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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 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 of&nbsp...
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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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Natural Earth Paint's Quest for Zero Waste Creativity

Natural Earth Paint's Quest for Zero Waste Creativity

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Jan 17th 2021

As many of you know, we're introducing new home-compostable pouches for our pigments so you can enjoy a whole new way of storing Natural Earth Paint the eco-friendly way! But how did we get here?Since our humble beginnings, we've been committed to eco-friendly products and practices. We operate out of a fully solar-powered facility in Southern Oregon that also serves as a community drop-off site for bubble wrap and other packi...
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Winter Reindeer Face Paint Tutorial with Kate Dascoli

Winter Reindeer Face Paint Tutorial with Kate Dascoli

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Kate Dascoli on Dec 13th 2020

Celebrate the season with this lovely reindeer face paint tutorial, shared with us by Kate Dascoli. We were blown away by her wintry look, so she showed us just how to recreate it with our Natural Face Paints!Supplies: Brown, white, black and red Natural Face Paint, makeup sponge, and brushes.Step 1: Using a brush or sponge, add brown Natural Face Paint to the cheek bones and around the hair line. Line the...
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NEW! Our Natural Acrylic Medium is Here!

NEW! Our Natural Acrylic Medium is Here!

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Dec 9th 2020

The wait is over! Now you can feel good about using acrylic paint with our all-new, first-of-its-kind, plant-based Natural Acrylic 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 truly non-toxic, plant based and contains ZERO petroleum byproducts. Just like conventional acrylic mediums, this medium has many uses in...
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Making Natural Encaustic Paint with Earth Pigments

Making Natural Encaustic Paint with Earth Pigments

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Elise Wagner on Aug 19th 2020

Watch artist Elisa Wagner mix encaustic paints with natural pigments to create stunning effects!Interested in learning more about Natural Earth Paint artists? Visit our Eco Artists page!Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for more natural inspiration....
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Why Organic Cotton?

Why Organic Cotton?

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Jul 30th 2020

Why buy Organic Cotton artist's canvas?Organic cotton is cotton grown without using synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, or defoliants on land that has been free of these chemicals for at least three years. Organic agriculture is better for workers and the environment.Benefits for the EarthWith organic cotton the soil is treated with care so that it continues to thrive and to give the cotton everything it naturally needs....
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Leah's Eco-friendly Oil Painting Guide

Leah's Eco-friendly Oil Painting Guide

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Leah Fanning on Jul 30th 2020

Leah's Eco-friendly Oil Painting Guide: How to Eliminate All Toxins from the Oil Painting ProcessSolvents such as turpentine, paint thinner, mineral spirits, and varnish emit toxic Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) as they dry. When poured down the sink, they send harsh toxins into our water supply. They also continue to off-gas from your finished paintings. The use of solvents as a paint thinner and brush cleaner is a relatively recent developme...
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The Benefits of Natural Earth Paints

The Benefits of Natural Earth Paints

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Leah Fanning on Jul 30th 2020

We are proud that Natural Earth Paints are one of the safest paint products on the market. They are safe for you, your child, and the planet. Because of their undiluted purity, these paints have a time-tested durability of thousands of years. Here are some of their benefits: Archival: Pure pigments are the most permanent of all pigments, lasting thousands of years.Superior Quality: There are no added fillers, additives, preservati...
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DIY Natural Fabric Paint with Earth Pigments

DIY Natural Fabric Paint with Earth Pigments

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Jun 28th 2019

For a waterproof fabric paint that is completely natural and non-toxic, we have two recipe options.Option 1: Natural Acrylic Paint: By mixing Natural Acrylic Medium, with our Earth & Mineral Pigments you make a beautiful, non-toxic, permanent, and waterproof fabric paint! See video tutorial below or blog tutorial here.Option 2: Traditional Soybean based Fabric Paint: This is an ancient and traditional recipe that has been used for centur...
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How to Make Natural, Eco-Friendly Oil Paints

How to Make Natural, Eco-Friendly Oil Paints

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Leah Fanning on 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, be 100% lightfast and humidity resistant,...
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DIY Natural Cold Porcelain Clay (Without Glue!)

DIY Natural Cold Porcelain Clay (Without Glue!)

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on 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 whi...
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5 Earth-Friendly Ways to Spend Earth Day

5 Earth-Friendly Ways to Spend Earth Day

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on 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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Planning an Eco-Friendly Baby Shower

Planning an Eco-Friendly Baby Shower

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Mar 24th 2018

 For all the expecting and new mothers out there, here's how to bring some natural color and earthy creativity to your baby shower with Natural Earth Paint!Natural Baby Shower Gift BasketsWhat could be a better gift for an expectant mother than a basket of Natural Earth Paint Kits? Try belly painting with our Natural Face Paint Kit, announcing your little one with our Earth Flags Craft Kit, and introducing your...
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5 Things To Change for a Greener Studio

5 Things To Change for a Greener Studio

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Taylor Ann Hansen on Apr 14th 2017

Earth Day arrives every year on April 22nd, inspiring mindfulness and gratitude for our Earth. There are many simple ways that you can celebrate Earth Day in your own home, work space, or art studio.Here's our list of the top 5 things you can change in your art studio for Earth Day to get you started!1. Reduce, Reuse, and RecycleThese three actions are crucial to protecting Mother Earth, since waste has an insidious effect on our natural en...
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Why Use Natural Egg Dye? Keeping Egg Dying Toxin-Free

Why Use Natural Egg Dye? Keeping Egg Dying Toxin-Free

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Mar 24th 2017

Our Natural Earth Paint customers often ask us, why should I use natural dyes for Easter eggs if I'm not eating the egg shell?1. Conventional dyes can leech toxins into your eggs.When you dye eggs, the dyes seep through the egg shell into the hard boiled egg, and then the egg is eaten! Have you ever seen that little bit of color on the egg when you peel it after dying it? Toxins from conventional egg dyes can be in your eggs even if you can'...
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How to Find, Stretch, and Prime Eco-Friendly Canvases

How to Find, Stretch, and Prime Eco-Friendly Canvases

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on May 22nd 2014

Creating eco-friendly painting surfaces is one way of making your painting practice a little greener. Here's how to stretch and prime canvases with our Certified Organic Raw Cotton Canvas, plus find seven more sustainable surfaces to paint on!Supplies: Certified Organic Cotton Canvas Stretcher bars* Eco Gesso Kit Paint brush Staple gun & staples*For the stretcher bars, you have a few options: Build your own.Hire...
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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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