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Using the Earth as a Palette with Melissa Dickenson

Using the Earth as a Palette with Melissa Dickenson

Posted by Melissa Dickenson on May 5th 2020

Melissa is one of my favorite contemporary artists today and I am so excited to feature her breathtaking earth-based work here. She is based in San Francisco and during a recent visit to her beautiful studio we got to geek out on our mutual passions for harvesting pigments in nature. Her fascinating process of pouring the liquified crushed pigments across a canvas on the floor creates stunning imagery that I've never seen before.Th...
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Natural Earth Pigments for the Soul with Lauren Sauder

Natural Earth Pigments for the Soul with Lauren Sauder

Posted by Lauren Sauder on Apr 1st 2020

"Natural earth pigments are deep, full of secret beauty, holding stories waiting to be discovered. They’re slow and methodical. Soft and curious. For 10 years I have worked with landscapes documenting time and space as I experience it through natural environments. Through this work, I developed a heightened awareness and an intense push to explore natural earth pigments.When I first began researching and collecting this material in my local land...
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The World's First Natural Varnish Has Arrived!

The World's First Natural Varnish Has Arrived!

Posted by Leah Fanning on Jan 8th 2020

After 2 years of development by a Master Varnish Formulator, a truly non-toxic and natural varnish is finally available here!Our 100% natural, non-toxic Natural Varnish is made with a proprietary blend of plant-based, archival ingredients using time-tested recipes from the Renaissance. This varnish enhances depth of color and richness with a fast-drying, water-clear, glossy finish. It provides superior, highly-durable final protection a...
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Painting in the Wild with David Popa

Painting in the Wild with David Popa

Posted by David Popa on Nov 13th 2019

David Popa has invented a breathtaking new art form that follows in the footsteps of Andy Goldworthy. He was born and raised in NYC and currently lives and paints in Espoo, Finland with his wife and daughter. He creates phenomenal, large scale works of art directly in nature that only exist for a short while. Documenting the work through the use of photography and drone videography has become an integral part of Popa’s process. Check out these a...
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Painting with the Ocean with Andrea Moni

Painting with the Ocean with Andrea Moni

Posted by Andrea Moni on Oct 1st 2019

Andrea Moni's art struck me with a sense of power and vulnerability the first time I saw it. And I fell in love with it even more after learning the story behind it and the process. In 2015 Andrea was seriously burned in a traumatic accident and her work then shifted towards collaboration and healing. She uses earth pigments, egg yolks and ocean water to create stunning paintings oceanside. She decided to extend her circle of healing to othe...
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DIY Pinwheel with Natural Earth Paint

DIY Pinwheel with Natural Earth Paint

Posted by Leah Fanning on Jun 29th 2019

Looking for a fun craft to do with the kids on the 4th of July? Pinwheels are an easy DIY for kids to make and play with, and can be made with supplies you probably already have around the house! Materials: Heavy paper/thin cardboard Scissors Natural Earth Paint Paint brushes Pencils with erasers still intact (one per pinwheel) Push pins (one per pinwheel) Let's get started! Step 1. I used the red and blue paints from...
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DIY Natural Fabric Paint with Earth Pigments

DIY Natural Fabric Paint with Earth Pigments

Posted by Leah Fanning on Jun 28th 2019

In our opinion, fabric paints should be three things- non-toxic, permanent, and waterproof. We now offer a  Natural Acrylic Medium, the perfect binder for- you guessed it! -non-toxic, permanent, and waterproof fabric paint made with our Earth & Mineral Pigments. Just mix, paint, and enjoy!If you want to get a little more crafty, you can also make your own fabric paints from soybeans! Earth & Mineral Pigments...
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Painted Flower Pots & Recycled Butterflies for Mother's Day!

Painted Flower Pots & Recycled Butterflies for Mother's Day!

Posted by Leah Fanning on May 2nd 2019

Supplies:Natural Earth PaintEmpty Toilet Paper Rolls Construction Paper Clothes Pins Coffee Filters Pipe Cleaners Glue Scissors A square of cardboard or poster boardPainting PaletteCreate Your Painting Palette After you've gathered all of your supplies and mixed up your Natural Earth Children's Paint you can begin by flattening the toilet paper rolls. Open the roll back up and form into a petal shape...
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The Life of a Natural Prodigy Artist with Josh Tiessen

The Life of a Natural Prodigy Artist with Josh Tiessen

Posted by Josh Tiessen on Apr 30th 2019

Josh Tiessen has a fascinating and unusual story. As a child he was considered one of the world's top ten prodigy artists and the only known male art prodigy in North America. He is primarily self taught and has now grown into an articulate young man who is maintaining his passion, drive, devotion and unbelievable work ethic with his art. He's been featured in over 90 exhibitions and has recieved over 60 prestigious awards and has been asked to s...
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 Earth Day Salt Dough with Natural Earth Paints

Earth Day Salt Dough with Natural Earth Paints

Apr 15th 2019

Items you'll need 1 cup AP flour 1/2 cup of salt 1/2 TBS of Blue found in Children's Earth Paint Kit 1TBS of Green found in Children's Earth Paint Kit 1/2 cup of Water 2 tsp of Black from Children's Earth Paint Packets Rolling Pin Parchment paper Cookie sheet Heart shaped cookie cutter Straw Twine or Ribbon We made the recipe twice so we could have one ball of blue salt dou...
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Share A Little Luck!

Share A Little Luck!

Mar 3rd 2019

This month lets share a little luck around our communities with this fun rock painting craft that the whole family can enjoy. Things you'll need: Children's Earth Paint Kit (25% off March 4th-18th - use code: pattysdaypaint) or any natural earth paints. Rocks Paint Brush Water Sealer (I used AFM SafeCoat, Acri Glaze from Green Building Supply) Start off by collecting any rocks you might have found on a past nature...
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Natural Marble Art Valentine's!

Natural Marble Art Valentine's!

Feb 4th 2019

A new take on an old tradition. Supplies Needed: ~ Natural Earth Children's Paint (we used red and white) ~Marbles (3 or more) ~Construction Paper (We used Valentine colors, but any colors will work.) ~Baking Sheet ~Paper Heart Doilies ~Scissiors ~Pencil ~Glue ~Heart Shaped Hole Punch ~Twine (or any type of string) ~Standard Hole Punch Step 1: Prepare your Natural Earth Paints so...
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DIY: All Natural Tie Dye (with Earth Pigments)!

DIY: All Natural Tie Dye (with Earth Pigments)!

Jul 22nd 2018

Tie dyeing is a classic way to add fun, colorful designs to towels, shirts, and different fabrics as a great Summertime craft. But the conventional tie dye kits contain toxic, petroleum based dyes and chemicals that we'd like to avoid. Let's go back to our ancestral roots and use earth and plant-based ingredients to create the same beautiful results!What you’ll need: 1/4 cup soybeans Water Mason Jar Blender Fabric for straining the...
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DIY Natural Puffy Paint

DIY Natural Puffy Paint

Jul 4th 2018

Puffy paint is a great way to add some texture to your art projects, but conventional puffy paints contain chemicals, preservatives and petroleum based ingredients unsafe for children. Here's how to make non-toxic, natural puffy paint with only 4 simple ingredients!What you'll need:1 tbsp of self-rising flour1 tbsp of table salt1 tsp of Children's Earth PaintWaterMicrowaveSTEPS1. Add the self-rising flour, salt, paint, and 1 tsp of water to...
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How to Make Natural Oil Paints

How to Make Natural Oil Paints

Jun 23rd 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 of...
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Natural Paint Through the Ages: Buddhism

Natural Paint Through the Ages: Buddhism

Jun 7th 2018

For over 2,500 years, Buddhists have spread their message of enlightenment to every corner of the globe. Today, with an estimated 488 million practicing Buddhists worldwide, followers of this ancient religion continue to make significant contributions to philosophy, literature, and art. This entry into Natural Paint Through the Ages will explore how Buddhists have used natural paint and dyes throughout the centuries to advance th...
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Why is Earth Paint Sacred? - Aboriginal Art through the Ages

Why is Earth Paint Sacred? - Aboriginal Art through the Ages

May 28th 2018

The Mythical Snake:It’s a well guarded secret by the Aborigines in Australia and it’s forbidden for them to talk about it, but there are many guesses as to why earth paint is considered sacred. It was a general belief among Aboriginal cultures that the geographical features of the land were created by a mythical snake as it journeyed over it. The colored ochre seams were believed to be the "tracks" left by the snake through the earth,...
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DIY Natural Cold Porcelain Clay (without Glue!)

DIY Natural Cold Porcelain Clay (without Glue!)

May 23rd 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 c...
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Natural Earth Paint Featured on TV!

Natural Earth Paint Featured on TV!

May 12th 2018

Our Natural Earth Paint was featured on Good Day LA during a segment describing the best educational toys for kids! Nasiba Adilova, the entrepreneur mom behind "The Tot," talks about eco-friendly and non-toxic products for moms and children, and says our paint is great for kids' imagination and decision-making. Check out the video below: And if you're looking for some fun Mother's Day activities for tomorrow, check out our blog post...
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Natural Painting & Fresco Workshop in Italy 2019 May 07 2018

Natural Painting & Fresco Workshop in Italy 2019 May 07 2018

May 7th 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 minutes 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 and amazing home-...
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Children's Earth Paint Kit Mentioned in Parents Magazine Online May

Children's Earth Paint Kit Mentioned in Parents Magazine Online May

May 2nd 2018

In a recent Parents Magazine article online, Ziata Faerman writes about low-stress activities kids and parents can embrace. Faerman recommends our Children's Earth Paint Kit as a way for kids to get creative without the stress of a messy clean up.Check out the full article here: https://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/gear/buying-guides/products-for-your-kids-that-will-let-you-live-your-life/...
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DIY Natural & Kid-Friendly Slime

DIY Natural & Kid-Friendly Slime

Apr 30th 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 Cornstarch 1/2 tsp...
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Featured in Green Child Magazine (and more ways to celebrate Earth Day!)

Featured in Green Child Magazine (and more ways to celebrate Earth Day!)

Apr 20th 2018

Earth Day is tomorrow and Green Child Magazine features some Kid-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Earth Day, including using our Natural Earth Paint products!The article gives ideas from creating a butterfly garden to visiting a local farmer's market to celebrate the Earth's natural wonders. The article also links to Nature-inspired Art Projects + Making Your Own Paints & Brushes written by Natural Earth Paint owner, Leah Fanning!You can learn how...
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Earth Flag Kit Giveaway Rules! April 16 2018

Earth Flag Kit Giveaway Rules! April 16 2018

Apr 16th 2018

Giveaway RulesNO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.Who may enter?The giveaway is open only to those who are 18 years of age or older and a resident of The United States of America. Employees of Natural Earth Paint and families of employees are not eligible to win.Agreement to RulesBy participating, you agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Rules. You represent and warra...
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5 Earth-Friendly Ways to Spend Earth Day

5 Earth-Friendly Ways to Spend Earth Day

Apr 13th 2018

Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd! Here are a few creative ideas for eco-friendly activities you can do with your family!1. Admire a few eco-friendly artists (or become one yourself!)This article in Huffington Post highlights a few incredible artists who focus their artwork on sustainability and environmentalism. Many of the pieces are created with either natural materials or recycled plastic! You can also become an eco-artist yourself!...
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DIY Natural Marbled Paper for Earth Day

DIY Natural Marbled Paper for Earth Day

Apr 7th 2018

In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, we have taken the traditional craft of paper marbling and adapted it into a 100% natural, non-toxic and earth-based activity using earth pigments, walnut oil and a plant based glue. This is a fun and fascinating way to create unique paint designs on paper for cards and decorations. The process works by having the paint sit right on the surface of the water, so that it can easily get picked up by pa...
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How to Make Eco-Friendly Glitter!

How to Make Eco-Friendly Glitter!

Mar 30th 2018

Glitter is a fun way to add some dimension and sparkle to your Easter crafts, but did you know that glitter is also an ecological hazard? Most glitter is made of plastic, and its small size makes it easy for fish and other animals to consume.So why not make an all natural form of glitter?Here’s what you’ll need:Epsom SaltTable SaltChildren’s Natural Earth PaintWaterA small airtight containerA small bowlA spoon1. Combine 1 tablespoon of epso...
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Bring Natural Color to Your Baby Shower!

Bring Natural Color to Your Baby Shower!

Mar 24th 2018

Happy first week of spring! For all the expecting and new mothers out there, here’s a tutorial on how to bring some natural color and earthy creativity to your baby shower or blessing way with natural paint kits! Natural Baby Shower Gift Baskets!What better gift for an expectant mother than a basket of Natural Earth Paint kits? Belly Painting (with the Natural Face Paint Kit), Earth Flags Painting, and Earth Paints to save for after the baby’...
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DIY! Natural Confetti Eggs for Easter!

DIY! Natural Confetti Eggs for Easter!

Mar 15th 2018

Confetti eggs are a fun and eco-friendly Easter tradition that you can easily make with kids at home!by Hannah MedinaSUPPLIESEggs1 Natural Egg Dye KitLarge NeedleLeaves or Edible PaperHole PunchTissue PaperGlueEmptying the Egg1. 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 whites and yolk.2. Start by poking into one end of the egg with the seam ripper until you...
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Natural Face Paint Kit reviewed on The Modern Box Love

Natural Face Paint Kit reviewed on The Modern Box Love

Dec 14th 2017

For all of you who have been in a long-term relationship, we encourage you to check out The Modern Love Box, which is a subscription box curated for couples. Each box aims to help long-term relationships nix boredom and keep that intimate, romantic spark alive. Our Natural Face Paint Kit was recently included in one of their monthly boxes.   ...
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Natural Earth Paint Through the Ages : Natural Artists of the Middle Ages

Natural Earth Paint Through the Ages : Natural Artists of the Middle Ages

Dec 7th 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 Renaissanc...
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Featured in the Huffington Post: The Holiday Gift Guide for the Traveling Artist

Featured in the Huffington Post: The Holiday Gift Guide for the Traveling Artist

Nov 20th 2017

Artists can be hard to shop for. There are so many supplies out there that you could end up buying your artistic dad oil paints when his preferred medium are pastels or you know the exact area of their expertise but the tools they need are extremely expensive. Never fear, here are some great gift alternatives to gift that artist in your life who is constantly traveling but could use something a bit nice this holiday season. Take a l...
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Natural Earth Paint featured in Mother Earth Living Magazine: Jumpstart to Sustainable Holiday Shopping

Natural Earth Paint featured in Mother Earth Living Magazine: Jumpstart to Sustainable Holiday Shopping

Nov 16th 2017

Americans spend over 1 trillion dollars on holiday shopping. The Environmental Protection Agency reports a 25 percent increase of waste from Thanksgiving to Christmas. It's our responsibility to reduce the environmental impact through shopping sustainable. Natural Earth Paint was mentioned in Mother Earth Living Magazine's current holiday guide for earth-friendly gift suggestions. Read the article (click image below) and get inspired!...
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Blogged on Cera de Colores: The use of Natural Earth Paint in Art Therapy

Blogged on Cera de Colores: The use of Natural Earth Paint in Art Therapy

Nov 15th 2017

Blogger and mother, Ariane, from Brazil writes about her experience using Natural Earth Paint during her Art Therapy sessions on her blog Cera de Colores.In her words..."For me it is very important to know where the materials I use in my creativity workshops come from with the children and also with the adults in the art therapy sessions.I believe that working with 100% natural materials gives me a truth in a world in which we have less a...
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