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29 of 29 found the following review helpful:
my favorite paint by numberMar 02, 2011
I have done many many paint by numbers. I think the number is approaching 20, every one i have painted was made by dimensions/paint works. I love their products, easy to follow and read, good quality paints and even an instruction sheet. I like how they have you mix colors but label it with a letter it makes life easier. This particular picture turned out beautifully. I really wish i could visit this scene. instead its hanging in the living room for all to see. I really recommend it the colors are soo beautiful and bright.
20 of 21 found the following review helpful:
My first tryNov 24, 2011
"Say something about yourself!"
I loved to paint-by-number when I was in my early teens. These are NOTHING like the old kits. The paintings look like paintings, not paint-by-number renditions. I just retired and needed a hobby. Although, confusing at first, I got the hang of it and finished. It turned out beautifully. I didn't know how to use the paints and ended up having to order more black, but I learned. I just finished my second one and am moving on to my third - and will order more. I thoroughly enjoy this new challenge, and it is a challenge - but worth it!! My only criticism is that the brush included in the kit is poor quality. On my second painting, I bought my own brushes from a hobby store.
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Amazing! Great Paint-by-NumbersApr 14, 2013
Paint by numbers is my guilty pleasure/hobby. I always get frustrated with the selection available in the local craft stores, as they usually only have the simple ones intended for kids. I did purchase a more complex one once, but some of the paint had been opened and was completely dry, and the paint that was still usable was so thin that the numbers and lines showed right through after several coats.
Because of these tragic experiences, I decided to come online when my next painting urge struck, and I absolutely love this product. The paint is high-quality and the scene is very appealing. I am getting close to finishing this one after about a month and a half, and I will definitely buy this brand for my next project.
Although the paint is a nice quality, I have found that it looks better if you go over each section at least twice. One coat would look fine from afar, but I am a perfectionist -- although I would assume most people who enjoy this much tedious painting probably are too :). I always make sure each section completely covers the numbers and there isn't any white peeking through, which usually takes 2-3 coats. I think it's worth the extra time for the final result.
Highly recommended for a paint by numbers lover!
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
RelaxingJan 08, 2013
By Sophie Woodward
I've really enjoyed what I've painted thus far, I can really see it piecing together!
The painting does require a bit of work, quite a bit of mixing, and quite a bit of dexterity (some of the spots are small), but it is not particularly difficult, it's great for someone who wants to just relax and paint without becoming overly stressed.
I gave the product 4 stars as I did find it necessary to go out and buy more paint brushes (I've been using a liner, #2 and #6) as some of the areas are difficult to paint with the given brush as they're too small, and I found the larger brush much more useful in painting larger regions (although this isn't as necessary as the smaller liner, in my opinion). It also would have been nice if some sort of mixing dish was included for mixing all of the different paints, but since this is a pretty big painting for the price you're paying, I'd still very much recommend it.
11 of 14 found the following review helpful:
I wanted to love it...Mar 08, 2012
I wanted to love Paint by Numbers so badly! I wanted to express my creative side which is why I bought this. But unfortunately, it's a lot more difficult than I thought. The areas to paint for specific colors are very small and intricate. I found myself becoming more and more agitated trying to find the tiny places to paint.
This could definitely be for someone that has the time and patience to paint through it. It just wasn't for me.
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