The Organic Artist

The Organic Artist

Make your Own Paint, Paper, Pens, Pigments, Prints, and More From Nature

Book - 2015
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This is an art book which highlights the possibility of using natural, organic materials as art supplies and inspiration.
Publisher: Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, [2015]
ISBN: 9781592539260
1592539262
Branch Call Number: 702.84 NEDDO N
Characteristics: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

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amberwench
May 12, 2020

A delightful collection of recipes and how-to's for making your own inks and tools to use those inks. Not high difficulty but often time consuming and messy, this book is great for the artist who wants to bring an organic or rustic feel to their supplies.

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mudskipper
Jun 07, 2016

I felt this book was explained clearly. I didn't try any of the recipes or other craft, but the projects looked very doable. I was surprised however that the subtitle uses the word paint as one of the first elements, but there was very little time spent on paint. Most of the time was spent on ink.

MrDrProfessorPatrick Nov 18, 2015

This book has all the "recipes" you need to make your basic must-have supplies (charcoal, paint, sketchbooks, etc.). I got to try several and I can proudly say that they worked very well. The instructions are simple and easy to follow and not as time consuming as I thought they would be. I'll definitely be buying a copy of this for my personal art library!

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erinsnest
Oct 28, 2015

Oct 28 2015......this book is a delight to the eyes. Don't imagine I'll ever have the time (or energy!) to make anything in it, but it is a great book to peruse. Check it out!

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