• Vendor Voices

    All Things GOLDEN: March

    GOLDEN Participation at NAMTA Was a Great Success! For those of you who were able to attend the show in San Antonio, we appreciate you stopping by the booth! We enjoyed catching up with each of you and walking you through the Marketing initiatives we’ll be focusing on the remainder of this year for all three brands: GOLDEN Acrylics, Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors and QoR Watercolor. The overall reception of our new products was quite positive, so thank you for your support! Learn more about GOLDEN Acrylics, Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors or QoR Watercolor and be sure to check out…

  • Vendor Voices

    Papercut Lampshade with Maria Marinoni

    Excel Blades is excited to share a new video made by artist and influencer Maria Marinoni!  There is nothing better than recreating a cozy “home-sweet-home” mood in the coldest and darkest of seasons. This papercut lampshade by Maria Marinoni is the perfect DIY deco idea to make a warm and relaxing atmosphere in your living room or bedroom. Whether you make it a gift for someone or just want to brighten up the space, this DIY project gets your imagination going!   Materials Excel Blades K1 Aluminum Knife Clear Cutting Mat White Card Paper Double-sided adhesive tape Pencil LED Tealight…

  • Vendor Voices

    Just Paint! All Things GOLDEN

    Read on for GOLDEN’s most recent news: international expansion, an exciting new online resource and Just Paint newsletter you know and love coming out at the end of the month. Material Application Specialists Team Grows Internationally GOLDEN is pleased to announce the growth of its company internationally with the recent hire of Mirjam Hintz as its new Material Application Specialist for the EU market, based on Frankfurt, Germany. Starting February 1, 2019, Hintz, an artist and paintings conservator with extensive training in GOLDEN products and technical recommendations, will be handling phone calls and email responses in both German and English…

  • Vendor Voices

    GOLDEN Spring Promo & Upcoming Events

    Reminder: QoR® Watercolor Spring Promotional Period The QoR Watercolor spring advertising promotional period begins February 9, 2019 and concludes on May 3, 2019. Advertisements should be planned accordingly. GOLDEN to Attend CAA Mid-February in New York City For a number of years, GOLDEN has been exhibiting at the College Arts Association (CAA) Annual Conference. As the world’s best-attended international art conference, CAA’s meeting will facilitate networking opportunities and enable participants to exchange ideas and information with colleagues from across the globe. It’s a great opportunity for us to engage with college and university professionals in the art community. This year,…

  • Vendor Voices

    Krink Classic Paint Markers & Permanent Ink Markers

    To kick off the year we are featuring Sam Larson and our K-42 Paint Markers and K-70 Permanent Ink Marker. Check out some of Larson’s recent drawings below. Please feel free to share and use these images, they are fantastic examples of one of the many ways Krink markers are used. K-42 Paint Marker The K-42 is a classic paint marker. It comes in 17 colors, here Larson uses Light Blue, Orange, and Yellow. The alcohol-based paint is permanent, opaque, and non-toxic. Handmade in the USA. K-70 Permanent Ink Marker This marker is a great all-around marker for everyday use.…

  • Vendor Voices

    Strathmore Online Workshops Return!

    Strathmore is excited to announce the return of their free Online Workshop Series, which starts March 4, 2019! Take advantage of this online consumer workshop series and increase your store’s traffic and sales. Promote the start of the workshops in your store, on your website, on social media, and drive sales as students purchase from the class supply list (there were over 51,500 video views on the workshop site in 2018).   2019 Lineup The Strathmore 2019 Online Workshop Series will again feature three different workshops, with each series including four video lessons and downloadable instructions. This year Strathmore collaborated…

  • In Your Store,  Vendor Voices

    Demo Day With Excel: Floral Wall Decoration

    Excel Blades is excited to share a new video made by artist and influencer Maria Marinoni for Paper Crafting Month. Maria shows you a very simple floral project and papercutting technique with a few tools. You do have the option to add the colored background however, it is not necessary. Free your imagination and doodle as you want. When you’re done, follow the contours with your blade and poke the paper out to give it a 3D effect.  Whether you want to use the white paper or a color, the outcome will be beautiful! Materials Excel Blades K1 Aluminum Knife…

  • Vendor Voices

    Erase for More: Introducing Sakura of America’s New SumoGrip Electric Eraser

    Compact, Cordless and Capable: The SumoGrip (SKEE3000) is the electric eraser of choice for many professional illustrators, animators, and architects alike. It has been redesigned to a rounder and more ergonomic body for longer periods of use while maintaining precise pinpoint accuracy. As part of the SumoGrip family line, the pocket-sized eraser provides a firm grip and is best known for its high eraser capability and durability. Unlike bulky AC electric erasers, the AAA battery-powered motor ditches the cord and weighs only 2.9 ounces. With over 10,000 RPM, the strong torque makes it easy to remove graphite marks and create…