Diamond painting is a simple and enjoyable activity for young and old. Based on the same concept as mosaic and numbered painting, diamond painting uses tiny "diamond" shaped facets to create colorful patterns and patterns for finished designs that shine. The use of diamonds is a simple three-step process that is meditative and relaxing, providing hours of fun to review your design. Diamond paint kits are available in a variety of sizes and finishes, from the simplest to the most sophisticated, so craftspeople at all levels can find a project they like.
What is included
Although diamond paint kits vary by company, they all contain the same basic materials:
- Printed fabric with design card
- Colored diamonds
- Diamond applicator tool
- Wax tank
Tips and tricks
- Check your illustrations and captions carefully before starting. Diamond packages are labeled with the name or number of the color, but it may also be useful to label the bag with the symbol used for that color. This will help you to quickly identify the correct color when you work.
- Your fabric design card should be covered with a protective plastic film. If you remove this plastic film, the diagram area is sticky. It is recommended not to remove all the plastic at one time. Instead, slowly remove the plastic wrap while you work. If you pause in your project, cover your work with plastic wrap to prevent your project from becoming dusty or dehydrated and losing its tackiness.
- It's easier to start at the end of the design and move on.
- Your kit comes with a small tray to hold the diamonds during work. It works very well if you work with one color at a time, which is recommended. If you prefer to work line by line by changing the color when editing your artwork, use small bowls or creative trays to separate the colors as you work. Be sure to label each tub with the color it contains.
- When placing the diamonds in the tray or bowl, take the time to place the diamonds flat on the side. The diamonds must be in this position to use the applicator tool.
- To prevent your tools from drying out, wrap the applicator tool with plastic and firmly close your wax tray between applications.
- If your wax dries out or you lose your applicator tool, you can also use a rhinestone applicator often found on nail polish and manicure equipment.
- Dip the tip of the applicator tool into the wax. The wax allows you to pick up the diamonds.
- Look at your chart and choose the color to use. Press the tip of the applicator on the rounded side of the diamond.
- Shoot the plastic wrap to expose the area you are working on and gently push the diamond onto the icon.
- Repeat steps 1 to 3 until the design is complete.
- After positioning the last diamond, place the protective film on top of the pattern. Carefully roll over the pattern with a rolling pin to fix the diamonds on the sticky surface.
Show your finished graph
Diamond paint designs are a great way to add some momentum to your decor. You can develop your own ideas, but here are some options to get you started:
Frame: This is the easiest option. Remove the glass from the frame as this will affect your design.
Wall Hanging: If you have simple sewing skills, you can easily create a fabric wall with your design. Select a coordination structure to create a framework and support for your project.
Cushions: Depending on the size of your design, it could be a fabulous extra pillow on a chair or sofa. Choose a coordinating fabric to create a border and support for your pillow and stuff with fiber padding or a pillow shape. Please refer to the maintenance instructions at the end of this article when using this option.
Book Cover: Finished diamond paint designs can also create unique, eye-catching school supplies, photo albums, and albums. Cut the finished pattern as you like and stick it on a flat, smooth book cover with double-sided tape. You can also use a Velcro strap to make your diamond paints interchangeable!
If your fabric is dirty during work, you can clean it by gently wiping it with a damp, damp cloth. Avoid rubbing. Do not wash, iron or dry clean.