Crafting: Paint By Number – Cats
Time Required: 4 to 6 hours depending on number of layers
Review of kit: 4 out of 5 stars
I still had one of these paint-by-numbers sets lying around that I purchased years ago… woops. I didn’t get around to doing it then, although I do like to paint-by-number, but I just never really got around to it. So, since I had some spare time on my hands, I decided to finally finish this project.
While the kit is listed as age 9+, some parts of it were tricky to paint. Perhaps this was because of the age of the kit, and half of the paint having dried out already. I could salvage most of the paint by adding water, and mixing it with water, though. It’s probably a lot easier if you – unlike me – don’t wait 10 or so years to get started on this. You’ll also probably need to use less layers.
The kit contained several elements: paint brushes, paint, the painting itself with the drawing of the cats on, the frame, and glitter. The brush was still in good shape, but like I mentioned, most of the paint had dried (mea culpa, though, not the kit to blame for that). But as you can see, besides some water, this kit has everything you need to get started.
Above is a close-up of the first layer, with some colors painted, others not yet painted. I found it really relaxing to work on this painting, and it’s a nice bonus that the cats resemble my cats.
And after a few more layers, and adding glitter… Tada!
I was debating whether to add the glitter or not, but ultimately, the painting seemed to demand it. Plus, this painting will be used to decorate the nursery, so it could use a whimsical touch. I really like the outcome of this painting, despite struggling with the paint. The cats look a bit like two of my cats – Teigetje and Kyra, which is a nice bonus.