How It Works – Play Arts Studios

How It Works

Have all the fun of painting a portrait of your pet without having to hire a professional pet portrait artist to do it for you. 


All of our Art Kits include everything you need, mailed straight to your door.


We convert your photo to simple, easy to paint shapes on the canvas. 

Then you just paint each shape with a designated color. 

Kind-of-like "Paint-By-Number" but with YOUR IMAGE. And a lot easier, because there are only four colors!




Ordering is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Each Pet Portrait Kit Includes: 

  • (1) One Pet Photo Printed on our Pretreated Premium Artist’s Canvas Panel
  • (1) One 9 inch Table-Top Easel and Display Stand 
  • (2) Two Nylon Hair Paintbrushes (1) one Flat + (1) one Detail 
  • (4) Four 1/4oz Jars of Professional Acrylic Paint 





1) Choose the Size of the Kit: 

Select either our Premium 11”x14” (includes an artist apron)  or our Standard 9”x12” Pet Portrait Kits. 


2) Pick your 4 Paint Colors: 

Pick one color for each of the following shades: 1 Highlight, 1 Light-Tone, 1 Mid-Tone, 1 Shadow.  

Can't decide which colors? Don't worry, we have pre-selected the most common and best looking color combinations for you.  

3) Send Us Your Photo: 

Simply select your art kit details and follow the prompts to upload your photo. It is all part of the check-out process. You will receive an email confirmation with your order details.

The estimated delivery is usually within 10-15 business days.

PHOTO PRO TIP - For best results, pick a photo with only one or two pets, maximum. Use images with a large subject and a high-contrasting background (like the photo shown to the left).

What happens next? Once an order has been received by Play Arts?

Our team of artists get to work, converting and editing your pet’s photo into four shades of simple, easy to paint shapes. 

We’ll send you a photo reference along with step-by-step instructions to help you put all of the finishing touches on your masterpiece. 

You’ll be amazed at how much your pet’s portrait will look like your pet because of our Paint by Color process.  

Our art kits are usually delivered within 10-15 business days. 

We guarantee your satisfaction. If you make an un-fixable error or for some other reason, are unhappy with the project? Send it back, and we will replace your canvas for a nominal fee.