We're the newest product on the block for your next event: team-building, weddings, corporate functions, festivals, or any party you can think of (including a party of one)! We've reimagined the 1950s paint-by-numbers trend and we're out to inspire a world of art experiences that create connection by bringing custom paint-by-number canvases and hyper-realistic, extraordinary sized murals from YOUR photos into communities and homes across the globe. And we're the only people in the world doing it on such a large scale.
But we can't keep up. After two years of mixing and matching paints by hand, we're starting to get BUSY...too busy. So, we're raising funds to create an expansive paint library that will significantly cut the time it takes to create each custom palette. Less time prepping paints = more time in the community. And, now we'll be able to create smaller, still totally custom kits for DIY lovers at a price that makes sense for a fun weekend project - making the power of art in the form of community murals + smaller projects accessible by more people in more places.
Why? Because there's magic that happens when people come together to create.
And, when the project is aimed at expanding inclusivity in and access to art-centric experiences? Well, the magic of contributing to something meaningful and the power of connection multiply.
We’ve seen again and again that the beauty of the realistic finished product is only a small portion of each painting’s power;
The connection they generate is undeniable.
The amount of fun participants have while contributing to each painting is inspiring.
And the key is that anyone can do it - so no one is left down + out!
Paintillio creates custom paint-by-number canvases and murals out of any photo or image.
We use a one-of-a-kind piece of software to convert your photo into a custom, photo-realistic image with colour-coordinated numbers.
(Yeah, when we say 'any image', we mean it...like painting Seth Rogen's face. This was a collaboration with a local Vancouver artist for Main Street, Vancouver's Mural Festival - where thousands of people contributed to completing this massive local-celeb canvas)
Once your image has been processed through the innovative Paintillio software, your paint-by-numbers 'map' is printed onto canvas and hand stretched.
Then, we get to mixing. And until now, we've been doing it all by hand; taking the colour guide the software creates; matching each colour by eye and mixing each custom paint palette by hand.
Once your paints are mixed to our approval and complete, we package up your goods and get them in the mail. Or, hand deliver them directly to your door or your event.
From bachelorette parties to wedding receptions + milestone birthdays, and from small corporate canvases to mega-murals completed by hundreds of people, each project is all about bringing people together to celebrate, create, and collaborate.
The memories created through every project are meaningful; from hands that helped make a piece of art that will hang on a newly-wed couple's wall to every individual who contributes to a community mural.
And it's that experience—of feeling connected to something bigger—we're excited to share with the world!
Here’s how the funds will be broken down and distributed across the biz:
60% Paint Library Development
15% Die Cut & Paintsmallio Kit Production
10% Kickstarter & Processing Fees
It started with a gentle jest about Lyssa’s skill as an artist and how you ‘almost couldn’t see the numbers in her paintings’ (*cue eye roll*).
As an artist would so thoughtfully do, Lyssa went to work on making the world’s best paint-by-numbers of that person so they could eat (err...paint) their words. She did it by hand - spending hours getting the outline and detail just right. Thing is - it turned out good. Like, really really good.
When the requests started rolling in for her handmade paint-by-numbers in a wave she—and her right hand—could no longer keep up with, she reached out to Jess: a fellow artist, friend, and business guru with a knack for making ideas fly (and who happened to have a husband with a set of skills that would give Paintillio its wings...and its name).
Risks and challenges
Since we've brought the majority of our process and production in-house to control the fulfillment process as best as possible, and with the addition of the paint library, our risks are low.
We hand stretch our own canvases, and source all our goods as locally as possible.
There are, however, two elements of our kits that may impact our ability to expedite delivery:
1) Easels + wooden frames in the canvas sets.
Each easel + wooden frame is handmade in Vancouver, BC (our hometown) - and depending on the volume of backers choosing the canvases, our ability to delay may be dependant on the maker's ability to keep up with demand.
2) Die-cut for the 12x12 and 12x18 (Painsmallios) boxes.
And this one comes down to shop capacity and speed to delivery.
While we'll over communicate and work to prepare both vendors for the timing of our requests as best we can, these are simply the two areas that may pose a concern for delivery - however we're confident it shouldn't be an issue, as they haven't been to date.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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