Beam Paints - Tis'gan Paint Kit Large (11 Colours)

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A waxed canvas watercolour paint case with 11 colours. All hand-made and plastic-free on Mnidoo Mnis, Manitoulin Island, Ontario.

Beam Paints is stoked to be partnering again with their neighbour and long-time friend Chemistry + Craft to offer Tis'gan, a special and limited series of 6 or 11 watercolour paints in a waxed canvas case. Click here to see the smaller sized kits with 6 colours.

Use the paints with brushes and water directly from the case. Fold up and roll to carry.

Tis'gan - "put colour on it!" - referring to both the watercolour paints and the plant-dyed canvas case 

About the canvas case: 

The case is made simply with plant-dyed waxed canvas, vegetable-tanned leather, and waxed cotton. All dyeing, waxing and assembly is done by hand on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. This design is plastic and metal free. Materials used:  55% hemp / 45% organic cotton canvas, organic cotton thread, local beeswax, hemp oil, recycled cotton liner, vegetable-tanned leather, plant-based dyes. 

Exterior canvas colour options*:

Tan & Grey

*Choose your kit colour when you add to your cart.

About the Paintstones:

Paintstones are lightfast pigments, tree sap, Manitoulin Honey, and gum Arabic. 

"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! 

These little jewels are also about our values and support our respect for the earth and being plastic free. They are our answer to halfpans! Free your art kit!!!" 

Each kit comes with these six colours:

Qwe’min’aande (cherry)
Dwaagi Azaadibuk’aande (fall poplar yellow)
Gimaa Giizhg’aande (king's blue)
Ziigwun’aande (spring green) 
Kuckjeh’aande (charcoal) 
Zoogpoh’aande (snow)

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