Custom Paint By Numbers RSS



Announcing our New Free Printable Color by Numbers

When we released our first printable product last year (a design template for Printable Paint by Numbers), we were excited about how well it was received by customers. Many people have downloaded our templates and created paintings for free!  At this point in our journey, we had decided that creating a completely new type of product was a smart move because we had learned so much about how people liked to use our products, what features they liked the most—and what features really resonated with them from our past experiences with customers using the printable designs we offered on our website. We wanted to give everyone access to these designs and encourage them to get creative with color combinations and...

Continue reading



Announcement: Schipper Paint by Number Kits Now in Stock

We've become famous for our custom paint by number products. As we've grown, we've become famous for our custom paint by number products. At this point, thousands of customers have commissioned their own unique paint by numbers kit from a family photo. We're able to deliver these products in days instead of weeks because we make them in-house at our studio space in Columbus, Ohio. We take great pride in making high quality products and are committed to making high quality painting products accessible to everyone. Today, we're announcing that we now sell Schipper Paint by Numbers We're thrilled to announce that we now carry a new paint by number brand, Schipper. These kits are for adult painters who want...

Continue reading



5 Schipper paint by number kits you need to see (2022)

Schipper designs and builds some of the highest quality paint by number kits in the world. Designed and built in Germany, Schipper paint by number kits are rare to find in retail stores and even online. At Paintable Pictures we'll try to break down our favorite Schipper paint by number kits and where you can find them! If you want to browse Schipper designs on your own, see our full collection of Schipper paint by number kits.  1) Schipper The Butterfly Fairy paint by number kit Schipper's The Butterfly Fairy is part of their 4-part "Magical" Series, and is our favorite in that series. Each of the 4 Magical Series designs could argue for this top spot, but the design reminiscent of the Disney story...

Continue reading



Comparing the Sizes for a Couples Portrait: Using Grant Wood's American Gothic

We've shared before about the tradeoff in paint by number design between paintability and painting detail. There are basically two ways to make an image more paintable. One, you could allow for smaller regions and make more regions. The challenge with this approach is that it makes the canvas harder to paint. At a certain point, it's hard to accurately paint tiny regions with any reasonable paintbrush. The second way to make a paint by number more detailed is to increase the area that the image is mapped onto. This approach still makes the painting less paintable; there is now more area to paint. But it's just more work, not more impossible work. In the same way that a lever...

Continue reading



Our Best Paint by Number Tips

Congrats! You just received your Paintable Pictures kit in the mail and you're ready to get started. Here's a few tips to ease the process over the next few days or weeks (or even months, now that school's back in session).   1st- Take a reference photograph. Why: Helps to fix mistakes and read the numbers. How: Pull out your phone and take a few pictures of the canvas, make sure you have plenty of light so it's not blurry. Concentrate on the really dense areas and the ones most important to you. You can reference the photos if you painted a bit out of bounds. Sometimes zooming into the pictures can make it easier to read some of the...

Continue reading