AMR E-newsletter – May 2019

(email was distributed 05/14/2019)

May Products! - from Art Materials Retailer magazine
#1 Selling Art Portfolio benefits the
"Wounded Warriors Project"

Star Products: "POP" display fits next to your pad display.

Help Benefit the "Wounded Warriors Project" while selling the #1 portfolio for "Back To School". #1 selling portfolio in 20” x 26” x 2” in both Acid Free Red Rope & Acid Free Acrylic coated/water & stain resistant Dura-Totes. Soft wove handle is reinforced with steel rivets & mylar tape.

Convenient 50 Pack Display provides added sales to every 18 x 24 pad display by “Cross Selling” your customers for you. With this display you do not have to keep filling your aisle display during the busiest time of the year. Placing 2 or 3 of these next to your pad display will sell them self. Contact your distributor or call Star Products for your extra discounts & dating for “Back To School”.

Extra 15% discount if ordered by July 1, 2019.
Plus extended dating. Free Freight!

Star Products

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:

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


QuickCure Clay
Kiln-free cure in just minutes

This pliable clay formula cures in minutes with just the use of a heat tool, so there’s no need for a kiln or oven. Colorize clay with paints and mediums such as Tim Holtz® Alcohol Inks, Ranger Embossing Powders, Archival Ink™, Vintaj® Patinas, Perfect Pearls, and more. The finished product is very strong and durable, great for making sculptures, jewelry, and other mixed media projects. Available in 4 oz, 8 oz, and 16 oz bags.

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Ranger Industries

Visit our website HERE to view all
QuickCure Clay video demonstrations


New! Square Softcover Sketchbooks for Mixed Media
Stillman & Birn

Stillman & Birn’s softcover sketchbooks are now available in a square shape, to inspire bold creativity and offer artists a new, non-traditional sized drawing surface with a completely balanced aspect ratio. Ideal for proportional visualizations, gridded studies, longer landscape spreads and much more. And the preferred shape for Instagram posts.

These flat-opening softcover books open up to a dynamic 7½” x 15” landscape two-page spread.

Stillman & Birn


Indigo Tie Dye Kit
User-friendly kit makes for an impactful demo or workshop

Indigo is not only a famous color, it’s also an incredibly unique dye that occurs in plants found all over the world. Used for millennia (you may have seen recent headlines pushing the earliest known use to 3,000 BCE in Peru!), it is still used to color every pair of blue jeans today. Indigo has a fascinating history, and the dyeing process is magical. Its unique properties make it especially well-suited for creating resist patterns on fabric.

The Jacquard Indigo Tie Dye Kit makes indigo dyeing easier than ever. A little goes a long way: Jacquard’s kit provides enough dye to color up to 15 yards of fabric or 15 adult t-shirts! As a group activity, indigo dyeing is always a hit. CLICK HERE to download Cassie Bremher’s beautifully done instructional on how to lead an impactful indigo dyeing workshop in your apartment or store, no experience required!

Click to see the videoJacquard Products
/Rupert, Gibbon & Spider, Inc.

Fax: 707-433-4609


Van Gogh Watercolours Colour Extension
and New Black Watercolour Paper

Van Gogh has just unveiled 32 new colours for the modern watercolourist. This expansion includes specialty colours in metalllic, interference and dusk and brings the line up to 72 colours. Van Gogh also proudly introduces the first black fine art paper on the market suitable for watercolour. Opaque, metallic and interference colours will work excellently on this paper. Along with this considerable expansion, numerous new sets have been introduced with colour themes selected by artists, art teachers and influencers.

Royal Talens


Pitt Artist Pen® White Nibs
Rich opaque white India Ink for Art and Hand Lettering

Our Pitt Artist Pen® now has White India ink in three new nibs! This improved formula now comes in our regular sized Pitt Artist Pen barrel in a brush nib, 1.5mm bullet nib, and calligraphy chisel nib. All of the sizes are great for adding details to art and for hand lettering, one of the most popular trends. The upgraded formula is permanent when dry and has a three star lightfastness rating. You can layer and build the opacity with ease and layer other mediums on top to create depth. These new pens come in open stock and a 4ct wallet with a black Pitt Artist Pen in a superfine nib.

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Faber-Castell USA

New Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Black

The first 100% cotton black watercolor paper: Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Black. With recent introductions of new metallic and pearlescent watercolor paints, pencils, pens, markers and inks, the timing couldn’t be better for Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Black to bring these media to life. Instead of building up shadows, one builds up light. It’s a place where negative space is transformed into positive. And while it may be dark, it’s a chance for those who live and breathe watercolors to bring a new breed of creativity to light.

Legion Paper
(212) 683-6990


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.
         Read the latest issue!

  •   • A recap of Art Materials World in San Antonio.
  •   • What art movement are we in today?
  •   • How to encourage impulse buys and unplanned purchases.
  •   • Black paper for watercolor is a hit!
  •   • Artful Behavior, New & True Products, Industry News and much more!
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