When I was a kid, I remember going to visit this tiny hobby store in the city where both my parents worked. I have two brothers, and when we would all visit this store, we would immediately go separate ways. My older brother was always drawn to the model cars, my little brother would beeline to the Thomas the Tank Engine toys, and I was obsessed with the paint-by-number kits. Specifically – the ones featuring… horses. Continue Reading
Nikki used Picnik, yup FREE Picnik, to create her own paint by number canvases. With the photo editor, she did a little cropping and a lot of softening. Then she popped the colors. After that, it was just a matter of transfering the lines of the image onto a store-bought canvas (her technique is genius) and filling it in with craft paint. To see the entire technique, head on over to The Ambitious Procrastinator.
When I was a kid, one of my older sisters was a fan of paint-by-number kits, the subjects being puppies and anthropomorphized mice and such. Apparently, things have changed in the paint-by-number world. Case in point: Reeves now has a Masters Collection. The highlights of which are Winslow Homer’s On the Beach, Monet’s Water Lilies and Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Bedroom at Arles. The 15 3/4″ x 11 3/4″ kits will set you back about 19 bucks. Continue Reading