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Frames by Numbers

Instruction Manual

This instruction manual will guide you through the process of creating your own masterpiece.

1: Preparation

  • Choose a well-lit and comfortable workspace.

  • Cover your workspace with a protective sheet or newspaper.

  • Unpack the kit and familiarize yourself with the contents.

  • Check that you have the frame, paints, paintbrushes, and this instruction manual.

  • Carefully remove the easel back board and the glass from the frame, and store them in a safe place.

2: Getting Started

  • Examine the frame to identify the numbered areas corresponding to each color.

  • View the Tips & Tricks section to get the best experience with your technique and color mixing

  • Open the paint containers and stir them gently with a paintbrush to ensure they are well-mixed.

  • Match each paint color to the corresponding number on the frame.

3: Painting Process

  • Start with the largest numbered area on the frame.

  • Dip your brush into the appropriate paint color, ensuring it is fully coated but not overloaded.

  • Paint within the designated area using smooth and even strokes, following the outline.

  • Continue painting the frame, working from the largest to the smallest numbered areas.

  • Use a different brush or rinse your brush thoroughly when switching between colors to prevent color contamination.

  • Apply additional layers to cover the numbers and outlines.

4: Drying and Touch-Ups

  • Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on to adjacent areas or applying a new color.

  • Inspect the frame for any touch-ups or missed spots.

  • Use a small brush or toothpick to make necessary adjustments and ensure all areas are filled with the appropriate color.

5: Displaying and Framing

  • When the painting is fully dried and you are happy with the outcome, you can choose to display it as is or apply a clear varnish over the painted surface to provide a protective layer.

  • Carefully return the glass, place your chosen picture inside the frame, and then attach the easel back board.

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Tricks & Tips

  • Begin with lighter colors and work your way to darker ones to avoid smudging.

  • Apply thin layers of paint to prevent overloading the canvas and ensure smoother results.

  • Allow each layer to dry completely before applying the next color to prevent mixing.

  • Choose the appropriate brush size for each section, opting for smaller brushes for fine details.

  • Focus on one number at a time to maintain accuracy and avoid confusion.

  • Start at the top of the frame and work your way down to avoid resting your hand on wet paint.

  • If the numbers are too small, you can enlarge the artwork by using the following link Digital Artwork.

  • For more realistic results, you can blend adjacent colors by applying a small amount of each and blending them on the canvas.

  • Try different painting techniques like stippling, cross-hatching, or dry brushing for texture and depth.

  • If you make a mistake, don't worry. Wait for the paint to dry, then paint over it with the correct color.

  • Feel free to add your own creative touches or customize colors to make the painting uniquely yours.


You Ask, We Answer

  • What is Frames by Numbers?

Frames by Numbers is an innovative DIY painting kit that allows you to create beautiful picture frames by filling in numbered sections on a canvas wrapped frame with corresponding colors.

  • What does a typical Frames by Numbers kit include?

A typical Frames by Numbers kit includes a wooden frame wrapped with high-quality canvas with a pre-printed design, acrylic paints in numbered containers, a set of paintbrushes, and instructions sheet.

  • Can I mix or blend colors in the kit?

Yes, feel free to add your own creative touch.

  • How long does it typically take to complete a Frames by Numbers project?

The time to complete a project varies based on complexity and individual painting speed. On average, it takes anywhere from a few hours to a few days to finish a Frames by Numbers frame.

  • How do I place an order for a Frames by Numbers kit?

Ordering a Frames by Numbers kit is easy. Visit our online store, browse the available designs, select your favorite, and add it to your cart. Then, proceed to checkout and provide your shipping information.

  • What are the shipping options and timeframes?

We offer various shipping options, including standard and expedited delivery. Shipping timeframes depend on your location and the chosen shipping method, typically ranging from a few days to a couple of weeks.

  • Do you offer returns and exchanges for Frames by Numbers kits?

Yes, we have a hassle-free return policy. If you receive a damaged or incorrect kit, contact our customer support within 30 days, and we'll arrange for a replacement or refund.

  • How can I contact customer support for assistance?

You can reach our friendly customer support team through the form below.

  • Are Frames by Numbers kits safe to use?

Our Frames by Numbers kits designed for adults use. The acrylic paints are non-toxic, but we recommend adult supervision for young children.

  • Can I customize a Frames by Numbers kit or request specific designs?

Currently, we offer a range of pre-designed kits. While we don't provide custom designs, you have an option to buy our Artist Frame without pre-printed graphics.

  • How can I share feedback on my Frames by Numbers experience?

We value your feedback! Share your thoughts on social media using our #framesbynumbers hashtag, or email us directly.

  • Do you offer bulk orders or special event packages for Frames by Numbers?

Yes, we provide discounts for bulk orders, making Frames by Numbers a fantastic option for parties, team-building events, and special occasions. Contact our team for details.

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