Paintstones are lightfast pigments, tree sap, Manitoulin honey, and gum Arabic.
Paintstones both support and respect for the earth, being plastic free. They are wrapped in Manitoulin beeswax soaked cotton wrappers that are screen print by Beam Paints with their homemade ink! The equivalent to a traditional halfpan!
All colours have Pigment codes in the name if used. If there is no pigment code, it is an earth pigment.
From Beam Paints, owner Anong Beam on Paint Stones:
"When I make paint, I think about my Dad a lot. He taught me when I was really small to identify hematite and look for paintstones. He kept them in his art bag in a little cloth wrapper, and when he needed paint he brought them out and prepared his paint for ceramic bowls, drums, or rocks. I really wanted something of my paint making practice to share the tactile joy of the physicality of paint, and this is it!"