. So, she imp...
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The Search for Sustainable Creativity with Rachel Mishael

The Search for Sustainable Creativity with Rachel Mishael

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Rachel Mishael on Feb 7th 2022

Thanks so much, Rachel, for taking the time to speak with us about your eco-friendly painting journey! Let's get started!Could you please tell us about how your first got into painting?Thanks so much for having me! Yes, I’ve always been quite creative and artistic in a variety of ways, but I first began painting in my late teens. It all started very spontaneously and naturally, and I just immediately fell in love with it. I’ve always struggled wi...
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The Physicality of Printmaking with ​Marjorie Morgan

The Physicality of Printmaking with ​Marjorie Morgan

Posted by Natural Earth Paint, Leah Fanning, & ​Marjorie Morgan on Jan 31st 2022

Cover Photo by Sarah RauberNatural Earth Paint founder Leah Fanning had the chance to chat with dancer-turned-printmaker Marjorie Morgan this month; we hope you enjoy Marjorie's tips, recipes, and stories as much as Leah did!Leah: I’m a huge admirer of all of your work and the organic, flowing, yet rooted energy of it really pulls at my heart. When I learned that much of your life was spent as professional modern dancer and perform...
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Researching for Early Futures with Heidi Gustafson

Researching for Early Futures with Heidi Gustafson

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Jan 17th 2022

Artists around the world are digging into the science and history behind earth pigments and natural art. One such artist is Heidi Gustafson, founder of Early Futures, an artistic research site with a current focus on ochre, iron oxides, land pigments, and subtle earth activism. "Heidi Gustafson is an artist and ochre worker based in rainy, volcanic Cascade foothills of rural northern Washington," her site states. "Her intuitiv...
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NEW Zero Waste Product Line for 2022!

NEW Zero Waste Product Line for 2022!

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Jan 9th 2022

Real talk, Natural Earth Paint family: 2022 is the year of embracing imperfection. We've spent years perfecting our packaging aesthetics and eco-friendliness, and as a green business, we've come a long way (you can learn more about our eco-friendly packaging and practices here). But recently, we realized that many of our customers aren't actually looking for perfect packaging; they just want the quality of our pigments deliver...
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Making Sustainable Art Wearable & Fashionable with Micaela Rish

Making Sustainable Art Wearable & Fashionable with Micaela Rish

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Micaela Rish on Dec 31st 2021

Hi Micaela, thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us about your incredible sustainable fashion design! So, let’s dive right in!Tell us a little about yourself; what was your first introduction to the art and design world?My mother is an artist, so I was introduced to art at a very early age. We had an art room in the house that I grew up in, so I was constantly working on some kind of art project, be it drawing, painting, clay, or se...
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Natural Earth Paint featured in Green America's Sustainable Alternatives to Amazon!

Natural Earth Paint featured in Green America's Sustainable Alternatives to Amazon!

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Dec 11th 2021

Natural Earth Paint was featured in Green America's Sustainable Alternatives to Amazon article this holiday season!"Below is a new and expanded version of our previous article "12 Greener Options than Amazon!" The updated list includes businesses selling clothing and accessories, personal care products, home products, toys and crafts, books and entertainment, pet supplies and toys, home cleaning products, and food and supplements.During the pande...
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Eco-Friendly Christmas Ornaments with Natural Earth Paint

Eco-Friendly Christmas Ornaments with Natural Earth Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Darrin Johnson on Dec 3rd 2021

For an eco-friendly alternative to plastic Christmas ornaments, give these gorgeous handmade, DIY wooden ornaments (featuring our Earth & Mineral Pigments) a try this holiday season!Supplies:Earth & Mineral PigmentsBinder of choice (see Step 1)Paint brushesWood slices with holes for hanging (you can slice and drill your own or purchase them from your local craft store)Pencil (for sketching)Natural VarnishTwine or ribbonStep 1: Sketch...
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Our 2021 Green Gift Guide for Littles! Top 10 Eco Gifts for Kids

Our 2021 Green Gift Guide for Littles! Top 10 Eco Gifts for Kids

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Nov 25th 2021

Looking for eco-friendly gifts for the littles in your life? Ahead of the holiday rush, we've rounded up our top 10 eco-favorites for kids of all ages. Get your holiday shopping done early and protect Mother Earth, too! Plus, our earth-conscious gift guide partners have graciously provided a few coupon codes for our Natural Earth Paint family–check them out below! Happy holidays!Christmas Stories Stamps by AilefoThis stamp set...
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World Soil Day 2021: "Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity"

World Soil Day 2021: "Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity"

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Nov 25th 2021

December 5th is World Soil Day! We celebrate this day annually to raise awareness about the importance of healthy soil and advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources. "Soil salinization and sodification are major soil degradation processes threatening ecosystem and are recognized as being among the most important problems at a global level for agricultural production, food security and sustainability in arid and semi-arid regi...
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Festive Pine Cone Cards Tutorial with Natural Earth Paint

Festive Pine Cone Cards Tutorial with Natural Earth Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Darrin Johnson on Nov 25th 2021

As the weather gets colder and the holiday season begins, you may find yourself spending extra time indoors with more time off than usual. To beat the winter blues and brighten someone's day, try our eco-friendly pine cone card tutorial, featuring our Earth & Mineral Pigments!Supplies:Earth & Mineral Pigments (we used Emerald Green, Ultramarine Blue, Venetian Red, Orange Ochre, and Natural Gold Mica)Paint binder of your choice (see...
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Natural Earth Paint Featured in FiveADRIFT's Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide!

Natural Earth Paint Featured in FiveADRIFT's Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide!

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Nov 22nd 2021

The Complete Eco-friendly Oil Paint Kit was featured in FiveADRIFT's Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for the Holidays blog post!Read the full blog post here. "The holiday season is a time when people express their joys, values, and aspirations with the people they care about most. But with an increasing awareness of the environmental damages caused by our consumerist culture, it can be hard to know the balance when fulfilling everyone’s holiday...
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Painted Pumpkin Thanksgiving Centerpiece with Earth & Mineral Pigments

Painted Pumpkin Thanksgiving Centerpiece with Earth & Mineral Pigments

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Darrin Johnson on Nov 22nd 2021

Thanksgiving is a beautiful time to gather with loved ones and share our gratitude over a delicious meal. Make your Thanksgiving table just as beautiful with this Painted Pumpkin Thanksgiving Centerpiece!Supplies:Natural Gouache Base or Natural Acrylic MediumEarth & Mineral Pigments (we used Orange Ochre, Yellow Ochre, Natural Gold Mica, and Emerald Green)Wooden boxPaintbrushes and paint palette *You can purchase your wood...
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Giving Spotlight: Prime Earth

Giving Spotlight: Prime Earth

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Oct 29th 2021

In an effort to spread the word about the incredible organizations we give back to and the work they're accomplishing, we're continuing our Giving Spotlight blog series. This month's spotlight is on the spectacular Prime Earth."By helping you develop personal habits for success & deepening your connection to the beautiful planet we share with others, our programs will transform your life to help you transform the world.We are anthropolog...
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Pumpkin Stamps with The Barefoot Babies

Pumpkin Stamps with The Barefoot Babies

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & The Barefoot Babies on Oct 29th 2021

Looking for an eco-friendly way to make use of your old Halloween pumpkins, or craving a little crafting in your life? Look no further than The Barefoot Babies' Pumpkin Stamps, using out Natural Earth Paint Kit!"STOP!! Before you compost your pumpkins, turn them into stamps! I cut mine into geometric shapes for a bit of early math and pattern learning, but you could just as easily cut yours into letters or faces.What type of pumpkin stamps w...
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Autumn Play Dough with Natural Earth Paint

Autumn Play Dough with Natural Earth Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Wild Earth Babe on Oct 10th 2021

Our friends at Wild Earth Babe created a lovely scented play dough recipe with our Natural Earth Paint, perfect for the oncoming autumn months!"This is such a quick and simple recipe to make and in no time you will have your own (large) batch of handmade playdough, using a few ingredients you can swap around to create different scents. This recipe has a beautiful orange and cinnamon scent, coloured with Natural Earth Paint, perfect...
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Natural Binders for Natural Pigments: Top 9 Mediums for Eco-Friendly Painting

Natural Binders for Natural Pigments: Top 9 Mediums for Eco-Friendly Painting

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Sep 28th 2021

So you've got your hands on some Earth & Mineral Pigments, or maybe even foraged your own. Congratulations! But how do you know which binder to use with them?There's a variety of natural binders and mediums out there, and so the real answer is, there is no single right answer––it all depends on context. We've outlined the details of our favorites below (in no particular order), so you can make the right choice for you!Gum ArabicOur ...
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What are Earth Pigments? A Guide to Ochres, Oxides, and Minerals

What are Earth Pigments? A Guide to Ochres, Oxides, and Minerals

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Lilliana Hoffman on Sep 9th 2021

Earth pigments have been used around the world from the earliest cultures of India, Africa and Australia all the way up to the present day. The oldest human artworks we’ve discovered were made with earth pigments 250,000 years ago and the same materials have been used by every culture and on every continent since then. A recent discovery of an earth pigment paint making factory in a South African cave was dated at 100,000 years old.Call...
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The Healing Power of Nature-Based Art Making

The Healing Power of Nature-Based Art Making

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Lilliana Hoffman on Aug 29th 2021

Many artists will tell you that making and sharing art are good for your health, but these claims are also substantially backed by science. Art is proven to help us: relieve stress, develop critical thinking skills, improve our memory, and explore our identities (1). These benefits can be heightened when natural materials are incorporated into your practice (4). Earth-based materials are grounding for artists and their audiences and help individ...
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Growing from Novice to Knowledgable with Katie Turnbull

Growing from Novice to Knowledgable with Katie Turnbull

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Katie Turnbull on Aug 29th 2021

Thanks so much, Katie, for taking the time to speak with us about your sustainable painting journey!Could you please tell us a little bit about your personal history that led you to painting? How did you first learn to oil paint? I have been painting since I was a child. In fact, my aunt and uncle still have a painting from when I was eight years old hanging in their house, which warms my heart and fills me with embarrassment simultaneously. For...
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Giving Spotlight: PSARTS

Giving Spotlight: PSARTS

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Aug 27th 2021

In an effort to spread the word about the incredible organizations we give back to and the work they're accomplishing, we're continuing our Giving Spotlight blog series. This month's spotlight is on the extraordinary PSARTS."Our StoryP.S. ARTS was created in response to significant education budget cuts in the 1970s and 1980s, which cut local tax revenues for public schools and resulted in the systematic reduction and elimination of arts pro...
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Are "Non-Toxic" Art Supplies Truly Toxin-Free? Leah's Story

Are "Non-Toxic" Art Supplies Truly Toxin-Free? Leah's Story

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Leah Fanning on Aug 22nd 2021

Our two-part blog series, Toxin-Free Tuesday, covers the parallel stories of our social platform manager Kate and our founder Leah, whose disappointing experiences with conventional paint companies inspired their work with Natural Earth Paint. Wrapping up this short series, we hear from Leah!Leah's Story"As a new mom of a toddler and a health-conscious artist, I went to a local toy store to buy my son his first art supplies. Every kit said “non-t...
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Natural Earth Paint reviewed by Voiz!

Natural Earth Paint reviewed by Voiz!

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Aug 17th 2021

The Complete Eco-friendly Oil Paint Kit was recently reviewed by Voiz, an online community of eco-conscious students!"Oil paint is most commonly sold in small non-recyclable tubes and is made up of extremely toxic materials. Oil painting normally has to be facilitated either outside or in very well-ventilated rooms due to the toxins it emits. I am a painter myself and know first hand the effects of working with paints and turpentine for exte...
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Are "Non-Toxic" Art Supplies Truly Toxin-Free? Kate's Story

Are "Non-Toxic" Art Supplies Truly Toxin-Free? Kate's Story

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Kate Gregory on Aug 15th 2021

Our two-part blog series, Toxin-Free Tuesday, covers the parallel stories of our social platform manager Kate and our founder Leah, whose disappointing experiences with conventional paint companies inspired their work with Natural Earth Paint. This week, we hear from Kate!Kate's Story"When I became a part of the Natural Earth Paint family, I didn't consider myself the sort of artist who needed to be careful about the art...
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Natural Earth Paint Through the Ages: Colonial Williamsburg

Natural Earth Paint Through the Ages: Colonial Williamsburg

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Aug 11th 2021

Through this year's Pigments Revealed Symposium, we had the wonderful opportunity to connect with earth artists around the world. Kristen Moffitt, Materials Analyst at Colonial Williamsburg, is an art conservator who studies the paints and pigments used for architectural coatings at Williamsburg.During her talk at the symposium, she shared her research on the natural ingredients used in Colonial Williamsburg. We're sharing some of her f...
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Painting for Wellness with Lindsey Wells

Painting for Wellness with Lindsey Wells

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Lindsey Wells on Jul 28th 2021

Thanks so much, Lindsey, for taking the time to give us a glimpse into the world of your beautiful botanical art!Could you please tell us a little bit about yourself as an artist and nature-lover? How did you first fall in love with painting the natural world?Yes of course! Thank you for having me. I am a painter more than anything, with my preferred medium being natural watercolor. I love how watercolor is fluid and seems to have a mind of...
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Is Natural More Affordable? Saving Money with Natural Pigments & Mediums

Is Natural More Affordable? Saving Money with Natural Pigments & Mediums

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Kate Gregory on Jul 20th 2021

One common misconception about natural fine arts supplies is that they cost more than toxic conventional paints. Fortunately for artists making an effort to clean up their creative practice, that's only a myth! If you're looking for quality, investing in Natural Earth Paint actually saves you money compared to using the conventional paints on the market today that have a comparable quality. Not convinced? Let's get technical:...
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Natural Earth Paint Featured on Future Materials Bank!

Natural Earth Paint Featured on Future Materials Bank!

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Jul 20th 2021

Our Earth & Mineral Pigments were featured in the Future Materials Bank!Future Materials Bank is a project initiated by the Nature Research department at the Jan van Eyck Academie, in collaboration with the MA Materials Futures at Central St. Martins in London that proposes non-toxic, biodegradable or otherwise sustainable alternative materials. Read the full article here.Interested in what others have to say about Natural...
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Adventuring into Natural Art with Cherith Cochran

Adventuring into Natural Art with Cherith Cochran

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Cherith Cochran on Jul 19th 2021

Thank you so much, Cherith, for taking the time to speak with us about your eco-friendly, health- conscious painting journey. Let’s get started, shall we?Could you please tell us a little bit about yourself as an artist? How did you first get into painting? Of course! I’m a Montana artist who is passionate about nature. I paint primarily local plants and mountains. Drawing and painting have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. Wher...
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Recipe: Natural Gouache Paint

Recipe: Natural Gouache Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Darrin Johnson on Jul 19th 2021

Gouache is a beautiful, water-based artist paint, similar to acrylic or an opaque watercolor. Learn how to make your own natural gouache paint below!Supplies: Earth & Mineral PigmentsGum Arabic PowderNatural Impasto MediumHoney (for a vegan version, use glycerin)Optional: clove or thyme essential oil (mild preservatives)Instructions:Part 1: Creating the Gouache BaseStep 1: Mix 1 cup hot water with...
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Giving Spotlight: Buffalo Field Campaign

Giving Spotlight: Buffalo Field Campaign

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Jul 19th 2021

In an effort to spread the word about the incredible organizations we've given back to and the work they are accomplishing, we're continuing our Giving Spotlight blog series. This month's spotlight is on the wonderful Buffalo Field Campaign."Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) is the only group working both in the field and in the policy arenas to stop the harassment and slaughter of America’s last wild buffalo.Formalized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit i...
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Giving Spotlight: Green America

Giving Spotlight: Green America

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Jun 23rd 2021

In an effort to spread the word about the incredible organizations we give back to and the work they're accomplishing, we're continuing our Giving Spotlight blog series. This month's spotlight is on Green America."Our MissionGreen America harnesses economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.Our VisionWe work for a world where all peopl...
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Recipe: Eco-Friendly & Permanent Fabric Paint

Recipe: Eco-Friendly & Permanent Fabric Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Sarah Scarsborough on Jun 23rd 2021

It's the tutorial you've all been waiting for! Join us for our simple, easy, non-toxic fabric painting tutorial and enjoy a safer way to decorate all kinds of textiles with our Natural Acrylic Medium and our Earth & Mineral Pigments!Supplies: Earth & Mineral PigmentNatural Acrylic MediumAluminum Tubes or an airtight container for storagePalette KnifeFabric (natural fabrics such as cotton, rayon or linen work best)Step 1: Scoop you...
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Sparking Visual Interest with Shirley Huang

Sparking Visual Interest with Shirley Huang

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Shirley Huang on Jun 19th 2021

Thank you so much, Shirley, for taking the time to speak with us about your stunning illustration work!We'd love to start out by asking, how did you first learn to paint? I started early with small group art lessons. Students of various experience levels would work out of the teacher’s converted garage studio, and the teacher would rotate between students, creating the opportunity for everyone to learn from each other’s progress and setbacks. I f...
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Bright & Colorful Summer Sidewalk Paint with Natural, Non-Toxic Earth Pigments

Bright & Colorful Summer Sidewalk Paint with Natural, Non-Toxic Earth Pigments

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Sarah Scarborough on Jun 16th 2021

Supplies: Earth & Mineral PigmentsCorn starchWaterStep 1: Earth & Mineral PigmentScoop one tablespoon of Earth & Mineral Pigment into a small container.Step 2: Corn Starch & WaterAdd one tablespoon of cornstarch to container with the pigment. Then add six tablespoons of water to your mixture and stir well.Step 3: Paint away!Find a nice spot outside to paint. We used the children’s Natural Paint Brushes to paint with, bu...
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Turning Passions into Paintings with Kristi Rauckis

Turning Passions into Paintings with Kristi Rauckis

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Kristi Rauckis on May 27th 2021

Thanks so much, Kristi, for taking the time to speak with us about your equestrian art!Could you please tell us a little bit about your personal history that led you to your love for painting horses? How did you first fall in love with painting as a medium and horses as a subject?I am a third generation equestrian and I couldn’t wait to turn 7 years old. That was the age that I was finally able to start riding horses. Growing up riding with my mo...
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Natural Pottery with Earth & Mineral Pigments

Natural Pottery with Earth & Mineral Pigments

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Lilliana Hoffman on May 26th 2021

We've created a few easy-to-follow tutorials for our pottery lovers, both amateur and professional! Enjoy the vibrance of Natural Earth Paint's Earth & Mineral Pigments in your clay body with our "Colored Clay Crosshatch Bowl" tutorial or in your "Decorative Colored Slip"!Colored Clay Crosshatch BowlSupplies:Low-fire clayEarth & Mineral PigmentsStep 1: Make 3 quarter-pound balls of low fire clay.Step 2: "Wedge" one teaspoon...
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How to Make Your Own Earth Pastels with Anna Ellen

How to Make Your Own Earth Pastels with Anna Ellen

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Anna Ellen on May 19th 2021

"I discovered Natural Earth Paints about a year ago and I couldn’t wait to try making my own paints and art materials with these amazing pigments. I am a watercolor and gouache artist and I wanted to add natural paints to my palette. I started by making watercolors and drying them in pans. But more recently, I started creating water-soluble pastels. They’re so easy to draw with and I love to wet them and use them as paint.I us...
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Number Rock Puzzles with The Barefoot Babies

Number Rock Puzzles with The Barefoot Babies

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & The Barefoot Babies on May 9th 2021

Check out this wonderful math-craft tutorial for little learners using our Natural Earth Paint Kit, shared with us by The Barefoot Babies on Instagram!"I'll bet that growing up, you loved doing puzzles but hated doing math homework. But what if I told you that you could help your kids learn math simply by playing with puzzles?E loves doing puzzles! So I thought it would be cool to make him a set of animal puzzles using rocks. But of cou...
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PleinAirpril Showcase: Earth Artists and Their Artworks

PleinAirpril Showcase: Earth Artists and Their Artworks

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on May 5th 2021

In celebration of Earth Day, #PleinAirpril Nucleus is hosting an open submission art showcase sponsored by Warrior Painters and Natural Earth Paint, open until May 9th, 2021.Artists broke out their brushes and captured the beauty of the world around them in their stunning submissions. We're featuring them on our blog today; hats off to you, Earth Artists!Tara Zalewsky(2021) - Natural Earth Paint on canvas with&n...
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Eco-Friendly Decorative Picture Frames for Mother's Day

Eco-Friendly Decorative Picture Frames for Mother's Day

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Sarah Scarborough on May 3rd 2021

Supplies:Wooden Picture FrameNatural Earth Paint Kit or Natural Acrylic Medium and Earth & Mineral PigmentsRocksNatural Varnish (optional)GlueStep 1: Choose Your PaintChoose which type of paint you’d like to use. For this tutorial, we're using our Natural Earth Paint Kit, but our Natural Acrylic Paint Recipe also works great as a more permanent option.Step 2: Mix Your PaintIf you're using the Natural Earth Paint Kit, add...
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Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Paper for Earth Day

Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Paper for Earth Day

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Sarah Scarborough on Apr 20th 2021

Supplies:Paper or NewspaperBlenderMould & Deckle*Large BinEarth & Mineral PigmentFelt or Couch SheetsWooden Boards*If you do not have a mould and deckle you can either buy one or make one. They are easy to make with some wood and screen or you can use two of the same sized picture frames to create the frame for them.Step 1: Tear or Shred the PaperStart by tearing or shredding your paper. If the paper is in smaller pieces it will be easier for the...
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Make Your Own Natural Oil Paints with Tasha Cathey

Make Your Own Natural Oil Paints with Tasha Cathey

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Tasha Cathey on Apr 15th 2021

Tasha Cathey, one of our lovely affiliates, shared with us her simple yet stunning natural oil paint tutorial featuring our versatile Earth & Mineral Pigments and Refined Walnut Oil; we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!Step 1: Gather supplies. Walnut or Linseed OilEarth & Mineral PigmentsGlass PalettePalette KnifeGlass MullerThe dropper is optional, it just makes it easier to apply the oil. A glass palette is also...
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