When I was a kid, I was fascinated by paint-by-number, but I’d be lying if I said that the actual painting part was my favorite. For me, it was all about those little paint pots. They were so small, and they had neat caps that attached to the pot and snapped closed. Plus, they were all connected together, and I dunno why, but that was incredibly fascinating to little me. Heck, it’s still fascinating to big me! I’d dip my brush in a pot o’ color and swirl it around, completely mesmerized. Oh, I’d eventually get around to painting, but you could’ve just handed me a brush and the paint pots, and I would have been occupied for the rest of the afternoon. And when I discovered that I could actually MIX the colors? Oh, yeah.
So, when Damask Love approached me with the idea of doing a printable paint-by-number for our next collaborative project, I immediately got the warm and fuzzies thinking about all of the good times that I had with those little paint pots when I was a kid. And I almost lost it when I saw that she actually made her own little pots o’ color for the project. Squeeeee!
This project was such a fun challenge. It really gave me a new appreciation for the painting part of paint-by-number, and I have to admit that I totally nerded out when I was setting up and numbering the different areas of color.
Head on over to Damask Love to download your very own copy of the succulent paint-by-number, and be sure to check out Amber’s helpful paint-by-number tips while you’re over there!
image from Damask Love