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How to store your mixed oil paints (or keep them wet longer) [NATURAL EARTH PAINT]

How to store your mixed oil paints (or keep them wet longer) [NATURAL EARTH PAINT]

Aug 24th 2013

How to Store Your Mixed Earth Oil Paints & Keep them Wet Longer A common question we get is.... "After mixing up a large batch of Earth Oil Paint, how do I keep it wet for a long period?"This answer could also apply to any oil paints that you use. Here are a few options (the first is my favorite)... 1. At the end of a day's painting, scrape any leftover colors into small squares of foil, fold the foil over so that the paint is air...
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8 Ways to Use Natural Gold Mica [NATURAL EARTH PAINT]

8 Ways to Use Natural Gold Mica [NATURAL EARTH PAINT]

Dec 28th 2016

#1. Natural Gold Mica Oil PaintIngredients: Natural Gold Mica & Refined Walnut Oil1. Pour small mound of gold mica on a glass palette 2. Pour small amount of walnut oil on top3. Mix with a palette knife until smooth (adding more oil as needed).4. Paint!#2. Flash Guilding1. Brush an oil or water-based adhesive onto dry painting surface. We used walnut oil.2. Dip dry, soft brush into dry mica.3. Dust onto wet surface.4. Wait until completely dry be...
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How to Make Your Own Eco Artist Canvas

How to Make Your Own Eco Artist Canvas

May 22nd 2014

How to stretch, prime and find sustainable materials to make an eco-friendly artist canvas!Plus a Bonus: 7 More sustainable surfaces to paint on (below)Materials:-Certified Organic Cotton Canvas-Stretcher Bars (options): Hire a local woodworker to make your stretcher bars with recycled or FSC certified wood OR find old paintings in yard sales and re-use those stretcher bars OR find pre-made sustainable bars at www.blankcanvasco.com-Eco Gess...
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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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Detoxing for Artists

Detoxing for Artists

Sep 14th 2017

Even though I now have only non-toxic and natural art materials around, I have to admit that I spent most of my life practically bathing in turpentine and leaving heavy-metal laden paints on my skin to seep into my bloodstream. But even if I hadn't been an artist, just living on this planet means we need to detoxify or lesson our toxic load. I personally developed a variety of allergies that started after 4 years of art school and now...
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Eco Oil Painting Tips

Eco Oil Painting Tips

 

Leah's Eco-friendly Oil Painting Guide: How to Eliminate All Toxins from the Oil Painting Process Solvents 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..
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The Benefits of Natural Earth Paints

The Benefits of Natural Earth Paints

 

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...
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5 Things You Can do Differently for Earth Day- In Your Art Studio

5 Things You Can do Differently for Earth Day- In Your Art Studio

Apr 14th 2017

(Photo and Model: Brooke Fiorillo, using Natural Face & Body Paint)Earth Day arrives every year on April 22nd, and with its arrival brings hope to inspire mindfulness and gratitude for our earth. Mother Nature deserves much appreciation and there are many simple ways that you can celebrate in your own home, work space or art studio. The sunshine is starting to stay in the sky longer, the days are warmer and rows of blossoms are begi...
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Why Organic Cotton?

Why Organic Cotton?

 

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 earth: With organic cotton the soil s treated with care so that it continues to thrive...
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Can eco-friendly art supplies be archival and professional quality?

Can eco-friendly art supplies be archival and professional quality?

May 12th 2013

Painting by Rembrandt created with natural earth pigments, minerals, and walnut oil.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 be extremely toxic. For the supplies that I already knew were toxic (like turp...
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Make Your Own Natural and Non-Toxic Impasto Medium [NATURAL EARTH PAINT]

Make Your Own Natural and Non-Toxic Impasto Medium [NATURAL EARTH PAINT]

Jul 12th 2015

Make Your Own Natural and Non-Toxic Impasto Medium [NATURAL EARTH PAINT] July 12 2015Now Available at Natural Earth Paint ... Natural Impasto Medium! $7.25 eachThicken and extend your paint naturally to create beautiful textural effects.NATURAL EARTH PAINTwww.natural-earth-paint.comAshland, Oregon...
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