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Diamond Painting is the New DIY Craze, Here’s What its All About


Diamond Painting is the New DIY Craze, Here’s What its All About

Are you feeling creative and feel as if you need to let your creative juices out? We have the perfect creative Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Solution. This is the next must-try for craft enthusiasts which is something new that will capture your attention, which is therapeutic and wonderful all at the same time.

A trend that has been gaining traction in recent months is diamond painting. This combines the hobbies of cross-stitching, paint-by numbers as well as mosaic art, Diamond painting offers a unique and satisfying creative experience.

Let us dive into what diamond painting is all about, why it has become the new, popular DIY hobby and how you can get started. Learn more here!

What is Diamond Painting:

Another word for diamond painting is also diamond art or alternatively 5 D diamond painting, it is a form of mosaic art that utilizes small resin rhinestones and or beads, which we call “diamonds” to create colorful and intricate designs, which are unique for each customer. These diamonds are placed on a pre-printed adhesive canvas which has a coded chart that correlates to the colors of the diamonds.

What does the process entail:

When we think of diamonds, we often think of pressure, time-consuming and for lack of a better word, complex. But the process of diamond painting is the opposite, it is straightforward, making it accessible to people of all different ages and skill levels.

A brief overview of how it works: 

1- Select a design
2- Prepare your Workspace
3- Apply Diamonds
4- Repeat.

Step 1: remove all the items from the package.
Each diamond painting kit comes with everything you need to begin which includes your canvas, set of diamonds, toolkit, wax pad and tweezers.

Step 2: Lay your canvas out on a clean, flat surface or workstation.
The surface on which you will be working on needs to be flat, this will assist you in placing the diamonds in their required places. We recommend starting on a Kitchen and or a dining room table- they seem to work the best for beginners (of course until you set up your own room which will be your creative haven to do your next diamond painting masterpiece- once you are hooked to your new craft, you will want to purchase crafting tables from your nearest store).

Step 3: Select a color or a symbol and pour diamonds into a tray.
You would first need to determine where you would like to start on your art-work, determine the section where you want to start painting. Once selected, pour a small amount of diamonds into the grooved tray, we advise that you shake lightly which will move the diamonds so that they shift upright.

Step 4: Apply wax to the end/ tip of your diamond pen:
The wax is an essential part to the craft as it combines with the static cling and acts almost like a Diamond magnet.

Step 5: Place each diamond in its corresponding square on the canvas:
Each colour group or colour diamond corresponds to a specific symbol or character on the canvas. Your box will provide you with an outline to briefly describe and figure our which symbol corresponds to which colour.

Step 6: Repeat the above process until you have a masterpiece of shimmering Diamond Art
Woek your way diamond by diamond until you have a unique and gorgeous DIY Diamond Painting. We recommend that in order for you to increase the longevity of your diamond painting, that you consider sealing it before you place it on display. Your diamond painting is meant to be enjoyed from afar- take a step back and marvel at your diamonds.

Why is diamond painting the new craze?

There are several reasons why this new DIY craft has captured the hearts of crafters:

Therapeutic Benefits: Enthusiast have said that it is a soothing and therapeutic activity. The repetitive motion of placing diamonds assists in reducing stress and anxiety and promoting mindfulness and relaxation.

Accessible to all ages: there are no specialized skills or techniques needed for diamond painting, it is easy and simple and therefore makes it suitable for all ages. It is a great way for families to spend quality time together or for an individual to unwind at the end of the day. The benefits are endless.

Variety of Designs: a number of different designs at your fingertips, there is something for everyone in the world of diamond painting

Diamond painting offers a delightful blend of creativity, relaxation and satisfaction. Whether you are a seasonal DIY enthusiast or someone who is merely looking for a new hobby, diamond painting is worth exploring.

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