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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.

  • Matisse Fluid Acrylics
    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
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  • Liquid Metal Watercolor Pans
    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
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  • R&F Pigment Sticks
    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.
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  • Gamblin Dry Pigments 21 items

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  • Stonehenge Rolls
    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)
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  • Strathmore Toned Series 400 Mixed Media Pads 8 items

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  • Strathmore Series 400 Drawing Roll $52.70 Out of Stock
    Acid-free, heavy weight with medium surface. For dry media. 36" x 10 yards (91.4cm x 9.14m).
  • Strathmore Series 300 Bristol Rolls
    Acid-free, heavy weight for finished artwork such as pen & ink. 270gsm 42" x 10 yards (106.7cm x 9.14m).
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  • Strathmore Series 400 Toned Rolls
    Acid-free, 30% post-consumer fiber for light and dark media. 118gsm 42" x 10 yards (106.7cm x 9.14m).
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  • Strathmore Series 400 Mixed Media Roll $98.40
    Acid-free vellum surface for wet and dry media. 300gsm 42" x 8 yards (106.7cm x 7.32m).
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  • Strathmore Series 400 Watercolor Roll $114.70 Out of Stock
    Cold Press, acid-free, heavyweight for finished artwork and wet media. 300gsm 42" x 10 yards (106.7cm x 9.14m)
  • UART Pastel Paper
    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.
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  • Art Spectrum Colourfix Smooth Pads
    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.
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  • Strathmore Series 500 Illustration Board
    Series 500 features 100% cotton fiber, acid-free drawing paper mounted on both sides of illustration board. The surfaces are identical to the 500 Series drawing paper, mounted to pure white core. It creates a balanced tension that prevents warping.
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  • Art Boards Natural Maple Rounds
    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.
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  • Gessobord
    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.
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  • Claybord Cradled 1.5 Inch
    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.
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  • Artist Panels Primed Smooth
    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.
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  • Artist Panels Uncradled
    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.
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  • Scratchbord
    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.
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  • Pastelbord
    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.
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  • Unprimed Basswood
    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.
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  • J. Herbin Transparent Pens Out of Stock
    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
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  • Nitram Baton & Mignonettes
    he Nitram Baton is a stylish charcoal holder for artists with a creative flair. It is an innovative drawing device designed to hold thin 4mm Nitram Mignonette charcoal sticks. It is light-weight, clean, easy to use and ideal for life drawing, plein aire and sketching. Each Baton comes with five Mignonettes. Refills are available in a package of seven Mignonettes.
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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 *

Prepaid Satchel is available for some smaller items that will fit into an A4 envelope. Please do not select the satchel option if your goods are breakable, easily damaged or flammable.
* Oversized items may be charged an additional amount - once you have selected the items you need proceed to checkout to see the exact costs.

Rural delivery fee $3.30 per order

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