Once you’ve aligned the glittery and glamorous diamonds to their respective places on the canvas, you’ll be awestruck by the beauty that is lying in front of you. While you’ll be engulfed by the feelings of fulfillment and bliss, don’t forget to perform the practically final stage of Painting by Diamonds i.e., sealing your diamond painting.
Sealing your paintings refines your masterpiece and they add longevity.
Before we take you through our insightful guide, let us explain sealing:
- Diamonds are mischievous objects that are reported to often fall from their allotted places.
- Sealing makes sure that the diamonds never move from their place.
- The Sealant is used for the sealing process and it acts as a foundation to enhance the grip of the canvas.
- Without completing the step of sealing, you will face a lot of nuisances whenever you’ll be mounting your masterpiece to a wall.
Before you can begin the process of sealing, it’s important to get your hands on the prerequisites which are required:
- Either a Sealing Glue or a Sealing Spray or Gloss Mode Podge
- Cool Paint Brushes
- A Rocking Roller
- Either a piece of Cloth or a Toothbrush
- Elegant Tweezers
(Note: Every diamond painting kit is packed with love and does contain almost all of these. So make sure to go through the description of diamond painting kits before you make a purchase.)
Laying the foundation for Sealing:
Rolling out Air Bubbles: Air bubbles potentially are a form of a headache when we have to deal with them on the canvas. The roller serves as a prolific tool to battle them.
- Wiping the excess wax: The excess wax which is sometimes spilled on the canvas while sticking the diamonds, makes the canvas look extremely ugly. Either a piece of Cloth or a Toothbrush is the best thing to use to wipe off the excess wax lying between the cracks.
- Tantalize with Tweezers: To enhance the overall appeal of your masterpiece and to further refine it, the tweezers come in handy here.
The Slayer Sealant:
You’ve now entered the final stretch and every moment is taking you closer to your masterpiece. The slaying sealant is ready to work its magic now. The three types of sealants which slay in their very own way are:
- Glue Sticks: Tenderly smear this sealant all over the painting until you’re satiated.
- Glue Paste: Immerse your paintbrush in this paste and stroke a layer on the painting. (Going over the board here could be bad too)
- Glue Spray: While maintaining a distance of a few inches, point the nozzle towards the canvas and spray over the entire painting.
WOAH! You’ve successfully concluded the process of sealing your diamond painting.
Before we embark on the journey of framing our diamond painting, let’s spare a moment to savor and cherish this marvelous masterpiece. We know you’re proud already but your diamond painting still lacks the most vital addition of a drool factor. We’ve got you covered at this front as well because our team of experts has wholeheartedly outlined the steps to frame your diamond painting:
- Your completed masterpiece (No surprises there!)
- Stretcher bars
- Either a marker or a pen
- Nails that are U-shaped
Using these essentials, all we have to do here is to use the stretcher bars and formulate a rectangular box-like structure to support the canvas. We’ll guide you through this:
Defining the Ends:
- With the help of a marker or a pen, elucidate the position on the wood with respect to either the front or the backside of your canvas.
- Under parental or expert supervision, cautiously cut the exceeding edges of the wood and recheck whether the wood edge and painting edge are in line and are equal.
Fixing the wood:
- We now turn towards the backside of the canvas and will proceed by tenderly placing it on a flat surface.
- Gently remove the adhesive tapes and align the wood in the correct position
Clamping the Bars:
- Make sure that the painting is clinched entirely between the wood boundaries.
- If you see some differences towards either side, you can apply some pressure to realign.
Nailing the Nails:
- Plow the nails on every corner of the wood, this will add stability to the entire frame.
- Ensure you’re supervised by a guardian or an expert.
Positioning the Cardboard
- For a stabilized frame, the final step is to position the cardboard prolifically. (Phew! You’re DONE with the framing part too.)
Now that you’ve learned the art of sealing and framing, your painting is bound to stand out from the rest of the world. This concludes the prolific guide to sealing and framing your diamond painting.