5 Blending Secrets To Make Your Paint By Numbers Stand Out

November 15, 2022

If you love painting but lack the basic skills, painting by numbers is a fantastic option for you, it is pretty straightforward as you match every portion with its corresponding number and color. You will be amazed by the end product.

As a person trying to paint by numbers for the first time, blending might be a bit advanced and technical, but it will give your painting an excellent look. It might take some time to become a pro at it, but practice, they say, makes perfect.

In this article, we will be exploring how to use blending techniques to create mind-blowing masterpieces.

What Exactly is Blending?

Blending is when you combine two or more colors to create a striking look, and beginners might find it challenging but get better at it after consistent practice. Artists use blending to give their paintings a more realistic look.  It can also create a slow transition involving a mix of colors, like the ocean's waves, combining colors from blue and white or the sunset. This is important for horse paint by numbers because it needs to be realistic. 

It is possible to blend most paints, but the most prominent ones are oil and acrylic paints; they both have excellent abilities to transition slowly from one shade to another. One significant difference between them is that oil paints don’t get dried easily compared to acrylic ones; this gives you a long time to keep blending until you achieve the desired shade.

Tools Required For Blending

  • Paints
  • Flat water brush
  • Water
  • Paint Palette
  • Watercolour paper

5 Blending Secrets To Make Your Paint by Numbers Stand Out

  • Always do the blending step last.

It is a fantastic tip; this guarantees a lot of paint as the blending might consume lots of colors and requires mixing two colors to get a different shade. Blending serves as a finishing touch to your painting after you might have painted other areas. It allows you to blend and manipulate until you get that polished look.

  • Avoid Overpainting.

Loading your brush with too much paint will do more harm than good; take your time and blend the colors till you achieve the desired shade you have in mind. You can always leave a particular portion and return to it instead of overloading it with paint.

  • Start with the lightest shade.

The lightest shades are the easiest to start with; look for the numbers and blend the colors in a way that looks smooth and not rough with unnecessary patches. If you're using a cat paint by numbers kit, you'll have to be extra careful to create the right effect. 

  • Blend when the paint is wet.

Blending when the paint is wet makes it better to manipulate; it is crucial to be very careful when working with acrylic paints because they get dried on time compared to oil paints. You can use a mist spray to increase the drying time of acrylic paints.

  • Work gently and slowly.

You must be extremely careful and keep various sizes of brushes at a close range as they serve different purposes in the blending process. For example, smaller brush strokes give a more intricate definition to the painting.

Final Thoughts 

Take advantage of these blending secrets; you will be painting like a pro in no time. They can help you achieve that detailed look and feel you have always been yearning to make your paintings stand out.

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