Wheel Of Hearts Paint By Number Kit from ArtYouCraft
Pros: Beautiful pattern, fun to do, detailed instructions
Take a look at this very pretty, very “different” paint-by-number kit. Isn’t it adorable? It’s called “Wheel Of Hearts” and it’s available in six different color combinations. All of them are gorgeous. Or, maybe this design isn’t your thing. That’s Ok – they have seven other styles, in a total of 40 color combinations.
What makes this kit so different from other paint-by-number kits? Well, the biggest difference is that you’re painting on wood, not on a canvas. So when you’re finished you have a beautiful, sturdy piece of artwork. You can hang it on a wall, or display it flat on a table. Varnished to a high shine, it’s quite stunning, no matter where you place it.
The other thing that makes it different is that there are some spots purposely left unpainted. In this case, it’s the four wheels and their spokes, on the sides. Those are left unpainted, allowing the wood to show through. It makes for a very attractive, and unique look.
Where does one find this kit? On http://www.artyoucraft.com . Take a look, you’re sure to find something that strikes your fancy.
What comes in the kit? In this case, seven numbered paint canisters, plus an extra canister of black paint, used for touch-up work. The 8.5″ by 11″ wood canvas with its black lines and circles, defining the pattern. Two paint brushes, a paper template with the numbers filled in to show you which color goes where, a small piece of sandpaper to smooth the edges, a small color graphic showing the completed project, a small canister of varnish and a brush to apply it, a hanger, and an instruction sheet.
As far as the instructions go, these are the most complete and detailed instructions I’ve ever seen in a paint-by-number kit. They explain everything you need to know. How to maintain the consistency of the paint, how to care for the brushes, and how to apply the varnish. I’ve done a lot of paint-by-number kits and have learned a bunch of tricks along the way. But these instructions even taught me a thing or two.
In the end, if you use a steady hand and take your time, you can end up with a gorgeous finished product. Teens through adults will enjoy doing these projects. The spaces where the paint goes are pretty big, it’s not like there are thousands of tiny little spots to fill in. Even some kids might enjoy doing a project like this. You might just want to help them with the “touchup” portion of the project, where you correct any spots where they painted outside the lines.
I am thrilled with how this project came out, and I really enjoyed doing it. I think the price for the kit is fair, given everything that comes with it. And the website’s customer service has been impeccable. I had some questions, and they were answered very quickly.
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