How to Paint With Diamonds
Diamond painting is a fun and relaxing craft that is very similar to cross-stitch. It's a mix of paint by numbers and cross-stitch and is quickly becoming a favorite hobby for all ages. If you are new to diamond painting and have never completed a painting before, below is a step-by-step instruction manual that will teach you everything you need to know to complete your diamond painting!
1x Pre-printed Numbered Canvas with the sticky adhesive surface
1x Diamond Pen
1x Glue for the Diamond Pen
1x All the diamonds (square) needed
1x Diamond Tray
Step 1: Lay out the canvas on a clean, flat surface. You will notice that printed directly on the canvas is a chart with your diamonds that are labeled with a number that corresponds to a symbol. You will need to match the corresponding color of diamonds to the symbols and place them on the canvas accordingly.
Step 2: Choose a single color diamond to get started with. Pour a small number of diamonds in the tray. If you hold it at a slight angle and gently shake it back and forth the diamonds will settle right side up so they are facing the correct way to pick them up with the applicator.
Step 3: Peel back a small section of the plastic film to work on at one time. It is best and easiest to work on a small section at a time. It is important to keep the canvas-covered when you aren't working on it.
Step 4: A pink square that comes with the kit is the wax. Peel back the clear plastic on the wax, and dip the tip of the applicator to fill it with wax.
Step 5: You can then pick up the diamonds as they will easily stick to the tip of the applicator. Once picked up, carefully press the diamond onto its corresponding symbol on the canvas.
Step 6: Always remember to add a little bit more wax if the pen seems like it doesn't pick up the diamonds anymore.
Step 7: Repeat the process until you are done!
Step 8: A recommended final touch to completing a good diamond painting is to put it in a suitable frame to hang up in your home. The experience is fulfilling and you will be able to showcase your work!