Paint Your Numbers

Here's How You Can Transform a Photo Into a Painting

What if you could turn one of your best memories into a high-quality painting all on your own, in less than the time it takes you to post on your Instagram? Well, at Paint Your Numbers, we found a way for you to create personalized art from the comfort of your own home. 

Just send us one of your favorite photos, and we'll make you a premium paint by number kit for you to complete at your own pace. You can transform your photo into a painting in just a few simple steps.

We all have great memories, but sometimes you want something more permanent than another digital snapshot. Whether it's that perfect photo of you and your partner or that one picture of the family pet, some memories are too important to just leave online. You are unique, and so are your memories. 

Sometimes you just want a relaxing way to spend your evenings. If you're not feeling inspired but want to do something crafty, you can create a one of a kind piece of art without stressing about the final result. Show off your newfound creativity with one of our custom paint by number kits. You can get all the benefit of expressing yourself artistically, without the stress of starting from scratch. 

Everyone knows how much a painting brightens up your space, but you may not want the same unoriginal print everyone else has. On the other hand, buying a unique painting can hurt your wallet—serious art costs a lot of money! And let's be honest, you like your dog, but maybe not enough to pay the big bucks for a painting. Making your own art takes time and talent that most of us lack.  

Don't worry, though. We found a great solution to this problem. Now you can tap into your creative side without the hassle of years of training needed for traditional painting. You can be an incredible artist, even if you've never tried art before—you don't need to be Bob Ross to make a great painting, just paint by numbers!

What Are Paint By Numbers Kits?

We've told you a lot about paint by number kits, but what actually are they? Basically, we take a photo, divide it into separate shapes, and then assign a number to each shape. Each number corresponds to a color. You use these numbers to tell what hue to fill in each outline.

 Once you filled in all the outlines, the picture emerges as a finished work of art. It's basically a grown-up coloring book that gives you an incredible result. As long as you've learned to color inside the lines, you can transform your favorite photos into a painting in no time!

The tradition of paint by number actually goes all the way back to the great masters. Leonardo Da Vinci used to number objects in his compositions so his assistants could color them in when he wasn't there. His famous painting, The Last Supper, was made this way. If it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for us.

By the early 1950s, paint by number was a massive trend. Millions of kits were made, and this type of art was featured on record covers, in museums, and even in the White House! Your Grandma probably loved it! They are still popular today as a way to relax and spend your leisure time creatively (*cough Paint Your Numbers cough*).

One of the many advantages offered by our service is that you can select whatever image you want, while back in the day, you had to paint whatever they had in stock. And while we haven't asked him, we don't think Da Vinci takes requests anymore. But now, if you have the photo, you can paint it. 

But how do you transform your photos into a painting? It's actually a simple three-step process.

Step 1: Uploading Your Photo

Uploading a photo to our website is quick and easy—even more, simple than it sounds. In the same amount of time that it takes you to scroll through your feed, you can upload a photo here.

 If the image is on your phone or computer, just go to our website and follow the prompts. If the image is on a standalone camera, you'll need to transfer it to your device first before proceeding. As long as you can upload the image to our site, we can make it into a paint by number kit. Just remember to use a high-quality image. When it comes down to it, the hardest part is deciding which one of your photos to pick. 

Step 2: Order your Personalized Paint by Numbers

Once you've finished uploading your picture, select your preferred size, and complete the transaction. All of our canvases are affordable and you have plenty of options to find what best fits your space.  Your image will be converted into a detailed paint by numbers image printed on a high-quality canvas. 

If you want, you can add a DIY frame  to show off your creation. It's classy, well-made, and easy to build. This is the perfect way to showcase your creativity and would be just the thing to complete any room. Our DIY canvas frame kit comes with all the hardware needed to create the perfect frame to match your custom art and display it to the world. Just add it to your cart when you order the canvas, and you'll get the perfect frame to go along with your painting. 

The best part is shipping is free worldwide (everyone loves free shipping!). In around three weeks, your order will be completed and on its way. The ordering process is designed to be easy and fast, so you don't have to add more stress to your life and can get those creative juices flowing. 

Step 3: Enjoy the Creative Process

Putting it all Together

Once the package arrives at your door, it's time to open it up and get started creating. Everything you need to make your painting is in your box—all of the paints, brushes, and other equipment are included! Plus, the paints are all exactly color-matched to your image, so you don't need to worry about mixing your paints. Fill in each outline with the corresponding color, and before you know it, your unique piece of art will be finished. 

Painting Advice

Generally speaking, the best way to finish your painting is to color in all the spaces one color at a time. It may seem that starting in one area and working your way out would be the best way, but that method is more prone to mistakes and frustration. Filling in all the spaces one color at a time will minimize the amount of clean up and wasted paint. 

It's better to start with the darkest color first and wait for each layer to dry. Make sure that you keep each color separated by cleaning your brush before you switch colors. Remember that light colors can easily get overpowered by darker ones, and try to avoid getting your lighter tones dirty.  The last thing you want is for the colors to run together and make that great picture of your grandma look like melted ice cream (unless that's your goal, so in that case, you do you, boo). 

The last bit of advice is to start with the largest blanks and finish with the smallest. By starting with the larger shapes, you'll have warmed up when you get to the fine details. This will help you develop the brush control that will make painting even easier next time. 

These tips will help you get the best result possible, but don't stress about the specific details. Making your art is supposed to be relaxing, and once you've started, you'll see how easy and fun it is to paint by numbers. 

Painting is the most complex part of the process, but it's also what makes it the most rewarding. But you got through 2020, so you can definitely get through some arts and crafts. Once it's done, you'll be left with a unique and long-lasting painting created from your favorite photo.

Art Made Easy

Transforming your photo into a painting is an easy, simple, and cost-effective process. Just upload your picture to our website, wait for it to show up, and then follow the directions to create your own unique piece of art. In just three steps, you can create art that is exclusively yours.