There are some vendors that offer custom paint by number kits on the market. These are similar to regular kits but with an image of your liking as a template. But can you design your own paint by number? And what are the costs of doing so?
In today’s article, we’ll walk you through a complete step by step guide to help you create your own paint by number. So without further ado, let’s dive in!
- 1 How to Design Your Own Paint By Number Kit
- 2 Are There Ready Made Alternative Paint By Number Kits on the Market?
- 3 How Much Would Creating Your Own Paint By Number Cost You?
- 4 Design Your Own Paint by Number – Wrap Up
How to Design Your Own Paint By Number Kit
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Step 1: Pick a Good Photo for the Painting Kit
A lot of people think that any photo will work out fine for painting by number. However, there are some photos that are just better than others.
The resolution of the original image is also important because you don’t want to paint a blurry or pixelated image.
Avoid pictures with cluttered backgrounds because they’re extremely difficult to replicate on a numbered basis and require professional-grade blending.
Step 2: Prepare the Paint By Number Materials and Supplies
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There are some essential materials that you need to gather if for your project. It’s better to prepare them beforehand rather than pause your painting to gather them. Ideally, you should bring the following:
- A set of acrylic paints with colors similar to the one in the image
- A set of paintbrushes of different sizes
- mixing paletteale
Additionally, there are optional but valuable items that you also need to bring, such as a foam board as back support, an acrylic sealer to preserve the painting, and a medium matte if you’re painting on a canvas.
Step 3: Create a Pre-Printed Template for Coloring
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Remember to adjust the width and resolution of the image before rendering it for painting. After that, print it out on a canvas or a set of acrylic-friendly paper
Step 4: Pick a Suitable Spot for Your Project
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Fix or tape the pre-printed sheet or canvas on a foam back support or an easel, then find a well-lit and level surface that isn’t too crowded for painting, such as a desk.
Make sure that you clear out any unwanted items that can cause unwanted accidents before starting.
Step 5: Start Painting
Tips While Painting Your Own Paint By Number
Now that your own paint by number kit is ready for painting, it’s important that you avoid any mistakes that can be hard to reverse. Here are some valuable tips that you should consider while painting:
- Paint by one number at a time to prevent opening multiple paint containers and drying them out
- If you leave a lot of smudges, try painting from the top down rather than by numbers while limiting the open containers as much as possible.
- Always keep a glass of clean water and paper towels nearby to wash and dry the brushes before switching colors.
- Paint the lighter shades first because they’re easier to fix in the case of error.
- If you paint the wrong color, simply wait for the paint to dry up then use the correct one.
- Avoid applying too much paint at a time. Instead, apply a new coat if the color seems faded.
- If you need to do blending, swipe a clean brush between two borders of colors before drying. Here’s a brief tutorial on how and when to blend
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If you don’t have enough time or DIY skills to follow the previous guide, there is a much easier alternative, which is going for a custom paint by number kit online.
- A pre-printed high-quality linen canvas with assigned numbers
- A detailed Instruction manual on how to paint as well as a coloring template for the finished product
- An acrylic paint set that is numbered corresponds to your custom photo
- A set of 3 to 5 paintbrushes of different sizes for both area coverage and fine painting
- A hanging kit, including traceless hooks and screws (not all kits come with this option)
However, the main disadvantage of these kits is that they can get quite pricey and usually take a few weeks to ship.
Also, some of the kits online have below-average finish quality, so they’re not suitable for home decoration.
How Much Would Creating Your Own Paint By Number Cost You?
It’s quite challenging to set a specific cost for creating your own paint by number because it depends on a wide variety of factors.
Also, using advanced software to come up with a professional paint by number finish will add up to the costs of creating one.
Moreover, the availability of some of these tools around your house will also impact the costs of the paint by number.
For example, if you already have acrylic paints, sealers, frames, or any other materials needed, the costs are significantly reduced.
To have a close estimation of what creating a paint by number would cost you, you should factor in the price of all the materials that you need for the project as well as the time needed to gather them.
On the other hand, custom paint by number kits that are available online have a specific price according to the quality of the finish and the materials used. They usually average from $10 to $100.
Design Your Own Paint by Number – Wrap Up
With that said, you now have a better understanding of whether you can design your own paint by number as well as the costs of doing so.
As you can see, you can create the painting on your own with simple steps. However, make sure that you follow the tips above the pick the most suitable image for the job.
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