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WHAT IS DIAMOND PAINTING?
THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER'S GUIDE FOR 2020

If you’re just learning about Diamond Painting, then this is the exact place to get started!

WHAT IS DIAMOND PAINTING?

Think of this as a mixture of paint by numbers with cross-stich. This is a new type of creative hobby that’s taking the crafting world by storm.

It’s fun, easy to learn hobby to relieve stress or just passing time, and it’s for everyone! Whether you’re an experienced crafter or this is your first, you can make beautiful diamond art with little effort and no mess while channelling your creativity.

Take a look at the video we have provided you with on how to get started.

How to Get Started?
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROUND
AND SQUARE DIAMONDS?

In Diamond Painting, you will often come across the terms “Square Drill and “Round Drill”. It is just another term for “diamond.” It refers to the shape of each individual diamond you’ll be applying to your canvas.

It’s important to understand that there’s no correct answers in choosing between round and square drill. You should just choose whichever shape you personally think is most beautiful .

SQUARE DRILL (AKA SQUARE DIAMONDS)
Creates A Cleaner, Fuller and More Complete Looking Painting.

Square drills will be able to have cleaner picture since they fit together nicely with no gaps while it also can have fuller and more complete looking image.

Square Diamonds Oddly Satisfyingly "Snap" Into Place.

This oddly satisfying pleasure of the “snap” sound is one of the features most talked about when the diamond painting is close to finish.

ROUND DRILL (AKA ROUND DIAMONDS)
Seamless and Easier to pick up

Round diamonds are recommended and preferred by beginners is because they are easier to pick up with the diamond pen and faster to place, making the process seamless.

The incomplete feeling for round diamonds

Given the nature of the round shape, they can create some visible gaps in the picture. It will appear more when you’re close to the painting.

WHAT DOES EACH DIAMOND PAINTING KIT INCLUDE?

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

At Spell Queen, we avoid common shipping problems by wrapping our canvases around foam noodles to avoid creases and plastic wrapping all canvases to avoid water damage.

Tips for your diamond painting accessories
Roller

A great tool when you’re finishing your masterpiece and getting it framed, this tool will help make sure all diamond drills stick firmly to the adhesive on the canvas.

You can also find Roller Tool in our Accessories page.

Fixing Tool

After sticking many diamonds on the canvas, there will be some diamonds that don’t align properly. Using this simple trick, it can quickly adjust and align diamond drills into the correct place.

You can also find Fixing Tool in our Accessories page.

Tweezer

An all-round tool that can help you in many different ways.

1.  An alternative for your diamond pen.

2.  Organize diamond drills into your tray.

3.  Pluck out diamonds from canvas when it’s in the wrong place.

4.  Help with cleaning your old clay stuck inside your drill pen.

*Every standard and premium set will include tweezer*

You can also find Tweezer in our Accessories page.

WHAT DO I DO IF THERE ARE CREASES IN MY CANVAS?

Many Diamond Painting Kits ship from overseas. To minimize damage in shipping, we wrap our canvases securely around a firm foam noodle. Sometimes, there may be some creases in the canvas when you unroll it. So, what can you do to get rid of them?

  • Option 1:  Put the Canvas Under Your Mattress. Try using your bodyweight overnight to flatten out the canvas.

    Option 2:  Put Heavy Books on The Canvas: The same principle applies here - simply apply weight in the form of heavy books for a day or two to flatten out the canvas.

    SOME HANDY AND HELPFUL DIAMOND PAINTING TIPS AND TRICKS

    As you progress into your 5th, 10th and 18th kit, we believe that along the way you will gradually pick up on a few secrets that will make the entire Diamond Painting process even better. Here are couple of tips to help you!

    1.   To preserve the stickiness, the canvas will be covered with a plastic film or parchment paper. DO NOT REMOVE THIS PLASTIC FILM ALL AT ONCE. Instead, slowly peel back the plastic as you work your way up the design.

    2.   Use egg cartons to organize your diamonds. Simple, easy, and cheap!

    3.   Tape or glue your diamonds next to their symbol on the canvas. Easily reference the diamonds you need at quick glance!

    We wish you the best of luck in embarking on your newest addiction! If you ever need help with anything DP-related, just message our friendly team over Facebook or shoot us an email – service@spellqueen.com.