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9220 SW Barbur Blvd  Suite 119-154
Portland, OR  97219
(503)922-0239
Anyone can Paint Photo s with our Custom Paint By Number Kit.s
What size kits are available?
Grisaille Paint Kits
A stylized grayscale image on primed cotton canvas
A custom paint palette of 30 to 60 acrylic paints.
Three or Four artists' brushes.
Plastic palette if needed
Easy to follow instructions for completing your
artwork.

-See how the paint system works
here
A numbered canvas on primed cotton.
A custom paint palette of 30 to 60 acrylic paints
Three artists' brushes.
A 16" x 20" numbered reference guide.
Easy to follow instructions for completing your
artwork.
Color Digital Outlined Guide is now available on
request at no charge. Click here to see a sample.
Kit Contents
Custom Grisaille Paint Kits

People, animals or landscapes will work. What works best
are well-defined images with fixed edges(not abstracts or
dreamy watercolors). Swirling surf and interesting clouds are
particularly difficult.

The quality of your art canvas reflects the quality of your
original photo so of course you'll want the photo to be in
focus and properly exposed. Extremely dark or light
shadows should be avoided. Copyrighted photos can not
be used without the photographer's consent.

If you're uncertain as to whether or not an image
will work well - email it to us first and we will take a
look and let you know
.
Traditional PBNs

Close-up shots of people work best. You'll need to limit the
number of people to one or two people on the 11 x 14 and
up to three on the 16 x 20.

The quality of your art canvas reflects the quality of your
original photo so of course you'll want the photo to be in
focus and properly exposed. Extremely dark or light photos
should not be used. Photos with a lot of dark shadows
should be avoided. Copyrighted photos can not be used
without the photographer's consent.

If you're uncertain as to whether or not an image
will work well - email it to us first and we will take a
look and let you know.
What kind of subjects work best for a Paint By Number painting?
Please don't send retouched or cropped copies of your images - Send the original digital file. Please contact us if you
need further instruction or help sending the file.
If you are using a digital camera or phone to take a photo, please endure that the image is large enough by filling the frame with the
image and setting the resolution to at least 2Mb - even bigger is better.
Do not send copyrighted photos (professional photos - look on the back for the copyright mark).

How do I send you my photo?
You can upload a digital image to us here or attach it to an email to db@paintbynumberkit.com  .

Will the entire photo be depicted on the canvas?
Depending on the size and shape of the photo it may need to be cropped to so that the image will fit into the dimensions of the
canvas(roughly 4 x 5). Additionally, our experienced graphic artists will straighten, color balance and arrange and crop the image to
give you the best artwork possible. Let us know about any specific concerns you have.

Can you crop things/people out of  the photo I send?
Yes. Explain how you would like the image cropped or what it is that you want eliminated.

Can I  paint one of these? Is it easy?
Yes. It doesn't take any special skills or experience, save the ability to read and follow directions.  You can do this.
Easy? Well some of it is easy to paint. Every canvas has some small details that are necessary for a good painting. We don't
recommend our kits for young children Click here to check out the
PBN details page.
The Grisaille paint kit is a bit more demanding in that you do have to actually
read the instructions. Once you understand how the
concept applies to your painting though - it's easy to follow.


What does the Stretcher bar kit contain? Is it difficult to assemble?
(Stretcher bars are used to mount the cotton fabric canvas)
It is not difficult to assemble. If you can hammer a nail without hurting yourself, you can do it. To assemble it you will need: a
hammer, pliers, heavy-duty stapler, and an extra set of hands.
If you are not up to doing it yourself, most frame shops will stretch canvas, albeit at a higher price.
The kit contains:
Four stretcher bars with mitered edges, eight wooden keys for adjusting the frame, two screw eyes, a length of picture wire and
easy to follow instructions.
Stretcher bar kits add about $4.50 to the shipping charges.

Can I pay with my credit card?
Yes, we're using Paypal to process our online orders right now. This works whether you have a Paypal account or not - It is of
course a secure server.
See the
Order Page for the particulars.

What is the shipping time for my Paint By Number Kit?
Usually about three to four weeks from receipt of the order and image. Kits are sent USPS Priority Mail. Delivery
confirmation info will be emailed so you can track your order online. Let us know if you need the kit for a particular date and we
will do our best to meet your deadline......
EXCEPT......
Christmas orders usually take longer(anything ordered October or later). We will post an order deadline date for Christmas
delivery. If we promise it for Christmas - you will get it - no need to call and check.

What are shipping charges and sales tax?
We're in Oregon. There is no sales tax.
US shipping is USPS Priority Mail - $12.00 per kit.  Two kits shipped to the same address or Kit with stretcher bars is
$15.00. Orders shipped to Oregon and Washington are a bit less.
International Shipments are not configured at the moment and require prior correspondence with us.
Shipping charges will be visible before you commit to the purchase.

I'm in a hurry. Can I get if faster?
Some of the time this is possible. Contact us via email and we'll work with you to get your Paint By Number Kit in your
hands as fast as possible. We offer Express mail shipping in the US and, if our schedule allows, the option of doing a Rush
Order. Be sure and let us know if you need the kit by a particular date.

What is your Return Policy?
Click here to read about our Return Policy

What is your privacy policy?
Click here to read about our Privacy Policy.
Koko's     Paint By Number Kit
Party Kits
Sending Photos
All Koko's Painting kits are hand-detailed and matched to our custom palette of mixed paint colors.
  • We have over 230 different paints available - your kit will contain 30 - 60 paints depending on the painting.  Mixing
    paints is possible but not necessary.
  • Actual humans work on your painting to make sure that paint colors are realistic - No computer-averaging that tends
    to put green hair on the dog or purple skin on the baby.
  • Before we do the computer output of your painting, our designers detail facial features, house trim and other
    necessary components so they end up on the canvas. Our goal is a painting you'll be proud to show off.
Click here to take a look at some of our customers' paintings.
Traditional Paint By Number
Grisaille Kits





Primed cotton canvas

The 11" x 14" $109. (one person/pet portrait,simple scene )


The
16" x 20"  $140. (Most anything that isn't overly
complex
 - not too many people or too much detail )


Stretcher bar kits for cotton canvas are $12., $15.




Primed cotton canvas

The 11" x 14"  $109. (one person portrait)
  + $20. for a second person on the canvas

The
16" x 20"  $140.  (one or two person portrait, wider
shot of one person
)
  + $20. for a third person on the canvas


Stretcher bar kits for cotton canvas are $12., and $15.
Questions?   (503) 922-0239
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