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How to Set Up Your Painting Area

Updated: Oct 21

Not sure how to set up your painting area? Here are a few tips and suggestions to get you started.



What You'll Need

Your Painting by Numbers kit which will include: your design printed on canvas, 3 differently sized paint brushes, paint pots with acrylic paint, a template and our 'Tips and Instructions'. Cup of tap water Rag/paper towel


Tips

-Read our Instructions and Tips before setting up!

-Play some relaxing music or a movie/series in the background

-Find an area that is generally undisturbed from family or housemates

-Take photos of your progress to look back on later or share with others



Setting Up a No-Frame vs Framed Paint by Numbers


No Frame

You can simply lay your canvas down on a desk/table to paint on! Otherwise, to protect yourself from any neck strain you can:

Blue-tack your canvas to a wall/door: standing up while painting will reduce neck/back strain if you wish to paint for more than a couple of hours at once. This is also less likely to take up needed space :) *Fun fact, Rachel painted her first ever Paint by Numbers on this exact door.



Pin your canvas to a corkboard: this helps with stability and means you can move your painting around more easily.











Stretched Frame

A stretched frame Paint by Numbers makes it a lot easier to paint on as you can hold it in your lap and move it around easily to paint! You can buy a No Frame and Stretcher Bars to stretch frame your painting yourself (here's how), or you we'll stretch frame it for you!


Try sitting out in the sun and painting!



Here's how to begin painting

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