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Guide to Craft-Ease™ Paint By Numbers

Craft-Ease™ supports art therapy by offering high quality craft tools including Paint by Numbers and Diamond Art Kits while actively supporting independent artists.

Don't know how to start or simply want to be more "crafty"? Check out practical guides, FAQ and tips to kick start or to make your best works of art!

Guide to Craft-Ease™ Paint by Numbers

"Art Therapy while Creating Your Own Masterpiece" 

Offering more than just unique and fantastic paintings, paint by numbers is such a pleasure and so relaxing to do. The below tips will give you an idea about just how easy it is!

Discover your Craft-Ease™ Paint by Numbers

Unfold your complete Craft-Ease™ Paint by Numbers which includes:

  • Craft-Ease™ numbered linen fabric canvas
    • Full Kit comes with a linen guided canvas
    • Full Kit + Frame comes with a pre-framed linen guided canvas
  • Ready-to-use acrylic paints,
  • 3 wooden paintbrushes,
  • Picture of the original design. How you paint affects how your masterpiece turns out. Check out our paintbrush guide for inspirations!

Get (everything) Set!

  • You need a sufficient flat surface to place your tools and, either on a table or on an easel, to place your canvas or pre-framed canvas. Make sure it’s comfortable for you. Sometimes people can get so absorbed that they spend hours without a break! ;>
  • What you need:
    • the provided paints and the wooden paintbrushes
    • a cup of water and paper towel to keep your brush clean when switching from color to color
    • painting table cloth or old newspaper to keep the surface clean
    • put on your paint apron and you are good to go!

Get (everything) Set!

  • You need a sufficient flat surface to place your tools and, either on a table or on an easel, to place your canvas or pre-framed canvas. Make sure it’s comfortable for you. Sometimes people can get so absorbed that they spend hours without a break! ;>
  • What you need:
    • the provided paints and the wooden paintbrushes
    • a cup of water and paper towel to keep your brush clean when switching from color to color
    • painting table cloth or old newspaper to keep the surface clean
    • put on your paint apron and you are good to go!

Go!

To get start painting your own masterpieces, follow the steps below:

1. If you are to work on your full kit canvas without any frame, we recommend that you tape each corner of the canvas so it wouldn’t move during painting.

2. Your canvas is filled with areas marked with numbers from 1 to 24 and so are your paint pots. Fill each area with paint marked with the matching number to complete your paint by numbers.

3. To start, pick an area of lighter color, from top to down, left to right if you are right-handed or right to left if left-handed. The darker color can cover any mistake of lighter color and the lighter color is easier to wash off when switching colors.

4. Stick with one color at a time. This is important in order to prevent the paints from drying because acrylic paints are quick to dry. This is also to avoid the hassle of cleaning the paintbrush every time when switching paint color.

5. When you finish with one color, remember to clean your paintbrush with water and a paper towel before loading another paint color.

6. How your painting turns out is solely dependent on how you paint it. You can apply various techniques to achieve the painting of your desired style. It is up to you if you want to replicate the original image as much as you can or to create the painting in a style that you want. Check out the paintbrush guide to get inspirations.

1. If you are to work on your full kit canvas without any frame, we recommend that you tape each corner of the canvas so it wouldn’t move during painting.

2. Your canvas is filled with areas marked with numbers from 1 to 24 and so are your paint pots. Fill each area with paint marked with the matching number to complete your paint by numbers.

3. To start, pick an area of lighter color, from top to down, left to right if you are right-handed or right to left if left-handed. The darker color can cover any mistake of lighter color and the lighter color is easier to wash off when switching colors.

4. Stick with one color at a time. This is important in order to prevent the paints from drying because acrylic paints are quick to dry. This is also to avoid the hassle of cleaning the paintbrush every time when switching paint color.

5. When you finish with one color, remember to clean your paintbrush with water and a paper towel before loading another paint color.

6. How your painting turns out is solely dependent on how you paint it. You can apply various techniques to achieve the painting of your desired style. It is up to you if you want to replicate the original image as much as you can or to create the painting in a style that you want. Check out the paintbrush guides to get inspirations.

Keep following these steps and you will soon see a wonderful masterpiece while enjoying the making of it!

What to expect from your Craft-Ease™ Paint by Numbers?

  • The Experience. The entire process requires your undivided attention which at the same time offers you therapeutic relaxation similar to meditation. This art therapy is enjoyable and a great way to relieve stress.
  • The Result. Whether it’s Craft-Ease™ Paint by Numbers of exclusive unique and beautiful artwork or of your favorite photo, you will love the beautiful art you made from home, at your own pace and interpreted in your own way knowing the art you support was created by talented artists from another end of the world – you are going to feel so proud!!

What is paint by numbers?
Paint by numbers refers to guided painting by filling the numbered areas on a pre-outlined canvas with the corresponding numbered colors of paints.

This guided way of painting presents the outlines of the design while offering room for creativity. It is up to the painters to apply choices of colors and various paintbrush techniques (gradient, walking colors etc.) to personalize the art in their own style. 

Painting is considered an effective form of art therapy which is why Craft-Ease™ Paint by Numbers kits are popular among customers seeking these therapeutic effects.

Where do your designs come from?
The Exclusive series of designs are authorized by their art creators to exclusively feature on our website.  These kits of unique beautiful designs can be found legitimately only on Craft-Ease. Besides providing art therapy craft kits, Craft-Ease™ also strives to actively support the artists by remunerating them for their works.

Another series of paint by numbers, “The Classics”, presents a collection of the famous masterpieces by the most renowned artists in history. People can now enjoy restoring the legendary art from their home. 

Can I order a Paint by Number kits using my own image or photograph?
Yes! Craft-Ease™ offers Custom Paint by Numbers Kit using your own image. There are many sizes to choose from too - the larger the size, the more details and realistic the painting will turn out. A few tips about the image you provide:

  • Please provide a high-resolution image with a clear contrast
  • Please provide a photo with the exact ratio as your chosen option of sizes, or your canvas will come distorted with a different scale
  • Portraits or images of a focus point look particularly great
  • Details will not appear like a photograph; rather they would be blurred out

  • Colors can vary between the photograph and the provided paint colors

What are the available canvas sizes?
In order to respect the original art created by our artists, Craft-Ease™ Paint by Numbers are available in 30 cm x 50 cm, 40 cm x 40 cm, and 40 cm x 50 cm (horizontal and vertical depending on the image). More sizes are available on the custom paintings to fit customers’ needs. 

How many paint colors are included in each kit?
Each kit includes a maximum of 24 paint pots depending on the image. The paints we supply should be sufficient to achieve the completion of the entire painting. 

Will I need to apply multiple layers to cover the numbers?
The numbers on the canvas should be covered after applying a single coat; it is also possible that it’d require 2 to 3 coats of paints for the darker shades. 

How long does it take for the paints to dry up?
Acrylic paint is easy to work with because it dries relatively fast.

On the canvas, acrylic paints dry quickly within 10 – 15 minutes depending on the thickness of the paint and the environmental conditions (air flow, temperature etc). 

It is important to avoid the paint in the paint pot from drying up with the following tips:

  • Close the lid of the paint pot when not in use
  • Put the paint pots away from sunlight and heat 

Do I need to mix paint colors?
The paint colors we supply have already been adjusted to best fit the design. There is no need to mix colors of your own unless you wish to do so to create your choices of color. 

Why does my paint by numbers look different from the website's image?
The images displayed on our website are of digital resolution and colors. Painting isn’t like photography which offers precision and clarity on details. The discrepancies can be due to the definition, screen resolution, color perception and the limitation of 24 paint colors. 

What to do with the creases of my canvas?
Creases can often appear. Fret not, Craft-Ease™ paint by numbers canvas uses high quality linen canvas with premium print; there are a few quick fixes to remove these creases effectively:

Creases on unpainted canvas

  • With Craft-Ease™ high-quality linen canvas, any standing clothing steamer or flat iron’s steaming function to steam from the back of the canvas can easily get rid of any pronounced creases.

    For canvas made of synthetic or mass materials, high heat of flat iron is recommended to remove the crease without any water.

Creases on already painted canvas

  • The easier and the best way to make the crease disappear is to stretch the painted canvas by framing it prior to priming the painting – consider having it framed easily and quickly with the original wooden frame kit. Alternatively, you may paint a pre-framed painting to avoid creating any crease (check out all Full Kit+Frame options of Craft-Ease™). Your masterpiece will look fabulous framed on the wall anyway!

Can I frame my canvas before or after painting?
Absolutely, and it’s really easy too! Check out original wooden frame kit and the guide to frame your own painting.

What is this “white spiky” accessory?
A bonus wall hook that can be used to hang your framed painting on the wall! Identify the location to fix your wall hook - simply nail down the metal “spikes” across the white part to fix it.

 

 

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