Whether you’re new to diamond painting or you’ve been doing it for years, using a multi-placer tool can take your art to the next level. Diamond painting multi-placers are best used for larger projects with big areas of the same color, but you can experiment on smaller pieces as well. The entire purpose of the multi-placer is to help speed up the process and allow you to attach multiple drills to the canvas at one time. We’ll walk you through how to get the most out of this diamond painting tool to enhance your next masterpiece.
Tips for Using Your Diamond Painting Multi-Placer
Get a Grip for Your Pen
Although the average diamond painting pens come without a grip included, most people will take the time and money to invest in a grip if they are planning to work on projects often. Similar to the kind of soft grip you would put on a pencil, the diamond painting grip allows you greater control over your pen as you try to place small diamonds into the exact positioning necessary. The grip also offers additional comfort while working on your project. When using the multi-placer tool, you’ll want even more control and comfort as it’s a bit more difficult to place three, six or even nine drills down at once. Diamond Art Club even offers drill pens that are designed with a gel grip to cover the entirety of the placer, so no matter how you hold your pen, your hand will stay comfortable!
Invest in Different Sized Multi-Placers
The standard tool that comes with every diamond painting kit is a single drill pen, allowing you to place individual drills down at a time. Additionally, the standard pen also comes with a four-multi-placer adaptor, so you can try using both types of placers with your pen. As previously mentioned, the multi-placer is a diamond painting tool that can place more than one drill down at the same time; however, there are several options when it comes to this accessory. You can choose from a three-placer, six-placer or nine-placer attachment—each able to place their respective number of drills down at once. Our premium drill pens come with four-placer and seven-placer adaptors so you can make the most of your diamond painting experience!
We recommend investing in all three sizes to give yourself as many options as possible when using different sizes of placers to work on a project. The nine-placer will allow you to cover very large areas more quickly while the three-placer will still help speed up the process, but can also be used on small areas of the canvas.
Use Multi-Placers on a Large, Clear Area
Multi-placers must only be used on specific areas of a canvas where a large grouping of the same color is required. Look for the spots where the same code is visible and begin using the multi-placer tool to fill big blocks of color without having to place each drill individually. Trying to use multi-placers on areas with multiple colors will likely result in a mistake.
Trays Make Picking Up Beads Easier
Using a tray makes diamond painting easier no matter what type of pen you’re using, but it’s particularly advantageous when multi-placers are involved. The tray is able to keep drills lined up with the correct side facing upwards to make it much easier to pick up and move the drill from the tray to the canvas. Otherwise, you might find yourself individually separating each drill, a time-consuming and tedious endeavor.
With this diamond painting tool, the tray is even more vital because it can line up your drills of the same color, so that it’s easier to pick up several all at once. Try to line them up with the pen tip as best as you can, but it’s okay if one hangs off to the side a bit. Don’t use too much pressure or the drills will become stuck in the wax. Use just enough pressure to pick up the beads and place them where they belong.
Don’t Forget About the Single Placer
Although the multi-placer for diamond paintings is definitely important, it’s not the only tool you’ll need. The single placer is essential for areas with less blocks of color and to help straighten out beads after the multi-placer has added them to the canvas. This tool isn’t always going to place each drill precisely, so it’s important to go back and press each down into the canvas with the single head drill to get each perfectly aligned and attached.
Invest in Other Diamond Painting Accessories
To make your crafting experience better than ever, there are plenty of other great accessories and diamond painting tools you can use, including organization boxes, alternative wax options and even a DIY art portfolio to keep all of your work safe while it’s in progress. Browse our Diamond Art Club designs to find your next project and use your multi-placer tool for a more efficient, expertly done project.