We begin with licensed art images from working artists. We convert the image to an enhanced greyscale "shadow" and print it on canvas. We include the same image in color to be used as a reference image. To paint by shadows, you paint directly on the shadow using the reference image as your guide. There are instructions included along with short video lessons for those who want to learn a bit about acrylic painting. For everyone else, look at the guide and use your 24 tubes of paint to paint your masterpiece! Trust us, you will like the relaxation and the results.
Let's face it. Painting by numbers has another, shorter name--coloring. No matter how you do it...even after you apply multiple coats to keep the numbers from peaking through...you still have something that screams "I AM A COLLECTION OF PAINT PUDDLES!" (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)
With a Chirpwood Paint by Shadows® art kit, If you paint directly on the shadows and closely mimic the guide images, you will get as good or better results much more quickly.
BUT...if you want to work on your artist skills such as mixing paint, blending colors, dry brushing, wet on wet, stippling, etc., then Shadows kits are far more useful. And when you finish, your work will confidently proclaim "I am a PAINTING!"
Paint by Shadows® kits have art teacher approved instructions and short accompanying videos to help you develop your skills!
We are proud to print our own creations and licensed art from amazing artists on our high end Giclée quality printers.
All of our Shadows are printed on a woven polyester 1:1 weave 15mil 210gsm canvas. The canvas is not stretched on stretcher bars; it is in sheet form and ready to put in a standard frame (or a Chirpwood TwoStick). Synthetic canvas will not stretch or shrink based on the humidity so it does not need to be stretched.
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! But do watch the video a couple of times first.
Yes. Remove the sawtooth hanger from the TopStick. (By unscrewing two screws.) Then use Command Strips (tm) on one or both of the sticks.
For all products except traditional frames, we have free shipping for orders over $50.00 and $5.00 shipping for smaller orders.
We make all products to order. Normally, that means traditional frames take a week to ten business days to ship, while prints and TwoSticks frames ship in three to five business days. We will notify you when the order has been shipped. We may not be able to ship large traditional frames to a PO Box.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back to you ASAP.
Chirpwood will accept, for return or exchange, items that are in new condition and free of damages. For a full refund or exchange, less the original cost of shipping, mail the item within 14 days from the receipt of the original order. The customer is responsible for the cost of return shipping. Send returns to:
405 South 10th Street
Opelika, AL 36801