AMR E-newsletter – November 2020

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The Master's Choice Artists' Watercolor Paper by Baohong
Unsurpassed Quality At a Sensible Price!

Now exclusively available in the US from Armadillo Art & Craft, The Master’s Choice by Baohong is a new, premium grade paper produced by a small specialist mill in the rural northeast of China. Developed after a three-year collaboration between the mill and eight world-class Australian watercolour artists, this 100% cotton paper is internally and externally sized on both sides with traditional natural gelatin, weighs in at 140 lb. (300 gsm) and is available in hot pressed, cold pressed and rough surfaces.

There are eight 20-sheet block sizes, full sheets, half sheets and quarter sheets. The full sheets are deckled on all four sides and watermarked. To recognize the invaluable input of Greg Allen, Alvaro Castagnet, Amanda Hyatt, Herman Pekel, Ross Patterson, David Taylor, Robert A Wade and Joseph Zbukvic, each of the 24 block covers feature a different piece of artwork from the members of the group. For samples, pricing and any other information please contact Armadillo Art & Craft.

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Armadillo Art & Craft
Fax: 908-874-5433


New Kolibri Catalog
Presents a Giant Range of High-Quality Brushes

Artist brush manufacturer kolibri has expanded its range of brushes for art & craft. Its new catalog presents more than 230 different series of brushes in a variety of sizes. The 122-year-old German company uses the very best natural hair combined with a diverse range of high-quality synthetic hair. For every natural-hair type there is a perfect vegan alternative.

With such a large assortment, kolibri has the brush for every medium, style, technique, and price range – from $1 for school and hobby brushes to $100 for high-end brushes for professionals. Each one is expertly made by hand, with love.

Please email to request the new 2021 catalog, price list, and terms. Our low minimum orders and low freight rates are perfect for small stores looking to expand their brush assortments.

10% extra discount for any kolibri brush orders in January 2021!

kolibri Brushes
+49 9822 7433


Tim Holtz® Air Blower is a convenient handheld tool for manipulating Alcohol Ink movement with air. Use to disperse Tim Holtz® Alcohol Inks, Alcohol Pearls, Metallic Mixatives, and Blending Solution. The rubber squeeze bulb allows you to control the flow of air by adjusting the amount of pressure you use. Learn how to use the Alcohol Ink Air Blower by watching the Hexagon Alcohol Ink Coasters video, where Patti Behan shares how she uses it, along with Alcohol Ink Hardcore Panels and a selection of Alcohol Inks, to create these stunning Alcohol Ink Resin Coasters.

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Flexcut Linoleum & Printmaking Set
Linoleum & Printmaking Set Great for Professionals ...and Students

Professionals will like the quality and students will appreciate the value of Flexcut’s tool set for linoleum and printmaking.

The set features four blade profiles from Flexcut’s extensive line of palm tools. An 1/8-inch and a 5/16-inch sweep, a 1/4-inch V-tool, plus a 1mm micro V-tool. Palm tools offer great control while making cuts, so they are perfect for relief carving and close detail work.

Each blade is razor sharp and easily cuts away linoleum and wood surfaces to reveal your images and patterns. The blades are precision made from high-carbon steel. Cutting edges stay sharp and are easily maintained. The blades are interchangeable in the high-impact thermoplastic handle, which also comes in the set. The handle allows an exceptional grip and is ergonomically designed to minimize hand fatigue.

The set includes a manual, sharpening strop, polishing compound and an 11-pocket tool roll for a great value. Additional blade profiles are available to extend your capabilities.

46% Off! Now Thru 12/31/20. List: $54.95. Net: $29.67. (Order #FBSK130) Ask for HT to receive Buyers' Guide discount.
For this special price visit:

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Flexcut Tool Company


Grafix Shrink Film

Grafix Shrink Film is this holiday must-have product to create customized embellishments! Just design, cut out, and bake with Regular, Assorted Colors, and Metallic Film. Even print on Grafix Inkjet White and Clear Shrink Film for more personal embellishments or with Grafix’s Artist Series Shrink Film. Shrink Film remains acid-free making it a great way to add dimension to creations.

Classique Christmas Collection
Includes 6 Classique Alcohol Markers and 1 Bonus Metallic Marker

Enjoy our Spectrum Noir Classique Marker’s smooth coverage and blendability, in these specially chosen festive color sets. Then add lustrous decorative touches or hand-letters using the included Metallic Marker. Perfect for all season’s greetings!

Crafter's Companion


Pro Photo Tape
Black Paper Photographic Masking Tape

Pro Black Photo tape is an opaque black, matte finish surface insures the light free masking required for high quality photo reproduction.

Pro Black Photo tape is engineered for quality photographic reproduction work, such as:
  • Cropping and edging negatives
  • Positioning negatives for contact printing
  • Sealing camera bellows and film holders against light leaks.

  • High quick stick and adhesion
  • Easy, consistent unwind
  • High conformability
  • Hand tearable, no need for knife or scissors

Made in the USA

Pro Tapes & Specialties, Inc.


Drying and Storage Racks
Racks for all budgets and applications

You won’t find a wider selection of drying and storage racks anywhere. Offering hundreds of uses for drying, storing, and transporting rigid or semi-rigid objects, AWT’s Racks are perfect for your classroom, workshop, studio, home, print shop or office.


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  •   • Cut Yourself Some Slack - How business owners and managers deal with the pressure this year will define them as leaders.

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