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LAY BUY MANIA-15% OFF 24 HOURS ONLY! 5th Nov.

LAY BUY MANIA-15% OFF 24 HOURS ONLY! 5th Nov.

5TH NOVEMBER 2020 ONE DAY ONLY! 15% off ALL of our products, FREE freight over $60.00! 12am 4th Nov to 12am 5th Nov  Lay buy is the way to get the goodies now and pay later!  Enter the code LAYBUYMANIA at checkout. SIGN UP HERE. LAYBUYNZ

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NEW PRODUCTS in Store-Casting Resin.

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NEW PRODUCTS in Store-Casting Resin.

This store doesn't just supply our fabulous Chalk paint finish! I have just added lots of new products to our ever-expanding Crafting range  All of our crafting products have been introduced with up cycling, creating and generally just things that make us crafters happy, in mind! Today I want to talk about our new product that I am so excited about, called "Casting Resin" It is used to make decorations, embellishments, jewellery, xmas decorations, models etc. It dries White with a very hard durable plastic like finish. It comes in 2 pots, Part A and Part B. Mix Part A and Part B together in measuring...

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Does Chalk Paint need to be sealed?

Does Chalk Paint need to be sealed?

To "seal or not to seal" that is a question, which I get asked often. Chalk paint is slightly porous. An example of this is, if you place a piece of Chalk in to coloured water you will notice it absorbs the water up.  Over time, if our Chalk paint is left unsealed it will absorb up any liquid spills etc and the finish will be weakened. So I always suggest that Table tops, and all high use surfaces are at the very least sealed. If you don't wish to seal places like legs and sides of cabinets, they can be left natural. NB: Black...

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What is "Tortured artist syndrome"?

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What is "Tortured artist syndrome"?

I have noticed that a lot of us that take the risk to make and create things suffer from what I call 'tortured artist syndrome". An example of this syndrome, is the questions that used to go on in my mind when I was creating (and I must admit still sneak in occasionally) What colours should I choose? Whatever made me think I am a painter? No one else will like it. etc, etc  Now, I have come to the realisation nothing matters except for the fact that YOU like what you have created. We all have different styles, colour preferences and tastes. It is art and...

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Current despatch delays clarification.

Current despatch delays clarification.

To all of our dear and loyal customers, I hope you are staying safe and healthy and also managing to stay positive in our current situation. As we know there's nothing better and more therapeutic than indulging in our hobbies in our precious spare time. This is certainly reflected in the amount of orders we have been receiving over the last few days, even though despatch dates are uncertain and looking to be 3 and half weeks away as I write. To clarify the situation here at Newton's: Luckily we can despatch from our residential studio and our couriers are prepared...

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