It’s been so serious around here lately. I’m all read your body care labels and eat right… get outside now or else! Geez, a lot of fun I’ve been huh? In any case I swear green living has a fun side. Like pretty natural paints!
Disclaimer up front – I haven’t used these yet, but GLOB is too bright and sweet not to post. What’s GLOB? GLOB is a family of eco-friendly paints said to be made from natural ingredients. According to GLOB, their family of paints are…
- Paints are water-based and pigments are biodegradable.
- Colored by fruits, vegetables, flowers and spices.
- Color blends contain no preservatives and are made with food-grade ingredients.
- Botanical Paints are made with cosmetic and food-grade ingredients,
- Made in the USA.
- Free of chemicals, parabens, petroleum and synthetic preservatives; gluten-free, soy-free and vegan.
- Eco-friendly biodegradable packaging and recycled materials used.
GLOB appears to carry two kinds of paint – The Natural Blends which are similar to a tempera, watercolor or fingerpaint, depending upon how much water is used. Good for general purpose art, watercolor or drawing paper. Natural Blends come in ready mix packets like lemon verbena, tangerine, pomegranate, plum, berry and basil or you can get Natural Blends in an easy shake jar style.
GLOB also offers a Botanical Paint set with red, blue, green, yellow, orange and purple. The Botanical Paints are similar in consistency to acrylic and best for craft projects and art activities. These paints contain archival pigments, but are not intended for professional artists.
I have to complain about something (in keeping with my rant-driven week)…
While these paints look awesome I am a little skeptical about them being all natural. For one thing, I’ve made natural paints many times before and it’s really hard to get such vibrant colors. I’m no mad scientist paint making expert of course, but my pals who have also made all natural paints have had the same experience.
Secondly, although there’s a good sized speech on the GLOB site regarding the problem of craft supplies and paints with improper labeling of ingredients, alas, I can’t find any listed GLOB ingredients on the website. The site says what’s not in there, but I have no clue what is in there. I took a quick jaunt around the web and no one who has reviewed GLOB (that I found) listed the ingredients from the packages – mainly people just recited stuff from the website. Not cool – people should have better review standards, I tell ya.
I’d likely buy them and give them a whirl at some point. If these paints are all natural they’re a great find; beautiful and a wonderful choice vs. all the other toxic paints you could buy the kiddos.
Learn more at GLOB and if you’ve bought these let me know in the comment what you think – were the ingredients listed on the packaging?
[all images via GLOB]