AMR E-newsletter – February 2024

(email was distributed 02/20/2024)

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ACTÍVA New! Blackjack White Earthenware Clay
Highly versatile and user-friendly!

ACTÍVA’s New! Blackjack White Earthenware Clay is a premium blend of natural clays and minerals that boasts a silky-smooth body with exceptional plasticity. Perfect for hand building and wheel throwing, this versatile earthenware clay is suitable for all skill levels.

This clay showcases a light gray when wet, but upon firing transforms into a neutral white that complements any project. This certified non-toxic clay can be air dried or kiln-fired between cone 04-06 and glazes beautifully on both greenware and bisqueware. Its superior vertical side strength will also resist sagging and falling, making it an optimal choice for free form sculpture.
Why Customers Love It:
  • Exceptional plasticity
  • Suitable for all skill levels
  • Smooth and silky texture
Ideal For:
  • Educators and art teachers
  • Fine artists, sculptors
  • Hobbyists and crafters
Available in 4lb & 20lb packaging. Call Nell for pricing and shipping rates.
Dealer Inquiries Welcome.

ACTÍVA Products, Inc

Yasutomo Painted Papers Origami
Perfect for origami and other paper crafts

Artist Karen Elaine created the Painted Paper origami series from her collection of hand-painted washi papers. She used mixed media techniques to achieve beautiful layers, saturated colors and textures. Perfect for origami, scrapbooking, collages, and other paper crafts.

  • 24 sheets per packs (6 designs, 4 sheets each)
  • 81.4 gsm
  • Acid-free
  • Printed in Japan

Inquire about our Spring Promo for dealers:
10% off on select items, including Painted Papers Origami

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M Graham 10 Color Gouache Set

M Graham professional artist gouache is made in the time-honored tradition of binding pigment with pure honey and gum arabic. Providing superior coverage and a creamy application, M Graham fine art gouache delivers lightfast color designed for your permanent artwork. The virtue of our gouache is pure color without chalk or fillers that degrade the appearance of the color when dry. We use the same high quality, lightfast pigments used in our oil, acrylic, and watercolors.

Set contains 1 ea of the following .5oz 
(35ml) tubes: Titanium White, Ivory Black, Hansa Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Quinacridone Rose, Naphthol Red, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Permanent Green Light, Burnt Umber.

M Graham & Co


Portable Painter® is Built For Travel
Our ultralight, ultra-compact palettes are unlike anything else on the market

The Portable Painter Classic transforms in seconds from about the size of a smartphone, into a complete, artist-quality watercolor rig. The result is not just easy to carry, but simpler and more convenient to use. The outer case removes to become two large water containers. These re-attach, to form a sturdy pedestal base that’s great on uneven surfaces and can even straddle a knee for hands-free use. You’ll love the quality construction and attention to details such as built-in brush rests, plenty of mixing wells and a unique, folding double brush. Watercolor and Gouache enthusiasts also appreciate the way the closed case of the Classic helps maintain a moist environment for pigments. It’s ideal for urban sketching, plein air painting and adventure journaling: The perfect creative companion for home or travel.

See the Portable Painter Classic® and new Micro™ in action, plus various YouTube and Blog reviews by well-known artists at

For complete details, special offers and a 2024 Price List:

(805) 218-0956

SIO-2® Clay Samples
Discover the perfect clay for your projects.

Sandtastik now offers the full selection of SIO-2 earthenware, stoneware, porcelain, and specialty clays in convenient sample sized packages. These samples allow customers to identify the specific clay formula that caters to the characteristics they want before committing to a larger purchase.

With 16 clay styles to choose from, anyone can explore and discover the exceptional colors, plasticity, smoothness, and stability SIO-2 brings to the world of pottery. It’s never been easier to feel the difference quality clay can make than with these popular SIO-2 samples being offered only through Sandtastik!
Why Customers Love It:
  • Conveniently sized
  • Large variety of styles
  • High quality
Ideal For:
  • Art teachers, Educators
  • Potters
  • Artists and Hobbyists
Available in a variety of colors and styles. Sold in 4 lb and 3.5 lb packaging depending on style. Dealer Inquiries Welcome. Drop Ship Program Available.

Sandtastik Products Ltd


Pro® 410 ATG
pH Neutral Adhesive Transfer Tape

Pro® 410 ATG is ideal for mounting artwork, objects, and memorabilia, as well as dust covers and mats. It adheres to cloth, paper, vinyl, plastics, and many other surfaces. Non-yellowing. Excellent resistance to UV light. Please reach out to Steve Espinal to learn more.

Pro Tapes LLC

hh Americas Trade Show 2024
It's For YOU! Uniting the crafts industry in North America May 1-3, 2024

Join us at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont IL on May 1-3 for the premier crafts trade show in North America. The 2023 event featured 263 exhibitors from 22 countries and attracted 2,560+ attendees from all 50 states and 41 countries. Unlike other events, h+h americas operates without any membership restrictions and offers seasonal products and services to the entire crafts sector carefully timed for buyers in May 2024.

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The 2024 Buyers Guide
Your guide to the only printed directory of art and craft materials suppliers in the industry.

Keep the Creativity Going
I’ve Been Framed in Portland undergoes constant change while holding true to its founder’s legacy.

Endcap: h+h americas on Record Course Again
The annual h+h americas trade show is set to take place Wednesday, May 1-3, 2024 in Chicago.

Plus... Industry News, Best Sellers and More!
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