What’s New

Raphael Softaqua Brushes

by Flax on July 22, 2014
Aqua, feat

Raphael, from 200 years of brush making experience and collaboration with their R&D department, has come out with a new line of synthetic watercolor brushes, the Softaqua. With wavy fiber hairs that can hold twice as much color than conventional straight, synthetic fibers, Softaqua is paving the way for extended painting time and use…

Chalk Sprays

by Flax on July 2, 2014
Chalk, feat

Montana’s new CHALKSPRAY is an eco-friendly chalk-based pigment spray that is ideal for outdoor temporary marking. Available in 10 powerful color shades that are deep matte and high covering. CHALKSPRAY can be applied on various surfaces such as sidewalks, walls, and windows. Depending on weather conditions and climate, outdoor marking lasts between several days to several weeks. It fades quickly during extended periods of rain or in high traffic areas…

MTN Water Based Spray Paint

by Flax on June 10, 2014
WB can

We’ve tested the new MTN Water Based 300 and affirm that is the first spray paint that can be truly used indoors! It is formulated with water-soluble, low-odor resins, from pigments of the highest quality. Montana Colors has been developing spray paints for 20 years and with Water Based 300 comes their most revolutionary and versatile product:

Great for use in Fine Arts, Urban Art and General Crafts…

Fog Dome Golden Gate Bridge

by Flax on June 6, 2014
GGB Fog Globe

Spend a few minutes on the famous span everyday! This globe shrouds the Golden Gate Bridge in a dense swirl of fog. Exactly like a regular day in San Francisco, it can be clear one minute and foggy the next. The fog actually sparkles, just like the real thing!

Come see our new collection of Golden Gate Bridge themed items, including a pencil sharpener, coaster set, puzzle and more. A portion of proceeds benefit the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

Pitt Pens, Super Fine Tip

by Flax on June 4, 2014
Pitt Pens

Faber-Castell’s Super Fine PITT Artist Pens have come out with eight stunning new colors: Orange Glaze, Deep Scarlet Red, Magenta, Middle Purple Pink, Phthalo Blue, Cobalt Green, May Green, and Sanguine. These colors compliment the already available Black and Sepia, and the existing extended color range of brush and big brush Pitt pens…

Local Icon Graphic Totes

by Flax on May 7, 2014
R. Golden Gate Bridge Tote

Our new bags feature some of our favorite local icons, or work by local artist Michael Wertz, and they are all made right here in San Francisco by Rickshaw Bagworks.
Grocery Tote – Made from heavy-weight durable cotton twill, with a soft cotton twill handle, 16.5″w x 17″h x 6″d.
Musette – Your grab-and-go companion, the Musette is designed for morning strolls and errands, sized to fit a standard newspaper, a favorite book or your iPad. Empty your pockets into the…

From Williamsburg, Free Oil Paint!

by Flax on April 30, 2014
Willaimsburg Sample Set

A special sample set containing three colors of Williamsburg Oil Colors is available for you next time you visit Flax. The craftsmen and women at Williamsburg believe in their paint so much, they are willing to give it away for free. Try it, and see why these paints deserve space on your palette…

Gamblin Oil Torrit Grey, Free with Purchase

by Flax on April 15, 2014

The Torrit Grey promotion is back! Every year in celebration of Earth Day, Gamblin releases a new Torrit Grey, color borne from recycled pigment dust that focuses artists on the importance of recycling, studio and environmental safety. Complimentary 37ml tubes are only available in-store while supplies last with any $25 purchase of Gamblin products…

Sierra Aluminum Tripod Easel, 40% Off

by Flax on April 4, 2014

The best engineered adjustable go-anywhere easel we’ve seen, the new Sierra does it all. And we have a good quantity at 40% off, just in time for spring time and plein air.
Great for indoor, outdoor or table top use, this stable light-weight aluminum easel accommodates canvases or panels up to 48″h x 1.5″d and will hold up to 25 lbs. The spring-loaded top clamp secures…

Needle Felting Kits

by Flax on March 28, 2014

Create cute needle felted characters with these kits. Easy and simple, each kit is a great introduction to felting and includes 100% wool, felting needle, felting mat, embroidery needle, thread and step-by-step instructions. Available in three price points: $9.95 (Bird and Hedgehog), $19.95 (Owl and Bunny) and $24.95 (Monster and Dog). The smaller kits can be shaped by hand and measure approximately 3-1/2″x2″ inches. The larger kits also include…