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My First Paint by Number Kit: Top Tips

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In this article, we’ll explain some points concerning my first paint by number kit to get. We’ll also discuss a few tips that can help you finish it successfully.

Are you planning to start your first artistic project? A paint by numbers kit can open up doors to art that you thought never existed. Even if you have never painted a complete picture by yourself. Paint by numbers kit put you on the right track. They also help you finish your artistic creation in the best quality.

Although paint by numbers kits are straightforward to complete, buying the first one can be a little tricky. Whether you’re looking for your first kit or a gift to a loved one, you’ve come to the right place.

My First Paint By Numbers Kit: What Do You Need to Know?

Paint by numbers kits are unique DIY projects. When buying a kit, you receive a canvas that shows the outline of the painting. You also receive all the painting tools you’ll need. Including different-sized brushes and various shades of paint. This way you can fill in the spots and complete the painting.

This sounds easy, right? Paint by numbers kits are not complicated, and this is why they’re extremely popular. People find them satisfying because you have control over how your painting will eventually look. You also know in advance what should be done, so there’s no room for guessing or mistakes.

However, buying the first paint by numbers kit can be a little overwhelming. Here are a few things that you need to think about.

Pick the Drawing

Luckily, there are plenty of scenes and images that you can pick from our paint by numbers kit. But having a vast collection to choose from can be a little confusing, especially if you’re picking your first kit.

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First, you need to ask yourself who is going to finish this kit. Are you giving it out as a gift? In this case, you might think of something that appeals to the person you’re giving the gift to. Are you planning to finish it with your child? In this case, you might want to pick a happy scene that features bright colors. So your little one will be more interested in finishing the project.

What to do After You Finish Your Painting

After finishing your paint by numbers kit, you’ll be so proud of how it appears, so you will probably think about hanging it. Think of where you’re planning to hang your drawing once it’s finished. There are different paintings that show images of fruits and vegetables, which might be appealing if you’re planning to hang your painting in the kitchen or dining room.

You might want to consider a painting that shows flowers or trees in the living room, as the green shades bring feelings of calmness and peace. For your bedroom, it might be a good idea to pick a scene that shows a lake or the sea. The water movement will be an elegant addition to your bedroom so you can sleep peacefully at night.

Think of the Size

Paint by numbers kits come in different sizes and dimensions, allowing you to choose the most appropriate one based on the space you have available. A bigger painting takes more time to finish but will be an elegant addition to a big room. On the other hand, a smaller painting might be the best choice for a first-timer or for a summer project that you want to finish with your little one.

Think of the Details

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Before picking a kit, you need to carefully examine the drawing on the box, as this is a clear representation of how your finished painting will look once it’s done. Some paintings look amazing as they combine several details, colors, shapes, and shades. However, the more details your painting includes, the more time you will spend to have your painting finished.

Picking a scene where the painting is divided into rather larger areas is a suitable choice for beginners and first-timers. You can grab the biggest brush, dip it into the paint pot that corresponds to the number, and quickly fill in the empty spots.

Dividing Lighter and Darker Shades

 

Having minor details will definitely make your painting look more interesting but takes more time and effort. In most cases, the scene will be divided into lighter and darker shades of the same color to show the effect of light and shade.

Having the same color repeated several times throughout the painting might be more appealing for someone who is trying a paint by numbers kit for the first time. You can grab one paint pot and fill in all the empty spots that correspond to this number. In very little time, you will be able to see the progress of your painting.

Lighter shades are a little easier to work with than darker shades, especially if you mess up. If you apply the wrong color, you can wait until it’s dry, then you can add another layer of the correct color on top. This is not that easy with darker shades, so you might need to add multiple coats of the correct color if you don’t want the wrong one to come through.

Tips to Finish My First Paint by Number Kit

After spending time choosing my first paint by number kit, it’s time to get to work. Here are some tips that guarantee the best outcome of your DIY project, even if you have never tried painting in your life.

  • Find a comfortable, well-lit area to start your DIY project. Make sure that you have a comfortable chair to support your back and have all your tools spread within reach, so you can work on your project comfortably.
  • If you’re working on a table, put away anything that might get dirty. It’s also recommended to paint away from your rugs and upholstery furniture.
  • Take a photo of your canvas. You can zoom in and check the numbers if you think that you have made a mistake later on. You should also take a photo of the drawing on the box for future reference, in case you misplace the box.
  • Get a cup of water and a few paper towels ready. This cup of water will be used to wet and clean your paint brushes, while the paper towels will be used to dry any excess moisture that might make your paint too runny and ruin your drawing.
  • Go with one color at a time. It’s a great idea to pick one color and fill in all the empty spots that correspond to that color. If you miss a spot or two, you can easily fill them in at the end.
  • If you want to stretch your canvas to take it outside where you can paint, you should do that before you start painting. However, most beginners don’t prefer to have their canvas stretched.

My First Paint by Number Kit – Wrap Up

Buying your first paint by numbers kit is an excellent decision, whether you want to finish it on your own or send it as a gift to someone you care about. There are several things that you need to take into consideration before picking your first kit, but if you follow the instructions, the results will always be outstanding.

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