DIAMOND PAINTING: THE ULTIMATE STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR BEGINNERS

New to Diamond Painting? You are in the Right Place! Here is the Detailed Step by Step Instructions to your New Favorite Hobby!

Wait, What is "Diamond" Painting Exactly ?

Diamond Painting is a DIY Craft Style that's a Cross between the good old Paint By Numbers and Cross Stitch.

With Diamond Painting, you apply thousands of Shiny Tiny resin "diamonds" Beads to a coded adhesive canvas to create a Sparkling Mosaic Art. 

Diamond Painting was first introduced in 2017. Since then, it has been a loved and praised by milions of Arts and Crafts lovers around the world for the Joy and Stress-relieving Benefits of the Arts.

HOW TO START YOUR FIRST DIAMOND PAINTING

STEP-BY-STEP DIAMOND PAINTING INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1: UNBOX AND SORT ALL ITEMS FROM THE PACKAGE.

Your diamond painting kit will include a canvas, diamond applicator (pen) and/or Tweezer, wax and tray. Remove all of the items from the package.

STEP 2: LAY THE CANVAS OUT ON A CLEAN FLAT SURFACE OR WORKSTATION.

Lay out the canvas on a clean, flat surface.

You will notice that printed directly on the canvas is a chart of all Needed Diamond Colors and their Corresponding Symbols and Numeric Code.

You will need to find the Diamond Bags that have a match Numberic Code and place the Diamond Beads onto the Canvas Accordingly. 

STEP 3: PEEL BACK A SMALL SECTION OF THE ADHESIVE COVER AND PICK A COLOR TO START OR CONTINUE WITH

Peel back a small section of the Adhesive Cover to work on at a time.

It's best and easiest to determine how much time and work you will be able to do each time and only remove an appropriate area of the Adhesive Cover on the Canvas, since it might be important to keep the Adhesive Cover to protect the Canvas.

Choose a single color diamond to get started with. Pour a small amount of diamonds into the Organizing 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 4: APPLY WAX TO THE TIP OF YOUR DIAMOND PEN.  

Peel back the plastic film on the pink wax pads and apply a small amount of wax to the tip of your Diamond Pen. The wax acts almost like a Diamond magnet and helps you pick up Diamond Beads easier.

STEP 5: PLACE EACH DIAMOND IN ITS CORRESPONDING SQUARE ON THE CANVAS 

Each Color corresponds to a specific symbol or character on the canvas.

Check the legend on the side of the canvas to figure out which symbol corresponds to each color. 

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.

You should work with One color at a time and only move on to the Next Color once you have finished or ran out of the Previous one.

Always remember to add a little bit more wax if the pen seems like it doesn't pick up the diamonds anymore.

 

STEP 6: REPEAT THE PROCESS UNTIL YOU HAVE A SPARKLING MASTERPIECE!

Work your way across the canvas Section by Section until you have a gorgeous sparkling mosaic Diamond Painting!.

To increase the longevity of your Diamond Painting, consider sealing it before Putting it on Display!.

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!

Diamond Paintings were meant to be enjoyed from afar - take a step back and marvel at the beauty. 

     

    DO YOU HAVE ROUND OR SQUARE DIAMONDS?

    Here at LegendaryDIY Arts, we have exclusively Square Diamonds for all of our Diamond Painting Kits to ensure a better Coverage and Sparkling effect on the Finished Art Piece.

    This is also the Prefered option for all of our Customers, from Beginners to Advanced and Veterans of the Crafts.

    SQUARE DRILL (AKA SQUARE DIAMONDS)

    Square Diamonds
    Creates A More Complete Looking Painting.
      Square diamond Beads line up more easily and provide better Coverage. They create a more fulfilling mosaic look when enjoyed from a distance. 
        Square Diamonds Satisfyingly "Snap" Into Place. 
          Sometimes it's the little things that matter!
          The little but so Satisfying "Snap" As the diamond beads settle snugly into place when you are filling up the Gaps on your Diamond Painting might be what makes it so addicting and Fulfilling!

          WHAT DOES EACH DIAMOND PAINTING KIT INCLUDE?

          Each Diamond Painting Kit comes with everything you need to get started!

          • Pre-printed Canvas with Colors chart (with pre-applied adhesive) 
          • Bags of all the Needed Colored Diamonds labeled with their corresponding Numberic Codes.
          • Diamond pen tool & a Wide Tip Head ( May not be available for smaller size Canvases )
          • Pair of extra-sharp tweezers 
          • Wax pad (used to pick up diamonds) ( May not be available for smaller size Canvases )

          We avoid common shipping problems by wrapping our canvases around foam noodles to avoid creases and plastic wrapping all canvases to avoid water damage. 

          We're so glad to have you! If you ever need help with anything Diamond Painting-related, just message our friendly team over Facebook or shoot us an email - Sales@legendarydiy.com 

          Start Exploring Thousands of our Gorgeous Designs and get Started Right away!, Click here!

          Have a question or awesome Diamond Painting tip? Leave it in the comments section down below!

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          8 comments

          • Which side is the correct side to press onto the canvas? Is there a completely flat side and the other beveled?

            Jane Green
          • I just found your site. Never heard of this but I am so interested. Going to come here to buy 2021 Christmas presents. Also one for me! I’m always looking for different things. Thank you for what you do!!

            Sandy Kischnick
          • All kits come with supplies? And kits kids can do?

            Gina petrylak
          • I’m only on my second diamond painting, and I just want to tell you I Love them.
            They are so fun to do and ery relaxing. When your busy doing one you don’t have time to think about your problems.
            I’m so glad I found this site.
            Thank you.

            Donna Martin
          • I’m new. Do you frame with glass? I am assuming so to keep dust off diamonds. Help!

            Lynn

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