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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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be sure before you touch: sure touch

March 25, 2011 - Art Supplies

One of the big mysteries for us here is the ”Sure Touch” line of paint brushes put out by Jo Sonja’s. That is Jo Sonja’s company and not Chroma which manufactures or imports the paint. Some family feuding out there apparently led to the quitting of the family ship by David Jansen a number of [...]

small is beautiful

March 21, 2011 - Art Supplies

there has always been an interest in small brushes for decorative painting. It may have started from the hobbyists who needed mini brushes and elbow shaped liners for painting model trains, planes and automobiles. At one time, Heather Redick was able to import her liner brushes and they were a cute short burgundy handle with [...]

What goes around……

February 15, 2011 - Art Supplies

Its an around the world in eighty days pickwick balloon story. We have a new pickwick hot air balloon 2011 and we want to show our new colors in the most elegant and least flashy way possible. We have a great promotion we are running now, for a limited time….. hot air balloons cannot really [...]

SNAP crackle and popular prices

February 4, 2011 - Art Supplies

The more you have the more you sell is sometimes the case. We just received some SNAP displays of brushes from Princeton that is a value rack with a nifty swiveling and mobile floor display. Princeton really dominates the brush market through a combo of great value and good POP displays. I checked last week [...]

Open a Book & Open Your Mind

The decorative painting book business has nosedived in the last four years, with several companies closing down their printing presses so to speak, and the number of new publications has been reduced to a pair of nostrils above water level. The reasons are that the industry of decorative painting has had difficulty in bringing in [...]

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