Tip # 1: Clogged Brushes
The paint comes in the kit of paint by numbers are acrylic paints. This thick paint usually gets stuck in the brush once they are dried and does not come out easily. That eats up your plenty of time to remove it. Grab nail Polish thinner and dip your brush in it just for few seconds. The clotty color will leave hairs of the brush quickly without any hassle.
Tip # 2: Don't hesitate to use water
I would suggest you not to use the color directly on the canvas. AS I have told you this paint is thicker, it is better to add a few drops of water in it before applying to make its consistency according to your need.
Tip # 3: Wet piece of Cloth
Let me tell you a secret here. Your brushes require to be cleaned frequently while painting, use a wet piece of cloth instead of paper towel. Paper towel wear off quickly as compare to wet piece of cloth. It will help you to remove the residuals of the paint from the brush quickly and effectively.
Tip # 4: Be comfortable with the brushes
Sometimes it requires little effort to work with new brushes, although the brushes' comes in the kit works well. But I would suggest; if you have your own familiar brushes then use them instead because the control and comfort it gives you. If you are a painter, then you must know what I am talking about when it comes to using new brushes.
Tip # 5: Art of blurring
If you like to give the background or the corners of the picture a blurry look, then the best way to do is to stroke the painted color over the other near color on the canvas with the help of a clean and dry brush, or you can use your finger as well.
Tip inside tip: Use a Retarder if you want to slow the drying time of your paints for better blurring.
Tip # 6: Purpose of three brushes
There are three different sizes of brushes you will find in the kit. Each one has a different job to do. The big, medium and small brush are used for softness, sharpness, and crispness, respectively and for large and small areas. However, you can use them as per your need, but keep in mind not to paint all the parts with the single brush. Nonetheless, you can buy 10 pieces of brush set of a variety of sizes from us as well.
Tip # 7: Use of translucent
If you are a beginner, you might have some difficulty painting on the canvas, though the canvas you buy from all paint by numbers, is of extremely good quality. However, to avoid any inconvenience, apply gesso translucent on the surface of the canvas. It will give slightly textured and ready-to-adopt paint touch to the canvas. Further, it will give a look of a matte finish as well.
Tip # 8: Be clever
Oh, you will love this trick guys. Bring out your smartphone and take a full picture of the canvas before it gets painted. This will help you to check out what number was associated in a particular section before it was painted, in case you forgot. Or you can zoom the picture in your phone to see the tiny numbers in the tiny section, in case you can't see it properly.
Time for mother of all tips
All the tips and tricks are useless until you are not emotionally, physically and mentally ready to paint. Build a passion for art in yourself and be comfortable and relax. Feel the first stroke of the brush like a feather on your nerve and try to blend your emotions with the lovely colors, then only you can master the art of painting fully and effectively.