Monday, April 30, 2012

Display Books

Display books come in many sizes and have many uses.

It’s good to store your art work, reference photos but also.
Even a family vacation can be neatly stored in these variously sized books.
You can preserve your artistic accomplishments by making a simple career portfolio: (Save any newspaper write ups, fliers, or postcards from art exhibits you’ve participated in, along with lists & photos of your art that was exhibited there, for a wonderful record of your creative endeavors.)

“I like to keep a record of my various snow sculptures in a display book along with clippings of them from when they show up in local newspapers. When you build something so fleeting, it’s good to be able to keep them after they are gone. They are on the web too, but I still like to have copies I can touch.” Click here for the online snow sculptures.

Artist, and Manager of Artists Mediums Inc.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

A great New Product for Dye!

Color Magnet™

Color Magnet™ is a dye attractant that magically attracts more dye where it is applied. Use it in combination with any color, or type, of Jacquard dye. It doesn’t stiffen fabric, so the two-toned result is perfectly soft.

Color Magnet™ for Screen Printing
This thicker formulation of Color Magnet™ was made specifically for screen printing. It can also be used for stamping or stenciling. Size 16 fl oz/.47 L
Apply Color Magnet™ directly from jar to fabric by screen printing, stamping or stenciling. Let dry thoroughly. Drying can be aided by the use of a hair dryer. Dye according to dye package instructions. Color Magnet™ will attract more dye where it has been applied.

Color Magnet™ Pen
This more liquid formula of Color Magnet™, presented in a convenient pen, is perfect for personalizing designs by drawing, stamping or stenciling.
Size 45 ml
Shake well and apply by drawing, stamping or stenciling. Let dry thoroughly. Drying can be aided by the use of a hair dryer. Dye according to dye package instructions. Color Magnet™ will attract more dye where it has been applied.
- Click here for a short video showing how Color Magnet™ works!

Mustache Erasers

Mustache Erasers
Is this silly?Or is it a drawing supply?
Well, either way, they certainly are affordable, and fun!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Big Canvases

On Facebook, Krisitn wrote:
"Some nice new BIG CANVASES just arrived, come 'n get 'em!"
I just wanted to show you how big.-chels

Custom Framing

Have you seen what Framing Magic Kristin can do with your art?

Here is an example of some stamps that were brought into the store...

they ARE really cool.

But after Kristin is done with them, they are safe, secure, protected, preserved, and look GREAT!

Handmade Papers

Artists' Mediums Inc. carries a continually changing variety of handmade papers, some printed, some marbles, some including flower petals. We have a  book of even more paper samples that we can get as special orders.

We have a great selection right now, including Marbled paper, but we are ordering more soon!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

EVEN MORE new stuff!

My Customers asked for it, so now we have them again.
(Make photographic type prints using water and the sun!!!)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New Milan Products

Colored Pencil and Marker sets from Milan offer a wide range of lovely bright color for kids.

Do you know about PEARL EX?

Have you seen the Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments?
They can be used with Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, and even pressed onto Polymer Clay.

See how they can help you add sparkle to your projects.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New stuff -Transfer Medium

We are getting new product in every department of the store.

Check out this new "Picture This" Transfer medium.

Easily transfer black and white or color copies of favorite photos or prints onto fabric and other surfaces. Waterbase opaque formula is specially designed for use on dark or colored fabrics. Machine washable.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Fluorescent, and Night Glow Screen inks

I was just wondering if you knew ...
(can you tell I'm excited?)

Fluorescent, and Night Glow Screen Printing inks!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Window sign

I made a new sign for our window.
I used Acrylics, and a wonderful paper called Sheer Trace.

This should block out the sun better, since the sun in the afternoon streams in!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Last chance to see the recycled art exhibit

Hurry into the store!

Only a little time left to come and see the aRRRt recycled art show.

This show is definately worth viewing with magnificent items like this
 "Nuts and Bolts Chessboard" by Michelle Jackson

To see more work from this show click here, or stop in and see it with your own eyes.
To participate in future shows, like the next "BLUES Exhibit" click here for forms and rules.

Tie Dye Kits and dyes

Spring is a great time to tie dye, so you can enjoy the summer in style.

We have a wide variety of dye, dying chemicals, batik wax, 
and wonderful tie dye kits here at Artists Mediums.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Outdoor sculptures

Spring is officially here, the sun has broken through the clouds from this morning, and we just received our shipment of PAVERPOL!
Some reasons you might want to investigate this medium:

Paverpol was developed by Dutch artists as a user-friendly replacement for resin. 
Dip fabrics into Paverpol, drape or wrap the material around a wire figure or other armature and leave it to dry. Paverpol dries fast, but slowly enough to allow plenty of open working time. 

Paverpol adheres to almost all materials, except plastic. And unlike most hardeners, it does NOT deteriorate polystyrene foam.  We stock the transparent Paverpol, which can be used with colored fabrics or pigmented with any of our powdered pigments.  
Here's one new tip I just discovered:
"Except for the 250 ml squeeze-top bottle, Paverpol is concentrated. According to the materials used and desired strength, it can be diluted with no more than 1/4 cup of water per 500 grams. This will increase the viscosity, ease of use and extend the volume of product without affecting final hardness."

After it has hardened, you have created a unique decoration or sculpture, which can be used indoors or outdoors.

Visit the Paverpol Gallery for some ideas HERE
Canvas creation by Wil Keltjens, from the PaverpolUSA website

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It's Almost That Time of Year...

Come visit us to stock up on all of your favorite Plein Air supplies! From aluminum Italian easels to travel brushes, we've got you covered!