What is Diamond Painting?

Diamond Painting is a new DIY hobby idea that is literally driving everyone crazy! Painting with Diamonds is an easy way to relax and free your mind from everyday trouble. The "Diamond" projects, consist in completing an image with multi-faceted, small synthetic crystals. Some other names People call diamond painting with, are paint with diamonds, diamond art, diamond embroidery, diamond painting cross stitch, 5d diamond painting or paint with diamonds.

What Is 5d Diamond Painting?

5D Diamond Painting is another name that indicates the art of painting with diamonds. The 5D stands for the special effect that the artwork conveys once finished, as it gives a very realistic effect. 5D stands for 5-dimensional and it’s about resins/diamonds used in painting. The resins are 5D. You can see the difference below.

What is the difference between 3d & 5d Diamond Painting?

The difference between 3D and 5d diamond painting is in the number of facets that the gems have. 3D Diamonds have 3 facets, while in 5D they have 5 facets on each side. More the facets are, they give a more sparkling effect.

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What does the diamond art kit include?

Each Painting kit includes everything you may need to create something extraordinary:

  1. Pre-printed canvas with special adhesive layer and protective film,
  2. 2.5 x 2.5 mm acrylic rhinestones (crystals) with 9-15 facets for a better and brighter reflection of light
  3. Tweezers
  4. Diamond applicator tool
  5. Adhesive wax
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    What Is Diamond Art Kit?

    Diamond Painting kit is a set of items that you need to start and complete the work. It includes the canvas and all the materials needed.

    How does Diamond Embroidery/Painting Work?

    Doing Diamond Painting is very easy! To start, remove part of the protective film on the canvas and place the crystals on it, following the simple colors/symbols legend provided.

    Apply the crystals on the canvas with the tweezers or the applicator tool, trying to place them as close as possible to each other.

    IMPORTANT TIP: The Painting kit canvas comes with a protective film. Never remove this film completely at once! The surface of the canvas is sticky, if you take off the protective film your canvas will be exposed to dust, it could then dry out and do not stick anymore. When you start your Painting, lift it a little at a time as you proceed with the painting. If you have to interrupt the work, remember to cover it again with the film.

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    What is the Pink Square wax for in the Kit?

    The pink square wax included in the Diamond Painting kit is a special wax that helps you pick up the small crystals. You need to take a small piece of wax with the edge of the diamond applicator tool, and then try to pick a diamond with it. Don't worry if the wax square looks so small: a little piece of wax is enough to pick up to 30 crystals.

    What is the glue used for Paint with Diamonds Kit?

    If by glue you mean the pink square; the wax, then the answer is above.

    If you want to know about the glue that you need to use to stick the diamonds to the canvas then here is the answer: The canvas is adhesive so that diamonds can adhere with ease and without any extra glue.

    What is a semi-finished Diamond Painting?

    A semi-finished - also called Partial Diamond Painting - consist of a canvas that is not completely covered by diamonds. You only have to complete a part of the canvas to finish your painting. For this reason, it is perfect for beginners or people who don't want to spend a lot of time on it.

    What age group is 5d DIY diamond Embroidery for?

    Diamond Painting is perfect for everyone, from children to adults. Diamond Painting is very easy to do and can help both children and adults to express their creativity. There are a lot of themes suitable for every age, from cartoon characters to flowers and so on.

    Anyway, since the diamonds are very small, this kind of painting is not recommended for children under 36 months.

    In regard to diamond painting, what is a drill?

    The drills refer to the shape of the diamonds that you're going to use to fill your canvas. There are 2 common types: 1. Square Drill 2. Round Drill

    What is the difference between round drill and square drill Diamond Painting?

    There are two kinds of drills in Diamond Painting: the round one and the square one.

    The drills refer to the shape of the diamonds that you're going to use to fill your canvas.

    • Square drill Diamond Paintings give a sort of "mosaic" effect once you complete the painting.
    • Round drill Diamond Paintings have a more like "cross stitch" effect. Since diamonds are round shaped, there's a more evident gap between a diamond and the next one. For this reason, round drill Diamond Painting are less commonly used.

    What is better square or round diamonds diamond painting?

    Choosing between square or round drills diamond paining is not always easy. Round shaped diamonds leave a little gap in the canvas, so the final effect is less clear cut. For this reason, many people prefer square diamonds.

    What is the diamond painting size of resin?

    They are very small. Their size is more or less 2.5x2.5mm. 

    What is the best size for diamond painting?

    There are different sizes of diamond painting. The bigger the size of a canvas, the better the effect you will get at the end. Smaller canvas can give a “Lego brick” effect, while bigger canvas give a more realistic piece of art.

    What is Full Drill and Partial Drill?

    Full Drill: In which the diamonds cover the canvas in full. Normally square diamond kits are full drill.

    Partial Drill: In which the diamonds don’t cover the canvas in full. Normally Round diamond kits are partial drill.