AMR E-newsletter – December 2022

(email was distributed 12/13/2022)

December Products from Art Materials Retailer magazine
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Silverpoint Drawing Tool
A Traditional Art Tool Made Modern

A centuries-old technique of drawing with silver, silverpoint drawings tarnish beautifully over time. Now Yasutomo Silverpoint Drawing Tools make it easy for anyone to try their hand at this classic technique!

Points are 99% silver for an authentic silverpoint drawing experience. The beveled point shape allows for different line thicknesses. Black, bamboo-shaped handles are fashioned from wood for an elegant appearance and comfortable grip. Available in 1mm and 2mm point sizes.

Refill points are also available in 1mm and 2mm sizes. Simply unscrew worn points from the reusable wooden handle and replace with refills.

Silverpoint works wonderfully on Yasutomo Mineral Paper - no gesso preparation needed! Simply draw directly on Mineral Paper. You can even erase unwanted marks!

Packaged in a white box with a gray foam insert and clear plastic sleeve with a hang tab. Refill points packaged in a clear bag with hang tab.

  • MPC-SP1: Silverpoint Drawing Tool, 1mm
  • MPC-SP2: Silverpoint Drawing Tool, 2mm
  • MPRC-SP1: 1mm refill point
  • MPRC-SP2: 2mm refill pointVideo image



Grafix Adhesive Films
Stock up for the New Year with Grafix Adhesives!

Whether mounting artwork or photos, creating the next school project or creative design, having the right adhesive for the job is essential.
Grafix offers two adhesives: Double Tack Mounting Film and Artist-tac micro dot adhesive. Both adhesives are easy to use, no mess and no tools needed. Offered in a variety of sizes and packs.

Be sure to merchandise with framing supplies, model making, papercrafts or adhesive planograms!
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InstaMold™ Flexible Mold Making Compound & PermaStone™ Casting Compound
Just what you need to create perfect replicas of almost any object!

Activated with water, these wonderful materials are perfect to 1) impress an object to create a mold of just about anything! 2) Make multiple castings with Permastone™ Casting Compound by pouring and allowing to dry. InstaMold™ will not stick to impressed objects and PermaStone™ handles like plaster but dries to a more durable, stone-like finish. Certified non-toxic.
Why Customers Love It:
  • Compounds mix easily with water
  • Each mold is useable up to fifteen times
  • Captures the finest detail in objects being replicated
  • Use InstaMold™ with PermaStone™ for superior strength and break-resistance
  • Cured castings accept most paints, finishes and sealers
Ideal For:
  • Fine artists, sculptors, and mixed media artists
  • Educators and art teachers
  • Hobbyists and crafters
Available in kit, 12 oz, 28 oz, bulk sizes, and by pallet quantity. Call Nell for pricing and shipping rates. Dealer Inquiries Welcome.
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ACTÍVA Products, Inc


Flexcut Linoleum & Printmaking Set
Linoleum & Printmaking Set Great for Professionals ...and Students

Professionals will like the quality and students will appreciate the value of Flexcut’s tool set for linoleum and printmaking.

The set features four blade profiles from Flexcut’s extensive line of palm tools. 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. Additional blade profiles are available to extend your capabilities.
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Flexcut Tool Company


Hahnemühle Watercolor Postcards In A Metal Box

Holiday greetings, a travel portfolio, a picture story... There are no limits to the possibilities of our postcards. Our watercolor postcards are the perfect choice for creating tactile and visually unique pieces in miniature!

Hahnemühle offers popular Watercolour postcards with a cold-pressed surface and a rough surface. The round-edged postcards, with the address field printed on the back, are ideal for on-the-go creatives from Watercolor and Plein Air painters to Urban Sketch artists. The 30 cards’ have a weight of 230gsm and are easily transported in the stylish metal box to be painted and posted wherever you are. The softly textured paper allows for easy use of brushes and every pencil or pen. The card’s natural tone allows the colors to glow, and the paper is equally suitable for wet and dry painting techniques. Stock up for the season and keep your customers coming back for more all year long!

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Hahnemuhle USA
Fax: 815-502-5879


Jacquard Dorland’s Wax

It is always exciting when artists discover new applications for tried-and-true mediums. During the pandemic, Jacquard’s Dorland’s Wax Medium became hugely popular as a protective, waterproofing topcoat for watercolor and gouache artwork. Word about this “new” application went viral on social media, and Dorland’s Wax quickly became one of Jacquard’s top products.

Traditionally positioned as a cold wax oil painting medium, Dorlands’ Wax is now most popular as a varnish for paper, canvas, wood, clay, and more. It allows watercolorists to display their artwork without glass, and to be handled without fear of smudging, fingerprints, or dust. Jacquard has updated the label to reflect this application and is recommending retailers merchandize it in both the oils and watercolors aisles.

Be sure to recommend Dorland’s Wax for watercolorists looking for topcoat options and include it on the gift list for the watercolorist in your life. Its malleable finish can be left matte, which is nearly invisible, or buffed to high gloss.

Jacquard Products


Pro® Framers
Professional Framers Use Pro Tapes® Adhesives

Pro® Framers is a premium polyethylene coated cloth tape. Pro® Framers was developed specifically for mounting, matting and framing artwork and prints. Color: White
Features & Benefits:
  • Highly conformable
  • Tear by hand
  • pH Neutral* adhesive compatible with alkaline papers
  • Leaves no stains on prints or mats

Pro Tapes & Specialties, Inc.


  • No deteriorating effect on artwork
  • Easy to use: no mess, simply unwind and apply Quick Stick
  • Good Adhesion
  • Made in the USA

Check out the Art Materials Retailer 2023 Buyers Guide,
the only printed directory of art materials suppliers in the industry.


Click to read the Buyers Guide online
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