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

  • Hobby & Craft : Jacquard Color Remover 2 ounce
    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.
  • Hobby & Craft : Jacquard deColourant Mist 4 ounce
    Jacquard deColourant Mist 4 ounce$16.00
    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.
  • Hobby & Craft : Jacquard deColourant 8 ounce
    Jacquard deColourant 8 ounce$14.60
    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.
  • Hobby & Craft : SolarFast Starter Kit
    SolarFast Starter Kit$49.95
    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.
  • Hobby & Craft : Airfix
    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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  • Hobby & Craft : Lumiere Halo & Jewels Exciter Pack
    Lumiere Halo & Jewels Exciter Pack$32.00Out of Stock
    This assortment includes nine Lumiere colors in 1/2 oz. sample sizes. Colors include: halo blue gold, halo pink gold, halo violet gold, metallic russet, pearlescent emerald, pearlescent magenta, pearlescent turquoise, pewter and sunset gold.

Model Paint

  • Hobby & Craft : Tamiya Spray Can
    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.
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  • Hobby & Craft : Tamiya Mixing Jar
    Tamiya Mixing Jar2 items

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  • Hobby & Craft : Tamiya Mini Model Paint
    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.
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  • Hobby & Craft : Humbrol Enamel
    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
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Model Making

Hobby & Craft: Glass & Ceramic Paint

  • Hobby & Craft : Marbling Color
    Marbling Color
    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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  • Hobby & Craft : Jacquard Marbling Kit
    Jacquard Marbling Kit$39.95
  • Hobby & Craft : Marabu Easy Marble 15ml
    Marabu Easy Marble 15ml
    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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  • Hobby & Craft : Marabu Cleaner & Thinner
    Marabu Cleaner & Thinner$11.30
    Universal cleaner and thinner for cleaning brushes and diluting paints and varnishes based on organic solvents, e.g. Marabu GlasArt. 100ml
  • Hobby & Craft : Decorfin Relief Paint
    Decorfin Relief Paint
    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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  • Hobby & Craft : Marabu Glasart Set of 4
    Marabu Glasart Set of 4$32.50
    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
  • Hobby & Craft : Marabu Easy Marble Set of 6
    Marabu Easy Marble Set of 6$34.30
    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).
  • Hobby & Craft : Marabu Porcelain Set of 6
    Marabu Porcelain Set of 6$34.00Out of Stock
    Water-based, high-gloss, brilliant porcelain and ceramic paint -ideal for creatively decorating porcelain, ceramic, terracotta, earthenware, prefired ceramic, metal, glass.

Face & Body Paint

  • Hobby & Craft : Henna 8 ounce
    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.
  • Hobby & Craft : Special FX Spirit Gum
    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.
  • Hobby & Craft : Jagua All Natural Temporary Tattoo Kit
    Jagua All Natural Temporary Tattoo Kit$29.95
    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.
  • Hobby & Craft : Mehndi Henna Kit
    Mehndi Henna Kit$25.70
    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.
  • Hobby & Craft : Gel Blood
    Gel Blood$17.30
  • Hobby & Craft : Snazaroo Special FX Kit
    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.


  • Hobby & Craft : Acid Dye 1 Pound
    Acid Dye 1 Pound40 items

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  • Hobby & Craft : Cyanotype Sensitizer Set
    Cyanotype Sensitizer Set$19.70Out of Stock
    2 Component Set for Photographic blueprints on paper and fabric
    Cyanotype is the “original” sun-printing process, one of the earliest photographic techniques. Discovered in 1842 and distinctive for producing rich, Prussian blue monochromatic prints, Cyanotype was popular well into the 20th century as an inexpensive method for reproducing photographs, documents, maps and plans (hence the enduring architectural term “blueprint”) and famously, for making impressions of biological specimens in the field (“photograms”).
  • Hobby & Craft : Cyanotype Fabric Sheets
    Cyanotype Fabric Sheets
    These pre-treated Cyanotype Fabrics make cyanotype printing easier than ever before. Simply expose the fabric to sunlight or UV (3-15 minutes, depending on conditions), placing objects or a film negative on top to create an image. After exposure, prints are processed in a tray of cool water and allowed to air dry.
    8.5" x 11" 30 sheets
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  • Hobby & Craft : Jacquard Film Marker
    Jacquard Film Marker$5.95
    This resist pen is completely opaque, fast drying, non-toxic and perfect to use for marking film media. It can be used to draw designs directly onto SolarFast film. It can also be used with screen printers to make prints from original drawings. The pen has a medium 1.2mm point. The carded version can be hung on the side of the SolarFast rack.
  • Hobby & Craft : SolarFast Film
    SolarFast Film$29.95
    SolarFast Film is used in an ink jet printer to create film negatives to print continuous tone designs on paper or fabric with SolarFast Dyes. Eight 8.5" x 11" sheets per package.
  • Hobby & Craft : SolarFast Dye
    SolarFast Dye
    These dyes are used to create photograms, continuous tone photographs, shadow prints and ombr s on fabric and paper. It is also great for painting, tie-dyeing, screen-printing, stamping, batik and more. 4 ounce bottles
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Special Effects

  • Hobby & Craft : Pearl Ex Varnish
    Pearl Ex Varnish$11.95
    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.
  • Hobby & Craft : Pearl Ex Gift Set
    Pearl Ex Gift Set$59.95
  • Hobby & Craft : Krylon Sea Glass 12oz
    Krylon Sea Glass 12oz
    Get a sophisticated, beach-inspired look on your glass projects! These soothing coastal colors can be applied to any clear glass surface to produce a semi-transparent, smooth, frosted and powdery finish that resembles glass tumbled by smooth waves. It offers excellent adhesion and durability for indoor decorating projects. It dries to the touch in 15 minutes and is available in 12 oz. cans.
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  • Hobby & Craft : Krylon Colormaster Rose Gold 11oz
    Krylon Colormaster Rose Gold 11oz$23.20
    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 & Craft : Pearl Ex Mica Pigments
    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. 3 grams
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  • Hobby & Craft : Krylon Stained Glass Color
    Krylon Stained Glass Color
    Krylon Stained Glass Color makes changing the color of any clear glass surface fun and easy. Use for glass objescts like bottles, vases, mirrors, windows, lanterns, candle jars ornaments and hurricane lamps. May also be used on craft foam and some plastics. Coverage: 7 square feet. For indoor and outdoor use.
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  • Hobby & Craft : Soft Handled Scissors
    Soft Handled Scissors$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"

Hobby, Misc.

  • Hobby & Craft : Silk Scarves
    Silk Scarves
    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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  • Hobby & Craft : Silk Thread
    Silk Thread$10.95
    110 yd / 100 m spool of Gütermann 100% white silk thread.
  • Hobby & Craft : Sodium Alginate
    Sodium Alginate$16.50Out of Stock
    A derivative of seaweed, use this additive to thicken fabric dyes. It is used to control spreading when painting or screen printing. Use Sodium Alginate SH primarily on cotton or other cellulose fibers. It can also be used on silk when fine line definition is not required. Use Sodium Alginate F on silk and synthetics when fine line definition is required. In 2 oz. bags.
  • Hobby & Craft : Carrageenan
    Carageenan is a seaweed derived gelling agent that provides viscosity for marbling on fabric. Slowly sprinkle one teaspoon of Calgon and two teaspoons of Carageenan into a quart of water in a running blender. Mix as many batches as you will need at least 12 hours before marbling.
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  • Tjanting Bakit Needle
    Tjanting Bakit Needle$5.00Out of Stock
  • Hobby & Craft : Alum 1lb
    Alum 1lb$12.00
    When marbling, use Alum to pre-treat fabric for clear transfer of designs. One cup of alum is dissolved in water along with four teaspoons of Calgon, to create a solution for submerging the fabric. Wring out the fabric without rinsing and allow to air dry before marbling.

Scrapbook & Journal

  • Hobby & Craft : Kraft-tex Paper Fabric
    Kraft-tex Paper Fabric
    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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  • Hobby & Craft : Gelatos Colors
    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!
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  • Hobby & Craft : Gelatos Double Scoops
    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
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  • Hobby & Craft : Mix & Match Gelatos Colors ~ Tropical
    Mix & Match Gelatos Colors ~ Tropical$11.00
    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. Use them with stamps, stencils, masks, blended for mistting, and with one of these two handy tools that are included. The Dot Dabber is a perfect little tool for making uniform polka dots (also a good blending tool). And creat cool splatter effects with the Stipple Brush by loading the brush with wet Gelatos and flick or tap the brush to get speckles, also known as stipples. Mix and match Gelatos Colors with Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and Pitt Artist Pens for a variety of exciting techniques for all your creative projects.
  • Hobby & Craft : Mix & Match Gelatos Tool Set
    Mix & Match Gelatos Tool Set$14.20
    The Gelatos Tool Set offers six versatile tools for blending and designing with Gelatos. The Palette Knife is a great tool for blending colors and mixing Gelatos with water, Gesso and other Textural Accents. The firm Blending Chisel is great for patterning with wet mediums, such as Gelatos and Aquarelles. Use the broad stroke to create striping or streaks, or use the fine point tips to blend delicate areas or "etch" design into wet colors. The Stipple Brush is used for creating a speckled effect. Mix Gelatos or Aquarelle color with water and then load up the brush with this color mixture. Flick or tap the brush to get different flecked patterns. You can also use it dry on wet medium to get a mottled effect. Dot Dabbers make great polka dots. In two fun size, use them with any wet medium to create dots or swirls and other fun patterns. Also great for blending onto or streaking wet color. The Drip Dropper is a handy little tool for transferring color mixtures of Gelatos, Aquare...more »
  • Hobby & Craft : Mix & Match Mixed Media Sampler
    Mix & Match Mixed Media Sampler
    Set Includes ArtGrip Aquarelle Watercolour Pencil Pitt Pastel Pencil Stamper's Big Brush Metallic Pitt Artist Pen Metallic Gelato Odorless and Acid-Free
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  • Hobby & Craft : Mix & Match Paper Crafter Crayons
    Mix & Match Paper Crafter Crayons
    Sharpenable, Waterproof, Permanent, Break Resistant, Acid-Free
    Paper Crafter Crayons are highly-pigmented wax crayons that can be used on all types of crafting surfaces like cardstock, shipboard, canvas, embossed and textured paper, even wood, glass and ceramic. Mix and Match with wet mediums, like inks, paints, Gelatos and Art Grip aquarelles to create colorful wax resist effects. Just doodle, trace, draw or write a message, then cover the crayon marks with the wet medium and the marks will "resist" the wet medium and show through.
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  • Hobby & Craft : Mix & Match Gelatos Colors with Stamp
    Mix & Match Gelatos Colors with Stamp
    Mix & Match makes designing withe color, simple. Choose a color set that inspires you. Choose a medium. Mix & Match as you create. Color coordinate palettes give you the freedom to design your project knowing the colors and mediums will work beautifully together. Perfect for all your design, memory and craft projects.
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