What is Diamond Painting?

What is diamond painting, anyway?

Diamond painting is a form of mosaic art in which the artist applies shiny resins onto a pre-glued canvas to complete the painting. The final result of several hours of labor is a beautiful piece of art, that is all your own making!!

Since its beginning, diamond painting has been huge among the arts and crafts community, and has become a popular hobby among many people.

Join the club today and order your first diamond painting kit now.

   Diamond Painting

What Makes Diamond Painting So Unique?

Unlike hobbies such as knitting or gardening, Diamond Painting provides a much quicker and stress-free result, and does not require any previous experience on your part. You could go into it not knowing a thing about painting with diamonds, and you could still create a decent painting on your first try.

Diamond painting is also a good way to relax and unwind as you lose yourself into the process of creating your painting. Kick back and enjoy the time as you create your own artwork, and relish your creation.

What Makes Diamond Painting Unique

How Does Diamond Painting Work?

Diamond painting is similar to paint by numbers, which is why it is also called painting by diamonds.

Diamond painting kits are used to create diamond art, which include a canvas which is printed with symbols and letters denoting the diamonds to be used in their place. It has a top layer of glue, which helps the diamonds stick onto it. The canvas also has a guide explaining which diamonds go where, and the painter has to stick the diamonds into their corresponding areas. The final product is a brilliant, shiny piece of art that is your own making.

How to diamond painting

Getting to Know More About Diamond Painting

If you are unfamiliar with diamond painting and what it entails, here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Question: What are the diamonds made of? And what causes them to shine?

Answer: The diamonds used in the paintings are made of organic polymer resins. They shine because facets are cut into their sides.

About Diamond Painting

Question: What are the steps to making a diamond painting from start to finish?

Answer: The process of making a complete diamond painting from start to finish is quite long. For the complete instructions, visit our How-To page.

Question: What difference does the size of a diamond painting make?

Answer: In simple words, the smaller the painting, the grainier it is. As the size of the painting increases, it starts to look clearer. Despite the disadvantage, it is better to start with a smaller size canvas for your first diamond painting experience.

diamond painting size difference

Question: What is the difference between 3D and 5D diamonds?

Answer: The difference between the 3D and 5D diamonds is the number of facets. 3D diamonds have 3 facets cut into each side whereas 5D diamonds have 5 facets on each side.

Question: What does a diamond painting kit include?

Answer: Our diamond painting kits include:

1) A smooth, velvety canvas in your desired size.

2) Diamonds in various colors.

3) A tray to store the diamonds.

4) A pen to pick up the diamonds.

5) Glue for the pen.

What does a diamond painting kit include?

Question: Should I use square drills or round drills?

Answer: Square drills are better for more experienced diamond painters. Round drills are easier to apply onto the canvas than square drills, but leave gaps through which the canvas shows, and the finish of the painting isn’t as shiny.

square drills or round drills

Question: What is the glue in the kit for?

Answer: All diamond painting kits include a pack of glue or gel. This is supposed to be used to fill up the pen. It helps the diamonds stick onto the pen until they’re stuck on the canvas.

Question: Can I order extra diamonds?

Answer: Yes, you can order extra diamonds from our shop.

Can I order extra diamonds?

Question: What should I do with my completed diamond painting?

Answer: There are many ways to store your completed diamond paintings. The best thing you can do with your completed painting is to frame it and hang it up in your house or workplace.

completed diamond painting

Question: Will the diamonds provided with the kit are enough to complete the painting?

Answer: Yes, we provide extra diamonds in our diamond painting kits. We do however provide 30% more diamonds in our kits than are required in the painting, so you won’t need to order extra, hopefully.

QuestionWhat should I do with my completed diamond painting?

AnswerThere are many ways to store your completed diamond paintings. The best thing you can do with your completed painting is to frame it and hang it up in your house or workplace.

QuestionAre diamond painting and paint by diamonds the same thing?

AnswerYes, both terms are used for diamond painting, because diamond painting is similar to paint by number.

If you have any other questions, you can contact us and we will reply you within 2 business days.

Some Tips for Diamond Painting:

Diamond painting can be a source of relaxation and enjoyment but here are some tips to make the most of the experience.

  1. Keep the area in which you plan to paint separate, and away from the reach of young children and pets.
  2. Keep the canvas covered when you’re not applying diamonds onto It, to avoid getting it dusty and losing its tackiness.
  3. Make sure you press the painting by keeping it under a heavy weight after you’re done with it to make sure it stays that way.

For more tips you can visit our Tips Page.

Getting Started with The Painting:

As stated above, all you need to create a beautiful diamond painting of your own is a diamond painting kit of your liking, and some time on your hands. And oh yeah, a lot of enthusiasm.

Getting started with diamond painting is as easy as ABC. Just roll out the canvas and start sticking (the diamonds).

By now, you hopefully know everything there is to know about diamond painting, so getting started is just a step away. Visit our various collections to order your diamond painting and get started right away!