Hobby & Craft

For our hobby artist, we sell a great range of detail brushes, Humbrol enamel paint and Tamiya acrylic paint. Tamiya is suitable for plastics, glass, ceramics and stone and comes in pottles or spray cans.

We also stock tempera powder paint, Fastex fabric paint, Le Franc & Bougeouis silk, tile and glass paints, and Marabu textile and porcelain paint markers. We also sell FAS liquid dyes and poster paints, and Rub n' Buff and Brush n' Leaf metallic paints. We have supplies for Candle makers, balsa wood for model makers and a large selection of glues and tapes to suit each and every project.

Textile Paint/Markers

  • Jacquard Acid Dyes
    Acid dyes are used to color silk and wool and other protein fibers (as well as some nylons), and nothing does it better! Extremely brilliant and colorfast, Jacquard Acid Dyes are highly concentrated, powdered hot water dyes that produce level, uniform color when immersion dyeing. They exhaust extremely well and won’t bleed or fade with washing. Of all the colorants in the world, acid dyes are known to produce the most vibrant colors of all, and Jacquard’s palette is unsurpassed both for quality and intensity. Don’t be alarmed by the name–the only acid involved is the white vinegar or citric acid that you add to the dye bath. In addition to yarn, fiber and fabric dyeing, Jacquard Acid Dyes may also be used for direct painting or printing applications, using steam setting.... more »
  • Procion MX Fiber Reactive Dyes
    Procion is a concentrated powdered dye which, when added to water, produces exceptionally brilliant color. The dyes are intermixable, and the resulting colors are permanent, colorfast and completely washable. It is ideal for all natural materials such as cotton, rayon, linen, silk, wool, paper, reeds and wood. Plus, it can be used for a variety of applications including tie-dyeing, vat dyeing, batik, airbrush, hand painting, printing and spatter painting. Available in 2/3 oz. jars. Generally, one jar can dye more than five yards of fabric– about nine T-shirts.... more »
  • Tie Dye Kit NZD $39.95
    These easy-to-use tie dye kit features Procion MX fiber reactive dye, a concentrated dye that produces exceptionally brilliant color on any non-synthetic fabric. Each complete kit includes supplies to dye up to fifteen adult T-shirts: instructions, dyes in fuchsia, turquoise and yellow, soda ash dye fixer, rubber gloves, rubber bands and an extra bottle for mixing pastels or secondary colors. The dye is in powder form in large plastic squeeze bottles. Simply add warm water to dissolve the dye and it’s ready for use or for mixing new colors. The instructions describe and illustrate all the steps, including four tying techniques that produce different explosive patterns. Includes free DVD... more »
  • Marabu Textil Painters
    Water-based and suitable on almost all light-coloured textiles free of dressing. Made in Germany.... more »
  • FAS Textile Ink
  • Milan Textile Fibrepens Set of 6 NZD $11.50

Model Paint

  • Tamiya Spray Can
    These cans of spray paint are extremely useful for painting large surfaces. The paint is a synthetic lacquer that cures in a short period of time. Each can contains 100ml of paint, which is enough to fully cover 2 or 3, 1/24 scale sized car bodies. Tamiya spray paints are not affected by acrylic or enamel paints. Therefore, following the painting of the entire assembly, details can be added or picked out using enamel and/or acrylic paints. By combining three different paints, the decoration of plastic models will become simpler and more effective. This item cannot be delivered to rural delivery addresses ... more »
  • Tamiya Mixing Jar
  • Tamiya Mini Model Paint
    Tamiya Acrylic Paints are made from water-soluble acrylic resins and are excellent for either brush or spray painting. These paints can be used on styrol resins, styrofoam, wood, plus all of the common model plastics. The paint covers well, flows smoothly with no blushing or fading, and can be blended easily. Each bottle of the Tamiya Acrylic Paint Mini Series contains 10ml of paint.... more »
  • Humbrol Enamel
    A solvent-based, fast-dry paint developed for use on plastic model kits but which can also be used on other substrates. 14ml... more »

Model Making

  • Styrofoam Balls
  • Modeling Pulp Board NZD $11.95
    This cream-colored, neutral pH board is ideal for architectural models. It cuts like soft butter at any angle allowing for precise detail work with ease. The edges can be sanded to hide markings and mistakes, and the surface can be sanded for texture. The surface accepts a variety of media for realistic effects. The board can be easily bent using boiling water. It works well with adhesives for adding coverings or to laminate it to additional boards. Size: 30" x 40" x 1/16" minimum order on this product is 3 sheets... more »
  • Wireform
    WireForm is a versatile metal modeling material that can be formed into any shaped desired. Its rust-proof mesh is pliable enough to bend yet sturdy enough to hold three-dimensional shapes. Use as an armature base for modeling or as a craft material to make beautiful objects.... more »
  • Plaster Wrap NZD $24.40
    PlasterWrap is super lightweight and incredibly strong to provide the ultimate "shell" foundation for every model project. It conforms the the most intricate terrain details and dries rock-hard in minutes. 8" x 15 feet.... more »
  • Foam Board 5mm
    Foamboard is the perfect backing for larger framed works and a great mounting board for artwork or posters. It is also a great board for tabletop displays and signs. 5mm Foamboard is made of resilient extruded polystyrene foam core, laminated on both sides with a white coated-paper stock. It cuts easily with a mat or utility knife, and can be scored and folded. minimum order on this product is 3 sheets... more »
  • Foam Board 3mm
    Foamboard is the perfect backing for larger framed works and a great mounting board for artwork or posters. It is also a great board for tabletop displays and signs. 3mm Foamboard is made of resilient extruded polystyrene foam core, laminated on both sides with a white coated-paper stock. It cuts easily with a mat or utility knife, and can be scored and folded. minimum order of 3 x on the 32 x 40 sheets... more »

Hobby & Craft: Glass & Ceramic Paint

  • Marabu Cleaner & Thinner NZD $11.30
    Universal cleaner and thinner for cleaning brushes and diluting paints and varnishes based on organic solvents, e.g. Marabu GlasArt. 100ml... more »
  • Decorfin Relief Paint
  • Marabu Glasart Set of 4 NZD $30.00
    High-gloss, transparent, solvent-based glass paint for painting on glass, acrylic, mirrors, porcelain, ceramic, metal films and wood. The intense, bright colour shades have a good flow, are exceptionally fade-resistant and intermixable. Paintbrush and Black Outliner included. 15ml paint pots... more »
  • Marabu Porcelain Set of 6 NZD $30.00
    Water-based, high-gloss, brilliant porcelain and ceramic paint -ideal for creatively decorating porcelain, ceramic, terracotta, earthenware, prefired ceramic, metal, glass.... more »
  • Marabu Easy Marble Set of 6 NZD $30.00
    For marbling on a variety of objects such as eggs, balls, etc. made of glass, plastic, wood or polystyrene as well as paper, silk and many fabrics (paint is not wash resistant).... more »

Face & Body Paint

Dyes

  • Jacquard Acid Dyes
    Acid dyes are used to color silk and wool and other protein fibers (as well as some nylons), and nothing does it better! Extremely brilliant and colorfast, Jacquard Acid Dyes are highly concentrated, powdered hot water dyes that produce level, uniform color when immersion dyeing. They exhaust extremely well and won’t bleed or fade with washing. Of all the colorants in the world, acid dyes are known to produce the most vibrant colors of all, and Jacquard’s palette is unsurpassed both for quality and intensity. Don’t be alarmed by the name–the only acid involved is the white vinegar or citric acid that you add to the dye bath. In addition to yarn, fiber and fabric dyeing, Jacquard Acid Dyes may also be used for direct painting or printing applications, using steam setting.... more »
  • Soda Ash Dye Fixer NZD $9.80
    A mild alkali, Soda Ash is necessary to activate and set Procion dye. 1lb... more »
  • Procion MX Fiber Reactive Dyes
    Procion is a concentrated powdered dye which, when added to water, produces exceptionally brilliant color. The dyes are intermixable, and the resulting colors are permanent, colorfast and completely washable. It is ideal for all natural materials such as cotton, rayon, linen, silk, wool, paper, reeds and wood. Plus, it can be used for a variety of applications including tie-dyeing, vat dyeing, batik, airbrush, hand painting, printing and spatter painting. Available in 2/3 oz. jars. Generally, one jar can dye more than five yards of fabric– about nine T-shirts.... more »
  • Tie Dye Kit NZD $39.95
    These easy-to-use tie dye kit features Procion MX fiber reactive dye, a concentrated dye that produces exceptionally brilliant color on any non-synthetic fabric. Each complete kit includes supplies to dye up to fifteen adult T-shirts: instructions, dyes in fuchsia, turquoise and yellow, soda ash dye fixer, rubber gloves, rubber bands and an extra bottle for mixing pastels or secondary colors. The dye is in powder form in large plastic squeeze bottles. Simply add warm water to dissolve the dye and it’s ready for use or for mixing new colors. The instructions describe and illustrate all the steps, including four tying techniques that produce different explosive patterns. Includes free DVD... more »
  • FAS Watersoluble Powder Dye 30g

Special Effects

  • Pearl Ex Mica Pigments
    These non-toxic, powdered pigments are ideal for interior, exterior and archival applications. They mix into any viscous medium or may be spread dry on any porous surface to produce deep-luster metallic effects. Pearl-Ex pigments are extremely colorfast and stable. Their temperature resistance allows them to be fired in a kiln up to 600 degrees.... more »
  • Daler-Rowney Goldfinger Varnish 75ml NZD $19.95
    Goldfinger, a unique product developed by Daler-Rowney, is an all-purpose, rub-on metallic paste available in five finishes. It can be used for anything from the restoration of antiques to gilding picture frames; or for stencilling, plaster, clay or wood decoration, mouldings for imitation ormolu furniture, textiles, leather, plastics, model making and greeting cards.... more »
  • Daler-Rowney Goldfinger Sovereign Gold NZD $21.95
    Goldfinger, a unique product developed by Daler-Rowney, is an all-purpose, rub-on metallic paste available in five finishes. It can be used for anything from the restoration of antiques to gilding picture frames; or for stencilling, plaster, clay or wood decoration, mouldings for imitation ormolu furniture, textiles, leather, plastics, model making and greeting cards.... more »
  • Daler-Rowney Goldfinger Silver NZD $21.95
    Goldfinger, a unique product developed by Daler-Rowney, is an all-purpose, rub-on metallic paste available in five finishes. It can be used for anything from the restoration of antiques to gilding picture frames; or for stencilling, plaster, clay or wood decoration, mouldings for imitation ormolu furniture, textiles, leather, plastics, model making and greeting cards.... more »
  • Daler-Rowney Goldfinger Green Gold NZD $21.95
    Goldfinger, a unique product developed by Daler-Rowney, is an all-purpose, rub-on metallic paste available in five finishes. It can be used for anything from the restoration of antiques to gilding picture frames; or for stencilling, plaster, clay or wood decoration, mouldings for imitation ormolu furniture, textiles, leather, plastics, model making and greeting cards.... more »
  • Daler-Rowney Goldfinger Ant Gold NZD $21.95
    Goldfinger, a unique product developed by Daler-Rowney, is an all-purpose, rub-on metallic paste available in five finishes. It can be used for anything from the restoration of antiques to gilding picture frames; or for stencilling, plaster, clay or wood decoration, mouldings for imitation ormolu furniture, textiles, leather, plastics, model making and greeting cards.... more »

Low Cost Water-Base Paint

Scissors

  • Soft Handled Scissors NZD $42.00
    Comfortable, soft cushion grip with fine serrated blade. Precision, ground edge with adjustable blade tension. Angled blade reduces fatigue and allows easier cutting on flat surfaces. Ideal for all heavy duty cutting including fabric, leather, cardboard, rope and many other materials around the home and office. 8.25"... more »
  • Celco Craft Scissors

Hobby, Misc.

  • Burnishing Set with 4 Assorted Tips NZD $19.95
    This three-in-one burnisher offers a selection for easy application of transfer letters and color sheets. The three interchangeable tips are held securely by a four-jaw clutch.... more »
  • Soda Ash Dye Fixer NZD $9.80
    A mild alkali, Soda Ash is necessary to activate and set Procion dye. 1lb... more »
  • Heavy Duty Paper Awl NZD $9.80
    This heavy-duty awl is able to punch holes through book board and layers of paper with a precision point that maintains its sharpness. The fine point produces holes properly sized for sewing the binding.... more »
  • Bone Folders
    These real bone tools are invaluable for creasing paper for signatures in bookmaking and in hand-made envelope making. They also make great burnishers.... more »
  • Chalk Ink Markers
    Chalk Ink Markers contain a pigment-based, paint-like formula that provides vibrant color and opaque coverage. They are an innovative chalk alternative that works like a paint pen, with the same look and feel of chalk but without the powdery mess. Once dry, Chalk Ink does not smear or come off until removed with water. Chalk Ink blends beautifully, allowing color and texture other markers do not achieve. The markers feature broad 6mm tips that can also make a thin line. Superb for painting on wood, ceramics, pottery, glass and plastic. Chalk Ink is ideal for use by professional artists, home decorators, scrapbookers, businesses and children for artwork, window décor, menu boards, chalkboards, general signage or labeling. Acid- and odor-free, water-based Chalk Ink is a safe and non-toxic product.... more »
  • Marabu Glass Painter Set of 3 NZD $23.95
    Transparent Glass Painters are water-based, odourless and dishwasher safe without baking.... more »

Scrapbook & Journal

  • Gelatos Colors
    Nothing on the market today compares with Design Memory Craft Gelatos®. Compact acid-free pigment sticks glide on creamy smooth for vibrant color and coverage. All Gelatos® blend easily with or without water. Try this unique medium on paper, canvas, or wood!... more »
  • Super Tape
    SuperTape™ is the strongest acid-free clear adhesive available. Adhere metals, paper, rubber charms, ribbon, wood, beads, seed beads, micro beads, glitter, sand, shells, heavy or bulky items. Or simply decorate the tape itself to use as a custom embellishment. SuperTape™ is ultra clear and heat resistant, perfect for heat embossing on cards and as custom accents. Acid-free... more »
  • Gelatos Double Scoops
    Gelatos are creamy sticks infused with color. The color glides easily onto papers and can then be dissolved with water to create watercolor effects or left to dry for vibrant color. Over double the size ~approx. 0.5oz Perfect for scrapbooking and paper crafts Gelatos glide on a creamy vibrant color and blend beautifully with or without water Add brilliant shimmering effect in one color or add to other colors Gelatos work great on dark paper and on smooth and textured surfaces, even canvas Use the Gelatos to try out the reverse stamping method- use the Gelato to make a field of color and then use a clean stamp to remove the ink, leaving the design on the paper Acid-free and odorless... more »
  • Black & White Gelatos NZD $9.95 Out of Stock
  • Mix & Match Gelatos Colors Gift Set NZD $119.95
    Mix & Match mades designing with color simple. Choose colors that inspire you. Choose a medium. Mix & Match as you create. Perfect for all your design, memory and craft projects. Set Includes: 28 Gelatos Colors (including 6 metallics) Water Brush 4 Blending tools Fully Illustrated Technique Booklet ... more »
  • Gelatos 26 Piece Set NZD $49.95
    These luscious acid-free pigment sticks glide on creamy vibrant color and blend beautifully with or without water. So versatile, Gelatos work great on dark papers and on smooth or texture surfaces, even flocked paper and canvas. ... more »

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Delivery Rates

Our delivery rates are:

  • Prepaid A4 Satchel (nationwide): $5 per order
  • Local (North Shore): $5.50 per order *
  • Shorthaul (within 150kms): $7.50 per order *
  • Rest of North Island: $9.30 per order *
  • South Island: $10.40 per order *

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