Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Paint-By-Numbers (1)

Not good at painting? Hate the mess? Don't know where to start?

Here are two DIY painting projects you can get off the shelf and get right to it.

Our DD2 is hopeless when it comes to art.. well, guess she doesn't have it in her but she yearns to be as good as her jie-jie. Since we don't send her for art lessons, we have our own DIY stuff at home she can do ad-hoc.

It doesn't take a great artist to attempt this, but it gives those who aren't artistically inclined a shot at it without feeling dampened. Anyone can be great at these.. especially if it's done together with lots in between chats, laughter and yes together with our love. Here's sharing a few that we have..

Painting By Numbers DIY

$12 for 2 small boxes from Dawn's Gifts 

( @ Sembawang Shopping Centre )

This is an ideal introduction to painting for the young or the inexperienced artist. Simply follow the instruction step by step and you can start painting right away.

Begin painting your picture by choosing the larger colour areas first. It is advisable to paint all the areas with the same number before moving on to a different colour and start at the top of the board and work downwards.

Allow each section to dry before moving on to the next. Work slowly and carefully and lay a piece of paper in between your hand and the board to prevent smudging. never overload your brush with paint.

Acrylic paints cover lines and numbers easily so only a small amount of paint needs to be loaded onto the brush. If too much paint is mixed, you may find that you will not have enough paint to complete your picture.

NO WATER required.

To give your picture a unique finish, you can add final touches of your own.


$8.45 from POPULAR Bookstores

Your child can amaze anyone with these cool sea creature posters. *wink* Book comes with 10 bright watercolour paints, a small paintbrush, 8 sea creature posters ready for them to paint.

Just use the matching paint within the coloured outlines, tear out the poster and hang it up to dry and ready to be admired!

Still work in progress with this piece to date but at least it keeps DD2 "quietly" occupied. ;) Sure helps build her concentration and patience. Kekekee.. LOL!

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