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Takapuna Art Supplies is New Zealand's Independent Retailer. We don't hold any brand agencies, so without any quotas to fill, we can bring in a larger range of materials to suit our customer's needs. We acknowledge that there is more than one product and/or brand that can get the job done, therefore we source more brands as well as unique products. Contact us, if you'd like to try something new or, have any products that you would like us to stock on a regular basis. We also experiment with our products on a professional level, making our knowledge the most comprehensive in New Zealand.

  • Pinata Alcohol Ink Overtones Exciter Pack $63.50 Out of Stock
    Beautiful, color-saturated, acid-free, transparent inks. They have an alcohol base which makes them indelible and moisture-resistant when dry, and allows you to use them on almost any surface as long as it’s clean and oil free. Highly versatile, Piñata can be used in a variety of applications, including rubber stamping, fine art, fiber art and scrap booking. It can also be used in calligraphy, faux finishing techniques, airbrush applications, wood and leather staining and more. The colors silver and rich gold are formulated with real metal pigments and are super opaque. Set of 9 1/2 ounce bottles
    Golden Yellow, Pink, Coral, Blue-Violet, Teal, White, Copper, Brass, Pearl
  • UART Pastel Paper $11.80 - $24.50
    UART Premium Sanded Paper is designed to provide pastel, colored pencil and charcoal artists with a consistent and reliable surface, UART Premium Sanded Pastel Paper accepts a wide variety of wet media for underpainting without compromising or damaging the tooth. You can add layer upon layer, correct and create without impairing the surface of your painting or drawing. And thanks to its unique sanded surface, you don't need to use fixatives.
    4 items
  • R&F Pigment Sticks $21.50 - $48.90
    Pigment sticks are oil paints manufactured with enough wax for the paint to be molded into a stick form, allowing the painter to draw or paint directly onto a surface without brushes, palettes, paint tubes or solvents. These pigment sticks are made in small batches, carefully milled and molded using beeswax and natural plant wax, linseed oil and pigment, with no additives, extenders, substitutes or facilitators, allowing for a softer consistency and for greater film strength.
    103 items
  • J. Herbin Transparent Pens $21.00 - $27.00
    Perfect for travel sketching: these small and compact pens are refillable with Herbin ink cartridges. The clear plastic barrel shows the current ink colour and ink level, whilst the cap sports polished metal trim and a strong metal pocket clip. Writes a medium line.
    Compact Size: 118mm long closed 97mm long open 140mm long posted
    2 items
  • Art Spectrum Colourfix Smooth Pads $92.80 - $144.10
    Art Spectrum® Colourfix™ Smooth is a new addition to the Colourfix™ range of papers and pastels. Manufactured by screen printing Colourfix™ Smooth Primer onto European Archival 300gsm Hot Pressed watercolour paper making 340gsm pastel paper.
    The Colourfix™ Smooth texture is ideal for pastel artists who are looking for a not so toothy surface. The surface still has enough soft tooth to enable the pastel artist to do multiple layers of pastel.
    4 items
  • 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.
  • Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow $9.50
    These free-flowing, highly concentrated liquid colors are perfect for airbrushing, silk painting, spray-on tie dying, watercolor techniques, spritzing through lace or stencils, tole painting, sponge printing and many other fabric designs uses. They can also be used for marbling. In 2-1/4 oz. bottles.
    30 items
  • Art Boards Natural Maple Rounds $41.20 - $231.80
    This round Art Panel painting surface is made of natural Maple hardwood. Its painting surface is mounted to a multi-layered archival support. The Round Maple Painting Panels have dovetail slots on the back for easy hanging.
    5 items
  • Stonehenge Rolls $395.00 - $495.00
    Stonehenge is a traditional fine art paper with a smooth, flawless surface that is slightly mottled to resemble actual vellum. Use it for watercolor, printmaking, pen-and-ink, pencil, or pastel.
    Stonehenge is machine-made in the United States, from 100% cotton fibers. 50" x 10yd (1.3M x 9.1M)
    4 items
  • Art Spectrum Extra Soft Square Pastel Sets $107.30 - $321.95
    Discover the collection of ART SPECTRUM® EXTRA SOFT SQUARE PASTELS. With over 50 years experience of making professional artists’ colours, Art Spectrum are proud to introduce a selection of pure pigment extra soft square pastels. Colours ranging from smouldering darks, to delicate veils of highlight colours, all exhibiting the rich velvety bloom loved by pastel artists. Experience soft creamy pastels that lay down smoothly and blend beautifully onto paper.
    The shape allows broad strokes for easy coverage and strong gestural marks and the ability to create fine detailed work.Feel confident that you are using professional artists’ materials made from the highest quality lightfast pigments which are triple-milled to bring out the intensity of each colour. Each single pastel is 13mm high x 16mm wide x 45mm long (1/2 inch high x 5/8 inch wide x 1 3/4 inch long).
    19 items
  • Gamblin Dry Pigments $18.30 - $64.50 21 items
  • Liquid Metal Watercolor Pans $7.50
    Add dazzling detail and eye-catching special effects to any watercolor painting or paper crafting project with a dash of ready-to-use Liquid Metal. These watercolor pans offer rich, vibrant metallic color. 7.5 gm container
    4 items
  • ComposiStone 1 pound $20.90 Out of Stock
    Harder Than Plaster...Smoother Than Cement. This system uses a dry mix and water at a ratio of 2.5 parts powder to 1 part water; and not less than 2 parts powder to 1 part water by weight or volume. It solidifies to a beautiful light Gray color. The texture is similar to a cement feel, but much smoother in appearance. Ideal for outdoor/lawn ornaments, shelf ornaments, sculptures, craft parts and other general applications.
  • ComposiCast White $39.10 - $64.40
    This Epoxy Cast Resin is designed for smooth, beautiful plastic castings with ComposiMold and ImPRESSive Putty. With low mixed viscocity it picks up all the details. 80D Shore Hardness, 30-45 Min. Working Time, Cures hard in 10 hours. Mixes 1:1 by weight or volume (no scale required). It cures to a bright white and is paintable, sandable and machinable. Also works great in silicone, latex and other molds.
    2 items
  • Composicast Clear Casting Resin $40.10 - $62.50
    Clear Casting Plastic is an easy to use casting epoxy resin to create clear castings. It's simple to use with a 1:1 mix ratio (by weight or volume) and works extremely well with ComposiMold. Clear Casting is crystal clear with a 80D Shore Hardness. It has ha 45 minute working time and is jewelry-grade.
    2 items
  • ImPRESSive Re-Usable Putty $20.70 - $138.00
    ImPRESSive Putty (ReMold Putty) requires no mixing or weighing. It is Eco-Friendly, Re-Usable, and Microwaveable too! Just press the object you want to duplicate into the molding putty or press the ImPRESSive Putty onto your object. It works like silicone molding putty, just better.
    4 items
  • Gessobord $19.20 - $63.95
    Museum Series Gessobord is a trusted professional quality prepared wood panel for artists. The superior quality acrylic gesso ground does not dull colors and the wonderful lightly sanded surface provides exceptional brush control with both oils and acrylics. Made with 1/8" hardboard and Archiva-Seal technology, the surface is acid-free, non-yellowing and archival. Made in the USA.
    8 items
  • Claybord Cradled 1.5 Inch $58.50 - $111.20
    Museum Series Claybord is made using 1/8" hardboard and features a kaolin clay ground formula that's archival and acid-free. The surface is sanded to an ultra-smooth, highly absorbant finish that allows paint colors to remain true and brilliant. Work into the surface by thinly applying paint or ink, then remove it, reapply it, even scratch through it to add contrast, texture and fine details. Clayboard can be used with inks, egg tempera, acrylics, collage, pencil, pen, airbrush, photo-transfers, casein, watercolor, gouache, mixed-media, and to mount papers, prints and fabrics. The cradled frames are made with premium grade 13-ply birch plywood for maximum stability and a clean, finished look from edge to edge. Made in the USA.
    7 items
  • Artist Panels Primed Smooth $6.60 - $29.10
    These panels feature an ultra-smooth finished surface that is great for oils, acrylics and mixed media. A warp-resistant, non-flexible alternative to canvas, the panel is made of top quality 1/8" Ampersand True Artist Hardboard with a smooth acrylic coating. The surface allows for fine brushwork and palette knife painting. It is also perfect for mounting papers, prints and canvas.
    10 items
  • Artist Panels Uncradled $22.00 - $47.20
    These value series panels feature acrylic gesso coated surfaces for use with oil and acrylics. The surface has a canvas-like texture giving artists the advantages of a panel with the feel of fine canvas. The surface allows for greater brush control than traditional stretched canvas. 3/8" Flat panel with a hanging slot. They are a versatile surface at a value price; ideal for students, beginners and leisure painters.
    6 items
  • Scratchbord $22.86 - $47.95
    A rigid hardboard backing and a perfectly inked surface make this the ultimate scratchboard. Made with a thick clay-coating and T100 India Ink. Allows for a full range of tonal values.
    5 items
  • Pastelbord $25.80 - $46.70
    Ideal for use with pastels and acrylics, Pastelbord holds pastels better than pastel paper and can be used wet or dry. To rework an area simply wash with water. Available in 1/8" thickness and a variety of colors that provide an excellent under painting.
    4 items
  • Unprimed Basswood $30.80 - $35.40
    These unprimed basswood panels accept all types of painting grounds and are excellent for encaustic, mixed media, collage and wood engraving. They are sanded ultra-smooth and lack plywood seams, knots or raised fibers, providing a clean, professional look.
    2 items
  • Matisse Fluid Acrylics $23.50 - $88.70
    Matisse Fluid Acrylics, have a very smooth, runny but slightly dense viscosity. Being highly pigmented, the colours will appear dark and intense on initial application but can be spread easily with a brush or mixed with water to reveal the colour graduation. The intensity of the colour is what makes Matisse Fluid ideal for tinting. the consistency allows precise drop-by-drop addition to any of the Matisse range of acrylic paints and the precise ratio of tint to paint can be easily replicated. 135ml bottle
    35 items

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Delivery Rates

Our delivery rates are:

  • 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 *
  • South Island and Great Barrier: $10.40 per order *

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