December 29, 2022

DIY Fruit & Veggie Stamped Flour Sack Tea Towels w/ Natural Algae Paint Recipe


Emma Wood


Emma Wood


1 jar: Natural Acrylic Medium
Cotton, flour/tea sack dish towels:  [18 Pack] Flour Sack Kitchen Dish Towels - Lint Free Soft 100% Ring Spun Cotton - Large 28x28 - White                                      
Various fruits and veggies: 1 medium carrot, ½ avocado, ½ lemon, mushroom slice, end of celery stalk
Spoons (enough for each algae pigment and one for the Medium)
Cardboard (or other material to pour/mix paint + pigment)
Paint brushes (enough for each algae pigment)

Method: Followed Instructions from Natural Earth Pigments:
Option 1 uses the natural acrylic medium, while Option 2 requires the protein binding process

Pour a big spoonful of the Natural Acrylic Medium on the cardboard, using a spoon lightly dust with algae pigment - mix with paintbrush

Dip the fruit or vegetable into the mixture (or paint on)

Press onto the cloth

Repeat with various colors and foods

Let dry overnight

Care Instructions:
Wait over 24 hours until the paint is fully dry and hand-washing/hang-drying. The paint mixture is durable enough to be machine-washed, however hand-washing is gentler.