AMR E-newsletter – March 2024

(email was distributed 03/19/2024)

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Fabriano Cromia Paper
Lightfast, Mould-made, bellissima!

Fabriano Cromia paper is a long-life, acid-free paper ideal for pastel, pencil and charcoal drawing. Made of 50% cotton and 50% alpha-cellulose, these sheets have a soft feel and great tooth on both sides. Each sheet also has wet strength, making it suitable for light water media and mixed techniques. Offering the best possible lightfastness, these sheets are made using no optical brighteners. Made in Italy using hydro-power.

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New! SIO-2® Luna & Lagoon Specialty Clays
Speckled Stoneware & Turquoise Blue Porcelain!

Sandtastik is proud to offer two brand new SIO-2 clay bodies releasing this year- Luna Speckled Stoneware & Lagoon Turquoise Blue Porcelain!

Luna Speckled Stoneware Clay has been designed by incorporating melting minerals that develop dark spots throughout an ivory-white matrix. Its high grog content makes Luna a popular choice for those seeking excellent drying and firing behaviours. Fires within cone 5-8.

Lagoon Turquoise Blue Porcelain Clay stands out for its amazingly beautiful range of turquoise blues while offering an extremely high plasticity. Ideal for wheel-throwing or modeling, Lagoon’s formula is very stable and has a firing range of cone 6-7. Lagoon clay is suitable for tableware (food-safe) and works well with most standard glazes.
Why Customers Love It:
  • Stunning colors
  • Great base for glazes
  • Food-safe
Ideal For:
  • Artists and Potters
  • Hobbyists
  • Art teachers
Available in various sizes depending on style. Dealer Inquiries Welcome. Drop Ship Program Available.

Sandtastik Products Ltd


Introducing Dynamic New Retail Packaging for the Portable Painter® Micro™ palette
For 2024 pricing, please visit:

The Micro™ is about the size of a credit card, just 1” thick, and featherweight at only 1.5oz (43gm.) Yet it converts in seconds to an artist-quality watercolor palette with plenty of deep mixing wells and six standard size half-pans ready for your favorite colors. It can even be attached to a sketchpad or journal with a simple bulldog clip for hands-free use. Now, it’s available to storefront retailers, in dynamic new packaging that’s designed for the Micro™ palette alone and also for the Micro, plus a set of Micro Expansion Pans (8). These versatile accessory pans allow the palette to hold from six to sixteen colors, with no increase in size or weight!

Take advantage of these great palettes in their dynamic new packaging: The ideal solution for travel, urban sketching, journaling and plein air painting.

See a short animation of the Micro™ in action with our video link.

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Portable Painter
(805) 218-0956


Captain Creative Art Supplies
Your one-stop-shop for quality materials!

Here at Captain Creative, we believe that at the heart of every masterpiece is inspiration and imagination. Captain Creative offers a range of products designed to equip young minds with the tools needed for nurturing their individual creativity. From dynamic paint sponges to intricate paper cutouts and playful googly eyes, the Captain Creative collection boasts all the essentials to begin a vibrant artistic journey.

Create with confidence knowing that Captain Creative products are meticulously crafted with a dedication to quality and innovation. Whether you're an art educator, a seasoned professional, or an aspiring creator exploring your talents, Captain Creative stands as your reliable partner in the pursuit of artistic expression.
Why Customers Love It:
  • Wide variety of supplies
  • High-quality products
  • Non-toxic, child-safe
Ideal For:
  • Educators and art teachers
  • Daycares
  • Hobbyists and crafters
Contact Kevin for further pricing & information. Dealer inquiries welcome!

Captain Creative

TAP Transfer Artist Paper
Iron images onto virtually any surface!

Transfer your imagination into art with TAP, Transfer Artist Paper, a premium-quality paper that allows you to iron images onto virtually any surface. Have fun with fabric, paper, wood, glass, metal, and more!
  • Printer-friendly
  • Transfer image with a hot iron to almost any surface
  • Shiny or matte finish
  • Transferred images are crisp and colorfast
  • Washable and crack-resistant on fabric
  • Layer transferred images for a collaged look
Available in a 5 sheet pack for $14.95 or a 18 sheet pack $39.95! Go with 18 sheets for a bigger bang for your buck!
Click to see the video

C&T Publishing


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

h+h 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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h+h americas




2024 Creativation by NAMTA
A sneak peak at this year’s show in New Orleans, LA

The New Orleans Art Scene
A tour of the Crescent City’s aesthetic sites

A Beautiful Transformation
Iron Oxide stands tall amid challenges

Artful Behavior: Ideas Emerge from the Shadows
Kate Zambrano creates dark, mesmerizing illustrations on Fabriano paper

The Fight for Real Art
How Arteza is raising awareness of AI

Endcap: Diamonds are a Crafter’s Best Friend
Creative minds reimagine art with Diamond Dotz

Plus... Industry News, New & True products and More!
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