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How to Store Your Mixed Natural Earth Paint Oil Paints

How to Store Your Mixed Natural Earth Paint Oil Paints

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Aug 24th 2013

Mixed up a batch of eco-friendly oil paint and don't know what to do with it? Here are a few options that will help you extend the life of your paints and store them for the short-term and the long-term!Option 1: Aluminum FoilAt the end of a day's painting, scrape any leftover colors into small squares of foil, and fold the foil over so that the paint is airtight. Smudge a little bit of the color onto the outside of the fo...
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Natural Earth Paint Featured in Backyard Science Discovery Box from Green Kid Crafts!

Natural Earth Paint Featured in Backyard Science Discovery Box from Green Kid Crafts!

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on May 15th 2013

Our Natural Earth Paint was featured in Green Kid Crafts' Nature Art Box, The Backyard Science Discovery Box!Check out their boxes 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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Natural Earth Paint Founder on Art Inspector! Can Eco-Friendly Art Supplies be Archival and Professional Quality?

Natural Earth Paint Founder on Art Inspector! Can Eco-Friendly Art Supplies be Archival and Professional Quality?

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on May 12th 2013

Natural Earth Paint founder Leah Fanning was featured on Art Inspector in the article Can Eco-Friendly Art Supplies be Archival and Professional Quality?"While studying painting at one of the top art schools in America, I trusted my amazing professors like they were preaching the gospel. I looked up to their expertise so completely that I assumed they would of course tell me if any of these supplies they were recommending might...
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DIY Eco-Friendly Recycled Gift Wrap with Natural Earth Paint

DIY Eco-Friendly Recycled Gift Wrap with Natural Earth Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Dec 18th 2012

Instead of purchasing imported wrapping paper with petroleum-based inks, make your own with Natural Earth Paint and add twice the love to handmade gifts!Supplies:Natural Earth Paint KitRecycled paper like old maps, newspaper, packing, printer paper, and moreStep 1: Source your paper.Dive into your recycling bin to find the perfect paper for this craft! Any paper will do, as long as it's thin and flexible enough to wrap around...
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Historically, Why Did Artists Stop Using Natural Paints?

Historically, Why Did Artists Stop Using Natural Paints?

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Dec 2nd 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.Prod...
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DIY Nature Masks with Natural Earth Paint

DIY Nature Masks with Natural Earth Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Oct 6th 2012

In our most recent Toddler Nature Art Class, we had a great time making Nature Masks in preparation for Halloween! You can incorporate any natural items that you find around your neighborhood. We used seeds, feathers, flower buds and petals, sparkly Mica Pigment and Natural Earth Paint. Supplies:Thick paperEasily glue-able nature itemsGlueNatural Earth PaintStep 1: Collect nature items in you neighborhood or around your ho...
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Endless Summer Nature Crafts with Natural Earth Paint

Endless Summer Nature Crafts with Natural Earth Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Sep 8th 2012

As summer comes to an end, take advantage of the last few weeks of warm weather with these all-natural craft projects using found objects from nature and our Natural Earth Paint!Painted Shell CollageSupplies:ShellsNatural Earth Paint KitStiff paper board or scrap plywoodGlue Paint your shells with Natural Earth Paint. Glue the shells to a scrap piece of wood or stiff paper board in pretty patterns or in shape of animals, fl...
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Make Your Own Natural Paint Brushes with Plants

Make Your Own Natural Paint Brushes with Plants

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on May 13th 2012

The natural world is full of great materials to create with. Make works of art with Natural Earth Paint and handmade, natural brushes for a wonderful eco-friendly crafting session! Supplies:Natural Earth PaintPlants such as yucca, mullein, iris, or cattail stemsOur Nature Art Class had a lot of fun making natural paint brushes out of yucca plant stalks and horse tails. The Southwest Native Americans had yucca plants all arou...
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