Diamond Painting FAQS

Diamond Painting is a new craft hobby that's a mix between Cross Stitch and Paint By Numbers bringing up the concept of DIY (Do It Yourself). Created in 2015, Diamond Painting was designed as an easier, faster, and more therapeutic alternative to Cross Stitch. 

With Diamond Painting, you apply tiny resin "diamonds" to a DMC-coded adhesive canvas to create vibrant mosaic paintings. 

Diamond Painting is super fun and easy to learn no matter how old you are!

Have a look at the GIF below.

 HOW TO START DIAMOND PAINTING

STEP-BY-STEP DIAMOND PAINTING INSTRUCTION

1- Remove all items from the package
2- Lay out the canvas on a clean, flat surface
3- Choose a single color diamond to get started with
4- Place the diamonds in the included grooved tray for easy picking
5- Dip the tip of the applicator in the wax. This will help you pick up the diamonds.
6- Press the tip of the applicator tool on the rounded side of the diamond
7- Peel back the plastic film and carefully press the diamond onto its corresponding symbol
8- Repeat the process until you're done!

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROUND AND SQUARE DRILL?

In Diamond Painting, you will often come across the terms "Square Drill" and "Round Drill." In Diamond Painting, a "drill" is simply another word for "diamond."

When we say Round vs. Square Drill, we're referring to the physical shape of the diamonds. 

In choosing between square and round drill, it's important to know that there are no right answers. Your goal should be to choose whichever shape that YOU personally think is most beautiful :). 

SQUARE DRILL

More Complete Looking Painting.

    Square drill diamonds look a bit "cleaner" than round drill diamonds. They line up more easily and create a "fuller" mosaic look when enjoyed from a distance.

      Square Diamonds Satisfyingly "Snap" Into Place. 

        Sometimes it's the little things that matter! When you start making progress on a painting and begin filling in gaps, you get a satisfying "snap" and a sense of achievement, as dorky as that sounds! 

        ROUND DRILL

        Easier and Faster! To Pick Up And Apply Diamonds.  

        Round diamonds just seem to stick to the diamond pen better, making the transition seem more seamless. 

          Finished Painting Feels Less "Complete." 

          Given the round shape of the diamonds, gaps between diamonds may appear more apparent when you're close up with the painting

          DIFFERENT DIAMOND PAINTING TECHNIQUES

          After placing thousands of diamonds, you may want to switch things up. Our community has developed a number of different Diamond Painting Techniques and strategies that everyone can follow! 

          The Check'n the board

          Checkerboard Diamond Painting Technique

          Imagine the alternating black and white squares on a traditional checkerboard. Apply the same method to your Diamond Painting to mix things up a bit on areas with large amounts of the same color. The real upside comes when you fill in the gaps - SO satisfying when everything snaps into place. 

          "The Old Mate Card" Technique 

          Some of the more obsessive among us need our diamond lines to line up perfectly! We recommend taking an old credit card and running it through the slots between the lines of drills so they all get pushed into place. 

          "Your way ON" Method 

          Work Your Way Up Diamond Painting Method

          Leave the best for last. The "Your way ON" method involves starting with your smallest quantity color first, and then finishing up with the color you have the most of. Things should get easier as you go along, since you can place more of the same color at a time with your Diamond Pen Multihead.

          "One By One" Method 

          This one doesn't require much explaining - just work your way across the canvas one color at a time! 

          OUR TIP: If any areas ever get less sticky due to air exposure, try dabbing the spot with a moist towel or baby wipe. 

          "The Blocks" Method 

          Dividing it up large blocks of the same color into little "plots". Keep each rectangle just wide enough that you can place 3 or 5 diamonds with the wide end of your Diamond Pen. 

          WHAT DOES EACH DIAMOND PAINTING KIT INCLUDE?

             

            Each Diamond Painting Kit comes with everything you need to get started!

            • Pre-printed canvas with design chart (with pre-applied adhesive) 
            • Color diamonds delivered in separate bags (labeled) 
            • Diamond pen tool
            • Pair of extra-sharp tweezers or Wax pad (used to pick up diamonds)

             LET'S START!

            Diamonds Beads Team wish you the best of luck in this voyage! If you ever need help with anything Diamond Painting -related, just message our friendly team over Facebook or shoot us an email - contact@diamondsbeads.com 

            Cheers,
            Diamonds Beads Team