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02-April-11. Mod podge in industrial quantities. What are they doing with gallons....
04-April-11. New Winsor-Newton canvas. much better make in their new Chinese factory
05-April-11. Simply Simmons brushes. they have been hard to get lately. The brush factory manager took his retirement. explains everything




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Sta-Wet in the reservoir

March 3, 2011 - Art Supplies

We have always liked the Sta-Wet products from Masterson Art products. They may have been the inventors of these nifty little product that keeps acrylic paint moist after you make your mix or prepare your colors. They have a series of hermetically sealed plastic containers which contain a special sort of compressed sponge and a [...]

Wooden ya just know it

March 2, 2011 - Art Supplies

Its always a warm feeling when you can sell top quality product and the customer is happy to buy it. Thats the case with hand crafted wood plates. They have been used in tole painting and rosemaling since the genre began here. They are hand-made on a lathe one by one. No mass production. We [...]

Better to receive than to ship?

March 1, 2011 - Art Supplies

There are many who would say ”Its just a warehouse job” which evidently means they have never worked in a warehouse. To look after a warehouse, even one as modest as nondescript as Madame Pickwick is a challenging job. There are orders to be picked and shipped and stock to received and verified. Sounds simple. [...]

oh so soft

February 28, 2011 - Art Supplies

So Soft fabric paints have been around for considerable number of years, but their popularity has expanded, in part, by the discouragement of  plastic grocery and shopping bags. We are still selling a lot of fabric medium but the So-Soft paint permits to paint directly on the cotton without pre-mixing the colors with the medium. [...]

3D Acrylic: thick and creamy and dreamy

I remember once a painting teacher said ”I love hauser dark green, I could eat the stuff”. Its good to know that people can get excited about acrylic paint. At one time decorative art was only done done in oil paint. At its origins, back in the days of Peter Ompir and Warner Wrede there [...]

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