Do you know any environmental friendly art materials

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Do you know any environmental friendly art materials

Postby Carmen » Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:13 pm

Hello,
I like drawing and painting very much. But my body is susceptible to chemical and I support environmental protection.
Do you know about environmental friendly or non-toxic art/colour materials?
Please kindly send me some informations.
Thank you
Carmen

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Postby crgcas » Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:26 am

Someone recently sent me this link in jest but they look quite fetching: http://www.poopoopaper.com/Pootique.htm

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Postby djorzgul » Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:57 am

Once I used some recycled paper to do ink'n'watercolor on it... and it was ok... it doesn't ''drink'' water as I'd like, but it is usable. I will try to find the name of the brand to post it here.

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Re: Do you know any environmental friendly art materials

Postby sharpclaw » Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:54 pm

Robert Bateman Cover Series sketchbooks are made from recycled paper and the paper is wonderful. It is bright white, 110lb (very heavy for sketchbook paper), and is more like cardstock or vellum Bristol than like the normal thin sketchbook material. I normally sketch in it using pen and ink, though it takes pencil and some artists even do watercolor in theirs.

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Re: Do you know any environmental friendly art materials

Postby donnabgoode » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:42 am

Hello there,
I like to draw with sticks especially bamboo.

I do not know about environ. friendly inks; but, perhaps, walnut stain, purple poke berry weed and
even store-bought berries of different colors? Could be looking into natural dyeing of fabrics
and threads might answer your quest. Best of luck - Donna

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Re: Do you know any environmental friendly art materials

Postby Saramel » Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:24 pm

sharpclaw wrote:Robert Bateman Cover Series sketchbooks are made from recycled paper and the paper is wonderful.


I LOVE Robert Bateman sketchbooks! They are my all time favorite (though I've been trying the different Moleskines lately, and they are nice as well.) The Robert Bateman is the perfect paper, but when I lived in San Francisco a couple years ago, I couldn't find them anywhere! I was so sad, I hope they've started carrying them in the art stores there. The poopoo paper looks interesting, but since Robert Bateman is 100% recycled and the best quality paper out there, I'm not inclined to change sketchbooks at the moment, at least not for my large size books.

They definitely get my recommendation for both environmentally friendly and best paper!

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Re: Do you know any environmental friendly art materials

Postby SreudianFlip » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:49 am

I paint in oils and my better half is allergic to the solvents. So I use Blockx, Sennelier, M Graham and Holbein Oils.
All of these can be cleaned out of brushes with just oil. I use safflower oil and walnut oil.
I only use oil (Stand oil, sun thickened linseed oil, walnut oil) as a medium .
No solvents at all.
I clean up with natural brush cleaners like General's and Natural Turpenoid.

Oils take a little slower to dry. Especially stand oil (my fav), but when mistakes happen -- you can just rub them out. Viola!


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