GREEN Studio Secrets
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Oil painting is a popular and beautiful art form, but it can come with some health and environmental concerns. Traditional solvents like turpentine and odorless mineral spirits are often used to thin paint, clean brushes, and remove excess paint from surfaces. However, these solvents can release harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air, which can be toxic to human health and the environment.
Fortunately, there are GREEN alternatives that can be used to achieve similar effects without the health risks and environmental impact of traditional solvents. Chelsea Classical Studio offers a line of eco-friendly mediums that are specifically designed for oil painting.
One of the most popular products in their line is the Lavender Spike Oil Essence. This medium is made from spike lavender essential oil, which has a natural solvent property and can be used as a substitute for turpentine. It has a pleasant lavender scent and is non-toxic, making it a great alternative for those who want to keep a green home studio.
Another product from Chelsea Classical Studio is the Fat Medium, which is made from safflower oil and natural resin. It can be used to add body and gloss to paint, and can be thinned with Lavender Spike Oil Essence or another eco-friendly solvent like Gamsol.
Additionally, Chelsea Classical Studio offers a range of brush cleansers that are non-toxic and gentle on brushes. These cleaners can be used to remove excess paint and keep brushes in good condition without the need for harsh solvents. Choose from Citrus Brush Cleanser, or Lavender! Both are so natural, you can even dab a little behind each ear and use it as fragrance!
Using Chelsea Classical Mediums instead of traditional solvents like turpentine and odorless mineral spirits is a great way to keep your oil painting practice eco-friendly and reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals. These alternatives are effective, non-toxic, and often have pleasant scents, making them a win-win for both your health and the environment.
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