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, 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 Neopaque 2.25oz$13.50

    Lumiere colors are brilliant metallics while Neopaque are solid opaque colors. Both are super-smooth, light body acrylics that glide onto any surface when airbrushed or hand painted with a soft brush. They may also be screened, stamped, stenciled, marbled or printed. All of the intermixable colors are truly opaque and bright, even on dark backgrounds. Their high pigmentation provides excellent coverage with just one pass of a brush or airbrush. In 2.25 oz. bottles.

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  • Jacquard deColourant$14.60-$16.00

    (formerly "Discharge Paste") deColourant is a ready-to-use printing paste for removing areas of color from dyed natural fabrics such as cotton, linen, silk and wool. Unlike bleach, deColourant removes color without jeopardizing the integrity of the fiber.

    How does it work? deColourant is activated by heat. If you don’t like what you’ve done, just wash it out! Nothing happens until you heat the deColourant print.

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  • Gamblin Drive By Black Textile Ink$37.80
    1 pound
  • Jacquard Color Remover 2 ounce$9.40

    Color remover whitens fabric while removing dye and stains. It is not a bleach and will not harm fabric. Soak the fabric in a Color Remover and water solution no detergents are necessary.

  • SolarFast Starter Kit$65.95

    This kit is a great way to get started with SolarFast. It includes three colors of 2 oz. SolarFast Dye including violet, orange and blue, three sheets of SolarFast Film, SolarFast Wash, SolarFast Film Pen, a backer board, sponges, pins and test fabric. It includes everything needed to start solar printing shadow prints and continuous tone photographs.

  • Airfix$22.95-$81.95

    Jacquard Airfix is an additive for Jacquard Textile colors, Lumiere, Neopaque and Dye-Na-Flow or any acrylic fabric paint. Use as a catalyst to fix colors when heat setting is not practical.

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Model Paint

  • Tamiya Spray Can$14.80

    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.

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  • Tamiya Mixing Jar$2.60-$4.402 items

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  • Tamiya Mini$5.00-$16.60

    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.

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Model Making

  • Modeling Pulp Board$18.95

    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"

    minimum order on this product is 3 sheets

  • 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.

Hobby & Craft: Glass & Ceramic Paint

  • Jacquard Marbling Color$8.95

    Marble any porous or semi-porous surface, including natural and synthetic fabrics, canvas, paper, wood, leather and more

    2 ounce bottles

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  • Marbling Class Pack$165.50
    The ancient art of paper marbling has historically been associated with book arts. The technique involves floating paints on the surface of a gel-like medium (known as the “marbling size”) and then transferring this floating design onto paper or fabric. Jacquard’s Marbling Class Pack makes marbling easier than ever and allows students to experience this traditional technique with professional-quality results. Students can create their own patterned fabric, one-of-a-kind wrapping paper, greeting cards, fine art and more. Marbled fabric can be incorporated into a large project such as a class quilt or individual pillow covers, wall hangings and more. Each design is as unique as a fingerprint. A great group activity!

    NOTE: You will need to supply fabric or paper for marbling, newspaper strips/paper towels, shallow pans/trays for marbling, container & whisk for mixing the marbling size and various hair picks, combs, rakes, skewers or stylus for “combing” patterns.

    Ages 8+ (recommended for up to 30 individuals)


    9—2 oz/59.15 ml bottles of Marbling Color (1 of each color)

    1—2 oz/59.15 ml bottle of Synthetic Gall

    1—1 lb/0.45 kg package of Alum (for pretreating the paper or fabric)

    1—4 oz/113.40 g package of Carrageenan (quick-wetting marbling medium)

    2 yards of 61"/154.94 cm cotton sheeting

    10—plastic droppers

    Printed instructions

  • Marbling Color$8.95
    Marbling is the ancient art of floating paint on the surface of thickened water (known as the “marbling size”) and then transferring the floating design onto paper or fabric. It has a rich history throughout Europe and Asia.

    Jacquard’s marbling system (available in the Jacquard Marbling Kit) eliminates the guesswork that is typically associated with marbling and allows even beginners to achieve professional-quality results. All Jacquard’s Marbling Colors spread equally on the marbling size and produce the most intense colors possible. On fabric, the Marbling Colors are soft to the touch and completely washfast after heat setting. On other porous and semi-porous surfaces, the paints have excellent adhesion.


    any porous or semi-porous surface, including natural and synthetic fabrics, canvas, paper, wood, leather and more

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  • Jacquard Marbling Kit$45.30

    This marbling kit for paper and fabric contains six .5 oz. colors (yellow, red, violet, blue, white, and black), Carrageenan marbling medium, Alum sizing, Synthetic Gall and complete instructions. The kit is designed for professionals, yet easy enough to use for beginners and makes a great group activity. Marbled paper is a tradition in bookbinding. Each piece will be as unique as a fingerprint.

  • Marabu Easy Marble 15ml$6.30

    Easy Marble is a solvent-based paint used with water to create quick and elegant marbled patterns on either flat surfaces or dimensional objects. Just drip, swirl, dip and done! It adheres to paper, glass, plastic, metal, wax, wood, papier-mâché, polyester, polypropylene, smooth foam and many other surfaces. 15 ml jar.

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  • Marabu Cleaner & Thinner$11.30Out of Stock

    Universal cleaner and thinner for cleaning brushes and diluting paints and varnishes based on organic solvents, e.g. Marabu GlasArt. 100ml

  • Decorfin Relief Paint$11.99

    Relief Paint gives a vibrant three-dimensional effect. Adheres to both absorbent and non-absorbent grounds such as paper, cardboard, wood, stone, plaster, earthenware, glass and plexiglas.

    Newer tubes will be branded as Amsterdam Relief Paint. It is still the same product from the same manufacturer

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  • Marabu Easy Marble Set of 6$40.95$36.85

    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).

  • Marabu Porcelain Set of 6$56.95

    Water-based, high-gloss, brilliant porcelain and ceramic paint -ideal for creatively decorating porcelain, ceramic, terracotta, earthenware, prefired ceramic, metal, glass.


Face & Body Paint

  • Henna 8 ounce$23.60

    Henna is a natural colorant made from the dried leaves of the Lawsonia inermis shrub. It produces a beautiful orange-brown color that bonds well with protein fibers and has been used for thousands of years to color skin (mehndi), fingernails, hair, leather, silk and wool. On cellulose fibers, it produces a pale ecru color and must be used with a mordant. Jacquard’s henna is premium, body art quality that comes fresh from Rajasthan. It is regularly tested for purity and safety.

  • Special FX Spirit Gum$13.80

    A 10ml bottle of water-soluble glue for securing beads, sequins, false hair and other items to the face. Snazaroo produces the finest face and body art materials that will ensure you and your friends have a fantastic time.

  • Jagua All Natural Temporary Tattoo Kit$32.30

    A bluish-black temporary tattoo ink made from an Amazonian fruit juice, Jagua has been used by indigenous peoples of the Amazon for thousands of years to create body art. Safe, non-toxic and 100% natural, Jagua tattoos last 1-2 weeks and look like a real tattoo! Apply to any part of the body to express yourself, fool your friends or test drive tattoo ideas.

  • Mehndi Henna Kit$32.30

    Create exotic temporary tattoos in the East Indian style using this henna dye kit. Everything needed to create your own body art is included. Tattoos last approximately 10 days.

  • Gel Blood$17.30
  • Snazaroo Special FX Kit$44.00

    This set contains Gel Blood, Sculpting Wax, Stipple Sponge, Face Paint, Special FX Tool and Step-by-step guide.



  • Cyanotype Kit$99.95

    This Cyanotype Kit makes sun printing easier than ever and includes everything needed to get started. The chemistry comes pre-measured in lightproof black bottles. Simply fill each bottle with water to create Stock Solutions A & B and mix the two in equal parts to create the cyanotype sensitizer. Coat the included 300g Hahnemuehle Platinum Rag Fine Art Paper with the sensitizer and, once dry, create prints by exposing to sunlight or UV (10-20 minutes, depending on conditions), using objects and the included glass printing frame or a film negative to create an image. After exposure, prints are processed in a tray of cool water and allowed to air dry. The kit comes with enough material to make at least a dozen 8.5" x 11" prints.

  • Basic Dye 1 Pound$103.50-$146.50

    The perfect solution for hard-to-dye materials. Developed for acrylic fibers (e.g. faux fur, wigs and inexpensive yarn), these dyes are also the go-to for wood, reeds, straw, paper, leather and hemp! Use them for potpourri, dolls, buttons and furniture, or add to Piñata Claro Extender for custom alcohol ink colors.

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  • Procion 13-Color Set$149.95

    Includes: 2 x 1lb bags of Soda Ash Dye Fixer, Instruction Sheet & Color Chart

    13 x 2/3oz Jars of Procion MX Dye Powder

    Golden Yellow, Antique Gold, Brilliant Orange, Fire Engine Red, Magenta, Fuchsia, Marine Violet, Turquoise, Medium Blue, Cobalt Blue, Emerald Green, Chocolate Brown and Jet Black

  • Synthrapol$19.95-$50.60

    Synthrapol is used to prevent backstaining, which will result if the excess dye is not removed when dying. It is a mild soap specifically made to suspend and carry the dye from the fiber. Rinse the fiber thoroughly with a small amount of synthrapol, then add one tablespoon to each wash load when laundering the fresh dyes.

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  • Tie Dye Class Kit$156.40

    This easy, fun and economical pack is perfect for classes, parties and camps. Note: you will need to supply 100% cotton shirts or fabric, paper towels, water and a bucket. Ages 12+ (recommended for up to 30 individuals).


    9—8 fl oz/0.24 L applicator bottles of pre-measured Procion MX dye powder (3 each Yellow, Magenta & Turquoise) — just add water

    3—8 oz/0.24 L empty applicator bottles with tips

    1—1 lb/0.45 kg bag of Soda Ash dye fixer

    1—1/2 lb/0.23 kg bag of rubber bands

    1—100 ct. box of gloves

    Video Tutorial Access Card

    Printed instructions

  • Cyanotype Class Pack$151.95Out of Stock
    Experience the magic of sun-printing with the Cyanotype Class Pack! Cyanotype is by far the easiest and most magical sun printing process there is, and with Jacquard’s Cyanotype Class Pack, students can experience the full breadth cyanotype’s potential in a single lesson. The pack comes with everything needed to make prints from objects (“photograms”), drawings or photographs—all you need is a sunny day! The cyanotype process ties in well to art, science, photography, chemistry and nature lessons/curriculums.

    A great group activity, fun and safe for kids 8+! Recommended for up to 30 participants.

    Set Includes:

    30 x Pretreated Cyanotype Fabric Sheets (8.5" x 11"/21.59 cm x 27.94 cm)

    30 x Film Sheets (8.5" x 11"/21.59 cm x 27.94 cm)

    6 x Film Markers

    50 x T-pins

    6 x Cardboard backerboards (8.5" x 11"/21.59 cm x 27.94 cm)


Special Effects

  • Pearl Ex Varnish$15.80

    Designed for use with Pearl Ex Pigments, this water-based varnish can be used as a medium and as a top coat. It works well on paper, clay, metal, wood or plastic and cleans up easily with water. It can also be used to make lustrous metallic paints, glazes and durable finishes on a variety of surfaces. Available in 2.25 oz. bottles.

  • Jacquard Gum Arabic Powder$4.40-$8.40

    Use as a binder medium, emulsifier and film former. Combine with pigments such as Pearl-Ex and water to make transparent water colors. It will produce a glossy, easy brushing or stamping solution and is easily mixed and cleaned up with water. Prepared solutions can be stored for convenience.

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  • Krylon Glitter Blast$24.95

    Get sparkles that sizzle and glitz that is glam with a big blast of glitter that will take projects to the next dimension. This glitter spray combines real glitter with the convenience of a spray, so it’s easy to get sparkle, intensity and depth on almost any surface. It is formulated to provide full coverage and a truly 3-dimensional look. It is acid-free, Styrofoam-safe and is ideal for a variety of projects.

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  • Pearl Ex Mica Pigments .5 and .75oz$13.20

    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.

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  • Pearl Ex Gift Set$59.95
  • Krylon Colormaster Rose Gold 11oz$23.20Out of Stock

    Krylon Rose Gold ColorMaster Spray Paint & Primer combines superior Krylon color and durable ColorMax technology with a one-can convenience. The result is a fast-drying, long-lasting performance! The hue is clean and crisp and achieves better hide without having to rely on shading or fillers that can muddy or wash out color. Spray metal, wood, and plastic with comfort and control.


Hobby, Misc.

  • Citric Acid .45kg$20.95
  • Museum Wax$10.00-$29.95

    For objects on shelves and in hard to get locations where they are not likely to be moved often. It is a specially formulated blend of Microcrystalline waxes by Museums for antiques.

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  • Tjanting Tools$17.20

    Designed by a batik artist, these tools provide supreme control for batik designs. The position of the fill hole and spout allows it to be held upright without spilling hot wax. They consist of a hardwood, varnished handle with a brass spout and barrel silver-soldered together and pressure-tested.

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  • Batik Wax$46.95Out of Stock
    One-pound tray of water-soluble batik wax.
  • Spirit Body Art Transfer Paper$39.95

    Body Art Transfer Paper is a Spirit product brought to you in partnership with Jacquard. Trusted by professional tattoo artists for decades. Draw or trace a design on the top surface of the Transfer Paper and the pressure of the pencil will create an impact impression on the backside that can be easily transferred to the skin. Once transferred, trace that design with henna or jagua. In this way, Body Art Transfer Paper can provide the road map and confidence for creating flawless designs. It is especially useful for transposing designs from paper (a sketchbook, magazine or computer screen, for instance) to the skin, and for imagining symmetrical or otherwise complex designs on the contours of the body. 10 sheets: 8.375" x 11.875" / 21.27 cm x 30.16 cm

  • Silk Scarves$22.95-$47.95

    Plain silk just waiting to be colored and personalized. Great projects for home, schools and clubs! Use with and Jacquard dyes, paints.

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Scrapbook & Journal

  • Kraft-tex Paper Fabric$182.95

    You'll love this rugged paper that looks and feels like leather but sews, cuts and washes just like fabric. Supple, yet strong enough to use for projects that get tough wear. Use it to bring an exciting new texture to your sewing projects, mixed media arts and book making. Machine wash and tumble dry. 19" x 10yds

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  • Gelatos Colors$6.50

    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!

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Delivery Rates

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  • Prepaid A4 Satchel (nationwide): $5 per order
  • Local (Auckland): $5.50 per order *
  • Local Towns (within 150kms): $7.50 per order *
  • Rest of North Island: $9.30 per order *
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Rural delivery fee $3.30 per order

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