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CA$ 22,436
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, March 15 2019 6:59 AM UTC +00:00
CA$ 22,436
pledged of CA$ 80,000pledged of CA$ 80,000 goal
77
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, March 15 2019 6:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

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!  

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Here’s how the funds will be broken down and distributed across the biz:

60% Paint Library Development 

15% Die Cut & Paintsmallio Kit Production 

15% Shipping 

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.

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    The Selfless Act

    You want to see this project reach global communities for an affordable price - but don't have a Paintillio project of your own in mind. In return, aside from our eternal gratitude and thanks, we'll send you a fridge-worthy thank you card signed by us both...and the pugs.

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    The #paintilliopugs Shout Out

    You’ll have your name shouted out on Instagram and/or Facebook by none other than the PAINTILLIO PUGS. The only thing better than having a friend shout you out online? Having a pug do it.

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    The Limited Edition Artist Apron

    You’ll receive a custom pug-printed Paintillio apron for you to wear in and through your creative pursuits; whether that’s art or cooking or woodworking or colouring. However you create, the Paintillio apron’s got you covered. Literally.

    *apron in sage with white print

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    Pledge CA$ 125 or more About $95

    The Paintsmallio - 12"x12"

    Your favourite photo turned into a photo-realistic and custom paint-by-numbers canvas - ready to be completed by you! Perfect for a home project for you and your family or as a great gift to the art-enthusiastic friends in your life!

    Your Paintsmallio kit includes:
    •one 12"x12" canvas print of your yet-to-be-painted image stretched onto a gallery-style wooden frame
    •numbered set of acrylic paints specific to your image
    •professional set of paintbrushes
    •raw canvas cloth
    •instructions

    ...and a whole lotta fun!

    Regular price: $175

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    The Paintsmallio 12"x18"

    Still a Paintsmallio, but just a liiiiiiittle bigger - and still your favourite photo turned into a photo-realistic and custom paint-by-numbers canvas - ready to be completed by you! Bring it home to do it on your own, or paint with pals. However you get it done - make sure you celebrate your done-by-you artistry!

    Your Paintsmallio kit includes:
    •one 12"x18" canvas print of your yet-to-be-painted image stretched onto a gallery-style wooden frame
    •numbered set of acrylic paints specific to your image
    •professional set of paintbrushes
    •raw canvas cloth
    •instructions

    ...and a whole lotta fun!

    Regular price: $195

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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $190

    The Painty Pant

    Art-inspired pants, freshly painted. You’ll receive a pair of the pants that have clothed the Paintillio founders while they mix paint and prep customer kits. Lyssa even sold a pair of them off her body while walking down the street...they’re THAT hot.

    *fits size 26-29

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    The Painty Pant

    Art-inspired pants, freshly painted. You’ll receive a pair of the pants that have clothed the Paintillio founders while they mix paint and prep customer kits. Lyssa even sold a pair of them off her body while walking down the street...they’re THAT hot.

    *fits size 30-34

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    The Classic 24"x24"

    Give your next event or milestone celebration something for your guests to connect around.

    Canvases light up any gathering and are one heck of a take away for the party planner post-shindig. 24"x24" canvases are your favourite photo turned into a custom paint-by-numbers and printed onto a hand-stretched canvas.

    Your Paintillio kit includes:
    •one large 24"x24" canvas print of your yet-to-be-painted image wrapped onto a gallery-style wooden frame
    •wooden easel
    •numbered set of acrylic paints specific to your image
    •professional paintbrushes
    •two jars: one to hold paintbrushes, one to fill with water
    •natural cotton apron
    •magnifying glass with light
    •raw canvas cloth
    •instructions

    ...and a whole lotta fun!

    Regular price: $665

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    The Classic 24"x36"

    The same as our custom 24"x24"...dialled up a touch. Same custom art experience, same reason to bring your favourite people together. And all you have to do is pop open the paint and watch the fun unfold.

    Your Paintillio kit includes:
    •one large 24"x36" canvas print of your yet-to-be-painted image wrapped onto a gallery-style wooden frame
    •wooden easel
    •numbered set of acrylic paints specific to your image
    •professional paintbrushes
    •two jars: one to hold paintbrushes, one to fill with water
    •natural cotton apron
    •magnifying glass with light
    •raw canvas cloth
    •instructions

    ...and a whole lotta fun!

    Regular price: $695

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    The Mural

    Murals put people to work with up to 160 square feet of custom paint-by-numbers space to cover. Often completed over 1, 2 or 3 days, Murals have been a hit with music and art festivals, team and community building events, and corporate groups looking to do something different.

    Your Mural kit includes:
    •up to 160 square feet of your paint-by-number image on adhesive wall-canvas.
    •numbered set of acrylic paints specific to your image
    •professional set of paintbrushes
    •two jars: one to hold paintbrushes, one to fill with water
    •5 natural cotton aprons
    •raw canvas cloth
    •instructions

    ...and a whole lotta fun!

    *installation not included

    Regular price: $12,800+

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    The Pure Gold Experience

    Only offered in North America, bring your people together to celebrate, create and collaborate with Jess + Lyssa live and in person.

    With up to 200 square feet to create your mural, you'll be able to make a massive mark on your community space or office and have your people play a part in the process.

    Shipping included in pricing - this one's going to be hand delivered!

    Your Pure Gold Experience includes:
    •up to 200 square feet of your paint-by-number image on adhesive wall-canvas.
    •mural installation
    •numbered set of acrylic paints specific to your image
    •professional set of paintbrushes
    •two jars: one to hold paintbrushes, one to fill with water
    •5 natural cotton aprons
    •raw canvas cloth
    •instructions
    •founders in attendance to facilitate project (up to three days)

    ...and a whole lotta fun!

    Regular price: $18,000+

    *overseas option available, please email or message us for details

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