What is Diamond Art Painting?
What is Diamond Painting?
We call it diamond painting, but it goes by a couple of different names online. Some call it “5D diamond art” or “diamond embroidery.” It’s a type of craft project, similar to painting by numbers, that is trending right now because it combines all the best elements of cross-stitching and painting by numbers.
Similar to digital pixel art or glass mosaics, this is a craft that utilizes small resin gems—the diamonds—to create a picture. It all starts with a canvas that features a pre-printed image. To create the painting, you use an applicator pen to stick diamonds to the adhesive canvas according to the provided pattern.
Our Diamond Painting kits are available which help in making the process much easier. The Kits usually include glue, diamonds, a diamond applicator, canvas, and a set of instructions to help you test your artistic skills.
Why You Should Try a Diamond Painting Kit
Intrigued by diamond painting but not sure if it’s the right craft for you? Don’t worry! There are lots of great reasons why we—and millions of diamond art lovers—recommend giving it a try. Transforming tiny diamonds into a colorful, three-dimensional masterpiece is incredibly rewarding. And since this project is easy enough for anyone to master, completing a piece can be achieved with very little effort for those who may tend to struggle with other arts and crafts.
Common Terms You’ll Need to Know
The following is a list of terms that you’ll encounter as you dive into diamond painting:
- Drills: “Drill” is another word for the resin diamonds that you’ll be using to create a diamond painting.
- Full Drill: A “full drill” painting is one in which the entire painting is covered with diamond drills, with no blank spaces anywhere on the canvas.
Multi-placer: This is a tool that you can use in addition to your drill stylus to pick up multiple drills in a row for foster placement.
- Round and Square Drills: These are the two most common drill shapes available, with round drills featuring flat cut bottoms and rounded shapes while square drills have a squared shape.
What Do You Get with a Diamond Painting Kit?
Each of our kits comes with everything you need to complete a diamond painting project, tools included. When you unbox a kit, you’ll find:
- The canvas, which provides both an adhesive surface on which to fasten the diamonds and a pre-printed pattern to follow.
- Diamonds, all presorted in the quantities and colors you’ll need to complete the project.
- 5D DIY diamond paintings set , each set contains 1 x diamond sticky pen, 1 x adhesive clay, and 1 x diamond plate, adequate tools and convenient for your crafts projects.
Steps to Complete Your Diamond Painting
With our simple six-step process, anyone can master the basics and learn how to diamond paint in minutes.
Peel the clear protective film off the pre-printed canvas.
Choose a symbol from the canvas that you would like to work on.
Match the symbol with the corresponding diamond color code using the chart on the canvas and then find the correct diamond bag.
Press the tip of your applicator tool into the wax.
Touch the applicator tool to the faceted side of a diamond to pick it up.
Align the diamond with its corresponding symbol on the canvas and gently press it into place.
Tips and Tricks
There are a few things you’ll want to know to help make the diamond painting process proceed smoothly!
It’s tempting to take the protective film off the canvas completely when you get started, but actually, it’s better to leave the film in place and only peel back as much as you need to work on one section of the painting at a time. That’s because if you have to take a break, the film protects the adhesive from drying out or from picking up debris, dust, and pet hair.
If your canvas doesn’t lay flat when you first unbox it, you can do a couple of things. Place heavy books on it to flatten it or place it underneath your mattress overnight so that you and the mattress both press it perfectly flat as you sleep.
Difference In Diamond Shape
（1）The Difference Between Round and Square Diamonds
When browsing through our selection of diamond art kits, you will notice that some kits come with round diamonds while others include square diamonds. Both are of excellent quality, so when it comes down to which one you should choose, it depends on personal preference.
（2）What Are Special Diamond Painting?
Each diamond painting for us is special, but that is not what special diamond paintings are. Special diamond paintings are the ones that do not use ordinary round/square shaped diamonds; the diamonds used in these paintings are differently shaped and create an even different look.
Many people prefer special diamond paintings due to the uniqueness they bring to the outlook of your masterpiece. The diamonds used in special diamond paintings are made especially for each painting and cannot be used in another, they are shiny and fun.
Displaying & Framing Your Diamond Painting
Framing is the most popular way to display diamond paintings. Choose a frame in an appropriate size and follow the frame’s instructions to install a picture. Most diamond painters prefer to remove the frame’s glass because the glass can dull the painting’s sparkle.
If you enjoy sewing, however, there are other ways to display diamond paintings. Wall hangings with fabric backings and borders are quite popular, and smaller diamond paintings can easily be turned into decorative throw pillows.
Diamond painting is a fun and soothing way to pass the time while creating a beautiful work of art. Now that you know how it’s done, try a smaller painting to familiarize yourself with the process. We bet once you’ve finished that first diamond painting, you’ll be eager to create another!