Diamond Painting How Too
Check Out This Amazing DIY Craft
People Of All Ages Will Enjoy Doing Diamond Painting! It Is Addicting And Very Relaxing and Beautifully Gratifying
There are so many patterns to choose from, the hardest part will be deciding which one to do first!
EACH OF OUR DIAMOND PAINTING KITS COMES WITH...
- Pre-printed canvas with design chart (with pre-applied adhesive)
- Color diamonds delivered in separate bags (labeled)
- Diamond applicator tool and/or tweezers. Not all kits have the same tools!
- Tub of wax (optional - some kits include diamond applicator tools, others include tweezers) You can purchase extra tools right here at What"s Hot On Top for the family to join in if you choose to make it a family project!
- Remove all items from the package
- Lay out the canvas on a clean, flat surface
- Choose a single color diamond to get started with
- Place the diamonds in the included grooved tray for easy picking
- Dip the tip of the applicator in the wax. This will help you pick up the diamonds.
- Note: some kits come with wax. Others come with tweezers - your choice!
- Press the tip of the applicator tool on the rounded side of the diamond
- Peel back the plastic film and carefully press the diamond onto its corresponding symbol
- Repeat the process until you're done!
SOME HELPFUL TIPS AND TRICKS TO GET YOU GOING...
- Your canvas will be covered with a plastic film when you get it (to preserve the stickiness) the canvas has a very sticky coating that is strong and very tacky, so not to ruin that!
- "DO NOT REMOVE THIS PLASTIC FILM ALL AT ONCE" Instead, slowly peel back the plastic as you work your way up the design. This will keep dust and dirt off your canvas not to harm sticky coating. Also, watch your sleeves like sweaters and such can leave debris on your canvas. Roll them up and make sure you don't have any kind of oily lotions or perfumes that can also get on your canvas and ruin your tackiness on the coating of your canvas. This is what holds your diamonds in place forever!
- Start at the bottom of the design and work your way up, do small sections at a time (easiest this way!) Peel only the small section you are working on and if you stop replace the plastic film to keep dust out.
- Work with one color at a time to keep things organized and easy! (I find working in a brick pattern helps keep lines straighter.)
- When organizing the diamonds, make sure the flat side is down (to easily use the applicator tool) If using tweezers place them up for easy pickup.
- Keep the Plastic film on until you finish to protect the tackiness, even if storing it for a while. Do not roll back up after applying any diamonds. Flip it over and press the diamond to ensure they are stuck good with the film on!
- If your canvas has any creases in it or is rolled and will not straighten up, lift film slowly and place it back down while smoothing with your hand.