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Monday, June 11, 2012

DIY Paint-By-Numbers: Strolling In The Rain (数字油画: 雨中漫步)

I had always wanted to try one of these paint-by-numbers kit ever since I spotted them at a Bishan pushcart. There are now several of these pushcarts in various malls but they are expensive! It wasn't until I came across a rather good deal that I decided to take the plunge.

Paint-By-Numbers

The kits come in various sizes and the one I got measures 40 x 50 cm. It includes a cotton canvas on a wooden frame, a photocopy of the canvas with instructions, a set of paints and 3 paint brushes.

Paint-By-Numbers

Although the pots of paint are minute, they are enough for you to complete the painting.

Paint-By-Numbers


Paint-By-Numbers

 This is the painting I got myself. A couple strolling in the rain. I'd like to do that some day.

Paint-By-Numbers

Well, and that's where all things good about paint-by-numbers end. This is what you get when you follow the boundaries. In fact, I've adjusted it slightly so that it looks better. Compare it with the picture above. It's still terrible.

Paint-By-Numbers

If you do not have any artistic talent whatsoever, you are not going to get the beautiful picture they promised you on the box. Now excuse me while I go beg around for some.

Paint-By-Numbers




Click here to view another DIY Painting (completed): Blossoming Almond Tree by Vincent Van Gogh.

7 comments:

Jessril said...

Dear Chloe,

May I know how much you paid for this?
Thanks!

chloe.poppy said...

Jessril,

$19.90 I believe, from one of those vouchers/deals site.

SummerKnit said...

Can share which site? Thanks!

chloe.poppy said...

SummerKnit,

I don't remember unfortunately as it was some time ago. I'm not sure if the deal is still on. Do a google on paint-by-numbers Singapore $19.90 or something like that. Or you could ask at the shop #03-25 in Plaza Singapura. I bought it from them but not through them.

SummerKnit said...

Oh thank you so much (: I didn't know they sell at PS! Will go check it out.

Lim.Teh.Here said...

Hi, i happened to chance upon your blog and saw your painting. I'm doing one currently, also 40 x 50. The colour may not look as vibrant as the pic's but the overall effect still looks good. I encourage you to finish the your painting. It looks good!

chloe.poppy said...

Lim.Teh.Here,

Haha, how did you know I left it uncompleted? Thanks for the encouragement. I hope the paints have not dried up though.