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What is Diamond Painting? | The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

You must be thinking what is a diamond painting? Yeah! We knew, that you are an amazing artist who wants to explore the new era of paintings that is called Diamond Art.

What is Diamond Painting?

Diamond painting is an upgrade to cross-stitch, or we can say that this is a perfect blend of cross-stitch and paint by numbers.

We use diamond-like beads as paint and diamond applicator pens as brushes in the diamond painting, so we call it diamond painting.

You have to apply some tiny diamonds or gemstones to a coded super adhesive canvas to create beautiful and shiny art in this type of painting.

Diamond art started in 2013. It requires no knowledge of painting, and it is more relaxing than the old cross stitch methods. You can say it is the best alternative to the cross-stitch.

Diamond dotz is getting popular daily because it is very relaxing and the best hobby for your free time.

We are providing an ultimate tutorial for getting started with diamond dotz art. If you are familiar with this, we still recommend reading this article because we have covered some amazing tips to save you time and effort.

Some people call these gemstone paintings or diamond dotz, but we call them diamond paintings. There are many shapes available for these diamonds, like squares, circles, etc. 

How get started with Diamond Painting?

Time needed: 10 hours.

The above time is just for reference. Diamond painting can take a bit longer.

  1. Buy Your Favorite Diamond Painting

    This is the first step to getting started with your diamond painting. You need to select a design that you want to convert into diamond art.
    We already have thousands of selected diamond paintings in our store. You can access them below the link.

    All Diamond Paintings

    So have a look at all the amazing designs and select that you like the most. If you didn’t find a good design or want to make a diamond painting with your own picture, you could order your own photo painting.

    Now you can order a customize diamond Art with your own picture.

  2. Open and Understand the Canvas

    Once you received the product, please open it carefully. You will get a printed canvas with some small boxes on it. Those boxes are colored and labeled with a number or some icons. The size of the box and diamond are the same.

    Each number or icon that is printed on the canvas corresponds to the diamond color. A chart is given on the canvas side, which shows all the relations between the diamond and the colored box. The above picture explains this step.

    Each diamond packing has a unique number on it. Now in this example, we selected Red-colored packing, which has code 4-327-460 on it.

    – 4-327 is the number of the Packing
    – 105 is the quantity of diamonds used in painting

    It means we need to fill these diamonds on the box with the corresponding number 4.

  3. Unroll The Canvas

    The canvas should be un-rolled on a flat surface. If the canvas doesn’t lay flat, you should roll it back the other way and then unroll it.

    Now put this canvas on a flat surface like a table to put all the accessories near you. This will help you to speed up your diamond painting process.

  4. Peel off the covering of the canvas

    We use high-quality adhesives on the canvas so that the diamonds can stick on the canvas properly and for a very long time. We suggest you complete your painting in parts, and you should peel off a small part of the cover every time.
    Most over kits come we pre-cut strips. So we suggest you peel off the strips one by one so that the adhesive will not catch the dust.

  5. Pour out the first color from the Diamond Packing

    Now, it is the time to get started with diamonds. Just look at the part of the canvas to which you exposed in the above step and see which color code has the maximum quantity.

    Now grab the corresponding number of diamond packing and pour out some sparkling 5D diamonds.

    Some of our premium kits have 2-3 trays in the packing. We suggest you take out two colors at the same time to speed up the process.

  6. Shake the Diamond Tray

    Once you have diamonds in your tray, you simply need to give a shake to the tray so that the diamonds can adjust themselves, and you can easily pick them up using the painting Pen.

    Please see the picture above. As you can see in the picture, shaking the diamond tray will easily help you pick up the gemstones.

  7. Use of Pen and Wax/Gel

    You will get a pen and some wax in the package. Now open up the packet of the wax or gel and dip the end of the pen into the gel.

    This will help the pen to pick up the gemstone beads easily. Now you can repeat this process if the pen loses the wax.

  8. Start Painting on the Canvas with the pen

    Now, is the time to pick up your first diamond with a pen and apply it to the sticky canvas in the right place. You need to gently press the pen on the top of the diamond to pick it up.

    Once the diamond is picked up now, it’s time to apply it to the canvas’s corresponding square. You need to gently press the diamond on the canvas to get it stuck with the canvas. Now your first diamond is stuck on the Canvas.

  9. Fill the remaining section of the Painting

    We suggest you work with one or two colors at a time. You can refill the wax in the pan as needed.

    Now repeat step 8 again and again and complete your beautiful diamond painting. Fill up all the squares with the corresponding colors, and you will be ready to see your diamond Painting soon.

  10. Press the Loose Diamonds

    In completing the painting, if there is any loose diamond, then we have to press it again to get stuck against the canvas.
    To do this task easily, you can take a cylindrical object and roll it on the canvas.
    If you still have some loose diamonds. It would help if you pressed them with the pen again.

  11. Put Heavy books on Canvas

    To make the bond of diamond and canvas strongest, you need to put some heavy stuff on the top of the canvas.
    You need to put the canvas on a flat surface and stack some Heavy books or any heavy object with a flat surface on top of the canvas.

  12. Frame your amazing painting

    Now, is the time to make your painting more beautiful. Simply frame your canvas with a high-quality Frame.

  13. Hang On the wall

    Woohoo!! Now your 5D Diamond painting is ready. Its time to hang this amazing art on the wall of your Living room or bedroom.

What is the Difference between Square Drill and Round Drill?

You must be thinking about what is ‘drill,’ don’t worry, the drill is another word used for the diamond shape. We use two types of drills in diamond painting. One is the Square drill, and the second is the Round drill. You can have a look at the pros and cons of both below.

Square drill

Pros – Cover full canvas and create a complete-looking painting.

Cons – Less shiny, a little bit hard to apply.

Round Drill

Pros – More Shiny, easy-to-apply diamonds

Cons – Don’t cover the full canvas

You can read the full article about square vs round diamonds on our blog. But most of our customers prefer square drills over round drills.

Diamond painting techniques

Everyone has their own technique to place diamonds on the adhesive canvas. But when you place thousands of diamonds, you will find some cool ways to complete your diamond painting faster and properly.

Our customers shared some cool techniques with us. So we are sharing those with you.

Checkerboard Technique

It would be best if you heard about the checkerboard. In this method, we do an alternative of black and white squares. If we have a larger area of the same color, we can use this method by simply placing the diamonds on the alternate boxes.

Once the checkerboard is created simply fill up the gaps and this will be very satisfying.

Finish with the most Technique

In this method, we do the toughest part in starting and the easiest part at last. To use this method, simply start with the color that has the smallest quantity. In the end, finish with the color that you have the most.

This way is also very satisfying because when you complete the hard part of something, everything rest will be easier.

One-color at a time Technique

As the name suggests, fill one color at a time. There is a downside to this method, and that is exposed area might get less sticky over time.

But this is a very easy method and you should also try this.

Fill with the Strips Technique

Our canvas has pre-cutter strips on the cover. Most painters follow this pattern. In this method, we remove the strips one by one and apply the diamonds. Once one strip is completed, we can start with pulling out another strip.

This is one of the easiest methods. We highly recommend you use this method because your canvas will not lose its stickiness by using this method.

The farm plot method

You may know the way how a farmer works in his field. The farmer always divides his field into large blocks. We are also going to use this technique.

Make some large blocks so you can put three to five diamonds at a time. This method also works well when you have a large area of the same color. You can also try this for other colors as well.

How to remove crease from diamond dotz canvas?

We always put cylindrical foam on the canvas. So there will get very little chance to get crease on the canvas. In rare cases, if you get a crease on the canvas, here are some ways to remove the crease.

Way 1: Put your creased canvas under your mattress overnight. When you sleep on the mattress, the canvas will automatically iron the crease with your body weight.

Way 2: If you have heavy books in your house, we highly recommend you put those books on the canvas for a night. The weight of books will remove the crease from the canvas.

How to frame my Finished Diamond Painting?

Once you have completed the diamond painting, then the final task will be to frame that.

We suggest you seal your diamond painting before framing it. Please refer to our framing guide to know more.

Our Final words for Diamond Painting Lovers

Welcome to the world of fun and enjoyment with diamond paintings.

We hope that you liked this diamond painting tutorial. So please give us a chance to serve you with our products.

If you still have some doubts about a diamond painting please read these FAQs below.

What does a Diamond Painting Kit Contain?

We send paintings to different manufacturers across the world to ship them faster. Most Paint With Diamond Kits contains the same accessories and tools that are listed below.
The package contains the following items. 
High-Quality Super Adhesive Canvas
Beautiful and eco-friendly Diamonds
Point drill plates to Organise Diamonds
Sticky Gum pad to place diamonds on the canvas
Amazing Pens to place diamonds 
Tweezer tool

What is a 5D Diamond Painting Kit?

5D diamond painting is the latest technology and hobby, just like the old cross-stitch. We use small beads to paint, and those beads have a 5D shape.
The kit contains Canvas, 5D beads(Diamonds), a Gum pad, a tweezer tool, and all other tools to make a 5D Diamond Painting.

What is the difference between 3D and 5D diamond paintings?

The difference between the 3D and 5D diamonds is the number of facets that each diamond has. A 3D diamond has 3 facets, and a 5D diamond has 5 facets.
We prefer using 5D diamonds because more of the facets will result in a more sparkling effect.

What is the best place to buy diamond paintings?

If you are looking for high-quality products and amazing customer support, only one name is Mydiamondpainting. 89k+ customers trust MyDiamondPainting with friendly customer support.
This is the only store that provides lifetime OOOOPS! Warranty.

How to get Diamond Painting with my Own Photo?

If you want to make a diamond painting with your own photos, you can easily get it with PaintngsCart’s Custom Diamond Painting.
Upload your high-resolution photo. Let us know if you want to get your photo edited with our professional photo editors.

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