AMR E-newsletter – March 21, 2017

Art Materials Retailer's March product E-Newsletter

Midwest Products Birdhouse

Spring has sprung! The weather is finally getting warmer which means the birds are starting to chirp. Welcome your feathery friends to your yard with Midwest Products Birdhouses! Our large and small birdhouse kits are easy to build and assemble in 1 hour!

The kits contain Basswood parts, all hardware, and easy to follow instructions. The basswood material is the perfect medium for artists of all levels. Its close, tight homogeneous grain structure makes it ideal for a wide variety of hobby craft, and projects. Acrylic paints are ideal when adding a pop of color and character to your project.

Nothing says ‘welcome home feathered friends!’ like a beautifully crafted and painted Midwest Products Birdhouse. To purchase your birdhouse visit:

Happy Spring!

Midwest Products


by Grafix

Grafix Dura-Lar® is the acetate alternative. Dura-Lar is unsurpassed by other films for its clarity, strength, stability and flatness. This polyester film will not tear or absorb moisture, assures perfect registration with archival quality, consistent color and is heat resistant.

Clear Dura-Lar is ideally suited for use as a protective overlay, for layouts and color separations, or as a surface for mixed media artwork. Matte Dura-Lar is a frosted surface for colored pencils, ink drawings, and mixed media projects. Wet Media Dura-Lar is specially coated to accept all water-based mediums without beading, chipping or crawling. Simply wipe with a damp cloth for repeated use.

Also used for printmaking, an artwork surface and to plan painting compositions. Each film type is a versatile and acid-free art surface. Available in pads, packs, and rolls.

(800) 447-2349
Fax (216) 581-9041


Tim Holtz®  Alcohol Ink
Translucent dye inks for creating vibrant backgrounds and layered effects

Create layers of color, organic backgrounds, abstracts and more with Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink. These fast drying, translucent dye inks are designed for layering together to create vibrant effects on non-porous surfaces. Create brilliant pieces of art on various substrates such as Yupo®  Synthetic Paper, gloss paper, glass, acetate, metal and more.

The wide range of colors provides an endless creative palette. Available in 60 colors, 4 metallics, and Snow Cap White. For additional product information and to see the entire collection of Alcohol Inks and Accessories visit For inspiration on painting with these versatile inks click here to view our Alcohol Ink Flower Painting tutorial by Sharen AK Harris.

Ranger Industries

New Wave® POSH® Glass Palettes
Awarded 'Best New Product 2017' by NAMTA Retailers

New Wave® POSH® Glass Palettes provide a full spectrum of color and size options for artists and craft enthusiasts.
  • Full range of styles: neutral grey | white | clear
  • Full range of sizes: 9"x12" | 12"x16" | 16"x20"
  • Tempered glass for strength and safety
  • Custom corner guards for added protection and surface traction
  • Durable finished underside
  • Easy to clean surface
  • Multiple uses: Artist Palette, Mulling Surface, Print Ink/Mono Printing Surface, Craft Surface
  • Cross-Marketed with Masterson Art Products. Designed to fit inside the Masterson Artist Palette Seal® and Sta-Wet® palette boxes (9"x12" and 12"x16")
New Wave, LLC
(484) 924-8619
Fax: (484) 588-5433


Complete Screen Printing Units
Standard & Professional Grade

Manufactured with the professional screen printer in mind, A.W.T.’s Complete Screen Printing Units are used for proto-typing, short runs and are ideal for training. These economical printing units are made with kiln dried, non-warp frame lumber. They feature a high-quality squeegee blade with contoured handle, wood base and side-frame support. The frame is stretched with the industry’s best quality polyester fabrics. Many mesh counts are available.

Professional Screen Printing Units include one pair of A.W.T.’s adjustable Cast-Hinge Clamps; 4” high quality squeegee; heavy wood base; 1-5/8” frame with 12XX multifilament, 110 or 160 monofilament polyester fabric stretched by glue method; glued corners with metal corrugated fasteners and wood side kick; and package of three tempered stainless steel registration guides.

Standard Screen Printing Units include adjustable height back bar mounted with wing nuts; complete 3-1/2” high quality squeegee; 1/4” hard board base; 1-1/8” frame lumber with 12XX multifilament, 110 or 160 monofilament polyester fabric stretched by glue method; glued corners with metal corrugated fasteners and wood sidekick; package of three tempered stainless steel registration guides.

For more information, call A.W.T. World Trade at 773.777.7100
email us at
or visit our website at:

If you have a product you would like to promote to art stores
in the next monthly E-newsletter, please contact:
Rick Kauder   (800) 344-0559 / (315) 789-0458
Click here for the 2017 E-newsletter schedule
Copyright © 2017 Fahy-Williams Publishing, All rights reserved.