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What is Diamond Painting?

What is Diamond Painting?

Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Diamond Painting Art. ... If you don't know what diamond painting is, it is the name of a mosaic art form in which the “painter” creates a painting by sticking small resins that sparkle like diamonds on a canvas that has corresponding numbers printed by all the colors of the diamonds.  Look at it as a blend between cross stitch and paint by number.

Makes for a great hobby.  Even kids can do it!!!

Below are step by step instructions on how to get started. It’s very easy, anyone can do it!

* Your diamond painting kit will include a canvas, diamond applicator (pen), wax, tray and diamonds (aka drills.) Remove all of the items from the package.

* Lay out the canvas on a clean, flat surface. You will notice that printed directly on the canvas is a chart with your diamonds that are labeled with a number that corresponds to a symbol. You will need to match the corresponding color of diamonds to the symbols and place them on the canvas accordingly.

* Choose a single color diamond to get started with. Pour a small amount of diamonds in the tray. If you hold it at a slight angle and gently shake it back and forth the diamonds will settle right side up so they are facing the correct way to pick them up with the applicator.

* Peel back a small section of the plastic film to work on at one time. Its best and easiest to work on a small section at a time. It is important to keep the canvas covered when you aren't working on it.

* A pink square that comes with the kit is the wax. Peel back the clear plastic on the wax, and dip the tip of the applicator to fill it with wax.

* You can then pick up the diamonds as they will easily stick to the tip of the applicator. Once picked up, carefully press the diamond onto its corresponding symbol on the canvas.

* Always remember to add a little bit more wax if the pen seems like it doesn't pick up the diamonds anymore.

* Repeat the process until you are done!