AMR E-newsletter – June 2022

(email was distributed 06/14/2022)

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Pinata High Gloss Varnish + New Colors & Accessories

Piñata High Gloss Varnish is a game-changing protective topcoat—the first non-toxic, one-part varnish that’s compatible with alcohol ink artwork and that won’t reactivate or smear the color. Crystal clear and non-yellowing, it provides a uniform glossy finish for any surface, including YUPO, ceramic, glass, metal, plastic, and more. Self-leveling, it is easy to use and clean up.

Available now along with a rack extension that accommodates all the other new items in the 4oz Pinata assortment:

  • Piñata Opal: a color-shifting iridescent color that displays virtually every color of the rainbow depending on the angle. Pearlescent and highly reflective.
  • Piñata Aqua: a frequently requested new color that gives off beach vibes so strong you’ll want to dive in!
  • Transfer Pipettes & Twist Caps that make dispensing from the 4oz Piñata bottles much easier!
  • 5 Pinata colors not previously accommodated on the 4oz rack: Golden Yellow, Pink, Coral, Blue-Violet, and Teal.

Jacquard Products


Colineo Synthetic Kolinsky Red Sable by da Vinci Brushes
At last! A synthetic equivalent to the finest Siberian kolinsky.

With da Vinci COLINEO we have succeeded in creating a mixture of synthetic fibers, very similar to its natural ideal. A carefully balanced mixture of different lengths of straight and wavy synthetic fibers with extra fine tips and tapered points, high elasticity and color absorption. This project has long been in the works at our factory in Germany, it begins shipping in July 2022.

  • The latest breakthrough by da Vinci in synthetic brush making.
  • Click here for Colineo catalog:
  • Excellent for Watercolor, Gouache, Sketching, Acrylics or Oils.
  • In 1983, da Vinci created the multi-diameter synthetic brush with Cosmotop Spin & Top Acryl.
  • Casaneo then became the first wavy fiber synthetic brush - a huge success globally.
  • After a decade of testing, COLINEO now combines all the latest innovations in brush fibers and old fashioned know how, to finally replicate kolinsky sable.

Order# DV6 shelf display, all shapes, 121 brushes
MSRP $2,049.20 - 62.5% off from June 15th to July 15th

Gregory Daniels Fine Arts


Activ-Low Fire Clay™ 
Natural Kiln Fire Earthenware Clay – Low Fire

Made in Texas from a blend of natural clays and minerals that form a smooth white talc body with good plasticity. This earthenware clay is a light gray color when wet yet fires to white. Great for hand modeling, hand building, slab rolling and can be thrown on a potter’s wheel. Suitable for all skill levels from beginners to professionals. Certified non-toxic.

Bisque fires at cone 04. Fire in a kiln to maturity at cone 06.
Why Customers Love It:
  • Low kiln firing temperature
  • Fires to a white finish
Ideal For:
  • Educators and art teachers
  • Hobbyists and crafters
Available in 5 lb, bulk sizes, by pallet quantity and as pancakes. Call Nell for pricing and shipping rates. Dealer Inquiries Welcome.

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ACTÍVA Products, Inc



Kuretake x World Watercolor Month 2022
Kuretake will be a sponsor of World Watercolor Month 2022!

We are pleased to inform you that Kuretake will be a spnsor for World Watercolor Month (WWM) 2022! We are going to launch nwe limited sets for the event under the below SKUs:

HAC-*: Historic Art Collection (2 SKUs)
EW-*: Exploring Watercolor (3 SKUs)

The Historic Art Collection includes pre-printed templates of historic masterpieces which can be painted using the carefully selected markers or paint pans in the set. This year the works included are Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ and Johannes Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’.

Kuretake also launched the new set which are more of a lesson kit, called ‘Exploring Watercolor’; each kit teaches typical watercolor techniques in easy to understand, step-by-step lessons, which is more ideal for consumers who want to learn more about techniques. This category of ‘Exploring Watercolor’ also allows the introduction of new technique sets in the future using different motifs.

Please enjoy watercolor with our limited sets!

Kuretake ZIG Corporation


Y&C Artist Pencils
Bold mechanical pencils designed for the artist.

Y&C Artist Pencils come in 3 bold lead sizes: 0.9 mm, 1.1 mm and 1.3 mm.

These are not your average mechanical pencils. Designed with the artist in mind, these high-performance HB lead pencils create thicker, darker lines – perfect for drawing and sketching! Y&C's long-lasting refillable pencils come with 3 smooth, strong leads, eliminating the need for a sharpener when you’re drawing on the go.

Each hand-assembled pencil includes a strong and durable metal pocket clip that securely holds your pencil in place. Each pencil includes a PVC-free eraser for precision corrections and sharp highlights.

  • 0.9 mm (SKU: KMPA09)
  • 1.1 mm (SKU: KMPA11)
  • 1.3 mm (SKU: KMPA13)

Contact your local rep or our office for more information.


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


Pro® 154 ATG
Pro® 154 ATG has become the go-to product for professional picture framers

Pro® 154 ATG is a 2 mil reverse wound premium adhesive transfer tape. Pro® 154 ATG features high initial adhesion, heat resistant up to 250°F, good sheer properties and it is easy to use with ATG dispenser. Pro® 154 ATG is an excellent adhesive for flying splice applications.

This product can be used for laminating, mounting and nameplate applications, aluminum foil identification plates, and miscellaneous holding.

Our world renowned Pro® 154 ATG has become the go-to product for professional picture framers. Pro® 154 ATG is a non-yellowing double sided tape and excellent choice for adhering mat boards together.

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Pro Tapes & Specialties, Inc.





In Orlando: The Best of Both Worlds
The Art Materials World/Creativation tradeshow presents the best products
– plus workshops, parties, and demos – the creative industry has to offer.

The Seal’s Significance
The team at Environmental Medicine Inc. discusses their role in certifying a product’s safety.

Artful Behavior: Quick, Agile, Original
Meet art instructor, speed painter, and evangelist Rick Alonzo, inventor of the GoEasel.

The art of creating unity with disparate images

Needles and Pins-ah
Stitchery store Snuggly Monkey specializes in unique tools and supplies for sewing, quilting, and embroidery.

A Light Bulb Moment
Daylight Company’s task lighting innovations are literally changing the way creatives view their work.
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