AMR E-newsletter – February 2019, AMW Edition #2

(email was distributed 02/21/2019)

February Products! - Art Materials World edition #2 - from Art Materials Retailer magazine

The Painted Word
Mixed Media Lettering Techniques

The charming trend of "putting a word on it" continues to grow in popularity, and this step-by-step approach explores more than 48 techniques for enhancing your art. Create captivating work using simple methods with just a few paint colors. Talented mixed-media artist and professional calligrapher Caitlin Dundon offers expert tips to make your learning easier, including quick fixes for correcting typos. Learn ways to work with your own choice of inspirational words and quotations using collage, rubber stamping, embossing, typewritten fonts, calligraphy, gel plate printing, and others.
Visit us at Art Materials World Schiffer Booth #728.

Schiffer Publishing


Quick-Casting Kit with InstaMold and PermaStone
Instant mold-making and plaster casting kit - new from ACTÍVA!

The Quick-Casting Kit combines two of ACTÍVA's most popular products into one convenient kit! It lets you make perfect replicas of almost any object and will be a wonderful addition to your store’s shelves or web storefront!

Simply mix the InstaMold temporary mold-making compound with water and create a mold of any object. Then, mix the PermaStone casting plaster and pour into the mold. Once hardened, remove the casted object and finish as desired!

It’s that easy to create amazing castings, embellishments, fine art projects, and more! Or, use the kit to create keepsake projects like 3D handprints for Mother’s or Father’s Day gifting, or the arrival of the newest baby to the family.

The Quick-Casting Kit is ACMI certified non-toxic and contains:

  •   • 18 oz. of InstaMold
  •   • 28 oz. of PermaStone
  •   • 2 stir sticks
  •   • Mixing bucket

Visit us at NAMTA Art Materials World Booth 121.
Live demos & new products, including the Quick-Casting Kit!

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ACTIVA Products, Inc.
Fax: 903-938-3899


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 panel goes through a high-level inspection process to ensure that they are studio ready. These high-density panels are perfect for all mediums and artistic levels. The panels are not prepped or primed, and are uncradled, this allows for artistic freedom as well as easy framing!

Midwest Studio Birch Artist panels are sold 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 our website: midwestproducts/pages/midwest-studio
or contact:

Visit us at NAMTA Art Materials World Booth 811.
To place an order, contact customer service: or 800-348-3497

Artists Write to Work
A Practical Guide to Writing about Your Art

Artists need to write, every day, to support their studio practice and careers. Working artists know this. Newly minted art graduates and emerging artists learn this the hard way—usually when a gallerist asks for basic documents like an artist resume, biography, and statement to support an upcoming exhibition!

Conversational and instructive, this practical primer helps artists learn the best writing and research strategies for their letters, biographies, statements, proposals, applications, wall text, and more. Kate Kramer, lecturer in critical writing at the University of Pennsylvania, aligns writing strategies with art school curriculum (foundations, topics, capstones, professional development).

This is the book every artist will turn to again and again. In addition to models, templates, worksheets, and sample analyses of calls for entry, it references readily available and public resources throughout. Ultimately, this primer brings writing process into practice so the art work can continue to thrive.

Visit us at Art Materials World Schiffer Booth #728.

Schiffer Publishing


Decomposition Sketchbooks
New Decomposition Sketchbooks from Michael Roger

Our new Decomposition Sketchbooks feature a sheet thick enough to hold ink and all dry media and has a utilitarian, raw-board cover. Made in the USA with 100% PCW-recycled-paper, the Sketch series is perfect for art students and weekend sketchers alike.

Available in spiral or sewn; size is 7.5” x 9.75”. Color options: Sand or Slate. 70lb paper.

For more information, visit our website: or contact us at (732) 752-0800 or

Visit us at...CAMEX/NAMTA Booth 2608

Place a $700 order by Feb. 28 using code Art0219 and receive 12 free Decomposition Sketchbooks (a $120 retail value)!

Michael Roger, Inc.
Fax: 732-752-8154

         Read the latest issue!

  •   • A preview of Art Materials World in San Antonio
  •   • Are You a GREAT Manager?
  •   • People in Portland, Maine, love the laid-back vibe of The Art Mart
  •   • Artful Behavior, New & True Products, Industry News and much more!
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Ashley Cavanagh (315) 789-0473
Rick Kauder (800) 344-0559

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