Are you racking your brain to search for a new hobby to hone? Try your hand at diamond painting. This unique art form hands you the opportunity to be creative and help you get rid of boredom, especially during the pandemic. Although the name suggests diamond painting, it doesn’t have anything to do with your average brush stroke.
What is diamond painting?
Diamond painting is the name given to a mosaic art form. The “painter” generates an image by sticking small resins that resemble diamonds on a canvas with corresponding numbers on all of the diamonds’ different colors. You have to pick out a diamond and stick it onto the canvas. A number of these diamonds placed in their respective places create a beautiful work of art that sparkles bright, like real diamonds that help brighten up a straight area. Many people easily get conflicted on what the Diamond painting is; it’s the reasoning being the information failure that comes with this activity. Painting with diamonds is considered a crafty and productive pastime. A ‘painting’ kit is given to you with all the materials and resources you need to create your complete painting. You have to stick colorful, shiny resins made to look like diamonds on a pasty canvas with letters and symbols printed on it to direct you to attach the diamonds on the canvas to complete the painting.
Why do people prefer diamond painting over other forms of painting?
Diamond paintings are relatively easy to make, with no complications involved, and it doesn’t require any prior experience, making it something just anyone can make. You may struggle to make the first few paintings, but you’ll be delighted when you get the hang of it. A single diamond painting can kill your boredom make you addicted to the process. It allows your mind to relax, reduce stress and anxiety, and engage with people more due to it being expected. Diamond art helps you escape the ever consuming world of technology, and it would be so relaxing to do with some background and a nice cup of warm coffee. All these reasons make diamond painting a unique form of art compared to all those hobbies, which are incredibly frustrating and make you want to rip the hair out of your scalp.
The process of making diamond paintings can look very time-consuming and intimidating, but it’s the best part about playing around with diamonds that people underestimate. To complete any task, no matter how small or large it is, you must understand the mechanics of it all. You cannot successfully make a diamond art painting until you know all the moving parts in it. Let’s discuss those.
What’s inside these diamond painting kits?
A diamond painting kit usually includes the following items: canvas, glue, diamonds, and an applicator tool.
The painting with diamonds kits includes a canvas, without which the process of painting with diamonds would be unmanageable. The canvas is plastered with numbers that correspond with diamonds’ colors, and some canvases have a printed guide also. The canvas is covered with a glue layer that allows the diamond to stick on it with ease and keeps the painting together.
All kits come with a diamond applicator tool that helps assist in placing the diamonds on the canvas. These tools are somewhat identical to that of a pen’s shape. These pens come with a hollow end where the nib should help the diamond be transferred to the tray’s canvas. Glue or wax is applied to the bill to allow the diamonds to stick to the pen.
While kits usually only include a single-drill applicator, many websites and craft stores sell diamond applicators that can put up to 10 drills at a single time. This can be quite supportive if you are working on a large painting or a large painting area, which requires the same color.
These are the articles included in all diamond painting kits normally, no matter which brand you buy. But the quality of the materials of these contents differs significantly across companies. Many cheaper diamond painting kits have the subpar quality of diamonds that don’t shine or a canvas that just won’t lie down straight, or is missing a layer of glue, which only makes the process of making the art nearly unbearable.
Most kits come with a small tub of wax or glue for the diamond applicator tool and help the diamonds stick to the pens.
How it works:
First of all, open up your canvas and place it under some heavy thing, such as a stack of books, for a couple of hours or overnight, which will help straighten it out. Once straightened, layout your canvas (preferably on an LED light pad or a lamp pad), then slowly peel back a small part of the plastic covering to work on a small area. Be mindful not to take it off, as this protects the sticky canvas. Now, this is when the work with the drills begins. It is required to use the coded chart on the canvas to match a symbol with the equivalent diamond color code, and then find the individual diamond bag. You can choose any of the single-color drills to get started. All that has to be done is pouring some of the drills into the tray, and then slightly shake the tray back and forth so the drills settle right side up. It will be calmer for you to pick the diamonds with the applicator pen this way.
The next step would be taking the diamond painting pen and dip it in wax a couple of times. This should be done while the polish is on it. Take the pen to pick up a diamond drill and place the drill on the suitable number and keep adding the colors you have chosen for your painting. There is no particular need to dip the pen in the wax with each drill, as it will pick up drills for quite fitting before you need to dunk in wax yet again. When you’re done with the first section, pull another covering off the area, and move onto that section until you’re finished.
All that’s left is to frame and display your artwork at home for one to view. It looks stunning, along with a bunch of bright blinking lights and green household plants.