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Diamond Painting as a Craft Hobby

Creativity and craft hobbies are extremely popular today. Plenty of people tries to find the best way to unleash their inner artist. If you search for craft hobbies, you’ll find things like:

  • Painting – it’s beautiful to paint, but you need the skills to do that
  • Making music or playing music – you need an instrument and then a lot of time to learn to play. You should be attending an art school.
  • Cross-stitching – it looks nice, but you need to be skillful and it’s not for beginners as well.
  • Woodworking – you need tools for this, someplace as a workplace and some experience as well.

The list can become extensive, but I’d like to make it short and come to the point.

The Principle of Diamond Painting

The name suggests it’s painting, but not in the traditional way. The idea reminds of paint by numbers concept.

The canvas that you are string with, it pre-designed with a certain topic. That means you’re not starting each time from scratch with a blank sheet. So the picture is already printed there and it’s matrixed into plenty of small square spaces each labelled with a symbol. Then, symbols represent certain colors. Did I forget to mention that the canvas is sticky?

So now you can probably follow how to start working.

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Tips to Make Your Diamond Painting Perfect

After you order your first diamond painting kit, you should review what’s included in the package. A standard kit contains besides the canvas and drills some other tools as well. If we take an example, a product from

After unpacking it you will see:

  • Pre-printed high-quality sticking canvas
  • Colored drills in quantity needed to finish the canvas. Here a recommendation is, please take care that you buy from sellers that offer something like „Free Spill Guarantee“ or „Lost Drills Guarantee“ which basically means, that in case you lose some drills, you can always come back to the supplier to replenish your stock.
  • Applicator – this is normally a hollow pen that is used to grab every single drill and you can then apply the drill onto the sticky canvas
  • Tray – well, a tray is a tray, nothing more, nothing less. But the ones used here are formed so that you can sort your drills.
  • Glue – yes, you may need additional glue. Especially in case, your progress is not as fast as expected, the uncovered parts of the canvas can become less sticky and you may need to glue your drills onto it.
  • Tweezers – another useful tool to pick the tiny drills or even to apply them. Some people prefer the application with tweezers, but it’s definitely something which you have to test

When everything is ready and well unpacked, we can start.

Many people found helpful to use a sharp knife and to cut out just a part of the covering protection foil and work on that cutout. It’s always possible to take down the foil off the whole canvas, but then you quickly lose the sticking properties and you would be forced to glue every single drill.

Now work symbol by symbol. Be sure to put the drills one to another very close. The painting will look much better and you’ll not make empty spaces.

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