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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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gold standard

March 29, 2011 - Art Supplies

I remember about 5-6 years ago, a potential wholesale customer came down to visit the Madame Pickwick warehouse and check out the pricing. His mother had operated the business for at least thirty years, and now at age forty, he was ready to assume a more prominent role. We made a hit with him on [...]

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. [...]

The Black The Silver and the Bold

A new line of one-price brushes from  FM Brush company is slowly  meandering onto the market and it may have some impact. Its another entry into the one-price-fits-all category of decorative painting brushes. Its a market that used to be really low-end, but has improved over the years. Royal Brush had an impact with its [...]

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