If you’ve just got your paint by number kits delivered to your doorstep after ordering online, you probably are now excited to start. But before painting, make sure to follow these tips and tricks to help you have a great masterpiece.
Choose a comfortable workplace
One of the most important things that you need to consider is your workplace. It is advisable to choose an environment that is peaceful, comfortable and conducive to painting. Makes sure that the place is also bright and you must also have a magnifying glass with you so it would be easier for you to paint on small areas. Having a comfortable place when painting will help you to focus and concentrate.
Amount of Paint
Choosing the right amount of paint will also help you to have a precise and great masterpiece. There should be enough amount of paint that could cover the area but make sure that the color will not enter the next part connected to the area that you’re currently painting. It is not advisable to over use the paint so you will not run out of it, so you will be able to color all the areas.
Descending Order First
When painting, it is recommended to start your work in descending order. This means that you have to start from a larger area towards smaller areas. This will help you to save enough time. It also prevents accidental smudging on your picture.
Darkest To Lightest
Also, it is important to use first the darkest color in your canvas then use the lightest color lastly. The color’s effect of your painting should be from darkest to lightest sequence. This will allow you to understand the color’s composition in a more appropriate way.
Use the Right Color to the Right Number
One of the main advantages of paint by numbers is that it makes the painting easier and simpler to you. It is important to use the corresponding color to the right number of the shapes. This will allow you to get a precise artwork.
Cover the numbers
In addition, you should also cover the numbers of the shapes when painting. Surely, you want a masterpiece that is clean and neat. Hence, make sure to cover all the numbers properly. When doing so, there is no need to rush, give each shape plenty of time to dry before painting the next area.
In order to have a nice and neat output, make sure to avoid smudges. Your negligence in painting will just give you a not so appealing result. So, you must start first with the top part and end at the lowest part when painting.
Close the Paint Cup
One of the key ingredients in having a great masterpiece in painting by number is having quality paint. So, make sure to maintain the quality of paint by covering or closing its paint cup to prevent it from getting dry.
Lastly, you should be patient when waiting. You have to wait first for the painted area to get dry before painting another area.