The following are tips to use to get the most out of the paint by numbers, which is known to be an experience that is quite relaxing. But you don’t have to take them as fast and hard rules.
Iron your canvas
Imagine you are going for an interview in a prestigious company and you didn’t have time of ironing your shirt. Do you think it will be a big deal? Of course. And all artists who are super know that to take care of the supplies is quite important. They will wipe their brushes, place the lids back in order to avoid them drying out and iron their canvas to be rid of the wrinkles and creases from the fabrics.
There are some people who iron the canvas before they paint, some do the ironing after painting. You need to be careful to avoid burning the canvas. Use of a tea towel can be quite useful in covering the surface completely
Consider buying a kit which has a frame
Everything in the world has shape and content. If the balance happens to be ruined, then chaos comes in. That is why, it is important you go for a kit which has a frame so that you avoid any disorder happening and enjoying your paintings.
The frame is quite important in various situations. First, it will ensure that your canvases remain tight and that it will not slip. Second, you will be able to paint both small and big pictures without having to go beyond the edge. And lastly, your work will be highlighted beautifully with whatever frame which adds some elegance to the picture.
Keep the area you are working from clean
If you have an artistic mindset, creative mess is allowed but it is not suitable from everyone. If you are concentrating on other tasks, there are things which might distract you. It is important to cover your area of working with an old newspaper, the paint cups have to be closed, and the brushes have to be in order.
When you take such precaution, you will be able to avoid splashes or stains. Keep the entire location clean and try to focus on your work in an inspiration environment that is peaceful.
Begin from the top
Smudging might be a problem that could be unpleasant while you paint by numbers. It is possible to touch paint which has not yet dried up and smudge it all. You can as well be quite patient and allow the first part to dry and them move to the next. Or if you feel like you need to protect your work from stains you can as well decide to start from the top. Though it is likely to take more time to finish the canvas, but it might be worth it.
You could also require either utilizing more brushes or washing quite frequently as you will be utilizing more colors. But at the end of your work, you will have a clean piece of art to be proud of.