AMR E-newsletter – December 2019

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Shine Bright
A Color, Draw & Dream Book for a Beautiful Life

This is a book all about you! Build creativity and confidence with this super fun book that focuses on all of the awesome traits that make you special! Each chapter features adorable patterns to color, fun drawing lessons, and ideas for writing about your hopes and dreams. From llamas and mermaids to unicorns and butterflies, you'll find cuteness, inspiration, and fun on every page!
Purchase 3+ units for 50% discount and N60 with Free Freight

Schiffer Publishing


Midwest Studio Birch Artist Panels
Possibilities as limitless as your imagination...

Midwest Studio’s Birch Artist Panels are high-quality and cut with precision. Each studio grade panel goes through a rigorous inspection process to ensure they are free from material defects. These high-density panels are perfect for all mediums and artistic levels. The cross lamination of plies helps prevent warping when introduced to moisture. The panels are not prepped, primed, or cradled; this allows for artistic freedom and easy framing!

Midwest Studio Birch Artist Panels are available in the following sizes and thicknesses:

  •   • 6mm: 6”x12”, 8”x10”, 9”x12”, 12”x12”, 12”x24”
  •   • 9mm: 6”x12”, 8”x10”, 9”x12”, 12”x12”, 11”x14”, 12”x24”, 16”x20”
  •   • 12mm: 12”x12”, 11”x14”, 12”x24”, 16”x20”

For more information, visit Midwest Studio’s Gallery here:

To place an order, contact customer service:
or call (800) 348-3497

Check us out on Instagram, and view some of our submitted artist panels

Midwest Products


Linoleum & Relief Carving Set from Flexcut
Great for Professionals ... and Students

The set features four blade profiles from Flexcut’s extensive line of palm tools. Look for an 1/8-inch and a 5/16-inch sweep, a 1/4-inch V-tool, plus a 1mm micro V-tool. Palm tools offer great control while making cuts, so they are perfect for relief carving and close detail work.

Each blade is razor sharp and easily cuts away linoleum and wood surfaces to reveal your images and patterns. The blades are precision made from high-carbon steel. Cutting edges stay sharp and are easily maintained.

The blades are interchangeable in the high-impact thermoplastic handle, which also comes in the set. The handle allows an exceptional grip and is ergonomically designed to minimize hand fatigue.

The set includes a manual, sharpening strop, polishing compound and an 11-pocket tool roll for a great value.
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Flexcut Tool Company


Pro® Pocket Spike Stack
Pro® Pocket Spike Stack is five rolls of 1/2” wide matte cloth tape conveniently packaged in a sleeve tower with UPC label available in three different color combinations.

Temporary holding of light fixtures, wire and cable hold down, marking and labeling equipment cases. High visibility colors for marking of stairs, exits or sets. Dance floor splicing and bundling of cables.

High strength, high performance adhesive system. Highly conformable to irregular surfaces. Weather resistant. High thread count. Abrasion resistant. Hand Tearable. Smooth, controlled unwind. Convenient packaging with UPC Barcode.

Color combinations:
FL Stack: FL Green, FL Orange, FL Yellow, FL Pink, FL Blue
Bright Stack: Red, Tan, Teal, White, Yellow
Dark Stack: Blue, Brown, Green, Grey, Purple
Pro Tapes & Specialties, Inc.


Premium Hog Bristle Brushes
A complete series with 12 different sizes; available individually or as a set

Our brushes are made of the highest-quality double-boiled white hog bristles with the best flags. No bristles have been cut; each brush has a precisely handcrafted dome. With extra-long and powerful brush bodies for large color capacity, they are perfect for oil painting. The handles are made of European birch wood, cleanly sanded and untreated. The ferules are nickel-plated brass.
See our full range at Creativeworld, January 25-28!
More than 250 different series of high-quality artists paint brushes!

kolibri artist brushes
+49 9822 7433

New Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Black

The first 100% cotton black watercolor paper: Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Black. With recent introductions of new metallic and pearlescent watercolor paints, pencils, pens, markers and inks, the timing couldn’t be better for Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Black to bring these media to life. Instead of building up shadows, one builds up light. It’s a place where negative space is transformed into positive. And while it may be dark, it’s a chance for those who live and breathe watercolors to bring a new breed of creativity to light.

Legion Paper
(212) 683-6990


Watercolor The Easy Way
Step-by-Step Tutorials for 50 Beautiful Motifs

With Watercolor the Easy Way, your watercoloring creativity is about to be released! Quickly learn the fundamentals of color mixing, brushstrokes, and more. Then move right ahead to success, thanks to a selection of 50 stunning pictures to paint. Best of all, the projects can be completed in 30 minutes! From beautiful botanicals and fabulous florals to animals and trendy designs, the projects are approachable and fun, and there's something for every style.

Each of the 50 simple tutorials is broken down into key steps so you can clearly see how to begin your painting, layer color, and add detail. Also included are hand-drawn patterns you can trace onto your watercolor pad, brush recommendations, helpful tips, and color palettes to try. The lessons here introduce you to the magic of watercolor, spark your creativity, and provide you with a place to explore and discover your inner artist.

Order 3+ units for 50% discount N60 and Free Freight

Schiffer Publishing


Lyra Graduate Colored Pencil,
Aquarell Pencil and Fineliner Sets

Discover a world of living colors

Lyra introduces the Graduate line of quality Colored Pencils, Watercolor Pencils and Fineliner Markers: a range developed in the language of younger generations. Inspired by the strength of the elements of nature, the Graduate line was designed for those who view the world with fresh eyes. Artists can express themselves with products that combine the passion of design with all the technical characteristics necessary to achieve exceptional results.

Lyra Graduate Colored Pencils offer intense colors made with rich pigments and feature a strong, long-lasting 3.8mm diameter lead. Lyra Graduate Aquarell Watercolor Pencils offer easily dissolvable, high-quality colors. Each Aquarell set comes with a synthetic brush that allows infinite shades through color blending and mixing. All Lyra Graduate pencils are made of real cedarwood that is PEFC certified for sustainable forest management.

Lyra Graduate Fineliners feature a synthetic non-deformable tip and are ideal for writing, drawing, underlining and more! They provide clean and precise 0.5-2mm strokes with every application. Express yourself in full color with Lyra Graduate products.

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Dixon Ticonderoga Co.


2020 will bring NAMTA Members back to Chicago's Navy Pier for Art Materials World. Exhibitors can reserve 2020 Art Materials World booths today.

Contact Rick Munisteri with questions
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