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    American Express Small Business Saturday November 29th- "Win the Window" Raffle

    Last updated 4 hours 54 minutes ago

    Merion Art & Repro is a participating retailer!


    In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need - getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. 
    More than 200 organizations have already joined American Express OPEN, the company's small business unit, in declaring the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday.

    Help the Ardmore Initiative and the Ardmore Business Association make Ardmore your holiday shopping destination!
    The Ardmore Initiative will display items and gift certificates donated by Small Businesses in Ardmore, in their front window. Visit stores on Small Business Saturday to make your holiday purchases. Fill out a raffle ticket and enter to "Win the Window" full of local prizes! 

    Free Block Printing Demo Saturday 11/29 @ 11am!

    Last updated 1 day 7 hours ago

    The holidays are approaching fast! Get ready with our Block Printing Card Demo! Who says the holidays have to be overwhelming? 

    Learn to make beautiful, one-of-a-kind artisan cards worthy of framing. This workshop goes beyond standard card-making demos. We will be using a variety of printmaking techniques. After this workshop, students will have the ability to continue making artisan cards and other prints from home. Basic materials provided

    Gillian Pokalo is an artist from the Philadelphia area. Both her creative process and artwork address the issue of impermanence as reflected in deteriorating industrial landscapes, posing questions about past inhabitants and present conditions. Her process of working with photography, painting and printmaking is a reconstruction of that which has been deconstructed by time.

    'Tis the Season! Sale Begins Friday 11/28!

    Last updated 2 days 8 hours ago

    Original B&J "The Masters" Brush Cleaner & Preserver

    Last updated 15 days ago

    Since 1979 people have relied upon The Original B&J “The Masters”® Brush Cleaner and Preserver to take special care in cleaning and conditioning artist brushes. “The Masters”® takes the effort out of cleaning up!

    Available in 4 sizes: .25 oz, 1 oz, 2.5 oz (shown), and 24 oz.

    How To Use “The Masters”® Brush Cleaner 

    The Best Cleaner 
    “The Masters”® removes oils, acrylics, watercolors, stains, and varnishes. And it helps prevent paint build-up in the ferrule. It also prevents the hardening and build-up so common with today's acrylic paints. “The Masters”® works beautifully on the finest sable and bristle brushes, and it makes painting with nylon and synthetic brushes a snap. It conditions the brush to hold more color and helps lay down a smoother more even flow. Use “The Masters”® after every session to keep your brushes like new. 

    The Best Preserver
    “The Masters”® was formulated in conjunction with a cosmetic laboratory to help condition and preserve your brushes with the same care and thought as products that you use on your hair. It keeps your brushes like new so they'll retain the same natural snap and luster - for consistent performance - as the day you bought them. 

    The Best Restorer
    Don't throw away old brushes with dried-on oil paint, no matter how hard the bristles are. “The Masters”® restores old, stiff brushes to like new condition. Simply wet with water, swirl, lather and let brush sit a while before rinsing. Repeat process until all the paint is removed. Your brushes will be reconditioned and you will have a new old brush.

    For Cleaning 
    1. Wipe brush to remove excess paint. 
    2. Wet brush and/or “The Masters”® with water. 
    3. Swirl brush in “The Masters”® and work into a lather. 
    4. Rinse with clean water. 
    5. Repeat if necessary until brush is clean (lather will be white). You can clean one color after another without removing the previous colors from “The Masters”® first. 

    For Preserving 
    1. Clean brushes as above 
    2. Leave clear lather on bristles, shape and allow to dry. 
    3. Shake powder off bristles when ready to use again. 

    For Restoring 
    1. Clean brush as above, but use hot water. 
    2. Allow lather to remain on bristles for a few minutes. 
    3. If necessary, tap bristles on hard surface to work paint out. 
    4. To clean paint from ferrule, allow lather to remain on the bristles for several hours, and repeat cleaning process.
    5. Leave clear lather on bristles, shape, and allow to dry.

    Basic Brush Strokes For Painting

    Last updated 16 days ago

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