AMR E-newsletter – February 2023

(email was distributed 02/14/2023)

February Products from Art Materials Retailer magazine
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Raphael d’Artigny & Textura D-Brush
An innovative 2-in-1 brush that offers a flat, springy side and a rounded flexible side

The convex side of the brush is soft and flexible, with a curve that softens edges, blends colors, and smooths brush strokes. The flat side of the brush is firmer and is able to scrub, sketch, and lay in blocks of color, ideal for initial sketching and impasto techniques. Available in Raphael Textura and Raphael D’Artigny.

Textura D-brushes are made using very strong, short, rigid synthetic fibers. They offer an excellent response to artists using thick paints and mediums and impasto techniques.

d'Artigny D-brushes feature interlocked, extra-white hog bristles chosen for their superior quality and ability to offer the artist maximum brush stroke control. With double crimped ferrules, these brushes are exceptionally strong and durable, and are ideal for oil and acrylic painting.
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Bokuju and Suzuri Stone Sets
The perfect set for any sumi-e artist

Introducing two new sumi sets:

The Suzuri Stone sumi set contains two sumi brushes, one sumi ink stick and one Suzuri stone in a beautiful paper box. Includes an illustrated instruction sheet with step-by-step instructions on how to achieve a classic sumi bamboo painting, complete with a QR code for video instructions on how to grind ink on a suzuri stone and how to paint bamboo.

The Bokuju Sumi Set contains two sumi brushes, one bottle of Bokuju (liquid sumi ink), and a porcelain saucer in a beautiful paper box. Includes an illustrated instruction sheet with step-by-step instructions on how to paint a sumi poppy flower, complete with a QR code for video instructions.

Great for both novice and experienced sumi-e artists. Also makes a lovely gift!

  • Suzuri Stone Sumi Set (SKU: SWS600)
  • Bokuju Sumi Set (SKU: SWS700)

Contact your local rep or our office for more information.



ACTÍVA Blackjack Clay™ (SS-2) Natural Kiln Fire Stoneware
Transform your pottery with the smooth versatility of Blackjack Clay™ 

Blackjack Clay™ is a blend of several natural clays & minerals mined in East Texas. The unique process of blending and wet screening results in a clay that has a silky-smooth texture with great plasticity.

This stoneware clay has a chocolate brown color when wet, yet fires to a soft buff/tan color. It is excellent for throwing on a potter’s wheel, hand building, slab rolling, sculpting, modeling. This clay is great for beginners and professional potters.

Fire in a kiln from cone 6 – cone 8. It takes glazes well, and glazes can be applied directly to the greenware for single firing or to bisqueware with a second glaze firing. This clay is good for salt firing & raku firing. Always test fire for glaze compatibility.
Why Customers Love It:
  • Remarkable plasticity
  • Ideal for multiple uses
  • Glazes well
  • Smooth & silky texture
Ideal For:
  • Fine artists, sculptors
  • Hobbyists & crafters
  • Educators & art teachers
Available in 5lb, 25lb, 50lb, bulk sizes, & by pallet quantity. Call Nell for pricing & shipping rates. Dealer Inquiries Welcome.

ACTÍVA Products, Inc


Canvas Panels

Canvas panels sets, packages of 5 pcs.

Sizes 3x5 4x6 5x7 8x10 9x12 11x14 12x16.

Liberated Art Canvas

SIO-2® Kiln Fire Clays & Porcelain
Mold. Fire. Adorn. Create the perfect piece.

Earthenware, stoneware, sculpture & porcelain - SIO-2® has you covered for all your pottery and ceramic needs. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, SIO-2® provides natural clays that deliver unmatched texture and versatility.

Discover a world of color and style options with SIO-2® clays - from the rich hues of Upsala blue to the bright whites of Aneto, the depth of PRNF black, and the boldness of PF red. These are just a sample of the diverse options available at Sandtastik.

SIO-2® only manufactures clays to the highest quality, made to meet the needs of even the most experienced artists. Transform your pottery and ceramic projects and experience the best of the best - try SIO-2® clays today!
Why Customers Love It:
  • Exceptional plasticity
  • Wide range of colors
  • Diverse selection of textures
  • Manufactured to superior standards
Ideal For:
  • Fine artists, sculptors
  • Hobbyists & crafters
  • Educators & art teachers

Sold in 11 lb & 27.6 lb packages depending on variety. Great for Volume Buying Potters. Bulk Orders Welcome.

Sandtastik Products Ltd


Artist Watercolor Paint Boxes for the Studio, Travel,
Plein Air & Urban Sketching

Hand made in Italy & USA - World famous Artist palette boxes.

Welcome Art & Craft Retailers,

Our palette boxes are designed and manufactured in Italy and the USA. We have over 20 different styles, from small pocket boxes to extra-large studio table models. We design our boxes to fit all brands of paints. Winsor, Schminke, Blockx, Maimeri, Daniel Smith and many more. We also produce a range of palette cups, travel easels and art accessories.

With over 50 years of experience, we have produced boxes for the largest names in the art industry. We supply retailers in USA, Canada, Australia, Mexico, and Europe. Basic 12 pan Palette boxes start as low as $8. Empty plastic full and half pans are available in small qty or bulk packs.

Our company also manufactures one of the world's best and easiest to use small home lino, lithography print presses, starting as low as $159.

If you are a new retailer or never bought our products, we welcome you to try them in your shops & receive a special offer.

Direct message us or call 720 937 4622. Email-
Free half pans for each box & Custom Fome Storage case with each box
Mention AMRFEB

Fome North America

Pro® UGlu® 600 Dashes Sheets
No Mess or Drying Time with UGlu® Dashes

UGlu® 600 Dash Sheets features 20 mils rubber based mounting adhesive squares 1/2"x5/8" on sheets. UGlu® is often used in the education and arts & crafts industry. This product adheres well to all woods and metals.

Excellent for hanging signs/posters, decorating the classroom doors and walls and temporarily hanging students' artwork. Also, can be used in replacement of hot or low temperature glue guns or liquid glue for assembling all your school art projects. No mess or drying time and much safer!
  • Easy peel off liner
  • Removes clean from most surfaces
  • Highly conformable

  • Good adhesion
  • Quick stick
  • Acid Free
Pro Tapes

h+h Americas trade show 2023
Uniting the craft industries in North America

Welcome to h+h americas--the platform for the North American Handicraft Industry June 21-23, 2023 in Rosemont IL.

h+h americas is a B2B trade show with an extended digital market place accessible before and after our event. Open to everyone who makes a living in crafts, h+h americas serves a community without membership requirements. Our show dates in June are carefully timed to serve buyers with seasonal offers to the entire handicraft industry. The first time event in 2022 combined 2,000 attendees with 200 exhibitors who displayed a wide range of products from yarn, fabric, art, craft materials to toys and pastimes. The product range also includes material and tools for painting, handicrafts, gluing, sewing, modeling, kneading Clay adorning, and decorating to high-quality papers and paints, easel brushes as well as graphic accessories.

Inquire today on how you can participate as an exhibitor or an attendee.

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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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