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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.

  • Gamblin Dry Pigments NZD $18.30 - $64.50 21 items
  • Liquid Metal Watecolor Pans NZD $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... more »
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  • ComposiStone 1 pound NZD $20.90
    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.... more »
  • ComposiCast White NZD $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. ... more »
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  • Clear Casting Resin NZD $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. ... more »
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  • ImPRESSive Re-Usable Putty NZD $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.... more »
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  • Gessobord NZD $19.20 - $58.95
    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. The cradled frames are made with premium grade 13-ply birch plywood for maximum stability and a clean, finished look. Made in the USA.... more »
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  • Claybord Cradled 1.5 Inch NZD $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.... more »
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  • Artist Panels Primed Smooth NZD $5.95 - $26.50
    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.... more »
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  • Artist Panels Uncradled NZD $19.70 - $36.40
    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.... more »
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  • Scratchbord NZD $19.40 - $36.70
    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.... more »
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  • Pastelbord NZD $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.... more »
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  • Unprimed Basswood NZD $26.70 - $30.50
    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.... more »
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  • Matisse Fluid Acrylics NZD $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... more »
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  • Strathmore Toned Series 400 Mixed Media Pads NZD $11.50 - $68.20 8 items
  • Pinata Alcohol Inks Set of 9 NZD $56.40
    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... more »
  • Pinata Alcohol Inks NZD $7.50
    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. 1/2 ounce bottles... more »
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  • Strathmore Series 400 Drawing Roll NZD $45.90
    Acid-free, heavy weight with medium surface. For dry media. 36" x 10 yards (91.4cm x 9.14m).... more »
  • Strathmore Series 300 Smooth Bristol Roll NZD $91.80
    Acid-free, heavy weight for finished artwork such as pen & ink. 270gsm 42" x 10 yards (106.7cm x 9.14m).... more »
  • Strathmore Series 400 Toned Rolls NZD $38.40
    Acid-free, 30% post-consumer fiber for light and dark media. 118gsm 42" x 10 yards (106.7cm x 9.14m).... more »
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  • Strathmore Series 400 Mixed Media Roll NZD $95.50
    Acid-free vellum surface for wet and dry media. 300gsm 42" x 8 yards (106.7cm x 7.32m).... more »
  • Strathmore Series 400 Watercolor Roll NZD $108.30
    Cold Press, acid-free, heavyweight for finished artwork and wet media. 300gsm 42" x 10 yards (106.7cm x 9.14m)... more »
  • Strathmore Series 500 Illustration Board NZD $47.95 - $55.95
    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.... more »
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  • Nitram Baton & Mignonettes NZD $19.95 - $49.90
    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.... more »
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  • Nitram Fusains Charcoal NZD $15.95 - $25.95
    Designed for students and demanding artists in search of deep, rich black tones, these Academie charcoal sticks are breakage-resistant, smooth, blend easily and provide a diverse range of tonal values. They are made using a proprietary old world manufacturing process that ensures consistency and reliability for artists of all proficiencies. Drawing instructors make Nitram a must for their students because it will not crumble or skip when used expressively unlike vine or willow charcoal sticks. Artists have also found that Nitram charcoal erases better and is easier to work than other charcoal brands. Grade B (soft) is soft, yet is still able to carry a point. Grade HB (medium) is ideal for homogenizing tones and retaining tonal detail. Grade H (hard) can be sharpened to an extra-fine point for creating fine detail, and its hardness makes lighter and mid-tones easier to attain. The square shape makes the stick easier to grip and is ideal for sanding a sharp edge for drawing fine line... more »
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Delivery Rates

Our delivery rates are:

  • Prepaid A4 Satchel (nationwide): $5 per order
  • Local (North Shore): $5.50 per order *
  • Shorthaul (within 150kms): $7.50 per order *
  • Rest of North Island: $9.30 per order *
  • South Island: $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

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