Thursday, April 23, 2009

Green Art Supplies for You and Our Planet

What would a blog be without ideas for "going green"? 

We've got some great "green" items for sale, and maybe you had no idea.

They fall under the categories of Painting, Illustration, Office Supplies, and "Other".

"Green" Painting Media
Sludge™ Recycled Gesso
Made from 100% recycled pigments harvested from the paint factory.
It's a neutral grey color!
Thin, 500 ml: $3.95 (MSRP: $5.87)
Thick, 500 ml: $6.00 (MSRP: $8.95)

Eco-House Painting Media
From up in Canada.
CoZICa Metallic Drier Blend (like cobalt drier but less toxic)
4 oz bottle for $7.95

Damar Painting Medium
Contains damar crystals and linseed oil like normal, but its solvent is Eco-House's natural orange-derived turpentine alternative. Also contains lead-free driers.
4 oz: $7.85
32 oz: $30.45

"Green" Drawing Pens
I bet a lot of you illustrators love Microns and Staedtler Pigment Liners and throw 'em away all the time. Well, hey, quit that.

Instead, pick up a few COPIC Multiliner SP drawing pens. They have smooth metal barrels, they're refillable, and the tips are replaceable! Jeepers, huh?
They retail for $8.95, but no, we sell them for $6.30.
So worth it!

"Green" Office Supplies
We sell several items from Sustainable Group, who makes the world’s only line of binders certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Their products are assembled by a Seattle-based, disabled workforce, and are made from post-consumer recycled (and recyclable) materials. They are all nice & plain, kraft paper and stiff cardboard. Check out their website; you can order stuff custom printed.

Right now we carry:
3-ring binders (with replaceable covers! $4.95 to $14.95)
3-hole divider tabs (set of 5, $3.75)
Pocket folders ($1.00)
Little lined notebooks ($3.00)
8.5 x 11" cardstock (15¢)
10 x 15" Mailing envelopes ($1.40)
CD sleeves (35¢)
and Vegetable-based plastic ballpoint pens (80¢)

"Green" Other Stuff
Quit suckin' on plastic! You might grow some unexpected ovaries!
(And don't get me started on your footprint.)

Stainless steel waterbottles that have a tree on 'em and say "MCAD": $10.60
Three deep gemtones available: red, blue, and-- of course-- green.

(*Green bottle sold out.)