AMR E-newsletter – September 2020

(email was distributed 09/15/2020)

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Learn to Draw Realistic Animals with Pen & Marker
From an Armadillo to a Zebra, 26 Animals to Discover & Draw!

Capture the hard shell of a turtle, the straggly hair of a llama, and the coarse skin of an iguana! With Learn to Draw Realistic Animals with Pen & Marker, aspiring artists will learn how to draw extremely detailed animal portraits using affordable felt tip pens and markers.

Both beginning and experienced artists will practice drawing 26 amazing animals from A to Z and all of their unique features and textures, including elephants, frogs, koalas, sloths, and more. With step-by-step instructions and illustrations, drawing techniques include stippling, cross-hatching, and more to create tons of realistic details. Also included with each drawing project are reference photos and fun facts pertaining to each animal!

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Fox Chapel Publishing


Celluglit: The Ultimate Biodegradable Glitters

Cellulose-based biodegradable glitters are available in Cosmetic Grade, Industrial Grades, and Arts n Crafts Grade.

  • Compostability: The films for these Glitters are certified to EN 13432, ASTM D 6400 and certified to compost at home.
  • Celluglit glitters are offered in bulk as well as OEM packaging to suit all marketing venues.
  • Attached color shade cards and packaging sizes range from 1gm to bulk.
  • Glitters can be packed with your label, name and logo for personalized marketing, custom packaging is welcomed.
  • Colors are vividly bright, eye catching and in bigger ranges, a variety of sizes is available. Technical details and quotes on request.

American Glitters


Grafix Dura-Bright Opaque White
and NEW Opaque Black Film

Grafix Dura-Bright Opaque White and NEW Opaque Black Film are thick durable films that are non-absorbent and won’t tear. Velvety smooth surfaces that are ideal for mixed media, home décor, art journaling, and more!

These versatile films can be used with a variety of techniques like embossing, debossing, or monoprinting. Designs can be created with a wide range of mediums like alcohol inks, acrylics, markers, and more! Available in 9”x12” pads.



Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Spectrum colors

The new Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Spectrum colors are just what you need to create endless vibrant backgrounds and projects. Use Alcohol Inks, Mixatives, and Alloys on a variety of non-porous surfaces, like YUPO®, glossy paper, glass, metal, and more to create colorful effects. Click to watch a video that shows how easy it can be to create a gorgeous fluid painting with vivid colors dispersed with the Alcohol Ink Blower. For more product information, tips, techniques, projects, and videos, visit

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Ranger Industries


Midwest Studio's 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's 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


Tri-Blend Brush Markers
by Spectrum Noir

These 3-in-1 TriBlend Brush markers offer smooth, expressive coverage with seamless blended effects. Each marker holds three bendable shades that combine perfectly for stunning depth and dimension every time. Blending Instructions Included. Alcohol Dye Based. Available individually 1 marker 3 colors and 24pc set 24 markers 72 colors.

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Crafter's Companion


Bamboo Paper Folder
No bones about it, it's a better tool

Stronger than steel, eco- and vegan-friendly, and much less expensive than bone: the Bamboo Paper Tool from Aitoh works on every level. From paper folding to origami and book binding, the Bamboo Paper Tool is ideal for anyone working with paper.

Available in two sizes: Medium (PFT0587: 5.87" long) and Large (PFT0787: 7.87" long), each individually blister carded for easy and effective retailing. And with a retail of just $3.75 and $4.50 respectively, they will be a welcome relief to your customers' tight budgets. In stock and available now for immediate delivery. Order by email at, or call 1-800-681-5533.

Extra 10% Off All Orders through 10/15/20. Packed 25 per box.

Aitoh Co.
Fax: 800-829-0633

Pro Gaff
Premium Gaffers Tape for Art Installations

Pro Gaff® is premium matte cloth tape with a rubber based adhesive system that can be used for art installations, labeling and color coding.

  • Highly conformable
  • High strength
  • High performance adhesive system
  • Clean removability from most surfaces
  • 20 colors available to match any color schemes
  • pH Neutral

  • Excellent for both outdoor and indoor installations
  • Apply to walls, floors, canvases, metal and wood
  • Labeling of art supplies
  • Color coding

20 Colors Available: Black, White, Grey, Red, Olive Drab, Purple, Blue, Electric Blue, Tan, Green, Brown, Burgundy, Teal, Yellow, Fl. Pink, Fl. Yellow, Fl. Green, Fl. Orange, Fl. Blue, Chroma Green

Pro Tapes & Specialties, Inc.


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