How to Start Diamond Painting

by | Dec 18, 2021 | Hobbies | 0 comments

Diamond Painting combines Cross Stitch and Paint By Numbers. You create shimmering Diamond Art by applying thousands of tiny resin “diamonds” to a coded adhesive canvas. 

Diamond Painting Step-by-Step Instructions

Take everything out of the package

You’ll find everything you need in the Diamond Painting Kits. Make sure you have a canvas, diamonds, toolkit, wax pad, and tweezers. 

Your canvas should be laid out on a clean, flat surface

Roll out your canvas on a perfectly smooth and flat surface. A kitchen or dining room table works well. If you’re an advanced diamond painter, go to Amazon and search for crafting tables. 

Fill the tray with diamonds and choose a color or symbol

Start painting the first section of your Diamond Painting canvas. Add a small amount of the diamonds to the grooved tray after selecting the appropriate diamonds. Move the diamonds upright by lightly shaking. 

Wax the tip of your Diamond Pen 

You can apply wax to the Diamond Pen by peeling back the plastic film on the pink wax pads. As a result, the wax acts like a diamond magnet when combined with the static cling.

In each square, place a diamond

Diamond colors correspond to specific symbols or characters on the canvas. Find out which symbol corresponds to each color in the legend on the side of the canvas. DMC threads are used to indicate colors. Remove the protective film covering in small sections and start painting. PLEASE DON’T REMOVE THIS PLASTIC FILM AT ONCE. 

Continue until you have shimmering Diamond Art!

Make your way across the canvas diamond by diamond until you have a stunning DIY Diamond Painting! If you intend to display your Diamond Painting, you may want to consider sealing it before showing it! Diamond paintings are meant to be admired from a distance – take a step back and admire their beauty. 

Round vs Square Diamonds: What’s the Difference?

Diamond Painting frequently uses “Square Drill” and “Round Drill.” A drill is merely another word for a diamond, so when we talk about Round vs Square Drill, it means the physical shape of diamonds. 

It’s important to know that there is no right or wrong answer when choosing between Square and Round Drills. Both have pros and cons. It is important to select the shape that yields the most satisfying process and the most beautiful result.  

Square Drill (or Square Diamonds)

  • Makes the painting look fuller and more complete.
  • Diamonds with Square Drills seem a bit “cleaner” than diamonds with Round Drills. They are easier to line up and create a more “full” mosaic appearance when viewed from a distance. When you place more diamonds, your rows will appear cleaner. 
  • Diamonds “snap” into place satisfyingly. 
  • Sometimes, the smallest things matter the most! When you progress on a Diamond Painting and start filling in the gaps, you’ll hear the diamonds snap into place.

Round Diamonds (or Round Drills)

  • Diamond Pickup And Application Are Easier (And Faster!)
  • To cover an entire square canvas, round diamonds require less precise placement, so applying them is faster.

Finishing Paintings Feels ‘Incomplete’

In close-up views of the painting, gaps between diamonds may be more apparent due to their round shape. Be sure to view your Diamond Painting from afar!