How can I get My paint by numbers to look perfect?
Wrinkling can sometimes occur where the canvas has been packed in a roll. The postman is not always as careful as he should be!
Before you make a start on your new color by number, you should ensure your canvas is wrinkle-free. If you need to remove any wrinkles from your canvas, you have 2 options.
FLAT IRONING (best option)
Your paint by numbers canvas is a high-quality material. Just like clothing, canvases are made from cotton and linen and they can be ironed. You need to be careful not to set the iron on a high heat though – keep it on a mid-range heat setting. You should lay your personalized paint by number face down onto a thick towel and mist the back of the canvas lightly with water from a fine spray bottle. You just need to dampen the fabric rather than soak it. Gently iron over the surface, keeping the iron moving, and your canvas will be wrinkle-free within seconds.
STRETCH AND ROLL
If you are a bit nervous about ironing your easy canvas paintings, then you can try stretching and rolling the wrinkles out. You can do this by placing your canvas face down onto a clean flat surface and mist the back of the canvas lightly with water. Gently start to stretch the canvas out to remove the wrinkles by hand, or roll them out by using a clean rolling pin to roll the canvas flat, applying a gentle pressure as you go. As the canvas dries out, the wrinkles should disappear.
Paint By Numbers “Tips & Tricks”
Are you a paint by numbers newbie? Are you lost and looking for some directions? Don’t worry, in this article, we will share with you some tips and techniques that will help you make your masterpiece.
To help you paint without any problems, here are some pro tips you should follow before you start painting by numbers,
1- Protect your clothes from possible stains:
Even though acrylic paint is an easy water-based medium to work with that cleans up easily from most surfaces with soap and warm water, it is advisable to protect your clothing from possible stains.
2- Be sure to select a well-lit space to work on your project:
It recommended working in an area where there is good lighting, to avoid any mistake.
3- Start from a larger area and then move towards smaller areas:
Starting with the large areas will help you get used to the brushes, and will improve your striking skills. Also, it will consume less time and will prevent any errors.
4- Start with the darkest colors:
Move from dark to light in a sequence of color’s effect. It will able you to understand the composition of colors in a better way. You can see how the colors affect one another.
5- Close the paint cup when not in use to prevent them from drying:
6- Be sure to rinse your brush gently with water:
Wash the brushes while moving from one part to the other. It will help to give your canvas a fresh texture because no color is mixing with it.
7- Do not over-use the paint:
Be precise while painting, use enough paint to cover the targeted area, enough to cover the area but the color should not enter in the next part connected to your painted area.
8- Be patient and let the first part dry, after you can paint the other one:
If you paint a number field with the wrong color, allow the area to dry, then repaint using the correct color.
So, just take it easy and follow the rules, and let our paint by number kit unchain the artist in you. Sharing your work when done on social media is recommended.