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I have done decorative folk art and tole painting for many years now, but I haven't ever ventured to landscapes or anything else really. I have watched YouTube videos about water color painting and tried that a bit, but just a little dabbling! When I was offered to do a review of Winnie's Picks, I was so excited to try my hand at a different type of painting. I always find painting relaxing and cathartic, a real stress reliever!
Paint by number sets have been around since the early 1950s, and I do remember doing one or two simple ones as a child. Those early sets are actually collector's items nowadays! It seems that more and more people are starting to enjoy the hobby of painting by numbers again.
In order to do this review, I was allowed to go to the Winnie's Picks website and choose a painting to work on. I was amazed at the wonderful selection of pictures to choose from! Here are just a few:
Seriously, there are so many choices on their website that it was hard to make a decision. Not only that, there is a choice to have your own custom pictures made into a paint by number chart! That is something that really interests me! Well, I finally made a choice for this project, which I will tell you about in a moment, and let Winnie's Picks know what I had decided on. They sent it right out to me in a sturdy package! Here is a video showing my experience opening the package.
The canvas, paints and brushes all came in a very sturdy tube. I was so impressed with the quality of the products, especially because the price for the kits is so reasonable! I have done some price comparison and the price for Winnie's Picks great quality paint by number kits is extremely competitive. Plus, here is the exciting news! If you go to Winnie's Picks and order a kit, use the code 3winksdesign and you will get $5.00 off your kit!
As I said in the video, I chose a picture called Austrian Train. As of this writing, I haven't finished it yet, but here is a photo gallery of some of my progress:
Winnie's Picks has resources on their site that give you tips about the best ways to paint and take care of your supplies, like the brushes. As I worked, I found a few of my own tips that helped a lot. Here is another video that shows more of my progress and I explain my review of the product and go over some of the most important tips.
Now, if all of this info has given you the bug to try Paint by Number yourself, here is one more bit of exciting news! I am collaborating with some other awesome grandmother bloggers and Winnie's Picks to host a GIVE AWAY! 3 lucky readers will win a $50 giftcard! So, come back everyday and keep entering! (I really hope that some of my readers win!) Here are the rules:
• This giveaway is open to everyone worldwide age 18+
• Three winners will be chosen
• Each winner will receive a $50 gift card to be redeemed at Winnie's Picks
• Starts on August 3, 2019 at 9:00 PM Central
• Ends on August 17, 2019 at 9:00 PM Central
• You may enter once per day
• Winners will be randomly selected using Giveaway Tools
• Winners will be notified via email
• Winners will have 24 hours to respond or new winners will be chosen
• This giveaway is void where prohibited
• No purchase necessary
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Even if you don't win, please click through this link and use code 3winksdesign and get your $5.00 off. When you go to their site, you will be offered an opportunity to join The Painter Club and receive 10% off of your first order! There are just all kinds of ways to save money in order to try this fun form of art expression that is so relaxing and rewarding!
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Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!