If you have bought the Paint by Numbers canvas (Buy here) and have no clue as to how to use it, then we are here to help you. It is time to distress and color your memories with beautiful colors; all that without spending a fortune on shrink’s bills. But before you get it started, there are few things that you need to keep in your mind. We have published a more detailed post on Paint by number tips you should read as well.
Now that you have everything that is required to paint, take out your canvas and align your paints and brushes. It is time to get back to real work.
If you have noticed, each paint box has a unique number to it and your canvas has different numbers in different part of the drawings too. You need to fill in the numbered paint to the designated area. Say for example my canvas has a cat drawing on it. Its ears are marked with number 3, I will have to search for a paint box with number 3 written on it and I will have to fill the ears with that paint only. Simple, isn’t it?
It will be favorable to use one color at a time, so if there are many parts of the drawing with a same number, the paint them all with the paint bearing that number. Once done, wait for your paint to dry and see if it is needed to have some extra quote too.
Clean your brush thoroughly with water by dipping it into water container and then cleaning it with paper towel or kitchen towel, whichever you are using. It is necessary that you properly clean your brush so that the residual paint in the brush does not get mixed up with a new color.
While it is easier to color the designated area, the problem arises when you have to paint enough to cover the numbers on the sheet. For that you will have to paint several coats of paint. The better thing would be to divide the paint in two to four areas using a light pencil. This will allow you to concentrate on one part of the painting at a time and will avoid you from smudging your canvas with paint on your fingers.
While these are some of the tricks that would do wonders for you, there are few more which will come handy when you are not a pro with painting.
This will be very helpful for you as you will learn how much pressure you are putting on your brush and how much color it bleeds as a result of that pressure.
Not only will you not paint outside the boundary, but it will also allow you to see the gaps that you can easily fill in with paints.
Most of the time we end up wasting paint as it gets dried out and you end up with incomplete canvas because you run out of the paint.
This will keep your painting protected it will be easier to clear it with a duster as polish makes the canvas surface glossy and smooth.
As the main purpose of Paint by Numbers kit is to spend joy-able time and get you engrossed in the world of colors, then it will not be wrong to say that you should put in all your efforts in it and not be too hasty with it. The point is not to fill the sheet with colors, but to let you concentrate on colors to let go of your work/home worries for a time being. The more time you will put in, the prettier will be the result.
As the kit does not come with a frame, you need to get it framed from the local art shop or if you are good with wood work, why not make your own frame for your hard work. Tada! You are good to go with your artistic wonder. Adorn your drawing room or your lobby with your beautiful creation and let people appreciate the Da Vinci in you.
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“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” - Vincent van Gogh