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A completely flat canvas without wrinkles is essential for the best possible results. All of our custom paint by numbers kits are printed on a linen canvas, so it is common to have some slight wrinkles when unboxed.
We recommend you carefully moisten your canvas with a damp cloth and iron or steam it at a low temperature (linen mode) to smooth the entire surface.
Natural light is the best when it comes to painting. Period. But we know that sometimes natural light might not be available, especially if you decide to work on your paint by numbers project indoors.
In that case, try to find a place at home with a white and even light. By this, we mean light that won’t generate shadows beneath your hand or body. The correct lighting will also help you see the numbers and outlines clearly.
Ideal light sources would be:
You can find an artist pedestal LED lamp on our site too, under the accessories section.
We recommend you to fix your canvas on a table or a smooth surface. By fixing the canvas on top of the surface where you’ll be working on, you can prevent it from sliding or rolling when painting.
If you will be working outdoors instead, you can consider getting a portable tabletop easel along with your framed paint by numbers kit.
Before starting to paint your custom paint by numbers canvas, prepare your personal workspace with the following:
In general, we recommend a pleasant workspace where you can not only feel completely comfortable and relaxed, but also have all your tools at hand.
Keep in mind that painting is a way to connect with your emotions and capture them on a canvas.
By having your own personal space, you’ll be able to better connect with your thoughts and memories, be at peace and calm, relax and focus on your project.
Your personalized paint by numbers kit comes with a custom-made numbered canvas. Each section is delimited by an outline, and inside each of them there is a printed number.
Especially for lighter colors, it is possible that the outline and numbers will still be slightly visible after applying a first layer of color.
To prevent this from happening, we recommend pre-painting these guides with a white primer or white eyeliner.
In addition, you can also apply more than one paint coat to your paint by numbers kit to enhance the brightness and contrast of the colors. This will ultimately make your kit look much more professional and colors will be right on spot.
If you happen to have covered a number guide and you are not sure of the paint color you were supposed to use on that section, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us asking for the Digital Version of your paint by numbers canvas.
One technique that even the most professional painters use is to work in order and by color. A common “rule” when engaging in oil painting is to paint dark to light.
Even though you should not take this as a painting rule that applies in every single case, it might allow you to achieve better results if you are just starting with painting.
Remember to cover the number that you will no longer need if you are going to apply a second coat in a certain section, since you will have the color to guide you.
Make sure that the first coat is completely dry so that the paint does not run to areas that you do not want color.
Don’t load the paintbrush too much, wring out the excess, so that you only use the exact amount of paint you need. For a more realistic effect, you can blur the edges of each section.
As soon as you finish with one color, wash and dry the paintbrush before starting with another color. By doing this, you will avoid staining your canvas accidentally with a mixture of paints that can spoil your artwork.
Our custom paint by numbers kits come with numbered colors that match the labels (numbers) placed on the canvas. This will easily allow you to apply the right paint to corresponding areas to paint the image correctly.
However, if you want to change the tones to enhance the painting and make it more realistic, you can mix and blend colors.
Additionally, you can use other tools aside from brushes:
These techniques are not complicated and can be done even by a first-time painter or one with no painting experience whatsoever.
Although it is good that you set yourself personal challenges, in the case of painting a custom-made canvas we highly advise you to take the necessary time to enjoy the experience.
There is no need to rush the process.
From our customers we know that a 15 x 19 inches personalized paint by numbers kit, would take on average one or two weeks to finish depending on the time you spend on it.
Work your painting with love and dedication so the result is exactly what you imagined.
There is a process of ideas and a journey of introspection in every single artistic form.
We have heard from some of our customers how satisfying it is to take down some notes in a journal throughout the painting process.
It is so special to share these thoughts, memories, ideas later with your loved ones, friends and family.
Kind of a brief ceremony once you are done with your custom paint by numbers kit, explaining everything that came along your mind while painting.
Once you have finished, make sure to leave your mark. Your signature, handprint or a postal card signed with the date and a short thought about the painting will ensure the memory perdures in time.
Painting by numbers consists of sectioning an image by numbers, each of which has a color assigned to. You have to match each color with the number assigned to it on the canvas.
That way you can bring to life an image using oil painting techniques.
Painting by numbers is an amazing chance for adults to paint regardless of their art experience or skills. Believe in your talent and create beautiful masterpieces by numbers!
In our website you can turn any photo into a mind-blowing masterpiece without having to be an artist with Custom-Made Paint by Numbers Kits for adults.
Since 1940, psychologists performing studies on creative expression through art activities, such as coloring, painting, drawing, sculpting, and others; have proven that art has the power of healing and promoting the well-being of people.
Nowadays this is commonly referred to as: art therapy.
When we get to our adult lives, life constantly speeds up. Decision-making, planning, pressure from our duties and the number of responsibilities and complications are all part of our days.
We learn to overcome the challenges, but it is also true that we have no choice but to adapt to living under constant stress and anxiety. Some people deal with it better than others, but for the ones that are most affected by these conditions, health consequences may arise.
Although stress and anxiety are common conditions of our daily lives, we must pay attention to controlling and reducing their influence on our routine. Otherwise, they can lead to cardiovascular diseases and a wide array of health conditions that are associated with overwork, stress, personal problems or improper handling of emotions.
Many people do not know how to deal with stress and anxiety so they turn to medical professionals.
The brain is the executing center for all motions and functions. Physiotherapists recommend activities that enhance gross and fine motor skills.
As human beings, we are imaginative by nature and enjoy creating and innovating. And yet, sometimes, being immersed in our routine or having a constant tight schedule can lead us to progressively lose our imagination capacity.
The good news is that this loss is temporary and can be reverted by training your imagination.
Health experts and scientific research have proven that having a hobby is highly recommended for adults as a form of therapy.
Art therapy has the power to help you disconnect from everyday life and it’s a creative way to relieve stress. As therapy, art turns out to be an element of healing, relaxation and personal transformation widely used by adults.
Our online store was created considering the benefits of paint by numbers to people's lives, yet making the process easier and much more accessible to everyone.
No more excuses, paint everything you want! You are now capable of turning yourself into a true artist. Give color to memories and emotions and you will have a special gift with deep personal and sentimental value.
Since we know sometimes you might run short of ideas of what to paint, don’t worry we’ve got you covered!
Below you’ll find the Top 10 Photo Ideas you Can Turn into Paint by Numbers (based on more than 3000 orders from our customers). We are convinced that one or more of these reasons will bring out that great artist in you.
Remember that through our website, you can order your own customized paint by numbers kit. Just choose your favorite photo, upload it on our website and receive your complete ready-to-paint kit at the door of your home or office.
Painting a photograph of both of you makes the perfect anniversary gift. It is also the perfect excuse to start a hobby together. This way you both will bring to life a beautiful memory that will last forever.
We know that once in our adult lives, we are constantly busy and lack time. But you don't need to take art classes or be professional artists.
On the other hand, making your own paint by numbers takes quite some time, so you can give yourselves an activity to enjoy together at home through a couple of hours.
We highly recommend you prepare a good wine and snacks to share while painting together your DIY Custom Paint by Numbers for Adults kit.
Family is everything. They will always be there to fill our lives with support and unconditional love. Choose a photo of those spectacular vacations you enjoyed together, a photo that represents the values of your family or a family photo with those that have left but are still with us at every moment. This would be an ideal birthday or Christmas gift.
Another fantastic idea is to create your own family tree and send us the design so we can turn it into a Custom-Made Paint by Numbers for Adults kit. This way you will have an opportunity to enjoy and share an artistic project that you and your loved ones will admire with much love in your hearts.
What greater tribute can you do to a loved one than by giving him a masterpiece by numbers. Yes, a work of art made by you, with your own hands, carrying a deep emotional connection.
You may have a boyfriend/girlfriend, family member or a best friend leaving the country or going through difficult times. A paint by numbers for adults kit would be great to give that person a memory, a piece of art to remember.
Just choose a casual photo you took during that morning walk, family BBQ or in that fancy dinner you had together. Choose a memory that deserves becoming a painting. Frame it and don’t forget to add a large red bow to make it a spectacular gift.
You can achieve this by making your own paint by numbers. We will help you create beautiful memories!
Do you remember those moments hanging out with childhood friends, the crazy things you did some time ago, those golden memories of a trip together? Now we are adults and life goes by like a breeze. Yet, life is made up of moments and photos turned into paintings are the most beautiful and out-of-the-box way of freezing time.
The best custom paint by numbers kit is the one able to capture in a colorful artwork the essence of days of laughter, achievements and even goodbyes. So, take your time to choose a photo that takes you through that rollercoaster of memories and special moments of the past.
Strengthening self-love is essential for self-esteem. As adults, we must learn to love and accept ourselves, accepting who we are and what we have accomplished, reflects self-confidence and simply makes life beautiful.
Turn your photo into a personalized paint by numbers kit, create a piece of art inspired in yourself.
Prepare for a journey of meditation, a visualization process with every stroke of your paintbrush of who you are, your experiences, the things you have accomplished and those goals that are yet to be achieved.
This special artwork can be hung in your place of work or study, it will help you reflect on your dreams whenever you see it. Or you can also give it to someone who loves you and who enjoys seeing you every day!
2020 taught us that traveling, exploring, sharing together is one of the most amazing things we can do. We never thought we would be stuck at home, missing all those moments.
Grab a photo of that special trip with your family, the tropical beach memories with the kids, a birthday cruise or the backyard BBQ with the adults and kids of the family.
Let these Holiday Memories become the inspiration for a Custom Paint by Numbers kit for Adults. We are confident that any photo of your amazing travels can be turned into a masterpiece worth exhibiting in the living room or hanging in your favorite corner of the house.
Even though traveling might still not be around the corner, we guarantee that painting that dream destination will take you on an imaginary journey that will help you visualize whatever the place it is you would like to visit next.
Those who own pets know that these furry four-legged beings are pure and unconditional love. Turn any photo of your dog, cat, piglet, turtle or that pet that fills your heart with love and company into a personalized paint by numbers kit.
You’ll feel amazing giving life and colors to the beautiful innocence and loyalty of your pet.
A Personalized Paint by Numbers for Adults kit is also a beautiful way to remember that loved pet that was with you in your childhood days and that you want to remember forever with a painting.
We all keep extraordinary childhood memories that we treasure in our minds and hearts. Those moments that have endured through time in a photo are the key inspiration of a colorful art gift for adults that can bring pure happiness.
Now a few years have passed, it is time to open that chest of memories and check that photo album or the images folder on your computer, look for a golden memory of your childhood or the childhood of your kids.
Get ready to have a blast, travel back in time with this unique experience painting a memory. Be sure to have your phone book ready to make some calls to those old friends worth sharing with this experience.
If you are passionate about photography and you took an extraordinary photo that you can’t stop looking at, you have the perfect reason to give it a new look by turning it into a numbered oil painting.
Share your piece of art with friends and family. You’ll feel proud of your skills exhibiting it in a special place at home.
You must know as well that this would be a perfect gift for adults. Turn their personal favorite photo into a paint by numbers kit. We are sure they’ll love it!
As adults, sometimes we forget to foster and build our creativity. Yet it can turn to be an amazing and gratifying activity to nurture your own creativity by making your own paint by numbers masterpiece.
Turn any image you love into a masterpiece by numbers! Seriously, get creative!
The cover of the latest Harry Styles album, the Joker’s face, your favorite cartoon, an anime figure or a poster of your favorite K-pop star, you can turn anything into a Paint by Numbers for Adults kit. Bring the artist in you, painting only what you love!
We offer custom-made paint by numbers kits. These kits are unique and special gifts that allow anyone, regardless of their painting skills level, to make a work of art.
Navigate to this section of our website and start your order by uploading a photo to make your own personalized kit.
All of our kits include:
You can also order an optional frame.
With our Personalized Paint by Numbers Kit, you only need to follow the color guide included, match the number of each color with the numbered areas on your canvas and bring your photo to life.
Your custom paint by numbers kit will gradually turn into a work of art as it magically reveals in front of your eyes. Give it a try and live this art experience!
Your paint by numbers kit is all you need to be an artist today, no need to worry about art skills. There are amazing benefits in art, and sometimes we don’t really get into it because of that feeling that we suck at it. Not anymore.
These wonderful tips will help you decide which photo to turn into a custom-made paint by numbers for adults kit:
Through art meditation for adults, you will be able to relax, reduce your stress and experience endless gratifying sensations that only art can give you.
Painting is an innate human activity. It has the power to preserve traditions, cultures and beliefs. Children love to grab a piece of paper and color pencils to make amazing shapes and figures.
The arts are undoubtedly part of the human essence, they are a form of communication that provide several benefits to those who have the opportunity to experience it.
The experience is now available to everyone thanks to paint by numbers, where creativity has no limits.
And yet, up to this point you might be asking yourself: What is paint by numbers?
Remember those books of your childhood that had multiple black outlines of pictures and images and you had to color them?
Well, imagine there are numbered areas throughout this outline and each number corresponds to a color. You would have to find the number of the color you are holding on your hand. Basically, giving life through colors to this piece of art.
Without a doubt, children are going to enjoy painting by numbers to the fullest.
Painting is an art that requires coordination and visual skills. To begin painting, calm, silence and absolute concentration are required.
While painting a personalized paint by numbers kit, children must pay attention to the color guide and focus on searching the right number that matches the color, as well as keeping an eye on the whole progress of the painting. This makes the activity an excellent attention exercise.
We highly recommend the experience of painting by numbers to anyone suffering from any sort of attention deficit disorder. On the other hand, it is also ideal for people who due to daily stress and tension, are experiencing mental exhaustion or poor memory.
In addition, they will improve their gross and fine motor skills through every paintbrush stroke and this will later translate into better writing and drawing skills.
Painting stimulates their imagination, it will give them moments of healthy entertainment, promoting their self-confidence and learning to follow instructions that will lead them to cultivate patience and responsibility.
By concluding their masterpiece by numbers, children also learn the value of planning, starting a project and concluding it, therefore fostering their notion of overcoming a challenge and rewarding them with the gratifying feeling of achievement.
Painting by numbers involves three easy steps. First, look for the matching color of a number on the outline, dip your brush on the paint, and start painting. Repeat the process, and you'll become a skilled paint by numbers artist in no time!
You can always check your progress on the color instruction guide to ensure that you're following the right colors and numbers.
Personalized paint by numbers is transforming a custom photograph of your choice to obtain an outlined and numbered canvas with corresponding colors labeled accordingly.
The canvas outline will guide you on properly combining the colors to achieve a painted replica of the picture.
You can choose any image you want to paint, and we can customize an all-inclusive paint by numbers kit.
All the materials needed will be ready for you to use, such as the canvas, acrylic paint, brushes, and a full-color photo guide.
You even have the option to order a framed canvas so you can easily mount and enjoy your masterpiece on the wall once you've finished.
Custom DIY paint by number kits is a great way to create personalized art for personal enjoyment.
The price of these kits varies depending on their size and the inclusions. Most kits can be used by anyone with a little knowledge of painting and a few essential tools. If you choose to purchase the canvas and accessories separately, they can be more expensive than the cost of buying a complete kit. Some suppliers also sell classic paint by number designs, which gives you the ability to choose from several more options.
By purchasing a kit, you can get started with your art project right away. Experienced painters often prefer to start from scratch using a blank canvas and blending their own colors. However, if you are a beginner and don't want to have to do these steps yourself, purchasing a DIY paint kit is an excellent way to go.
Creating a custom paint by numbers kit is a simple and entertaining journey that starts with our customer choosing their favorite image or photo, uploading it on our site and placing an order.
We will take this photo and turn it into a Paint by Numbers outline design that is then printed on a linen canvas.
We send this canvas, along with paint pots, paintbrushes and a color guide that aids in the process.
Our customers receive their kit at home, and they are all set to start on this artistic and emotional path.
The results of our paint by numbers kits are amazing. Bringing friends, pets, a loved one, landscapes, animals and even a Pokémon to life with every stroke of the paintbrush is an unforgettable experience and a very entertaining activity to do at home.
As you advance in the technique, you will realize that by gaining the necessary confidence, each piece will be better than the previous one. Painting by numbers will give you the confidence to paint whatever you want to the point of experimenting with colors, painting techniques and styles to add special touches to that masterpiece by colors.
One of the primary advantages of practicing with paint by numbers is that it is an easy but entertaining activity. The process is highly recommended to allow kids to follow their enthusiasm in art and painting.
Even adults looking for a relaxing and satisfying hobby can quickly turn to paint by numbers as an outlet. Since the colors are already blended, there's no need for extra time to prep the color palettes before you can start to paint.
The results are impressive enough for beginners. However, if you want to add a personal touch to your art, this can still be the perfect option. A well-designed and unique art item will always speak much more than a store-bought painting.
You might start on painting by numbers just for fun! Although some might be looking to develop new skills, engage in a mental training activity or even to perform a lucrative activity, everything will depend on your goals.
A simple paint by number project can take a few hours, maybe 6 to 10 hours to complete. However, paint by number designs with more intricate details could take days to accomplish. It actually depends on how focused you are to finish these projects.
Kids often like easier projects to finish. You might want to consider choosing a design that would only take an hour or two to complete.
Depending on their age, it might only take less than an hour before they feel tired and grumpy. Plus, if they don't like the results, they would want to start all over.
Nonetheless, they will certainly feel the excitement of trying something new, especially when it involves lots of colors. Artistic children can get in an art project for a few hours straight without complaints.
The essential part in ensuring that they enjoy the experience is to probably let them choose the design they want to work on. In this case, custom DIY paint by numbers would be the best choice.
Adults can work faster than children. However, as mentioned above, the length of time it takes to finish paint by numbers project varies on the project's complexity. The advantage you have working with this art is it saves you a lot of prepping time. Since all the paint materials are ready to use, you can immediately jump right into completing your very own painting.
The first thing you should know is that painting by numbers is all about perspective. The numbers you choose to paint by will affect the way the viewer sees and feels the image. You would want the viewer to see an image exactly as it looks in real life, not just an approximation. If you use your own picture to create paint by numbers on canvas, you will provide an exceptional reference to how an actual image might look. For example, it can create an illusion of distance, depth, and dimension; it can create a theme or focal point, providing some artistic direction.
It is equally important to make sure to select a photo or a design that is inspiring or fun for you. That way you’ll make sure you have the motivation to paint it all the way to the end!
If you want to learn how to paint by numbers, try one today with our custom DIY art kit. Visit here to start making your own paint by numbers masterpiece!
There is no limit to what you can create with paint by numbers art projects. There might be some projects, though, that will require more than an entire day. The great thing is that you can quickly leave your painting when you need to do other stuff and come right back to it without hassle. With DIY paint by numbers, all you have to do is pick up your brush, dip it in colors, and create your masterpiece.
Do you want to learn more about paint by numbers custom DIY crafts? Or maybe you already want to get started with your art project? Colorful Art Gift encourages you to enhance your artistic experience with art that connects your heart and soul. You can choose to enjoy painting your own photo or grab a classic design from our selections! Order yours here today and grab limited-time discounts!
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced paint artist, there are many different ways to make custom DIY paint by numbers projects look better than the typical result. It can be inspiring to work on your own design or any of your favorite photos as you start learning how to paint.
If you're like most people, you may be a little intimidated when first starting out with this kind of painting process. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to learn to paint by numbers that can help you get started quickly and easily.
You do not have to be a very skilled craftsman to get the rewards of fine art by learning the techniques of painting by numbers.
Painting by numbers is having a whole image divided into various shapes, each designated with a numerical value relating to the shade of a particular color to be painted. The values start from zero up to how many colors are used to color the image.
A successful blend and color application will have all of the colors coming together to form a smooth, blended finish that gives your final work a quality look.
There are many painting techniques that work perfectly for specific projects, but you don't have to jump right into something that will look like it has been done by a professional. Start small, and you can always increase your projects over time as you get more confident in your painting skills and feel more comfortable. There is nothing wrong with learning the basics of a simple painting project to build up your art talent and confidence.
Here are some tips on how you can enhance the results of your custom DIY paint by numbers project.
Bring out your painting materials and tools to start applying the labeled paint on the numbered canvas.
First, you will need a flat surface, such as a table, the floor, or an easel. Lay down the canvas on a flat surface, ready the paint, and get your brushes to start.
Ensure that you're in a comfortable space where you can explore your mind to create something out of the ordinary!
One of the most important tricks is to be patient and take your time in blending paint colors. You want to have various tones to see how each one will blend in with one another.
If you only have additional primary colors to work with, you might need to combine them and balance them out with white paint to achieve the different color palettes you need for the project. Use a mixing palette and palette scraper to prepare and separate different color mixes.
Painting by numbers is all about following patterns. It requires the quick ability to see patterns and the delicate ability to blend the different colors to produce subtle shades and highlights to create the desired effect. It also calls for the quick recognition of crucial shapes and figures, even the littlest ones that may be found in everyday objects, such as a ball or leaf, to help create the illusion of depth.
One cannot afford to overlook the need to place the light against the subject to create drama with shadows and create a sense of dimension and space by ensuring the shadows or figures are well balanced on the canvas's opposite side. For those who like to work with the feeling of a brush on canvas, this requires careful attention to detail in drawing out the most accurate picture possible.
Paint by numbers kits often come with numbered colors that match the labels (numbers) placed on the canvas. This will easily allow you to apply the right paint to corresponding areas to achieve the image correctly.
If the painting is done on a canvas, it will need to go through a full-drying time before it is ready for display, but many can simply paint over their patterns using a brush and canvas patch or cover over the top area prepared to hang on a wall.
There are no shortcuts to becoming an artist, and it takes years of practice and studying art to become proficient enough to paint by numbers on your own. But when one has mastered all the fundamentals of painting and can perform even the most basic tasks quickly and easily, the fun and satisfaction of seeing the results can provide a satisfying sense of accomplishment.
If you want to learn how to make paint by numbers easier, you have to keep practicing. But to make your paint brushing skills even better, you will need to know more about all the different techniques.
Eventually, you can make your projects look better, especially with a lot of practice. Paint by numbers DIY kits allow art enthusiasts to hone their skills or talents from scratch. Moreover, these kits are excellent tools for beginners because they already have everything you need to make a project go off without a hitch.
All you have to do is purchase the paint by numbers DIY kits and then follow the directions to the letter. Once you get started, it might take you about a few hours to paint a standard size canvas. If you want to create something much better and a bit more unique, it may take you a bit longer. Either way, the results will speak for themselves!
If you're ready to learn how to make your own custom paint by numbers project, or you know someone who wants to try one, we can help you get started with a DIY kit! You can also browse through our selection of colorful classic and HD designs. Visit us here today to discover more about our personalized paint by numbers art projects!