DIY Natural Pigments [Infographic]

Natural pigments—those obtained from plants, animals, and minerals—have been used since prehistoric times. They’ve transcended history and even been used to create some of the most iconic paintings from the likes of Raphael, Matisse, and other prominent painters.

Though the use of these types of hues died down after the invention of synthetic and petroleum-based pigments were introduced, many artists still prefer to work with these naturally dyed colors as they’re environmentally-friendly and free of harmful toxins.

Invaluable created a fun, informative infographic that details some DIY projects you can create using natural pigments. Choose from painting, staining wood, or dying fabric below!

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Reusing disposable Chopsticks

If you eat Asian food, you have the experience of using single-use chopsticks. Almost 25 million trees and bamboo plants are needed. So, in order to avoid such waste, people started repurposing them.

ecotip: Have your own set of reusable chopsticks, and whenever you go to a restaurant or order takeout, tell them not to include chopsticks 🙂

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Reusing Old Tires / Tyres (from bikes, cars, trucks…)

Updated: July 2018

*Approximately, one tire is discarded per person per year. Tires are also often recycled for use on basketball courts and new shoe products.

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ReStyled Rubber Bike Tire Stamps

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Grace. A wine cork portrait

9217 natural wine corks recycled into 1 portrait.

The final 50 hours of a 200 hour project.
1 photo taken every minute.

learn and see more at:
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For commissions or to donate your used wine corks for my next portrait, contact me: gundersen.scott@gmail.com

Original video here: Grace. A wine cork portrait. from Scott Gundersen on Vimeo.