So you've decided to try your hand at paint by numbers. Well, congratulations! It's a great way to relax and unwind after a long day.
Let's face it, though. Not all of us are artists. Luckily, with paint-by-numbers kits, anyone can create a beautiful work of art.
But what if you want to take your painting to the next level? Here are five secret tips to improve your paint-by-numbers piece
Tip #1 - Choose the Right Kit
Using a high-quality kit is the best way to improve your paint-by-numbers skills (and create better paintings overall). This will make the biggest difference in your painting's quality. The number one priority when it comes to a high-quality kit is the materials. Imagine a chef trying to cook without the proper ingredients - you need canvases that aren't flimsy, paints that won't be tacky, and brushes with soft bristles. You'll also want to make sure the paint colors are true-to-life and bright. The better the materials, the better your painting will be.
At the Pink Picasso Kits, we only offer all-inclusive paint-by-numbers kits of the highest quality. You'll see that throughout our store, the best paint-by-numbers kits include everything you need - top-notch quality canvas and paints. Visit us to see what we mean!
Tip #2 - Take Your Time
Don't try to finish your painting in one sitting. Taking breaks is important, so you don't get overwhelmed or make mistakes. When you're feeling tired, your painting will suffer. Once you start to feel like you're losing focus, it's time for a break. Get up, walk around, and come back when you're feeling refreshed.
It's also important to give each color the time it needs to dry before moving on to another. If you paint over a still-wet color, the colors will blend together and muddy the painting. Not to mention, it'll be a pain to try and fix it. So be patient - good things come to those who wait!
Tip #3 - Grab an Extra Paint Kit
Using multiple layers of paint can cover up accidents and give the painting texture and depth. If you make a mistake, paint it with the correct color once it's dry.
Once you've completed the first layer, you can start on the second. The second layer is where you can get creative with your paint-by-numbers painting. You can mix and match colors or even paint outside of the lines! Just make sure you wait for each layer to dry before adding another.
Tip #4 - Use White to Cover the Numbers before Painting
This is an optional tip, but it can help your painting look neater. Use a white out pen or white out tape dispenser to cover the numbers just before painting. This way, the numbers won't be as visible through lighter colors of paint.
Tip #5 - Frame Your Masterpiece!
Once you're done painting, it's time to frame your artwork. This is optional, but we highly recommend it. A frame protects your painting and makes it look more polished. Plus, it'll be ready to hang on your wall as soon as you finish.If you cannot find the perfect frame for your painting at the store, don't fret! You can always order hanging solutions from pinkpicassokits.com.