Posted In: November, 2016

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DIY Building Blocks

Posted On: 29th of November, 2016
Posted In: DIY Projects

Tasked with making a house warming present for a young family, we got crafty with some wooden off cuts, paint markers and liquid acrylics.

We chose to feature the new house's street name, but the same project could be easily adapted for baby showers, birthdays or any occasion.

Blocks
We started with 9 small wooden blocks - about 4cm cubed. We had a scrap of square pine and neatly cut it into even blocks and lightly sanded the cut edges.

Materials
We used Molotow One4All paint - both in markers and the 30ml bottles of liquid acrylic paint with a brush.

Colour Scheme
We selected 4 colours - white, grey, light pink and dark purple. Choosing a small colour range will help to keep the blocks looking unified.

Design
Sketch out some design ideas on grids of 3x3 squares - we used coloured pencils to plan 6 3x3 squares. The blocks will get mixed up and made into all sorts of designs, but you will have at least 6 designs you know you can make from your set.

Paint
We first made a 3x3 square with the blocks, ensuing the wood grain was going in the same direction, so all the cross cuts are pointing the same way. We painted on one design, then turned each block to the left to paint the second design. We kept going like that for the 4 sides, then turned the blocks down for the 5th and 6th sides. This way when you put the letters back together you can easily flip them to find your 6 designs.

Clear Coat
Once your paint is all dry you can varnish them with matte, satin or gloss clear depending on the finish you want. We chose 94 Acrylic Matte Varnish.

If you find the paints are soaking into the wood too much and bleeding at the edge of the design, or you want really crisp painted areas with out the wood grain texture coming through so much, clear coat your blocks before you begin painting, and again once complete.

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Fluid Colour

Posted On: 23rd of November, 2016
Posted In: Store News

Ironlak's new range of liquid Fluid acrylic inks make for smooth times with markers, brushes and airbrush.

Use straight out of the bottle with a brush, or fill markers or airbrushes to apply.

There are plenty of colours to choose from, or custom mix your own special shades.

Available in 58 shades including 5 metallics.


$5.95 - View in the online store.

New Ironlak Acrylics

Posted On: 23rd of November, 2016
Posted In: Store News

We are super excited to welcome 68 shades of Heavy Body acrylic tubes to our ever growing art supply range.

A heavy pigment load provides fantastic coverage and strong, vibrant colours. Its thick, creamy texture is an absolute pleasure to paint with – under both brush and knife – allowing experimentation with different techniques to create dynamic, layered artwork.


$7.95 - View in the Online Store

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Gift Guide: The Good 'Lil Aussie

Posted On: 22nd of November, 2016
Posted In: Store News

Bring a touch of Australiana to your beach party this Christmas!

With bumper stickers for your bogan brother, postcards to your loved ones overseas, or activity books for the little ones, we have your gift selection covered.


Shop our Good 'Lil Aussie Gift Guide here.

Paper, Paper, Paper!

Posted On: 22nd of November, 2016
Posted In: Store News

Just landed is Ironlak's new range of artists' paper.

Available is 8 different media, the papers are a staple for any studio.

Available in A4 and A3 pads with easily removable pages.


$12.95 - $19.95 - View the range in the online store

Kirby Krackle

Posted On: 18th of November, 2016
Posted In: Store News

Fresh new stickers in stock!

Hand printed in Western Australia, printed with black outdoor ink.


$6.95 - View in the online store.

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Jukebox

Posted On: 18th of November, 2016
Posted In: Store News

A colouring book with with a musical twist.

The Jukebox Coloring Book pairs artists with classic rock and hip hop tunes to create artworks for your colour pleasure.

Crank the tunes, gather some pencils and colour away!


$19.95 - View in the online store.

Brillante

Posted On: 18th of November, 2016
Posted In: Store News

Legendary American designer Louise Fili brings her love of vintage packaging and all things Italian to this collection of beautiful pencils.

6 shades on metallics, these 12 twin end pencils are packaged in a sturdy decorative case.


$29.95 - View in the online store.

Rebellion

Posted On: 18th of November, 2016
Posted In: Store News

Over the years the Art of Rebellion has presented us with an inspirational collection of diverse street art from around the world.

This fourth book in the series is no exception. This wonderfully curated selection of sculptures, gallery and street work will no doubt introduce you to some new artists and show you some classics from those more familiar.


$59.95 - view in the online store.

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The Beauman

Posted On: 18th of November, 2016
Posted In: Store News

Mr Simple's classic wallet range has a new friend - The Beauman.

Available in black and tan, the Beauman expands Mr Simple's range of leather wallets with this new zip up number.


$89.95 - View in the online store.

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Tortoise

Posted On: 18th of November, 2016
Posted In: Store News

New season Herschel has just arrived!

This seasonal Tortoise Shell Collection wins our hearts.

View the collection in the online store.

Metallics

Posted On: 18th of November, 2016
Posted In: Store News

Introducing the new Montana Metallic Effect!

Available in Champagner and Copper - more colours coming soon.

$19.95 - View in the online store.

UV Effect

Posted On: 18th of November, 2016
Posted In: Store News

Invisable unless under UV light, Montana's UV Effect is the perfect paint for special effects and surprises!

This clear paint glows blue-purple under black light.


$19.95 - View in the online store.

Disco White

Posted On: 18th of November, 2016
Posted In: Store News

Neutral white by day, glowing white by night...

The new Montana Disco White adds a new shade for UV fun. Under black light this white shines bright.


$18.95 - View in the online store.

Love Wins

Posted On: 18th of November, 2016
Posted In: Out and About

The annual PRIDE PARDE hits the streets of Northbridge this Saturday 19th November from 8pm!

Get down to William Street to support and celebrate. #lovewins

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Quietly

Posted On: 18th of November, 2016
Posted In: Store News

New summer caps, tees and pins by The Quiet Life are now instore.

View the range in the online store.

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Street Book

Posted On: 10th of November, 2016
Posted In: Store News

Create your own street gallery with the Street Book, a leporello-style graffiti coloring book.

With 32 different city settings to choose from you can tag, dress-up, or just doodle on street scenes, subway platforms and buses. The perfect way to practice handstyles and create colourful panoramas over a variety of diverse backgrounds.

This high-quality paper and a dynamic layout make it perfect for use with markers, while the hard cover and elastic binding takes the Street Book from a simple coloring book to a fully-fledged artist’s sketchbook.

Street Book offers 32 different illustrated city settings packed with features like buses, benches, subway platforms ready for you doodle. Get busy.


$39.95 - View in the online store