AMR E-newsletter – March 2020

(email was distributed 03/19/2020)

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QuickCure Clay
Introducing Black QuickCure Clay!

Introducing Black QuickCure Clay! QuickCure Clay is a pliable clay formula that cures in minutes with just the use of a heat tool, without the need for a kiln or oven. Colorize clay with paints and mediums such as QuickCure Clay Pearl Powders, Tim Holtz® Alcohol Inks, Ranger Embossing Powders, Vintaj® Patinas, and more. The finished product is strong and durable, great for making sculptures, jewelry, and other mixed media projects. Available in 8 oz and 16 oz bags and in Black and Natural. For more information visit

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Ranger Industries


New 2020 Americana®Acrylic Colors
The anticipated new additions to the flagship Americana® brand have arrived!

Americana® Acrylic Paint is THE brand trusted by more art educators than any other paint brand for 35 years. Offered in over 250 bright pigments with excellent coverage in one coat. Each bottle of Americana® delivers superior color, with a permanent, durable finish and is ideal for professional artists, crafters, and students. Americana® can be used on almost any surface. Now 7 additional colors have been added to the collection. Complete your Americana® collection with these 7 beautiful, trending hues.
  •   • Bright, lightfast pigments
  •   • Excellent coverage
  •   • Color consistency
  •   • Non-toxic
  •   • Blends easily
  •   • Intermixable
  •   • Durable, matte finish
  •   • Consistent viscosity
  •   • Soap and water clean-up while wet
  •   • Made in the USA


Legion's Mini Pads
13 of Legion’s Artist Pads went small!

Legion's Artist Pad collection is a set of drawing and watercolor pads, including the renowned Stonehenge, Lenox, Yupo and Stonehenge Aqua papers.

Mini Pads are available in all 13 of Legion’s Artist pads in an adorable 2.5" x 3.5" size. Just the right size to discover your match, experiment, create and fall in love. Think of it as speed-dating but with art supplies.

Visit us at NAMTA! Booth #1207

Legion Paper


Spectrum Noir Discovery Kits
Introducing Spectrum Noir Discovery Kits

Develop and hone your artistic skills with these professional quality Discovery Kits. Hand-picked by talented upcoming artists and professionals, each kit combines expert instruction with all the essential tools you need to get started. Discovery Kits are the perfect way to try a new creative hobby, or experience Spectrum Noir for the first time.

Crafters Companion


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 studio grade panel goes through a rigorous inspection process to ensure they are free from material defects. These high-density panels are perfect for all mediums and artistic levels. The cross lamination of plies helps prevent warping when introduced to moisture. The panels are not prepped, primed, or cradled; this allows for artistic freedom and easy framing!

Midwest Studio Birch Artist Panels are available 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 Midwest Studio’s Gallery here:

Visit us at NAMTA Booth #1203

To place an order, contact customer service:
or call (800) 348-3497

Check us out on Instagram, and view some of our submitted artist panels

Midwest Products


Glass Paint™

Your solution for glass and ceramic painting!

Glass and ceramic painting is surging in popularity. These smooth surfaces present unique challenges for makers and require paint with specific qualities to allow them to create on these surfaces. Current glass products on the market easily slip off the surface or are only available in transparent shades. DecoArt's NEWLY formulated Glass Paint™ is an exceptional new paint that glides easily onto glass surfaces and self-levels into a smooth satin finish. It can also be baked for a dishwasher-safe finish. Available in 25 rich opaque colors and 3 metallic colors.


Pro® 46 Crepe Paper Tape

Pro® 46 is a rubber based colored crepe paper tape. Pro® 46 is used on a variety of smooth substrates as a general purpose tape. Pro® 46 resists solvents and oils and is made in the USA. Please read our blog post detailing how artist Michael Budd uses Pro® 46 in his paintings and workshops!

"I use Pro® 46 tapes as a foundation to my art work. I find that the tapes adhere well to most hard surfaces. The tapes offer a smooth surface on which I can use acrylic paint and acrylic marker pens on top to complete the picture. Pro® 46 is not messy like paint, which means I can create art in the house without a lot of equipment – and it can be mastered easily by people of all ages. The tapes have a limited choice of colour which means they offer more of a challenge in using the right colour and tone."  Artist, Michael Budd

Pro® 46 can also be used for color coding and labeling.
Pro Tapes & Specialties, Inc.
800-345-0234 x133

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  •   • An interview with Leah Siffringer, NAMTA’s new executive director
  •   • Meet Mark Hammon and Debbie Wolff, owners of Nevada Fine Arts store
  •   • Sleep Tips for Tradeshow Travelers

As you may have heard, NAMTA’s tradeshow in April has been postponed until July.
In the meantime, ads in this issue of Art Materials Retailer offer buyers a preview of what they’ll see at the show this summer. They represent new creative ideas, hot trends and current bestsellers. Contact the advertisers directly to discover what’s ready to ship now.
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