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All About Natural Printmaking with Vanessa Jo Bahr

All About Natural Printmaking with Vanessa Jo Bahr

Posted by Hayley Hartwig on Feb 20th 2024

Meet Vanessa, a printmaker, artist, and educator in Ashland, OR! Her work aims to encourage viewers to think about their relationship with the environment around them and their past actions with nature. Vanessa is passionate about using her art as a form of activism and that includes incorporating natural materials like Earth & Mineral Pigments and Natural Acrylik Paints into recipes for printmaking!Where did you gro...
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Recipe: Natural Screen Printing Ink

Recipe: Natural Screen Printing Ink

Posted by Vanessa Jo Bahr on Feb 19th 2024

Make your own water-based Screen Printing Ink with just 2 ingredients! Ingredients: Natural Acrylik PaintWaterSupplies: SilkscreenSqueegeeSpatulaContainerPaperStep 1: Measure out 1 part Natural Acrylik Paint and 1 part water.    Step 2: Using a spatula, mix the two together in a container. Make sure you mix thoroughly; it may take a few minutes. The Acrylik tends to settle towards the bottom so make sure you mix it well.   ...
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Thumb Print Heart Rocks for Valentine's Day - Kids Craft

Thumb Print Heart Rocks for Valentine's Day - Kids Craft

Posted by Hayley Hartwig on Jan 30th 2024

Celebrate Valentine's Day with an easy and eco-friendly craft for kids featuring our Natural Earth Paint Kit or Natural Earth Paint Packets (Individual)!Supplies:Natural Earth Paint Kit  orIndividual Earth Paint Packets (red and white)Cleaned RocksStep 1: Prepare your rocks and mix your Natural Earth Paints with water so they are creamy and opaque. Optional Step: By mixing Red and White Earth Paint you get a nice light pi...
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The Perfect "Galentine's" Party Craft with Natural Acrylik Paint!

The Perfect "Galentine's" Party Craft with Natural Acrylik Paint!

Posted by Hayley Hartwig on Jan 29th 2024

Are you looking for a fun and easy craft to do with your friends for "Galentine's Day"? This craft is perfect for a night celebrating friendship and fun!Supplies:Natural Acrylik Paint Set (Classic Studio) or Individual TubesPaint BrushesClean RocksStep 1: Mix your paint colors! You can use whatever colors you like but if you're looking for Valentine's Day-themed colors to paint with we suggest mixing the following: Mix Scarlet Red...
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The 5 Most Important Eco-Friendly Art Studio Swaps

The 5 Most Important Eco-Friendly Art Studio Swaps

Posted by Leah Fanning on Jan 19th 2024

Many artists feel overwhelmed when they learn about the harmful toxicity in their art supplies and either can't afford to buy all new supplies or don't know where to start! The task of swapping out harmful supplies for natural and non-toxic can feel daunting, but don't worry, we've narrowed it down! Here are the 5 most important supplies that you should swap out for your health, longevity and the health of the planet.1. The MOST important swap fo...
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Mayuko Fujino: Capturing Nature with Stencil Art & Natural Pigments

Mayuko Fujino: Capturing Nature with Stencil Art & Natural Pigments

Posted by Hayley Hartwig on Jan 16th 2024

Meet Mayuko Fujino, a self-taught paper cutout and stencil artist originally from Japan, now residing in Hudson Valley, NY. Her art, inspired by local nature and birds, combines a Japanese folk art aesthetic with natural materials like our Earth & Mineral Pigments and Gum Arabic Powder. Thank you, Mayuko, for participating in this interview!Where did you grow up and did that environment affect your early introduction to art?I spent my c...
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The History of Gesso & Artist Primers

The History of Gesso & Artist Primers

Posted by Leah Fanning on Dec 29th 2023

Historically, artists primed their painting surfaces with a traditional gesso made with animal hide glues such as rabbit skin glue, clay and limestone powder. Besides being hard on the rabbit population, these primers tended to be brittle and susceptible to cracking. With the invention of plastics in the early 1900’s, petroleum-based, acrylic gesso (liquid plastic) became the most commonly used artist primer among artists in the the 1950's to thi...
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Recipe: Natural Relief Printing Ink

Recipe: Natural Relief Printing Ink

Posted by Vanessa Jo Bahr on Dec 29th 2023

Make Your Own Professional Quality Relief Ink with printmaker, Vanessa Jo Bahr!With just a few natural ingredients, you can create a completely non-toxic, archival and professional quality, oil-based printmaking ink with this easy step-by-step tutorial. Ingredients: Earth & Mineral Pigment#00 Burnt Plate OilMagnesium Carbonate Liquid Gum Arabic (optional)Supplies: Carved Wood or Linoleum BlockGlass PaletteMullerInk KnifeBrayerStep 1: Scoop ou...
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Recipe: Natural Intaglio Printmaking Ink

Recipe: Natural Intaglio Printmaking Ink

Posted by Vanessa Jo Bahr on Dec 29th 2023

Make Your Own Natural, Oil-based Intaglio Ink with Printmaker, Vanessa Jo Bahr!With just 2 simple ingredients you can make a professional quality, archival, UV resistant intaglio ink!Ingredients: Earth & Mineral Pigment#2 Burnt Plate Oil Supplies: Intaglio Plate (copper or plexiglass) Glass PaletteMullerInk KnifeInking Chips Tarlatan / NewsprintPrintmaking PaperEtching PressStep 1: Scoop out 1 part earth pigment (e.g. 1 tsp.) into a mound and pre...
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The First Natural Acrylik Paint for Fabric: Waterproof and Permanent!

The First Natural Acrylik Paint for Fabric: Waterproof and Permanent!

Dec 26th 2023

With the release of our Natural Acrylik Paint, we are excited to offer the only natural and plant-based fabric paint that is permanent and water-resistant! After years of customer demand, you can now use the Natural Acrylik Paint to decorate clothing, shoes, bags, and cloth of all kinds! Supplies: Natural Acrylik Paint (Individual tubes or Sets) Fabric (natural fabrics such as cotton, rayon, or linen work best - although all ty...
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Leah's Top 5 Detoxing Tips for Artists

Leah's Top 5 Detoxing Tips for Artists

Posted by Leah Fanning on Dec 7th 2023

Even though I now use only natural art materials in my studio, I have to admit that I spent most of my 20s and early 30s practically bathing in mineral spirits and leaving heavy-metal-laden oil paints on my skin to seep into my bloodstream. I never had good ventilation while in art school and slept in the same room that I painted in. No one ever brought up the subject of safety in high school, college, art school, or beyond so I didn't worry...
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Eco-Friendly Art Activity with Bear Cubs Nature Play

Eco-Friendly Art Activity with Bear Cubs Nature Play

Posted by Bear Cubs Nature Play on Nov 29th 2023

Bear Cubs Nature Play recently shared their brilliant kids activity idea- mark making with Natural Earth Paints! This activity is great for children's fine motor skill development (which later helps with writing and coordination) while being a fun sensory experience.What you'll need:Natural Earth PaintsToy(s) of choice (ideally washable!)Mix up your Natural Earth Paints in containers that are large enough to dip your toys in. You should...
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2023 Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide!

2023 Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide!

Nov 20th 2023

Looking for a Unique Gift that's inspires Creativity, Fun, Quality and Sustainability? This guide has something for ALL AGES, Artists and Non-artists and checks all the boxes!* USA Made * Woman-Owned Business * Green America Business *Safe & Sustainably MadeStocking Stuffers for Everyone: Gift certificatesNatural Face Paint Jars (Individual) Eco-Friendly Fine Art BrushesPalette Knife Eco-GlitterNatural Paint & Art Supplies Booklet ...
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Is Acrylic Paint Really Toxic?

Is Acrylic Paint Really Toxic?

Posted by Leah Fanning on Nov 10th 2023

When I first created my business, Natural Earth Paint, 12 years ago, I had always been an oil painter and was very excited to spread the news that you could paint in a 100% toxin-free and natural way with natural oil paint. What then surprised me were the emails that started pouring in from artists saying that they preferred to paint with fast-drying acrylics but couldn't anymore because of their chemical sensitivities to the fumes! I didn't e...
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Melissa Jenkins: Our Natural World in Miniature

Melissa Jenkins: Our Natural World in Miniature

Posted by Hayley Hartwig on Nov 6th 2023

Melissa is a Canadian artist who resides in a rural farmhouse surrounded by landscapes that inspire her art. There she forages for flora to make her own botanical inks and works with acrylics. She uses our Natural Varnish to finish her paintings and hopes to incorporate Natural Acrylik Paints into her work soon. Thank you, Melissa, for taking the time to speak to us about your art! Where did you grow up and how did t...
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Kristyan Stjerne: Alchemy with Earth Pigments

Kristyan Stjerne: Alchemy with Earth Pigments

Posted by Hayley Hartwig on Oct 12th 2023

Kristyan Stjerne is a surfer and artist based in Indonesia. He uses Earth and Mineral Pigments, Natural Acrylik Medium, Organic Cotton Canvas, and Gum Arabic throughout his work. Thank you to Kristyan, for taking the time to talk about his art and creative journey with natural art materials!Where did you grow up and how did this place influence you and your art?I grew up in Southern California in a little small town close...
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Easy & Eco-Friendly Halloween Craft with Natural Acrylik Paint!

Easy & Eco-Friendly Halloween Craft with Natural Acrylik Paint!

Posted by Hayley Hartwig on Sep 26th 2023

With Fall officially underway we have an easy and eco-friendly craft for you to try - featuring our Natural Acrylik Paints!Supplies Needed:Pumpkin(s)Paint BrushesNatural Acrylik Paint (in colors Black Ochre and Titanium White)Toothpick, Pencil, or other household items you may already have to create a perfect circle (See Step 3) Step 1: Clean your pumpkin(s)Wipe dirt off of your pumpkin for a clean painting surface.Step 2: Paint va...
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Erica Gibson: Creative Repurposing for Art

Erica Gibson: Creative Repurposing for Art

Posted by Hayley Hartwig on Sep 19th 2023

Erica is a mixed-media artist who uses both reclaimed and natural materials, including our Earth & Mineral Pigments, for her fascinating 3-dimensional work. She's based in Portland, OR. Thank you, Erica, for taking the time to share your artistic story with us!When did you first become interested in making art?I’ve been drawing and sculpting in some form since childhood. Starting in preschool, I would draw on the concrete patio in our ba...
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Stella Maria Baer: Bridging Art and Motherhood with Natural Pigments

Stella Maria Baer: Bridging Art and Motherhood with Natural Pigments

Posted by Hayley Hartwig on Aug 30th 2023

Stella incorporates natural materials into her work including a variety of Natural Earth Paint products: Refined Walnut Oil, Earth & Mineral Pigments, Eco-Solve, Natural Varnish, and Eco Gesso (see video at end of post). Thank you, Stella, for sharing your artistic journey with us!Where did you grow up and how did this place influence you and your art?I grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, just 30 minutes north of the li...
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Embracing Natural Materials with Ricky Lee Gordon

Embracing Natural Materials with Ricky Lee Gordon

Posted by Hayley Hartwig on Jun 23rd 2023

Meet Ricky Lee GordonBorn in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1984, Ricky Lee Gordon is an artist who creates natural landscapes using pigments and dyes found only in nature. It's a deeply personal process that Ricky compares to meditation, using natural materials to paint nature. His work centers around the idea of interconnectivity of all things and that we are all nature. He enjoys painting nature WITH nature IN nature - sometimes painting outdoo...
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Diving into Creativity: A Conversation About Eco-Friendly Art with Aaron Glasson

Diving into Creativity: A Conversation About Eco-Friendly Art with Aaron Glasson

Posted by Hayley Hartwig on Jun 13th 2023

Aaron Glasson is an eco artist that we've always found truly inspiring on many levels. He is a New Zealand born Artist now based in the Mojave Desert. Since completing his degree in Art and Design at the Auckland University of Technology in 2005 he has been exhibiting and creating public art works internationally. His diverse body of work includes participatory installations, murals, paintings, illustration, furniture, sculpture, assemblage and f...
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Healing in Nature with Marghanita Hughes

Healing in Nature with Marghanita Hughes

Posted by Hayley Hartwig on May 22nd 2023

Thanks so much, Marghanita, for taking the time to speak with us about your artistic journey!Where did you grow up and how did this place influence you and your art?I grew up in Scotland in a small rural village outside of Edinburgh surrounded by wild natural spaces. I was allowed to roam free and the natural world was a place I felt at home, safe, and protected from a very early age. Gaining a sense of connection with these living beings and the...
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Our Natural Acrylik Medium

Our Natural Acrylik Medium

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on May 15th 2023

You can feel good about using acrylic paint with our first-of-its-kind, plant-based Natural Acrylik Medium. This product is made with naturally archival ingredients to provide a permanent, water-resistant and non-yellowing finish that dries crystal clear. This product is plant based as opposed to petroleum based and does not include all of the toxic additives commonly found in conventional acrylic medium. Just like conventional acrylic mediums, t...
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The Origin of Venetian Red

The Origin of Venetian Red

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Feb 27th 2023

Where do our pigments originate from? Our pigments originate from all around the world! Here are the stories of one of our natural Earth & Mineral Pigment, Venetian Red - also known as Red Ochre.Venetian Red has been in use since prehistoric times and is found and used around the world. It's a natural earthen clay that is tinted by iron oxide and is composed of a naturally calcined form of the mineral hematite - along with traces of gyps...
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Behind The Scenes - Where Do We Source Our Pigments?

Behind The Scenes - Where Do We Source Our Pigments?

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Victoria Leen on Nov 12th 2022

Where do our pigments originate from? Our pigments originate from all around the world! Here are the stories of three of our natural Earth & Mineral Pigments, Venetian Red, Yellow Ochre, and Terre Verte. Venetian RedVenetian Red has been in use since prehistoric times and is found and used around the world. It's a natural earthen clay that is tinted by iron oxide and is composed of a naturally calcined form of the mineral hematite -...
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2022 Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide

2022 Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Victoria Leen on Nov 11th 2022

Looking for the perfect creative, unique, sustainable gift for your loved one this holiday season? Let us help you - check out this holiday gift guide we have created just for you! Stocking Stuffers Eco-Friendly Fine Art BrushesEarth & Mineral Pigment Sample PackPalette KnifeEco-GlitterGift CertificatesNatural Face Paint JarsFor The Kiddos Natural Earth Paint KitNatural Face Paint KitEarth Flags Craft KitWooden Egg Craft KitFor The Eco...
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Recipe: Natural Oil-Based Printmaking Ink (Student-Grade)

Recipe: Natural Oil-Based Printmaking Ink (Student-Grade)

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Victoria Leen on Oct 11th 2022

Create a student-grade, oil-based, relief print-making ink with a few simple ingredients! Note: For professional grade relief ink, follow this recipe.Supplies: Earth & Mineral Pigments Walnut Oil Gum Arabic Powder Rice Starch Part 1: Making The Ink Step 1: On a glass palette, mix 1 part pigment (e.g. 1 tsp) with 1 part walnut oil (e.g. 1 tsp) until you get a loose paste. Step 2: Gradu...
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How to Create Your Own Art Supplies With Only 2 Ingredients!

How to Create Your Own Art Supplies With Only 2 Ingredients!

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Victoria Leen on Sep 26th 2022

All of our recipes to create your own art supplies break down into 2 main ingredients - pigments and binders.Creating your own art supplies can seem daunting and complicated at first. But don't fret- it is easy once you break the process down into 2 simple steps!Making your own art supplies requires 2 main categories of ingredients:1. Pigments2. BindersPigments give the art supply you're making color, and binders are the ingredients that cre...
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How to Make Natural, Non-Toxic Crayons with Lindsey Marie Page

How to Make Natural, Non-Toxic Crayons with Lindsey Marie Page

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Lindsey Marie Page on Jul 26th 2022

This natural, non-toxic crayon recipe featuring our Earth & Mineral Pigments comes from lindsey marie page, focused on nature-based learning through the seasons!"I wanted to come up with various projects that could be made using the same ingredients, so that if anyone wanted to invest in these materials, there would be multiple things they could make with them. My husband and I both have a background working with various types of wa...
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Natural Earth Paint featured in the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration!

Natural Earth Paint featured in the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration!

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Jul 3rd 2022

Natural Earth Paint was featured in the 10th volume of the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration, all about making Art Supplies! This edition details the provenance, lore, and enduring appeal of art-making supplies, lushly illustrated through photography and artwork. There are beautiful photo-filled articles about large and small art supplies makers around the world mixed in with colorful sections on artists who make their own supplies from...
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Upcycling for the Environment with Leslie Espino

Upcycling for the Environment with Leslie Espino

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Leslie Espino on Jun 11th 2022

Thank you so much, Leslie, for chatting with us about your sustainable creative practice and awesome upcycled artwork!First, could you tell us about your professional background and how it informs your art? A little birdie told us you’re a scientist at NASA! Thanks for the opportunity! I am an environmental scientist working at NASA. I spent years in labs developing environmental science tests and monitoring water and air quality for contaminatio...
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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 Natural Earth Paint & Jaime Brown 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 ...
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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: Sket...
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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 c...
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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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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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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 23rd 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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