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
    Jacquard Neopaque 2.25oz$11.95

    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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  • Gamblin Drive By Black Textile Ink
    Gamblin Drive By Black Textile Ink$37.80
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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • SolarFast Starter Kit
    SolarFast Starter Kit$51.95

    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.

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Model Paint

  • Tamiya Spray Can
    Tamiya Spray Can$14.80-$1,414.80

    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
    Tamiya Mixing Jar$2.60-$4.402 items

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  • Tamiya Mini Model Paint
    Tamiya Mini Model Paint$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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  • Humbrol Enamel
    Humbrol Enamel$5.30-$9.30

    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

  • Modeling Pulp Board
    Modeling Pulp Board$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"

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  • Foam Board 5mm
    Foam Board 5mm$2.90-$23.95

    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

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  • Foam Board 3mm
    Foam Board 3mm$14.10

    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

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  • Wireform
    Wireform$10.00-$22.60

    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.

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  • Plaster Wrap
    Plaster Wrap$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.

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  • Styrofoam Balls
    Styrofoam Balls$1.25-$26.9514 items

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  • Dowel
    Dowel$1.50-$3.80

    All dowel is 36"long

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  • Balsa Stick
    Balsa Stick$1.00-$2.80

    All stick are 36" long

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  • Balsa Sheet
    Balsa Sheet$3.90-$12.50Out of Stock

    All sheets are 36" long

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  • Balsa Block
    Balsa Block$10.00-$23.90

    12 inches long

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  • Balsa Bag, Assorted
    Balsa Bag, Assorted$14.95Out of Stock

    This package contains various shapes and sizes for all of your craft and hobby needs.

Hobby & Craft: Glass & Ceramic Paint

  • Marbling Class Pack
    Marbling Class Pack$129.50

    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!

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  • Marbling Color
    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.

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  • Jacquard Marbling Kit
    Jacquard Marbling Kit$39.95
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  • Marabu Easy Marble 15ml
    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
    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

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  • Decorfin Relief Paint
    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 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

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  • Marabu Easy Marble Set of 6
    Marabu Easy Marble Set of 6$34.30Out of Stock

    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
    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

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Gel Blood
    Gel Blood$17.30
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  • 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.

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Dyes

  • Tie Dye Class Kit
    Tie Dye Class Kit$127.60

    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).

    Includes

    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

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  • Cyanotype Class Pack
    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)
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  • Cyanotype Chemicals
    Cyanotype Chemicals$46.60-$73.40

    These chemicals are used for Cyanotype, a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Potassium Ferricyanide is a light-sensitive iron salt. These salts are mixed with water to make solutions for cyanotype printing.

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  • Indigo Pre-Reduced
    Indigo Pre-Reduced$14.70-$67.40

    Indigo exists in plants that grow all over the world. It is virtually the only blue dye that occurs in nature. With a fascinating history, indigo is equally fascinating to use: the blue color “magically” appears as dipped fabric is exposed to oxygen in the air! This unique property sets indigo apart from every other dye and makes it especially well-suited for patterning techniques. The dye produces a wide range of blues, from a pale sky blue to the deepest navy. Prized by countless cultures for millennia, indigo is still used today for coloring blue jeans. Jacquard’s synthesized indigo is molecularly identical to the naturally occurring dye and comes pre-reduced 60% for unprecedented ease of use.

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  • Acid Dye 1 Pound
    Acid Dye 1 Pound40 items

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  • Cyanotype Sensitizer Set
    Cyanotype Sensitizer Set$24.70Out 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”).

Special Effects

  • Krylon Glitter Blast
    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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  • Fimo Gold Powder
    Fimo Gold Powder$14.80

    Apply powder to unhardened FIMO with a brush. After hardening, fix with varnish. Powder can also be stirred into the varnish.

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  • Fimo Silver Powder
    Fimo Silver Powder$14.80

    Apply powder to unhardened FIMO with a brush. After hardening, fix with varnish. Powder can also be stirred into the varnish.

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  • Pearl Ex Mica Pigments .5 and .75oz
    Pearl Ex Mica Pigments .5 and .75oz$13.2055 items

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  • 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.

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  • Pearl Ex Gift Set
    Pearl Ex Gift Set$59.95
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Scissors

  • 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"

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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 *
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