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How to Make Your Own Eco Artist Canvas

How to Make Your Own Eco Artist Canvas

2019 Dec 26th

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...
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DIY Wooden Eggs

DIY Wooden Eggs

2019 Dec 26th

Painting these wooden eggs has provided my 3 year old son and I triple the fun of buying eggs! The painting, the arranging, AND the hunting. Plus the satisfaction of knowing you can re-use them each year (and keep painting on different designs if you like). The Wooden Eggs Craft Kit (Which 15% OFF until April 3rd, 2017, Use Coupon Code WOODENEGGS15) comes with 6 wooden eggs (hand-made by a local artisan with FSC-certified wood) a...
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How to make Natural Printmaking Ink Recipe

How to make Natural Printmaking Ink Recipe

2019 Dec 26th

  I recently met a local artist/ printmaker, Shannon Yost, and asked her if she's ever made non-toxic printmaking ink (because I know it's very hard to find). To my delight and surprise she had actually studied with visiting Japanese Master Printmakers and learned a very ancient and little-known technique called the Moku Hanga technique of making your own inks. This ancient recipe has always used all non-toxic ingred...
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Interview with Josh Tiessen: Natural Prodigy Artist

Interview with Josh Tiessen: Natural Prodigy Artist

2019 Dec 26th

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...
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How to Eliminate All Toxins from the Oil Painting Process

How to Eliminate All Toxins from the Oil Painting Process

2019 Dec 26th

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. The use of solvents as a paint thinner and brush cleaner is a relatively r...
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