Green Guide for Artists: Nontoxic Recipes, Green Art Ideas, and Resources for the Eco-Conscious Artist
The Green Guide for Artists will inspire artists of all types to make better eco-concious choices within their work and studios. Informative and fun, this unique book is perfect for seasoned and beginning artists, teachers and anyone looking to make a difference through their creative life.
★ DIY recipes for mixing a variety of your own non-toxic paints, mediums and adhesives
★ Tips on keeping a green studio or workspace and using safe and eco-friendly work practices
★ Fresh Ideas for using recycled materials through creative step by step projects
★ A gallery featuring exciting contemporary artists whose work and methods reflect a green sensibility
★ A handy resource guide for eco-friendly materials, information and communities View here –>
i hope to inspire you to green up your studio a bit by trying some of these wonderful green art supply alternatives! i’ll update this area as I find new, fun green art info :)
The Earth Pigments Company : You can find all the materials you need here for making your own earth friendly paints. Some of my favorite products are their gum arabic for mixing your own watercolors and their earth pigments selection. You can find all the materials you need here to mix the recipes found in my book Green Guide for Artists. Making your own paints is much easier than you may think!
Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company : makes wonderful milk paints that are simple to mix- just add water! I particularly like to use their Clear Coat as a voc-free replacement for regular matte medium (which DOES contain voc’s), it also works as a great collage adhesive! Milk paints can be used just like you would acrylics in your art work.
Dick Blick: Dick Blick has created an entire section spotlighting their green eco friendly art supplies. I cant wait to try the Tri-art sludge gesso which is made of 100% recycled waste pigment and look! they even carry green guide :)
Have some things in the studio you’re not sure how to dispose of? check out earth911.com for more info
Here’s a great resource for checking the toxicity of paint pigments –> click here.
Food for thought- Interesting green articles and products
All the more reason to mix your own watercolors- Gum Arabic to reforest Niger? read on–>