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The beginner guide to painting by number
If it’s your very first time, you shouldn’t be too scared, you might be a bit impressed with the number of tiny cells that you’ll have to paint, but nothing to worry about.
As much as this occupation might seem a bit strenuous, it is actually a great way to let go of all your thoughts and just focus on something simple, fun, and entertaining. Since you do not need any extra tools, anyone and everyone can join in and participate, even beginners.
Soon, you will realize that you’ve become an expert, and you’ll be up for your next challenge.
Easy paint by numbers for elderly
Painting is an activity that is accessible to all ages, some might be more difficult if you do not have the patience, and in that case, the easy paint by numbers is ideal. If you are a senior, a less complicated version is available for you to enjoy your painting experience. Older adults that are looking for something amusing to do and relaxing can also go for easier paint by number.
It is quite common to get addicted to this fun activity, and you might find yourself spending hours working on your art project without even realizing it. That is the beauty of paint by numbers. No matter how old you are, this is great for every generation and it is a good way to connect with your family.
Easy to see painting by numbers
Paint by Numbers is very addictive and pleasant and is accessible to anyone and everyone if you have the patience.
Painting by Numbers is for everyone and therefore it has been made for everyone to participate. The numbers are easy to see and are clearly indicated, that way even older adults can take part since it is amazingly simple. However, make sure to follow the lines on the cells. Sometimes, even when it seems that the cell has ended, it continues a bit more.
Just follow the instructions and you will be sure to have a new stunning painting on your wall very soon.
What’s included in a paint by numbers kit?
A Paint by Numbers kit comes with all the essential tools you need to get you started on your new artistic project. In the kit, you will find a set of different paintbrushes to help you get even the smallest cells.
The paint pots with the numbers indicated on top of it and reusable, just make sure to hear the click when you close your pots, so it won’t dry and you can use it at a later time or for a different painting project. The painting kit comes of course with your canvas rolled and a paper version of it, just in case you were to make a mistake, or if you’re not able to read the numbers on the canvas.
Furthermore, your adults paint kit will come enveloped into a beautiful and resistant tube to ensure that all components arrive in good condition and that the canvas comes wrinkles free.
How long does paint by numbers take?
Three main factors affect the time it takes to finish a paint by numbers canvas. One is the canvas’ difficulty level. You can find collections that are best for beginners. They are less detailed and therefore require less time. Some templates are more intricate and require more time and attention.
Another factor is your experience level. How fast do you paint? How much attention do you put to each detail of the painting? How steady are your hands? Although you can try to do it all in one sitting, we recommend not to.
That takes away the whole point of the painting by numbers: to relax, clear your mind, and get away from your everyday stress. We recommend spending at least 45 minutes every day on the kit until you complete the painting.
How to choose my first paint by numbers?
Choosing your first paint by numbers art kit can seem like a mind-boggling task. There’s so much to choose from! If you’re new to painting, in general, try these 50 easy things to paint for beginners so you can dip your toes on the craft. Learn the basics of painting first like how to hold a brush and how do you use acrylic paint.
When choosing which canvas you want for your first painting, make sure that it’s something that you like… something that you’ll look forward to working on every day. Are you an outdoorsy person and loves the mountains or the beach? Maybe choose a landscape painting by numbers. Are you more of an indoor person who loves to hang out with your cat and dog? Check out the animal paint kits selection.
If you’re a more advanced artist, you might want to start your paint by numbers journey with the more advanced canvas by numbers selection.
Do you paint light or dark colors first?
Painting from dark to light is a common strategy or approach that most painters adhere to for their painting projects. You usually start with the darkest colors, then the mid-tones then the lighter colors for highlight. This way it’s easier for you to see how your painting develops. This helps give depth to the painting too. You start with the lowlights or shadows and work on the highlights.
Although this is a great strategy, this does not matter much for paint-by-numbers art kits. With the kits, there’s no need for mixing colors or thinking about color values and light so much. You will learn those as you work on your painting but you can start whatever way you like with painting by numbers. It’s completely up to you. What’s important is you paint the right color on the right numbered areas and that they don’t smudge over other areas.
Do paint by numbers look good?
The short answer is: ABSOLUTELY!
There are amazing photo reviews from people worldwide to testament this. They simply love their art kits. Winnie’s Picks canvasses do not just make great artworks, they are made of high-quality materials too. Whether it’s a general paint by number that you want or a custom one, they are all beautiful and best of all, therapeutic. Paint by numbers kits are such great stress relievers.
Our custom paints by numbers are getting rave reviews too. They are a brilliant way of immortalizing memories and creating keepsakes of your loved ones. Whether you’re a beginner at painting or not, it’s an easy craft and guaranteed to look good. Check out the reviews and you’ll know.
Is paint by numbers free?
Art kits are usually not for free. However, if you want to try painting by numbers you can download a collection of free paint by numbers printables and just choose which one you want to like best. Just download them on your computer and print them at home.
Each chart measures 16 by 20 inches. Please remember though that these downloadable templates are for personal, non-commercial use.
Also, since it’s just a template, you will have to get your own set of paintings and other art materials. Look at it as an opportunity to choose the colors and experiment on color gradients and value.
Is Gesso useful when starting paint by numbers?
Gesso is used to “prime” or prepare your canvas so it’s ready to accept the paint. That way, the paint is not absorbed by the canvas and it does not lose its glossy finish. It is advisable to use gesso but is not at all necessary. You can paint on raw canvas if you prefer, it all depends on how you want your painting to look. There will be a tiny difference but nothing consequential.
You do not need gesso for our paint by numbers art kits as you only need it for unprimed canvas surfaces. Our wrinkle-free canvas is already pre-primed so you can easily paint on it without having to worry about gesso.
Do you paint the background first?
There are plenty of ways to start painting your paint by numbers art kit. From top to bottom, left to right side, from the first number on, darker to lighter colors, background first then the details, etc. There is no wrong way of how to do it. You just need to play with the process and see which one works best for you. Whatever you are most comfortable with, do it.
There is no hard and fast rule on how to paint the canvas. The only rule is to paint the right color on the right numbered area without going over too much on the other areas. Even that, is forgivable and easily solved. Just let the smudged area dry and paint over it.
How to make your paint by numbers look better?
So you have finished your project and you’re wondering how to make it look even better? You can decide how you’d like to frame it, that’s your personal touch to make your painting stand out. From wooden stretchers to big frames, you decide.
If you’re looking to improve the look of your masterpiece, we strongly advise you to head over to our painting tutorials. You’ll learn new painting techniques, how to use our art supplies like a pro, and how to master the art of acrylic painting!
What adults paint by numbers will teach you
Adults Paint by numbers will help you to let go of things and just relax your mind. It will teach you to be patient and to trust yourself as it will all turn out absolutely perfect and unique because it was made by you.
Paint by numbers initiates you to paint step by step, teaching you how to manipulate paintbrushes and paint, what quantity to use and how to mix all the colors.
First of all... breathe, relax, and lose yourself in your painting project. If you don’t paint within the line perfectly, no one will ever know, so don’t put too much pressure on yourself, and feel free to let that artist/painter within you take over. Just enjoy the process and let your thoughts disappear while you focus on your new ‘me-time’ activity.
- Patience is definitely a virtue
- Sometimes it's all about the last color that will really make your painting 'pop' and shine
- There are never too many subjects out there
- Leftover paint pots can be VERY useful for future projects
- There are two time zones: normal time and PBN time - PBN time runs a lot faster than you think!
- There is a huge support network and you'll get to know which companies to avoid/go for/find sales with/who is closing down. Join our Facebook Community to share the love!
- PBNs are a great stress buster - unless it's a cheap knock-off that you have in your stash
- You shouldn't be afraid to experiment with colors, and don’t hesitate to mix colors