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Rex Art Supplies Launches Fredrix Pro Series Stretched Canvases | Save 10% Extra!

Rex Art Supplies Launches Fredrix Pro Series Canvases - Save 10% Extra!

Rex Art Supplies Launches Fredrix Pro Series Canvases | Save 10% Extra!

Fredrix has long been the number one manufacturer and producer of canvas for artists in the United States. Not a company to rest on their laurels they have introduced the Fredrix Pro Series of stretched canvases, one of the finest, and most anticipated products in their storied history. The Fredrix Pro Series Stretched Canvases are not designed for every artist or every artistic application, but when a top quality substrate is required they more than fit the bill. Simply put, the Fredrix Pro Series Stretched Canvases are the finest stretched canvas series ever produced by Fredrix.

The Pro Series from Fredrix all features:

In addition they are available in a large number of different sizes, and constructed with either a 7/8″ Profile Bar, 1-3/8″ Profile Bar, or an ultra contemporary 2-1/4″ Profile Stretcher Bar.

Here is what one of our customers had to say about the new Fredrix Pro Series 2.25″ Stretched Canvases:

This series of canvases are fantastic! It is very well constructed and feels very sturdy overall. The surface is tightly stretched and flat. I kept running my hands over the surface to feel its niceness. I have painted a large portrait (72″ x 60″) with Golden acrylic paints. The result is very satisfactory! I am very sure painting landscape or abstract will be marvelous also. Compared with some custom-made large canvases I used, this one is absolutely at the top. I wish Fredrix could make 84″ x 60″ also!

Everything has pros and cons. Since it has a lot of teeth on the surface and its large size, it eats brush fast also (due to the law of physics). I can see some brush hair remains on the surface. Portrait painters might wish a smoother surface. You cannot have it all. I think it suits palette knife painting the best (but it will eat knife fast also). This is not a complaint though.

I am so happy that Fredrix took this big step to introduce us this high quality new Pro series. I truly appreciate your outstanding customer service. I definitely will order more later.
Wendy F Houston TX

You know at Rex Art we are always about giving outstanding customer service, great products, and great prices. Right now would be a great time to try out the new Fredrix Pro Series Stretched Canvases because we are offering them at an additional 10% OFF from now through 11/30/10. Just click the link below to add the coupon to your cart or enter the coupon code at checkout.

Coupon Code: 1287701651

Take an Extra 10% OFF Fredrix Pro Series Stretched Canvases from Rex Art!

We would love to hear your thoughts on the new Pro Series Canvases from Fredrix. Please post a review on our site, or reply to this blog post.

As always our family at Rex thanks you for your support and 60 great years! We look forward to the next 60!

Cradled Wood Artists Panels Made in the USA now available @ Rex | Save Extra 10% with Coupon!

Cradled Artist Wood Panels Made in the USA now available at Rex!

Cradled Artist Wood Panels Made in the USA now available at Rex!

Rex Art now offers a wide selection of high quality, cradled wood artist panels in either a 7/8″ cradle or 1-1/2″ cradle, made in the USA. All sizes are constructed using 1/8″ Baltic Birch facing with no seams or patches on the panel and Wisconsin kiln dried select basswood cradling. The panels are then finely sanded ready for your primer of choice, or use unprimed as a craft panel. We currently offer a large number of stock sizes in either two packs or save even more with cases of six ranging in sizes from 5″ x 7″ up to 24″ x 30″. We can also produce on-demand custom sizes based on your specifications. Please contact us for details or a quote for custom sizes of cradled artist panels.

Cradled Wood Artist Panels - 7/8 inches Deep now available at Rex!

Cradled Wood Artist Panels - 7/8 inches Deep now available at Rex!

Cradled Wood Artist Panels - 1-1/2 inches Deep now available at Rex!

Cradled Wood Artist Panels - 1-1/2 inches Deep now available at Rex!

Lastly, if you are interested in just artist wood panels without the cradle we also have those available in a wide variety of sizes.

Wood Artist Panels now available at Rex!

Wood Artist Panels now available at Rex!

Right now through August 31, 2010 try any of our new, high quality, US made, cradled artist wood panels and receive an extra 10% of our already low price. Just apply the coupon by clicking the link below, or entering the coupon code in your cart. Please let us know how you like the panels by posting your review or replying to our blog post.

As always our family at Rex thanks you for your support and 60 great years! We look forward to the next 60!

Extra 10% Off Cradled Artist Panels
Coupon Code: 1278354552

Rex Art Supplies | New Products @ Rex from PRAT!

With a new year comes some great new products from Prat now available at Rex Art. Now there are two new colors, Beige and Purple in Prat’s ever popular Pampa Spiral Book Color Series.

New Prat Pampa Spiral Books Colors - Beige and Purple @ Rex!

New Prat Pampa Spiral Books Colors - Beige and Purple @ Rex!

The new colors also have the same features as the other Pampa Spiral Books:

  • Exclusive: 100% refillable, page per page. The modular spiral mechanism opens and closes to add or replace sheet-protectors
  • Soft deluxe bonded leather cover and lappet closure
  • Black polypropylene protective inside cover
  • Includes 20 spiral bound Archival Cristal Laser polypropylene sheet-protectors with luxury black paper inserts
  • Capacity: 20 sheet protectors

Also, new for this year this the Prat Start Deluxe Presentation Book. The Prat Start Deluxe Presentation Book makes a professional impression at a reasonable price. The padded cover is stitched for a clean, polished look. Perfect for corporate presentations, model portfolios, or any presentation that requires a durable, attractive binder.

The new Prat Start Deluxe Presentation Book now available at Rex!

The new Prat Start Deluxe Presentation Book now available at Rex!

The Prat Start Deluxe Presentation Book features:

  • Black padded leather like grain cover
  • 2 Full size inside pockets
  • Exclusive black multi-ring mechanism
  • Contains 10 Archival top loading polypropylene pages
  • Deluxe black paper inserts
  • 1 CD holder
  • Lays flat when open
  • 100% acid free, archival for your most valuable documents
  • Capacity: 25 sheet-protectors (50 views)

Rex Art – New Product Highlight – DR Acrylic Gesso from Daler Rowney

New DR Acrylic Gesso from Daler Rowney available at Rex at a Great Price!

New DR Acrylic Gesso from Daler Rowney available at Rex at a Great Price!

We would like to let you know about the addition of the DR Acrylic Gesso from Daler Rowney now available at Rex. We are very excited about this new addition to the extremely popular DR paint line from Daler Rowney, which offers exceptional value for the everyday artist. The Daler-Rowney Gesso has been formulated for use as a ground for both oil and acrylic paintings. It provides great coverage at a fantastic price and comes in a convenient stack-able and resealable rectangular container.

Rex Art Presents the new DR Acrylic from Daler Rowney

Rex Art Presents the new DR Acrylic from Daler Rowney

One of the features we really like about the DR Gesso, and DR line in general is that they are manufactured in the UK just like all the other Daler Rowney paints. Many other manufacturers cut the costs of their gessos by producing them in less quality focused manufacturing locations, and we have found most of these products to be of lessor quality and consistency. But best of all, and what you always expect from Rex, is our commitment to save you money, and the new DR gesso is extremely affordable. It is available in a one liter size (33.8 oz), currently on sale for $8.95, and also a 1 gallon size (128oz), currently on sale for only $21.95. When compared to similar products from other manufacturers it is far more affordably priced and generally 30% to 50% lower in price! Go to our main Gesso page and compare for yourself! We are positive that you are going to really appreciate the value and quality of the new DR Gesso, and we would love to hear about your experiences with this new fantastic product from Daler Rowney. Please post your comments here, or write a review! As always our family at Rex thanks you for your support!

New Product Highlight – Silver Brushes

New Silver Brushes from Rex Art

New Silver Brushes from Rex Art

Last year we started carrying the Silver Brush line, and based on a lot of positive feedback from our customers we have expanded our range of offerings from Silver Brush.  We now carry five new ranges in Silver Brush:

Each of these unique series of brushes have a particular application, and should make an excellent addition to anyone’s collection of brushes.

Silver Brush Ruby Satin Short Handled Brushes from Rex Art

Silver Brush Ruby Satin Short Handled Brushes from Rex Art

Silver Brush Ruby Satin Short Handled Brushes offers the control and feel of interlocked bristle, with more durability than natural hair. Ruby Satin brushes come in a wide variety of shapes for artists working in every medium. Artists can use Ruby Satin on rugged textured surfaces. Paint with confidence on wood, canvas, or tough fabrics like sweats, jeans or heavy cotton. With precise snap and fine control, Ruby Satin is a great alternative to more expensive natural hair. Ruby Satin offers superb color control with heavy body, tube, or jar acrylics, oils, gouache, encaustic or casein. Perfect for blending, double loading, layering and stroke work.

Silver Brush Silver Mop Brushes from Rex Art

Silver Brush Silver Mop Brushes from Rex Art

Silver Brush Silver Mop Brushes are made with ultra soft white and black goat hair and are ideal for color blending with oils or acrylics, or for background and sky washes in watercolors. Silver Brush black goat hair mops are artist favorites for dusting; used by conservators, ceramists and artists. These quality mops are the among the finest available.

Silver Brush Silverwhite Short Handled Brushes from Rex Art

Silver Brush Silverwhite Short Handled Brushes from Rex Art

Silver Brush Silverwhite Short Handled Brushes are Soft white synthetic brushes manufactured with three different diameter selected and blended tapered white taklon filaments to hold sharp flat edges and fine round needle points. The spring and color capacity duplicates the finest natural hair, at a fraction of the price. These multi-purpose brushes are suitable for water base media including acrylics, watercolor, gouache, inks, dyes & tempera. Silverwhite, fitted with short, polished, white tipped silver handles and seamless nickel ferrules are made in a broad family of sizes and shapes. They offer extraordinary value for crafters, watercolor and decorative artists, students, and hobbyists.

Silver Brush Sterling Studio Short Handled Brushes from Rex Art

Silver Brush Sterling Studio Short Handled Brushes from Rex Art

Silver Brush Sterling Studio Short Handled Brushes are Soft white synthetic brushes manufactured with three different diameter selected and blended tapered white taklon filaments to hold sharp flat edges and fine round needle points. The spring and color capacity duplicates the finest natural hair, at a fraction of the price. These multi-purpose brushes are suitable for water base media including acrylics, watercolor, gouache, inks, dyes & tempera.

Lastly, the Silver Brush Ultra Mini Golden Taklon Brushes are like precision jewels. These detail brushes are made with the artist in mind. They feature short handles with the Comfort Grip® design and compact ultra fine heads, making them perfect for tight work spaces. The Golden Taklon synthetic filament offers superb control with acrylics, gouache, watercolor, inks, enamels or oils. Artists can paint all day in complete control, without cramped fingers from tiny handles. Ultra Mini brushes are ideal for decorative painting, models, doll houses, miniature painting, decorative miniature birds and wildfowl art. Choose from twelve sizes and shapes. Precise filament golden Taklon hair is set into seamless nickel plated brass ferrules and mounted on iridescent pearl white Comfort Grip® handles.

We would love for you to give some of these new Silver Brushes a try, and please let us know what you think by posting your comments here or adding a review on the individual brush page. As an added bonus we are offering an additional 10% savings coupon on any open stock Silver Brushes from now until August 31. So try them out and save 46% off with the coupon! As always our family thanks you for supporting Rex Art! We hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe July 4th!

Coupon Code: 1246476486 – Good Till August 31.
Save an EXTRA 10% OFF Open Stock Silver Brush Brushes from Rex Art!

New Product Hightlight – Langton Watercolor Paper

Rex Art Weclomes Langton Watercolor Papers from Daler Rowney

Rex Art Weclomes Langton Watercolor Papers from Daler Rowney

At Rex Art we are always looking for great new products from our manufacturers, and Daler Rowney has launched a premier watercolor paper line called Langton. We partnered with Daler Rowney to offer this fabulous paper to our customers first, and it is now available from us.

Langton watercolor paper is a professional line of paper made with 100% cotton pulp of the highest quality, and is acid free. It is traditionally made on a cylinder mould machine, and features a gelatinized surface for strength and resilience. Currently, it is available in pads, blocks, and 10 packs of 22″ x 30″ sheets with a weight of 140 lbs / 300 gsm. We also offer a beautiful Langton watercolor sketchbook with 200 lb paper, and a side spiral binding, which would make a great on the go watercolor substrate!

The Langton Prestige Watercolor Spiral Pad

The Langton Prestige Watercolor Spiral Pad

What was really surprising to us was the value of the Langton watercolor papers. The Langton is of equal or better quality than a leading national brand like Arches or Fabriano, but is very affordable. For instance, currently we offer the 10 packs of the 22″ x 30″ paper for $35.48 per package, or only $3.54 per sheet! That is very affordable for a watercolor paper of that size, and quality. Definitely worth a try.

If you would like a sample of the paper included with your next order please mention it in your order comments and we will include a complementary sample for you. You know at Rex you can always count on great prices, and the Langton watercolor papers are currently available up to 50% off. Also, from now until the end of August we have an extra 10% off available for any of the Langton watercolor paper products. Simply add this coupon to your cart by entering the code below, or click this coupon. We would love to hear your feedback regarding the new Langton papers. Please post your comments here or post a review.

Coupon Code: 1245367810
Save an Extra 10% on Langton Watercolor Papers

New Product Highlight – Jack Richeson Rheotec Acrylics and Pastels

We’ve added some great new items this week!

Rheotec Acrylics 250ml

Rheotec Acrylics 250ml

Rheotec Acrylics

Rheotech Acrylics offer a fantastic balance of value and quality for beginners and art students. The full palette of 33 vibrant colors provides teachers and students with the necessary tools for color theory and mixing.

Rheotech Acrylics have a creamy, workable consistency while maintaining the ability to hold texture. They are formulated to provide a variety of diverse effects ranging from thin washes to heavy impasto. Rheotech acrylic colors maintain a consistent viscosity and finish throughout the line. The creamy, smooth flow of the paint will sustain knife and brush marks, while continuing to maintain a uniform paint film and rich color in a thinned state.

Rheotech Acrylics dry to a flexible, water-resistant film, which makes them suitable for application on a variety of surfaces, such as paper, wood, clay, plaster, and more. However, application on oily or greasy surfaces is not recommended.

Rheotech Acrylics are non-toxic and virtually scent free making them the ideal choice for both the studio and classroom.

Jack Richeson Pastels

We’ve added three lines of Jack Richeson pastels that we KNOW you love! The handmade round pastels are so velvety, you won’t want to put them down. A great complement to the handmade pastels, are Richeson’s round pastels. And the semi-hard square pastels round out the selection. They are great for laydown and can be sharpened to a point. All of the lines come in sets up to 120 colors. The handmade and round pastel sets all come in beautiful wooden boxes, making them ideal gifts. The 72 & 120 sets of the square pastels also come in wooden boxes and the smaller sets come in convenient paper boxes, making them easy and quick to grab for drawing on the go.

Richeson Handmade Pastels

Richeson Handmade Pastels

Richeson Round Soft Pastels

Richeson Round Soft Pastels

Richeson Square Pastels

Richeson Square Pastels