Choosing the Right Paint by Number Kit

Shopping for a paint by number kit, whether it’s a gift or for yourself, can be a daunting task. When you go to any arts or craft store, you can find paint by number kits for famous paintings, people, places, animals, and virtually anything you can think of. You can even get a custom paint by number kit, printed from one of your personal photographs. With so many options to choose from, let’s take a look at some of the various types of paint by number kits and see if these are suitable for you or your loved one. By the time you finish reading this post, you will have an idea of the perfect type of paint by number kit to treat yourself to. 

Abstract Paint by Number Kits 

There are many different factors that make a paint by number kit “abstract.” Abstract art, by its very definition, is all encompassing. Some types of paintings are abstract because they distort the subject, whether it be through color, shape, emphasis, or balance. Here are some examples of paint by number kits that could be considered abstract: 

  • A painting that has several different lines and colors that make no shape or subject whatsoever. 
  • A painting of a subject that is distorted in color.  
  • Any painting that does not have something from reality represented in its true shape and form.  

If you pick an abstract paint by number kit, you will have a rewarding challenge on your hands. You will be blending a plethora of colors in fine lines. This is a paint by number kit that is for the more seasoned painter. 

Large Paint by Number Kits 

Most paint by number kits are going to be small, such as an 8” x 10”. Most large paint by number kits on the market are going to be 16” by 20” for mass production needs. Factories can crank these out rather quickly. Larger paint by number kits are going to be harder to come by. They will need a large volume of paint and will be difficult to mount on a frame. Here are some of the things you need to think about if you are going to be doing a large paint by number kit: 

  • Larger paint by number kits will often have more detail. You will need more specialized brushes to do the painting just right. 
  • You will have a larger array of colors to work with. 
  • The lines will be fine and you will need to pay large attention to detail. 
  • Most importantly, you will need to have a dedicated area of your home in order to complete a larger paint by number kit. 

Animal Paint by Number Kits 

Animal paint by number kits will be great for people of all ages. You can choose elephant, llamas, giraffes, and virtually any type of animal that you can think of. Some more rustic animal paint by number kits will have several animals laid out on a large farm. These are fun for kids. Elephant paint by number kits are popular. Many people who are fans of the “big five” in Africa will often get complimentary paint by number kits of animals to create a themed section of their home.  

Animal paint by number kits will also be a great way to decorate your child’s room or nursery. There are many different animals, such as koalas, that will be great if you are expecting a child in your family soon. Here are some great animal paint by number kit ideas: 

  • Tiger paint by number kits 
  • Lion paint by number kits 
  • Koala paint by number kits 
  • Otter paint by number kits 
  • Wolf paint by number kits 
  • Elephant paint by number kits 

Senior Paint by Number Kits  

Paint by number kits are a great gift for seniors. Instead of doing a puzzle, paint by number kits can stimulate the hands and memory. Paint by number kits hep seniors feel better and happier. There are also physical benefits since they are working with their hands. Painting can help seniors with hand and eye coordination and will help with dexterity.  

Astronomical Paint by Number Kits   

These are paint by number kits that depict the night sky. These are often based upon the mind’s eye. Some of the paintings of the night sky can include galaxy paint by number kits, lunar paint by number kits, and night sky paint by number kits. Some of these astronomical paint by number kits will have a fantasy element to them. For example, you might have a planet or moon in the night sky with a person in the foreground.  

Choosing the Right Paint by Number Kit 

Choosing the right paint by number kit doesn’t have to be a challenge. Here are a few guidelines to help you find the perfect paint by number kit: 

  • Find one that looks like it is within your skill set. You will know a kit’s difficulty by the number of paints, the detail of the lines, and its size. 
  • Pick one that is interesting to you. If you are looking for animals, pick one that speaks to you. 
  • Think about where you will be hanging your final product. The area where you hang your canvas will be brought to life by your paint by number kit. 

If you want to buy a paint by number kit, work with Artist By Number to find the kit tht is right for you.  


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