Up Your Art Game With 7 Diamond Painting Tricks, Tips, And Hacks
At Diamond Art Club, diamond painting is our passion. We know even a short painting session offers the perfect opportunity to get crafty, relax, and most importantly, have fun while unleashing our inner artist. From prepping a new canvas to putting the finishing touches on our latest masterpiece (and every step in between), we love it all. And we're not alone. This new art form has quickly caught on as a popular creative outlet and relaxing pastime for hobbyists and enthusiasts of all ages.
As your go-to resource for all things diamond painting, Diamond Art Club is always looking for new and fun ways to help our customers up their artistic game. We've gone through hundreds of posts to consolidate the best diamond painting tips, tricks, and hacks. Here are a few of our favorites!
7. USE EGG CARTONS TO ORGANIZE DIAMONDS
Don't recycle the egg carton after you've made your last omelet – repurpose it. An average egg carton serves as an outstanding diamond organizer that you can easily close when not in use.
6. ADHERE DIAMONDS NEXT TO THEIR SYMBOL ON THE CANVAS.
A little bit of prep work goes a long way when starting your project. Take a few minutes to glue or tape your diamonds next to their canvas symbol. Voila! You can quickly reference the pieces you need in a single glance.
5. LABEL EACH DIAMOND BAG
No empty egg cartons lying around? No problem. Sort your diamonds into the plastic Ziploc bags included in your kit. Use a marker to label each bag with the corresponding number or symbol.
4. USE YOUR CUTTING BOARD
Thought you were done using kitchen supplies after our egg carton tip? Guess again. Tape your canvas to a clean cutting board and you instantly have a mobile workspace.
3. SPEED UP THE PROCESS WITH A MULTI-DIAMOND APPLICATOR TOOL
Diamond painting allows you to set the pace. Most of our kits come with a double-sided tool that lets you pick up one diamond at a time or a bunch!
2. SLEEP ON IT. LITERALLY
This tip is brilliantly simple, instantly making it one of our all-time favorites tricks. Some put their canvas between two pieces of cardboard, placing the cardboard under their mattress to simultaneously flatten the painting and catch up on their beauty rest. You can even do it once the piece is finished "just to make sure all the diamonds are fully adhered."
1. STOP STATIC CLING WITH DRYER SHEETS
Sometimes our painting diamonds seem to stick to everything BUT our canvas. No problem; Diamond Art Club fans have a workaround that works wonders. Some place cut up dryer sheets in with the stored gems to eliminate static cling. Game changer!
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