AMR E-newsletter – May 2024

(email was distributed 05/21/2024)

The May E-newsletter from Art Materials Retailer magazine
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Cavex CleverCast Alginate
Premium alginate for lifecasting

Cavex CleverCast Premium Alginate is based on a unique combination of ingredients to create an ideal alginate for making impressions of hands, feet, face, or any other body part. What sets us apart from others? This alginate ensures a smooth mixture with minimal air bubbles and lumps, offering excellent elasticity and tear strength for user-friendly lifecasting, making it the ideal choice for bodycasting projects. Curious about the Cavex CleverCast alginate? Request a sample. Cavex Holland BV is one of the largest producers of dental alginate. We supply our alginate to dental practises all over the world.

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Cavex Holland BV


Discover Yourself in Fabriano 1264
A variety of pads, for a variety of uses

Since 1264, the name Fabriano has been synonymous with paper quality. Loved by the masters, from Leonardo DaVinci to Georgia O’Keefe. The 1264 line features a wide array of pads to cover all techniques: Mix Media, Drawing, Sketch, Watercolor, and Bristol. 100% made in Fabriano, Italy since 1264. All pads are lignin & Acid-Free. Sustainably & Environmentally produced using Hydro-power.

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Sandtastik Classic Colored Sand
Vibrant sand that sparkles!

Sandtastik Classic Colored Sand is a soft, naturally sparkling colored sand that is perfect for a multitude of creative projects. Sprinkle it on crafts, layer it in sand art bottles, or use it as a vase filler. Ideal for window displays, candle arrangements, and Unity sand ceremonies, this sand will add a pop of color to any event decor.

Sandtastik Classic Colored Sand sports a brilliant hue and smooth texture, making it a favorite for artists and decorators alike. Safe, non-toxic & eco-friendly- it’s perfect for kids’ crafts, both enhancing hand-eye coordination and sparking endless imagination. Seamlessly bonds with glue and adhesive paper, making it a versatile addition to your art supplies.
Why Customers Love It:
  • Stunning, sparkling colors
  • Versatile
  • Safe, non-toxic
Ideal For:
  • Students & children
  • Hobbyists
  • Art teachers
Available in over 45 colors. Sold in an assortment of sizes. Dealer Inquiries Welcome. Drop Ship Program Available.
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Sandtastik Products Ltd

NEW! Bob Ross Brush Set
Bundle of Bob Ross Painting Tools at a Discount!

Most often used, must-have brushes and knife for painting the world-famous Bob Ross Wet-on-Wet Technique® -- 2" Brush, 1" Brush and Large Painting Knife, all designed and shaped by Bob himself to meet his precise specifications. No others will produce what you see him do on canvas. Convenient hanging bundle, super value pricing and free sticker too!
Bundle MSRP $39.99
Over 25% Savings!

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Bob Ross Inc.               800-262-7677


New! Legion Artist Panels
Your favorite papers made more durable, portable and frameable

Legion is proud to introduce your art’s new foundation: Legion Artist Panels, featuring five of Legion’s best fine art papers deftly mounted onto chic and handsome brushed aluminum backings.

Legion Artist Panels are the result of years of collaboration with artists. You wanted something that is sturdy but could go anywhere. Well, the aluminum is not only virtually indestructible (and stylish), it allows you to create your vision on the go, without fear of bends or buckles, dog-ears or creases. Frame-ready, this beautiful, new generation of art tech comes in a variety of sizes, shapes, and papers so the panels can complement any creative vision you have in mind.

Legion Artist Panels are available in five papers: Stonehenge, Stonehenge Aqua, Stonehenge Aqua Black, Stonehenge Oil & YUPO and in five formats:
5”x7”, 6”x6” 8”x10”, 12”x16” and 16”x20”.

Legion Paper


Activ-Wire™ Sculptural & Modeling Wire Mesh
The perfect structural support!

Activ-Wire Mesh is a versatile and durable material perfect for a wide range of art and craft projects. Ideal for paper mâché armatures and direct wire sculptures, it offers excellent structural support and versatility for almost any application. Available in both large and small-weave sizes.

This non-rusting mesh is easy to cut with household scissors, making it easy for anyone to work with. Oven safe, allowing use with polymer clays without any special equipment. Great for masks, jewelry, school projects, home décor & more, Activ-Wire Mesh opens up endless structural possibilities. Get creative and start crafting beautiful works of art with Activ-Wire Mesh today!
Why Customers Love It:
  • Available in multiple sizes
  • High-quality
  • Easy to cut with scissors
Ideal For:
  • Educators & art teachers
  • Professional artists
  • Hobbyists & crafters
Available in both sheets & rolls, multiple sizes available. Contact Nell for pricing & shipping rates. Dealer inquiries welcome!
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ACTÍVA Products, Inc


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



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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