AMR E-newsletter – August 2023

(email was distributed 08/15/2023)

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ACTÍVA Air-Dry Clays
Multiple Varieties to Choose From!

ACTÍVA® Air-Dry Clays are wonderful for making almost anything, and no kiln is needed! All our air-dry clays are 100% wheat & gluten free, non-toxic, and non-carcinogenic.

From the dependable Activ-Clay™, renowned for its suitability for everyday projects, to the exquisitely smooth Premier Clay which is perfect for intricate detailing- ACTÍVA has your creative needs covered. Mold the lightweight and acid-free Hearty Clay, with its 24-hour drying time, or the globally acclaimed La Doll Clay- known for its exceptionally smooth and all-purpose formula. For those seeking a porcelain finish, Modena Clay dries with identical properties, heavy and virtually unbreakable. Come discover ACTÍVA's diverse clay selection!
Why Customers Love Them:
  • Ready-to-use
  • Air dries with no kiln needed
  • Non-toxic & non-carcinogenic
Ideal For:
  • Educators and art teachers
  • Fine artists, sculptors, and mixed media artists
  • Hobbyists and crafters
Call Nell for pricing and shipping rates.
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ACTÍVA Products, Inc


Painting with Brusho
Learn to use Colourcraft Brusho with Painting with Brusho

New book Painting with Brusho by Joanne Boon Thomas is a great introduction to using the wonderful Brusho materials. She gives tips and tricks and some inspiring ideas for how to use this innovative art material to create beautiful artwork!

Joanne Boon Thomas demonstrates how adding a spritz of water to highly pigmented watercolor ink powder results in a breathtaking and spontaneous fusion of color on the page. It is an easy method that allows you to produce vibrant, expressive paintings in a loose, bold style.

If you stock and sell Brusho or other crystal watercolor crystals, this book makes a great package to get your artists started with this unique medium.

If you would like to test the book in your store, let us know. Sample copies available for verified retailers, contact Anne -

Trade discounts available for all retailers. All orders for Search Press books go to Penguin Random House, Tel: (800) 733-3000.
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Search Press


Fabriano Cromia Paper
Lightfast, Mould-made, bellissima!

Fabriano Cromia paper is a long-life, acid-free paper ideal for pastel, pencil and charcoal drawing. Made of 50% cotton and 50% alpha-cellulose, these sheets have a soft feel and great tooth on both sides. Each sheet also has wet strength, making it suitable for light water media and mixed techniques. Offering the best possible lightfastness, these sheets are made using no optical brighteners. Made in Italy using hydro-power.

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SIO-2® PRAI White Stoneware Clay
Globally Acclaimed Formula

SIO-2 White Stoneware Clay with 40% impalpable grog has been meticulously formulated for everyday artistic ceramics. This clay is the most popular choice for those seeking to create smooth pieces with intricate details. The high content of grog minimizes the risk of cracking or warping and enables potters to work confidently on their projects.

Crafted with precision, this clay exhibits superior throwing and modeling properties, allowing anyone to bring their artistic visions to life. When fired at cone 6 - 10, SIO-2 White Stoneware Clay transforms into a luminous ivory hue, providing an excellent foundation for glazes and decorative touches.
Why Customers Love It:
  • Added grog provides clay stability
  • Great base for glazes
  • Food-safe
Ideal For:
  • Artists and Potters
  • Hobbyists
  • Art teachers
Available in 4 lb and 27.6 lb blocks. Dealer Inquiries Welcome.
Drop Ship Program Available.

Sandtastik Products Ltd


Double-Sided Color Origami
No white "slips" on your origami models

Double-Sided Color Origami is printed with the same color on both sides so you don't have to worry about a white "slip" showing on your folded models!

15 colors, 3 sheets of each: light green, green, red, pink, yellow, peach, orange, light pink, light violet, turquoise, light blue, blue, purple, brown and black.

Sheet Size: 5 7/8” square   GSM: 60 gsm

Extra 10% off ALL ORIGAMI 8/1/23 - 8/25/23
Contact your sales rep or the Yasutomo office for details.

Flyer link:

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Draw 30 Manga and Draw 30 Kawaii
Perfect Gift Books to start drawing in six simple steps!

Draw 30 Kawaii and Draw 30 Manga are two hot new gift books that your customers will love! Learn to draw manga and kawaii in six simple steps. People of all ages want to learn to draw, and manga and kawaii are the most popular subjects for new artists.

From the author of the bestselling How to Draw Kawaii and How to Draw Manga, Yishan Li brings 30 great images to life in these small step by step books. Priced at $12.95 they are perfect gifts for the holidays!

First two books in the series are Manga and Kawaii. Coming in Spring 2024 are Animals and Flowers.

Sample review copies are available for validated retailers. Contact Anne at for free copies.
Trade discounts available, free shipping for retail customers. All Search Press books available through Penguin Random House, Tel: (800) 733-3000
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Search Press North America


UGlu® Dashes
Instant Grip, Powerful Bond, No Mess Ever!

Instant Grip, Powerful Bond, No Mess Ever! UGlu® is a removable adhesive glue in a convenient tape-like format which bonds to most surfaces, including rough or uneven surfaces. UGlu® is non-toxic, acid-free, waterproof, and weatherproof. UGlu® 600 Dash Sheets feature 20 mils rubber based mounting adhesive squares 1/2"x5/8" on sheets.

Pro Tapes LLC



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