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Natural Watercolor Kit

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Make your own professional quality, truly safe, light-fast, and vibrant watercolor paints with our Natural Watercolor Kit! This kit provides the supplies needed to create watercolor paints that are free of toxic preservatives, additives, heavy metals, and petroleum based pigments found in conventional paints. Our simple and time-tested ingredients combine to create an archival paint with excellent luminosity and coverage. Just add honey or glycerin!

Our Natural Watercolor Kit includes:

  • 3 oz. packet of Gum Arabic
  • 7 watercolor pans for storage (29mm x 19mm x 10mm)
  • 7 - 2 oz. packets of Earth & Mineral Pigments in Venetian Red, Orange Ochre, Yellow Ochre, Emerald Green, Ultramarine Blue, Ultramarine Purple and Burnt Sienna
  • Complete Mixing Instructions

Visit our Natural Watercolor Recipe page for instructions and a video tutorial on mixing and storing your watercolor paints. 

Technical Data

This kit is packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Pigments and gum arabic come in bioplastic pouches, and are home compostable.

Safety & Quality:
Made in the USA. Free of nuts, gluten, and dairy. Vegan & cruelty-free. Not intended for consumption.

Shipping & returns

Return Policies

We offer full refunds on any defective or damaged products. We also offer full refunds (less shipping costs) on elective returns if the product is in re-sellable condition and the return has been made within 3 months of the purchase.

Shipping Policies

Free Standard Shipping on orders above $100 for U.S. customers.

Orders containing in-stock items are typically processed within 2 business days from when we receive the order during operating hours. If a purchase contains out-of-stock or pre-order items, we will ship the order once ALL items are available and it can be fulfilled completely. Once an order is shipped, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information; please save this email in case of any issues with your order.

After a package leaves our facility, it becomes the responsibility of the contracted carrier to get it to you. Any issues or problems that arise must be resolved with them directly. For USPS orders in particular, we've be instructed that it is best for the recipient to first speak with their local post office regarding any concerns.

Additionally, you can monitor your shipment or file a claim for lost mail with each of the carriers we use: U.S. Postal ServiceUPS, or FedEx.

We work hard to ensure orders are processed and received as quickly as possible, but unfortunately, we're unable to locate lost or delayed packages. We recognize errors happen and ask for your patience in those circumstances, but we will not ship replacement items or issue refunds until a formal determination is made by the carrier. Please use the resources outlined above to seek resolution if needed.


International Shipping

If you’re ordering from EuropeCanadaAustralia or New Zealand, please click the appropriate link to visit the distributor for your region. We normally ship USPS International for international orders, and the order typically takes 2-3 weeks for delivery. Due to global constraints, shipping times may vary, and additional delays can occur due to customs inspections. Since we never know if a package will be held at customs, any import fees or taxes applied to the delivery must be paid by the recipient.


After mixing, how do they dry? 
For filling a watercolor pan or palette with liquid watercolor to dry, we recommend filling the pan 1/2 way, let that dry at least 24 hours and then fill the rest of the pan and let that dry fully. This prevents mold from growing in the drying process in humid areas. If you live in a dry area, you can fill the pan to the top. Once a pan of paint is dry it will last/be usable forever and will not spoil.

Is the watercolor paint archival? 
Watercolor paint made with these pigments and gum arabic and honey are the most archival paints you can make. The pigments last thousands of years and there are no additives or fillers to affect the quality and longevity of the paint. 

Are they lightfast? 
Yes, the lightfastness of paints is based completely on the lightfastness of the pigments used in them. All natural earth pigments are lightfast, and you can see information and Safety Data Sheets for each pigment, click HERE

How do I know what the ideal consistency is when mixing?
Start with the 1 to 1 ratio and if it's too dry or too liquidy you can adjust by adding more pigment or more liquid. The test is, mix a touch of the paint with water and brush it onto your watercolor paper. If it's too transparent for you, add more pigment, if it's too opaque for you, add more base.

How long do the watercolors last after mixing?
For storing liquid paints, storing them in a refrigerator will help extend the life a bit more - at least several weeks to a few months. The dried cakes will last forever. Liquid watercolors keep longer when you add a natural preservative such as sodium benzoate or a pure essential oil of clove. If kept in jars in liquid form, they will stay good for 1-3 months. The "watercolor base" mixture will stay good in a small glass jar in the refrigerator for about one year. 

How should I store the watercolors after mixing?
-Store in small airtight jars in refrigerator 
-Store in small, empty aluminum tubes (will last a little longer than small jars). 
-Dry into cakes in half or full pans or any small, shallow container (may take a few days to fully dry). Will stay good indefinitely.

Components of the Natural Watercolor Kit including the box, seven packets of pigment, a packet of Gum Arabic powder, seven watercolor paint pans and an instruction booklet
Venetian Red watercolor paint with a palette knife
Samples of the watercolor paint on white cards displayed on a cork surface
Make Your Own Professional-Grade Watercolors with the Natural Watercolor Kit

Why Natural Earth Paint

  • SAFE

    Free of heavy metals, solvents, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, additives, petroleum-based dyes and nano-particles.


    100% solar powered facility, 100% recycled and biodegradable packaging, and zero-waste shipping option available.


    Proud to be the most innovative eco-business in art supplies. We have a whole line of products that you can’t find anywhere else.


    The highest quality pigments, organic ingredients, and hand-crafted in small batches. Pure earth pigments make the most luminous paint available anywhere.