Painting with natural dyes
Can you paint with plants and algae? See what colours you can make from berries, vegetables, spices and algae powders. Why are they different? Follow our guide for tips on how to get the colours out. Which is your favourite and what will you paint with these colours? Can you think of ways to get even more colour out?
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MEET OUR ENGINEER
Farnaz, Chemical Engineer
Farnaz Mohsenpour is a Chemical Engineer – she uses living things, such as plants and algae, to produce chemicals that can be used for energy, e.g. biofuels, medicine or pigments.
Ted and his New Colours
Ted and his algae friends have certain colours that they make but Ted dreams of change. Will Ted learn to mix all the colours of the rainbow? (We really do use mini algae cells to produce a range of colours and by stressing the cells we can get different colours)