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Painting By Numbers

Go With the Flow Art

The clip above is an example of a Painting by Numbers being completed start to finish by Rachel. This is a hard complexity design and it took about 12 hours to complete. 

What are painting by numbers?  Learn more

Customer Reviews

Becky and Rachel have done an outstanding job at making paint by numbers so easy and enjoyable. After my first purchase I knew I was addicted. I have had the most fun painting while being stuck at home. I would recommend these to all my friends and family. 
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What's In The Kit

  • Pre-printed 40cm x 50cm quality linen canvas. 
    (DIY frame - 4 wooden stretcher bars and thumbtacks available as a separate order)
    ​Or stretched frame (either hand or factory assembled order)

  • Non-toxic acrylic paints pre-mixed in number coordinated pots specific to your Painting by Numbers.

  • Set of paint brushes including a large, medium and fine brush.

  • Template for you to use as a guide.

  • Detailed "Instructions and Tips" written by us which we highly recommend you read before you begin.

  • Coloured picture of your Painting by Numbers to show you what your finished painting will look like.

Why Get One?

Improves mental well-being.

Painting by Numbers are recommended by Art Therapists for several reasons. They help by: 

Reducing anxiety and stress levels.

Increasing focus and concentration.

Giving purpose in times of convalescence, grief, depression or boredom by providing a non-stressful creative outlet.

Providing distraction from repetitive or dysfunctional thought patterns and encouraging progress when people are feeling ‘stuck’ or stressed.

Promoting self-confidence and giving a sense of achievement.


Builds Skills.


We see Painting by Numbers as a gateway into the world of painting by: 

Providing a non-stressful way to learn the fine motor skills of using a paint brush.


Helping with learning about paint colours and textures. 


Improving attention span and fine motor skills.


Inspirational Gift Idea.


Painting by Numbers can be either:

Completed and given as a personalised and creative gift for a loved one.

Given as an inspiring gift for a friend or family member to complete themselves.

They may also be a fun joint activity to promote bonding. For example, a painting which a parent may help a younger child complete or a romantic setting for a couple to paint together.


When first looking at the canvas it may be daunting to have so many lines but sit back, listen to some music if you want to and relax. You will soon find it calming.

Don’t feel stressed about going over the lines. You won’t notice it when it is finished. Some spots are almost impossible to get perfect.

You can separate the paint pots by twisting the connection between them and breaking them off. If the acrylic paint becomes gluggy or thick, add water to the paint container and mix to make the consistency easier to work with or use the lid for smaller quantities.

If you accidently paint over a number, use the template to check what the number was.

If you do run out of a certain colour, do not worry, you can easily mix and experiment with some of the leftover paints. If the colour is slightly off you won’t notice.

Shaded areas on the canvas are to make it easier to see where you need to paint. There is a paint pot for them with either a circle or a corresponding number that is written on the template.

If the canvas becomes creased before you paint you can iron the unnumbered side with a medium heat iron (use spray setting). You can also put a damp clean cloth on the canvas and iron over it on a higher setting. Don’t iron the canvas once you have started painting. Pinning the canvas to a cork board will also help stretch it out if needed.
Resting your painting hand on the canvas will help with controlling your paintbrush while painting. Make sure the paint is dry before putting your hand down.









If possible, we recommend you find an area where you can leave your Painting by Numbers ready to go each time you feel like painting.  
Desk or stand up easels work well.
If you don’t have an easel and your Painting by Numbers is unframed you can use a cork board to thumb tack the canvas to, or you can use Blu Tack to stick your canvas to the wall or back of a door.

You will need a cup of water and a paper towel or rag to remove excess water from your brush. Acrylic paint is water based.
If you get some on your clothing the paint washes off while still wet. However, you may want to wear an old shirt or an apron.


Check to see which colours correspond to which numbers. Choose one colour/number.
If the paint doesn’t spread easily you can thin it with a few drops of water. Mix well before you start painting.
Choose a big space to begin with to help you get used to the feel of the paint and the brush.


You can start wherever you want although if you need some direction we recommend that if you are right-handed start in the top left-hand corner and work your way across. Go the opposite way if you are left-handed.
Lighter colours usually won’t cover the number with one coat. Paint over the number only for the second or third coat to save paint.
Don’t worry about making a mistake, you don’t notice them when the painting is completed. We both make mistakes all the time and you would never know :) 
A magnifying glass helps with really detailed areas or if you wear glasses, you can get clip on lenses to add magnification.


Wash your brush off when changing colours and when you have finished for the day. Remove excess water with the paper towel or a rag. 
Make sure you close the paint container lids firmly to prevent the paint from drying out.


Let the areas you have painted dry.
Repeat with a new colour until you have painted as much as you want, rinse your brush and continue with another colour.


You can use a clear lacquer spray on your finished painting to protect from dust and add a shine to the painting if desired.
Painting by Numbers are very detailed and will take several hours to complete.

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