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TIPS AND DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR NumberedArt PAINT BY NUMBERS ART KIT


Children Must be supervised when using the acrylic paints supplied with this product. Small parts include brushes and pot lids.
Avoid contact with mouth and eyes. In case of contact with eyes rinse immediately with cold water. If symptoms persist seek medical attention.
In case of contact with skin wash immediately with soap and water. We advise you wear an apron or unwanted clothing in case of paint splash.                                                     

2) Your paint by numbers kit is 100% produced from original hand drawn and numbered PBN Paintings. All Paints are mixed by hand guaranteeing that your painting is totally unique to you!

3) When changing to another paint colour ensure that brush is thoroughly cleaned and dried. Always mix paint thoroughly before use. Before starting your painting place newspaper or cardboard
under your painting to prevent any paint splashes.

4) The paint should always be covered when not in use. The paint can be diluted with a little water if it begins to thicken or dry. Tip: Put small amounts of paint into a separate container when painting
making sure that the original paint pot has had the lid put back on. This will increase the life of the paint.

5) If lines or numbers appear through the paint then simply allow the paint to dry and apply a second stroke of paint over any numbers and lines that can still be seen.
As these kits are originally hand drawn and numbered using pencil and ink and there will be smudges showing on the canvas print.
Do not worry about any smudges as they are easily painted over.

6) Take your time! A medium size painting should take you between 6 and 15 hours to complete. A more complicated painting can be completed in 10 to 20 hours.
You will also notice that we leave a few areas unnumbered in the painting to give you the opportunity to decide on the colours needed and enhance your painting experience!

7) Always concentrate on one colour at a time ideally with the darkest colour (#1) first. Starting with the darkest colour first (#1) will give you a good perspective of your painting right from the beginning.
Try not to constantly change between colours. If you wish to have a darker or lighter painting, experiment by mixing the colours with lighter/darker colours for the required effect.
You will also notice that some areas are too small for numbers to fit into so the numbers are outside these areas with a line pointing to them. Try and paint these small areas first if possible.

8) Varnish / laquer is not supplied with this kit. We advise you purchase a clear water based matt varnish and apply a minimum of two coats once the paint has been dried for at least 24 hours.This will enhance the painting and protect it against sunlight.

9) Enjoy yourself! Don’t get frustrated with the painting. Try not to spend too long in one session trying to finish the painting as fast as possible. Pace yourself over a few days.

10) On large areas of the canvas try and dab paint on erratically to give some texture.

11) The paint supplied is water based and in case of spillages dab with a water soaked towel/tissue. If the paint splashes on clothes then wash immediately.

12) Once the painting is complete use any remaining paint to roughly go over the painting again to give some added texture. In the unlikely event that  ink lines are still showing through then go over these with any of the remaining paint.

13) Motivate yourself while you are painting your art kit. For instance if you are painting an Elvis kit put some Elvis Presley music on or if you are doing a Marlon Brando play a Brando movie!


Make the painting your own by mixing some of the paints together into darker or lighter shades and paint small shadowed or lighted areas, as seen in our paintings. It will be worth it!

We hope that you enjoy your paint by numbers kit. Once your Masterpiece is complete please send us a photo to add to our website gallery at pbnuk@hotmail.co.uk

 Framing and Mounting your NumberedArt painting

 Cardboard Picture Frame (Very Cheap and easy to make)

  1. Measure the finished Paint By Number Kit you are going to frame and add 2 1/2 to 3 inches to each dimension. The number of inches you add will determine the width of the frame's edges.
  2. Cut out two pieces of cardboard. Each should be the cut to the dimensions calculated in step 1.
  3. Use a ruler and pencil to measure and mark out a square or rectangle (the shape will be the same as that of your picture) in the center of one of the pieces of cardboard. The dimensions of this shape should be 1/4 inch smaller than the size of your picture.
  4. Use a craft knife to cut out the rectangular or square shape from the cardboard. Cut evenly along the pencil marks.
  5. Lay the piece of cardboard with the cutout window on a flat worksurface and decorate one side of it. You can use markers, stamps, paint, crayons, glitter - whatever you like. Allow any glue or paint to dry thoroughly before you continue.
  6. Determine which end of the frame will be the top and which will be the bottom.
  7. Place the decorated piece of cardboard facedown. Use a ruler and pencil to mark three lines around the cutout window - one on each side and one along the bottom. Each line should be made 1/4 inch from the window.
  8. Place a thin line of glue just outside (away from the window) of the pencil lines made in step 7. Also place thin lines of glue along the side and bottom edges of the cardboard. A glue stick can also be used.
  9. Place the remaining piece of cardboard on top of the first, making sure that the edges line up evenly. Press the two pieces together, and wipe away any excess glue. Allow the glued pieces to dry thoroughly.
  10. Affix a small loop of ribbon to the back of the frame with tape or glue and use it as a hanger. You can also affix magnet strips to the back of the frame to create a refrigerator magnet.
  11. Insert the photo into the frame through the top.


        Home Made Box Frame (Inexpensive and not very difficult to make)

  1. Measure the finished Paint By Number Kit you are going to frame. Measure the area that will be visible on the front.
  2. Use 1in square wood strip for the top and base of the painting first. These measurements should be equal to the top and base of the visible painting.
  3. Lay the wood strips on the top and base of the painting and then measure the gaps in between for the  left and right hand wooden strips. (These should always be a smaller length)
  4. Once all wood strips have been measured and cut then staple  all 4 pieces together. (You do not need to mitre cut the wood at an angle if you do not wish)
  5. Once the basic frame is secure lay the canvas face down on an even, clean surface and lay the wooden frame on top making sure painting is straight.
  6. Start securing the canvas to the frame. The first staple should be made at the top centre. Next pull the canvas tight at the top of the frame and staple twice more to the  left and right of the first staple.
  7. Repeat these steps, using three staples on each frame strip, pulling the canvas tight.
  8. Once all frame strips have been stapled three times then staple the remaining parts of the frame about ½ inch between each staple. Ensure that you pull the canvas tight before stapling to ensure a good tight box frame painting.
  9. Once the painting has been secured to the box frame staple  a piece of wire or string  across the back of the painting and secure with a knot at each end.
  10. Your painting is now ready to hang on to hang

  Professional Framing and mounting

You can also arrange for a professional framing and mounting company to frame your painting. This can be quite costly and can range from £10.00GBP right up to over £100.00GBP depending on the size of your painting and materials used. You can also find framing kits available online.
If you opt to have your painting framed by a company then shop around first as costs can vary considerably.


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