AMR E-newsletter – March 2018

(email was distributed 3/20/2018)

Art Materials Retailer's March product E-Newsletter

Matisse Structure Acrylic
Professional Quality Acrylic From The Australian Brand Leader

Armadillo Art & Craft is pleased to announce it is now distributing the Matisse Acrylic line in North America.

Brand leader in Australia, Matisse Structure Formula is a rich impasto paint that artists love. Available in 95 colours, Matisse Structure Formula paint is ideal for application with a brush or palette knife for striking textured effects or combined with the range of Matisse Mediums for exceptional flexibility of application and finish. The intense, vibrant colours of the Structure Formula paints cover the full colour spectrum, including several uniquely Australian colours.

All colours are rated ASTM I or II and are archival quality so artists can create with confidence knowing their artwork will stand the test of time.

Armadillo is also carrying Matisse Flow and Liquid formula acrylic plus related wet and dry mediums together with Matisse Background colours, an innovative range of 39 coloured gessos.

Additional discounts available on Matisse products through April 30th.
Quote code AMR0318 when inquiring.

Armadillo Art & Craft
(908) 874-3315
Fax: (908) 874-5433

u.go™ Plein Air
Voted NAMTA Best New Product 2018!

u.go™ Plein Air pochade boxes prepare you for whatever plein air adventure you like, from sea to summit and anywhere in between.

  •   • Anywhere™ Model available in 3 sizes: 6 x 8, 8.4 x 11.25, 11 x 14.5
  •   • Ultra thin profile at 1.18” slim for simple compact storage
  •   • Ultra lightweight: Small: 1.2lbs, Medium: 1.8lbs, Large: 2.6lbs
  •   • Made with furniture grade Baltic Birch, Steel, & Aluminum for a very modern look
  •   • Finished with our proprietary wood finish for ultra durability and resistance to standard artist solvents
  •   • Magnetic components for: closure, removal of palette & adjustment of panel/stretched canvas holder
  •   • Laptop style friction hinges allow for 180 degrees of adjustment between lid and base (can lay flat)
  •   • Fits on a standard ¼” tripod camera mount
  •   • Included with a polished white plastic palette for oil or acrylic use
  •   • Accessory Side Tray/Brush Holders, Tempered Glass & Plastic Palette replacements available
  •   • Made in Pennsylvania, USA

New Wave, LLC
(484) 924-8619
Fax: (484) 588-5433


Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink
Translucent dye inks

Tim Holtz® Alcohol Inks are fast drying, translucent dye inks designed for use on non-porous surfaces. These superior inks are highly saturated, acid free and versatile. The wide range of colors blends into an endless color palette. The inks can also be used in conjunction with Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Mixatives, a collection of highly pigmented solvent based metallic inks plus white & pearl. Use inks on various substrates such as Yupo® Synthetic Paper, gloss paper, glass, acetate, metal and more.

For additional product information and to see the entire collection of Alcohol Inks and tools visit For inspiration on painting with these versatile inks click HERE to view our Alcohol Ink Flower Painting tutorial & video by Sharen AK Harris.

Ranger Industries
(732) 389-3535


Portable Painter™
It’s unlike anything else on the market

The Portable Painter transforms in seconds from about the size of a smartphone, into a complete watercolor palette. The result is not just easy to carry, but simpler and more versatile to use. Our convertible water containers excel as a sturdy pedestal base that balances well on almost any surface. Watercolor enthusiasts love the quality construction and attention to details such as built-in brush rests, plenty of mixing wells, and a unique, folding double brush. The Portable Painter is ideal for urban sketching, plein air painting and adventure journaling. That’s why increasing numbers of artists are discovering it’s the perfect companion for home or travel.

See the Portable Painter in action, plus various YouTube and Blog reviews by well-known artists at

The Portable Painter MSRP is $29.95 (wholesale $15 on minimum 12 pieces.) For a limited time, save 10% and get FREE shipping (in the USA) on your initial order.

(805) 218-0956


Moldable thermoplastic sheets offer endless creative applications

Thibra is a thermoplastic sheet material with extraordinary features. It's smooth, malleable, biodegradable and can be heated to create double-curved shapes, sphere shapes, and other extreme forms. Once cooled, you can reheat as needed to make corrections. It’s a must-have for every hobbyist and professional making their own objects or sculptures. Express your creativity with Thibra.

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Imagination International Inc.
(541) 684-0013
Fax: (541) 684-0140


Techne Artist & Drafting LED Lamp

The Techne LED Artist & Drafting Lamp has been specifically designed to be easily mounted on any type of easel, drafting table, drawing board or a work bench. The fully flexible arm allowing a 360° shade rotation combined with the 320° head-flip system lets you position the light exactly where you want it. When working on an easel or at a table the Techne lets you direct the light to the specific area you are working on - for close-up precision and attention to detail.

Features & Benefits:

  •   • Wide and even light coverage
  •   • Fully flexible arm and shade
  •   • 3 brightness levels
  •   • Brushed steel finish
  •   • Lamp brightness 3,000 lux at 12”
  •   • Bright Daylight (6,000K) LEDs for true color matching
  •   • Comes with a universal metal easel clamp & metal drafting table

The RIGHT light makes all the difference!Click to visit the Daylight Company website

Daylight Company
(866) 329-5444


Every Art Materials Retailer wants to know how the industry is doing as a whole and, more specifically, how their business compares to other art materials stores.

Now you can find out!

Go HERE to complete NAMTA’s tri-annual Art Materials Retailer Survey. The 20-question survey asks a series of important questions designed to measure and gauge how U.S. and Canadian art materials retailers are faring.

Whether or not you are a NAMTA member . . . when you complete this survey you will automatically be qualified to receive a FREE copy of the results. You’ll also have the option to enter a drawing to win one of five $100 gift cards.

Your survey submission is anonymous so your data is not identifiable to anyone.

Please participate. Thank you.

20200 Zion Avenue, Cornelius, NC 28031
(704) 892-6244

info@namta.orgClick to access the survey
Series of Textile Printers

Designed for efficiency, versatility, and durability, the Econo-Tex series of manual textile screen printing units from A.W.T. World Trade, Inc. is especially suited to start-up print shops or any short-run application.

Available in one-, two-, four-, and six-color  models.

For more information, call A.W.T. World Trade at 773.777.7100
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