With Crocart, you can turn your favorite photograph into a paint by numbers on a real, hand-streched canvas or extra-premium fine art paper.
Whether for yourself or to offer, you can now paint any subject with the best chances to impress!
The numbers correspond to premixed, standard paints available at any art supply stores. All the colors in your palette will be contained in this paint set: Liquitex® Basics 48 tubes set.
The best part: you don't have to purchase paint every time you start a new crocart.
No, brushes and paint are sold separately and can be reused for several orders, no need to buy paint each time.
If you need paint, we suggest the excellent Liquitex Basics line of paints available everywhere.
Your order package will contain your crocart printed on canvas or premium paper, wrapped in its shipping box.
Note that the package will not contain paints or brushes: those can be purchased separately at any art supply store and reused for your next crocart.
Here is a list of online and store retailers where you can buy "Liquitex Basics" paint sets:
Oil will work just as well as acrylic on canvas. On paper, acrylic or watercolor will also work great.
The best and clearest patterns will be generated from simple subjects with high contrast and a solid or lightly textured background.
Portraits will be best if they include only head and shoulders, especially on smaller formats.
On the "sketch" tab of the Workshop you can pick a detail option - "realistic" being the most detailed. From there, you can preview how detailed your crocart will be in the preview window.
In the Workshop, you can only move your image within the boundaries of the format that you chose.
We encourage you to crop your images to make the subjects as big as possible so the details are realistic.
Not at all.
The palette and the lines are there just to guide your work, but if you feel inspired you can definitely ignore them partially or completely.
At this point, we deliver only in the US, but we expect to be able to expand to Europe in the future.
Crocarts start at $27 and standard shipping is free no matter how many prints you order. You can see all products and prices on the products page.
We currently accept most credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover and Diners Club.
Often within three days plus shipping, usually faster. Shipping speed depends on your choice at checkout.
Before your crocart arrives
If you already have your favorite paints and brushes, then you're all set. Otherwise we recommend purchasing brushes and a standard paint set online or at your closest art supply store.
You can also print your color palette as well as your colored crocart from your order confirmation page.
Your order confirmation page contains a high definition image of your crocart in color. You can use that image to easily find the numbers of certain areas.
From your order confirmation page, you can request cancellation of your order for a short period of time after placing it.
However, once the lab has started working on your order it's often hard to cancel. Crocarts are custom and made-to-order so we are not able to accept returns.
When your package has arrived
The narrowest areas are sometimes un-numbered because they would be too small to read, and so you can safely give them the same color as a bigger neighbor.
On the order confirmation page is the colored crocart: a high definition version of your print that you can use to identify those areas and their neighbors.
Larger areas sometimes have meandering shapes, and if two of them are connected in any way, they will be assigned only one number.
It can sometimes take some searching to find the connections and if you’re not the puzzle-solving type (we know we are, but we get it!) the colored crocart can help you there too if you’d rather not search.
If your order was damaged or defective, please send us a photograph with a description of what is wrong and we will do everything we can to replace your purchase.