I tried Winnie’s Picks paint by numbers, and this happened.
You all know I love to create and make art. This time I was curious to try something new and different- paint by numbers. If you have been following my blog since the beginning, you know I previously, talked about my experience with the healing power of art and how it helped me in the grief process after Dusty died. I’m no Picasso by any means but I love colorful abstract art. It makes me feel happy and I get to use my creative outlet by making art that resonates with my passions. Speaking of which, sometime last year, I was scrolling the world wide web from my cell phone and in my sidebar feed I saw Winnie’s Picks paint by numbers for adults. What? They have paint by numbers for adults too. I’m curious. I tried Winnie’s Picks paint by numbers, and this is what happened.
*This is not a sponsored post. I spent my own funds and am sharing my own experience with using Winnie’s Picks paint by numbers kit. This is my honest feedback.
What is Winnie’s Picks?
After taking a quick glimpse of the advertisement and browsing their selection of designs I decided to purchase the colorful modern abstract cat design. The retail price is $29.95 however I happened to get my kit on sale for less with a discount code.
Now keep in mind the website features a variety of different themed art you can create from vintage and landscapes to animals and florals. They also can do custom works.
So how does it work? When you order your kit online in the mail, you’ll receive your kit.
What’s in the kit?
As noted on their website, you’ll receive the following.
- High-quality linen canvas rolled in a strong tube – Certified wrinkle-free (Size 16″x20″ / 40x50cm).
- Acrylic paint set – No need to mix the colors & more than enough paint to complete the painting.
- Set of 4 brushes – You can start painting straight from the box.
- Complete painting instructions – Perfect for beginners.
Is paint by numbers for me?
I personally love trying new things. I love cats and I love painting. So why not. But for those who have never considered this before, I’d recommend it. It’s a great kit for beginners.
Additionally, paint by numbers is relaxing. It’s easy to follow and you can go at your own pace. It’s a great gift idea for a loved one or even for yourself. The kit includes everything you need, so there is no stress about finding the right paint colors or brushes.
I had a great experience using their website with no issues. However, the company does make note of how they value providing great service to their customers in the following manner.
- Customer satisfaction is their number one priority.
- Each canvas is rolled in a cardboard tube and regular paintings are shipped with DHL from California.
- Winnie’s Picks is a registered company that sells licensed artwork from artists.
- Shipping is timely and they send orders worldwide.
- Affordable pricing. Kits range from $24.95 + and up.
- They also have secure checkout with PayPal or major credit cards.
- They also offer gift cards for purchase.
- Returns are accepted on regular/non-custom paint by number kits.
So, I’m sure you are wondering, how was my experience using this paint by numbers kit. I will say it was a process…. a good one! Let me break it down.
True to form just as the website noted, I received my paint by numbers kit in the mail promptly. My shipment came securely wrapped in a cardboard tube. Upon opening the container, I saw everything was included as described.
I received 4 paintbrushes, pre-numbered and sorted acrylic paints, mounting brackets, and nails, instructions, large linen canvas to paint as well as a small-scale duplicate on paper. Lastly, the company included an index-sized color print as a guide or reference to use while painting.
The only thing not included in the kit was a jar or container to use to rinse off your paintbrushes while changing colors and paper towels for cleanup.
I started my project by laying my linen canvas on the flat surface of my desk. I left room on the sides to have my paints and water jar easily accessible.
What I love about paint by numbers is it’s easy to follow. The instructions did recommend painting from top to bottom or left to right as to avoid getting paint on your forearms or smudging up your work. That makes sense to me. All sections of the design are numbers and outlined clearly. If I had only one critique, it would be to make the font size of the numbers larger. Or maybe I’m just getting old?
I’m the type of person that prefers organization and strategy, so I decided to choose a number and stick with that one number throughout the painting and work left to right while working. Sometimes it was helpful to just rotate the linen canvas 90 degrees while working too.
Once I was finished with one color, I rinsed by brushes and moved on to the next number. That was my strategy throughout this paint project. Additionally, I used the larger brush when painting large sections of the design and used the very fine point brushes when painting narrow or small sections.
I started this project in the first week of July and finished in about 3 weeks. I fit in time on the weekends a few hours each time to do my painting.
During painting and re-touching up some areas, I noticed my paints start to dry out however by adding a few drops of water and stirring with the wooden end of my paintbrush, I was easily able to get the smooth liquid consistency I needed to finish my painting.
It was fun watching my colorful modern abstract cat come alive slowly. By the last week of the month, I was finished. The beauty of a paint by numbers project is you can go as fast or as slow as you like.
Here is how the result turned out. What do you think? I think it turned out great for my first time.
If you are the creative type or just plain curious to try something new, consider Winnie’s Picks paint by numbers kits! They offer shipping worldwide. They offer a selection of standard kits from florals, animals, and landscapes as well as custom works.
The kit includes everything you need to get started so it’s suitable for all levels, including beginners.
The paint by numbers kits make for a great gift any time of year and is a great way to decompress from the stresses of daily life. We all could use tools to de-stress, right?
To learn more about Winnie’s picks and what they have to offer, visit their website here.
Share your thoughts
What did you think of this colorful modern cat? Would you give Winnie’s Picks a try? Have you already tried paint by numbers? Do you paint or draw? Do you think this would make for a nice gift idea? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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