AMR E-newsletter – May 2023

(email was distributed 05/16/2023)

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Fabriano Studio Watercolor Pads
Where value meets Italian craftsmanship

Priced for students, beginners and artists of all skill levels, this machine-made watercolor paper is excellent for watercolor, gouache, acrylic, ink, charcoal and greeting card design. It's cold-press and hot-press surface is made up of 25% cotton, but feels similar to papers containing 100% Cotton. It is sized internally and externally, allowing for optimal absorbance. Available in paperbound pads of 90 lb.(200gsm) and 140 lb. (300gsm) weights.

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SIO-2 ® Toffee Caramel Stoneware Clay
Exuding warmth & beauty.

SIO-2 Toffee Stoneware Clay with 40% impalpable grog is expertly crafted for artistic ceramics, making it the perfect choice for sculpting and molding pieces that require smooth or intricate details. The high grog content allows for superior behaviour during both the drying and firing processes.

Depending on firing temperature, this clay boasts a beautiful array of natural tones ranging from creamy oatmeal to a rich caramel brown that will lend a warm and inviting ambiance to your creations. Food and tableware safe.
Why Customers Love It:
  • Beautiful, natural tones
  • Created with artists in mind
  • Food-safe
Ideal For:
  • Artists and Potters
  • Hobbyists
  • Art teachers
Brand New Product – Available Soon! Available in 27.6 lb blocks. Dealer Inquiries Welcome. Drop Ship Program Available.

Sandtastik Products Ltd


Double-Sided Color Origami
Say goodbye to white "slips" on your origami models

Double-Sided Color Origami is printed with the same color on both sides so you don't have to worry about a white "slip" showing on your folded models!

15 colors, 3 sheets of each: light green, green, red, pink, yellow, peach, orange, light pink, light violet, turquoise, light blue, blue, purple, brown and black.

Sheet Size: 5 7/8” square
GSM: 60 gsm

Contact your sales rep or the Yasutomo office for more information.
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Fax: 310-791-1025


Lineco Neutral pH Gesso
Buffered with calcium carbonate to help neutralize acids

Lineco has created a new neutral pH Gesso Primer which is buffered with calcium carbonate to help neutralize acids. Artists can help protect their work from the off gassing of wooden panels and stretcher bars, as well as acids found in the environment. In addition, this white gesso provides a nice textured finish to work on. Helps keep colors bold and vibrant.

Fax: 800-298-7815


New – Chromacryl Pastel Set
Order now for Back-To-School!

Introducing our new Chromacryl Pastel Acrylic Set! This 6 x 16oz set of high-quality, non-toxic, acrylic pastel colors is perfect for art teachers and painters alike. This on-trend set is a must-have addition to any artist's or teacher’s collection and expands the range of Chromacryl Student Acrylic colors.

Our pastel acrylic paint formula is specially designed to provide excellent coverage, bright and light colors, with the quality you expect from Chromacryl. With 16oz bottles, our Chromacryl Pastel Set can be used to create beautiful paintings, crafts, and DIY projects, making it a versatile choice for artists of all levels.

We're confident that you'll love our Chromacryl Pastel Acrylic Set and that your customers will too. Order now in time for the back-to-school shopping season!

Also available in open stock, see the new Chromacryl Pastel Acrylic colors at

Chroma Inc.


Let your ideas take form.

ACTÍVA PLUS Clay is a naturally self-hardening clay that has outstanding plasticity with an ultra-fine grade. It has no odor and does not stain, making it appropriate for both children and professionals alike. Its texture is soft, delicate, and can be used for both modeling and throwing on a potter's wheel.

Even large pieces will dry safely without cracking thanks to the presence of natural cellulose fibers in the clay. It does not crumble, shrinks minimally, and can be easily carved, sanded, or drilled. It is also compatible with a wide range of varnishes or paints.
Why Customers Love It:
  • Durable, minimal shrinkage
  • No kiln needed
  • Convenient, ready-to-use
Ideal For:
  • Artists and crafters
  • Potters
  • Hobbyists
1.1lb, 2.2lb, 3.3lb, 6.6lb, and 22lb sizes. Multiple colors available. Call Nell for pricing and shipping rates. Sign-up now to become a dealer!

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ACTÍVA Products, Inc



After forty years of making paint and receiving many requests for MH watercolours, Michael Harding takes great pride in launching his watercolour line. These watercolours will amaze you and your customers with their colour strength, vibrance, clarity, and longevity!

The time and attention to detail invested in the new range of watercolours has created an exquisite range of 134 colours, 92 of which are single-pigment. Along with some familiar pigments from the oil paint range, MH has added some new and exciting pigments to the watercolour range, including the debuts of Rose Doré, Belladonna, and Vivid Blue.

"I wanted my watercolours to be distinctly different - surprising, noteworthy, & impactful. I’m proud to say that they are exactly that. These watercolours will take you on an enchanting journey." ~ Michael Harding

Michael Harding professional watercolours are available now. Please contact Armadillo Art & Craft for pricing and display information.
11% extra discount plus free shipping on full assortments
during the launch period.

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Armadillo Art & Craft
Fax: 908-874-5433


Pro 788 Ultimate Masking Tape
Which tape products do you use on your watercolor painting?

Pro® 788 Ultimate Masking Tape is a premium masking tape. It's translucent, flat and smooth backing make it ideal for use as a watercolor paint masking tape. Pro® 788 Ultimate Masking Tape can be used directly on the surface of the paper masking and because it is translucent you will still be able to see your drawing underneath.

It can also be used as a 60-day painter’s tape with a flat, smooth backing specifically designed for use where UV resistance and clean removal are required.

Product is excellent for use in surface sensitive applications such as painted drywall, automotive masking. frisket masking, scrapbooking projects along with painting clean hard lines.
  • Good Adhesion
  • Clean Removal
  • Repositionable
  • Highly Conformable
  • UV Resistant

  • Hand Tearable
  • Easy Unwind
  • Good Moisture Resistance
  • Made in the USA

Pro Tapes LLC
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