Diamond art painting is one of the coolest and trendiest types of crafts on the market right now. If you’ve never tried it, browse through our collection of fantastic diamond painting kits online and give it a go! Diamond paintings use small, faceted beads, called “drills,” to create a larger mosaic image. Drills are also referred to as rhinestones, diamonds, or gems. And while some kits have square drills, others feature round ones. Much like cross-stitch and painting by numbers, diamond painting involves placing drills of certain colors in specific places to form a larger image. Depending on how large or small the canvas and how detailed the design, a project can take anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks. Once finished, each diamond painting is a stunning work of art that can be used as home decor or given as a gift.
If you’ve been looking for a new craft to try, pick up a diamond art painting kit and experience the fun for yourself. For those who are new to painting with diamonds, we’ve created a guide to all the features that set Diamond Art Club® kits above the rest. From our self-flattening canvas, to our special glue adhesive, to our branded packaging, learn more about the Diamond Art Club® difference below. First, let’s discuss the importance of our specially designed canvas that works in conjunction with our high-tech, poured glue adhesive. These two important features lay the foundations for our 5D diamond painting kits that will become your masterpiece.
What Makes Our Diamond Painting Canvas Different?
Poured Glue Diamond Painting Canvas
All diamond painting kits require some type of adhesive so the drills will adhere to the canvas. However, some companies cut corners by simply applying double-sided tape to an inferior quality canvas. Unfortunately, this type of tape tends to lose its adhesion, particularly when the temperature changes. Which means you could be dealing with drills falling off the canvas while trying to complete your project.
At Diamond Art Club®, our diamond painting kits are created using a much more effective “cementing” technique. We start by coating our buttery-soft canvases with a special type of glue and then allow them to set in the drying chamber for many hours. This type of glue is particularly well suited for diamond art painting because it is extremely stable. It will not lose adhesion even in considerable temperature shifts because it has strong oxidation resistance. In addition to keeping your square or round diamonds securely in place, this type of glue will not peel off the canvas, freeing you from worry and annoyance.
Diamond Painting Kits Featuring Custom Canvas
One of the most frustrating things for avid diamond painters is opening a fresh canvas only to find that it is wrinkled and difficult to flatten. Of course, there are methods for removing wrinkles in your painting, but most people want to get started on their project as soon as they receive it without taking extra steps to make it functional.
Here at Diamond Art Club®, we wanted to eliminate this wrinkle problem and provide our customers with the highest-quality diamond painting canvas possible. So we decided to develop our very own, proprietary, patented canvas ourselves. It begins with a specially formulated, heavy-duty, waterproof tarpaulin fabric with serged edges. Then, every one of our designs is given a velvet backing that increases the strength of the canvas, holding the entire project together without fraying or creasing. This process ensures you always receive a canvas from Diamond Art Club® that is soft to the touch, and you’ll never have to worry about one coming out of the box wrinkled.
Superior Design Quality
The quality of the printed symbol color chart on each canvas is also critical, especially for beginner diamond painters. You need to be able to easily read the numbers and symbols to ensure you’re placing the correct color “rhinestone” in the right place. Other companies may use a low-resolution printer to produce this chart on their canvases. Sadly, this lower-cost method can cause the chart to appear "fuzzy" or even unreadable, making it difficult to determine which color drills go where.
Some companies will also try to save money by having a computer program convert the original artwork into colored pixels. Unfortunately, this process can end up causing even more frustration for crafters. Sections of the completed design may look unnatural or out of place because the color of the drills specified might not have been a great match to the original artwork.
At Diamond Art Club®, our designers devote hours — sometimes days — to creating each one of our canvas designs from scratch. We hand-place each color, pixel by pixel, to represent the original artwork as closely as possible. This method greatly enhances the image clarity of our diamond paintings. It also allows for superior color choices because the designers have placed each pixel intentionally by hand, rather than letting a computer program do the charting automatically. Hand-charting is much more time-consuming and intricate, but we’ve found it is required to meet our standards of excellence.
High-Quality Round Drills and Square Diamonds
When it comes to drills, there are a few different types on the market for you to choose from, round or square and resin or acrylic. However, the shape of the drills you choose has little to do with quality and is more a matter of personal preference. Some people like working with square drills as the edges make contact and prevent space between beads. Round drills are often a more suitable choice for beginners just learning to paint with diamonds as they are easier to place. Still, round drills do not line up exactly, which creates a small space between each diamond. Some crafters find these tiny gaps bothersome, while others do not. At Diamond Art Club®, we offer a wide variety of diamond painting kits in both diamond shapes to suit everyone’s preference.
And there’s more to drills than just their shape. The most inexpensive way to manufacture drills is by combining glass and plastic to form acrylic beads. Sadly, this method creates drills that are both extremely easy to break and have poor coloring. Diamond Art Club® uses only 100 percent resin drills, which hold their color better and have a sturdier structure, lessening the chances of cracks or breaks. We also manufacture our round drills with 20 facets — far above the industry norm of 13 facets — to give you the extra sparkle, which you deserve.
Full Drill vs. Partial Drill Kits
When shopping for diamond art kits, you’ll likely discover that both ”full drill” and “partial drill” options are available. These terms simply refer to whether the blank diamond painting canvas will be entirely covered in diamonds once finished. Full drill kits create complete mosaics, while partial drill kits have canvas areas that aren’t covered in diamonds. The choice is completely up to you.
High-Quality Packaging for Diamond Art Kits
Packaging is important when buying a product online because you want to ensure that everything will arrive in one piece. Our canvases are packed and protected in sturdy, thick, branded cardboard. It is easily recyclable and provides adequate protection for the canvas and tools inside. This strong outer packaging is also waterproof to ensure that your kit will arrive in perfect condition every single time.
There are few things as frustrating as waiting excitedly for your next inspiring project to arrive, only to have it show up damaged. Kits shipped in flimsy bags or boxes are especially vulnerable to wet weather and mishandling during shipping. Thanks to our superior packaging, you never need to worry about the diamond painting tools and canvas inside your kit getting damaged when you order from Diamond Art Club®.
Great Selection of Designs
With hundreds of different designs in a full range of themes, our selection of diamond painting kits is one of the most extensive on the market. In addition, we make sure to legally license artworks and give credit to the professional and freelance artists who created them — unlike many other companies that reprint artists’ designs illegally and without acknowledgment.
No matter what you’re interested in, you’re sure to find a design that you’ll love. Nature-themed diamond paintings make for relaxing decorations around the house, while mystical creatures work well for a child’s bedroom or playroom. Browse our entire selection to see just how diverse our designs are, or find one that speaks to you in our best sellers section.
Our Diamond Painting Kits Include Everything You Need
Each of our diamond painting kits includes not just the canvas and drills but all the supplies you need to complete a beautiful piece of diamond art. Even if it’s your very first diamond painting, you won’t need to worry about buying extra supplies to finish it. Inside every Diamond Art Club® kit, you’ll find a custom diamond painting canvas, more than enough diamond drills in the appropriate colors, an applicator tool, (also known as a diamond pen or diamond placer) tweezers, trays, wax, and a durable plastic cover for protecting your work in progress. There are also instructions and a key to help you determine which color goes where.
Excellent Customer Service
Because of our love for the craft, we want to make each and every one of our customers’ experiences as enjoyable as possible. This is one of the biggest reasons we put so much attention and effort into the small details and features of our high-quality products. If you should need to contact us, we’re here for you. And we promise to do everything we can to give you the best diamond painting experience possible. With our highly experienced, specially-trained customer support team, we’ll address your concerns and get you what you need as quickly as possible. Our goal is to provide crafters with the best diamond art kits available, so we also offer a lifetime warranty along with accidental insurance for any diamond painting mistakes that occur.
So, Why Should You Try Diamond Painting Anyway?
Now that we’ve outlined the Diamond Art Club® diamond painting differences, here are some more of our favorite reasons why you should try one of our unique kits.
Relieves Feelings of Stress and Anxiety
For those of you thinking about purchasing a diamond painting kit for the first time, there are many great reasons to indulge in this hobby. As any crafter knows, creating art of any type can be a kind of meditative practice, encouraging you to focus on the task at hand and allowing feelings of stress or anxiety to slip away.
Improves Cognitive Function
As we get older, crafting is a great way to give our brains a workout, strengthening neural pathways and creating new connections in our brains. In fact, studies have shown that adults who regularly craft have better cognitive functioning as they age and fewer problems with memory.
Great Activity to Do with the Kids
If you’re looking for ways to spend more time with your children, especially during school breaks, why not try starting a diamond painting project together? If you want to create a collaborative art piece, sit down with them and pick a large project you both like or find smaller canvases you can work on individually. Most kits take more than one sitting to complete, so it can be a daily or weekly activity you get to spend time creating together.
Builds Important Skills in Children
Just as diamond painting and other crafts can support adults’ cognitive functioning, making arts and crafts aids children’s development as well. Any type of art will encourage your kids’ creativity, increase their critical thinking and build their communication abilities. But diamond painting, in particular, is perfect for developing fine motor skills, as it requires a great deal of patience and the precise placing of drills.
New Idea for Ladies’ Crafting Night
Get the girls together for a new type of ladies’ night. Have each person select a design they’d like to create and offer to host a weekly gathering with snacks and a few drinks. Working on your projects while bonding over shared stories is not only fun, but it can also help everyone stay inspired. You may even pick up a few new tips and tricks that you hadn’t thought of before. And spending time with fellow crafters is an enjoyable option for socializing and bonding with people who share similar interests.
If you’re unsure about diving straight into your own project, you could try working on one large artwork as a group. In this case, it’s helpful to keep the group small to ensure you each have enough room to work on your respective sections. The upside is that the finished masterpiece tends to come to life more quickly, which can be very exciting for everyone!
Make Unique Gifts
Few items are as special as handmade gifts, which is why we love giving both completed diamond paintings and kits as presents for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions. If you already love painting with diamonds, gifting one of your framed masterpieces to that special someone is a great idea! A completed diamond painting is a truly unique piece of home decor that the receiver can display on their wall for years to come. Just be sure to find a pattern that goes well with their home or office decor. And, if there’s a crafty person in your life, we highly suggest gifting them a diamond painting kit so they can discover the joys of this trending craft for themselves.
Decorate Your Home With Your Own Masterpieces
Once you get the hang of diamond painting, you may find yourself flying through projects, eager to take on the next challenge. But what do you do with all of your finished paintings? Use them as wall decor, of course! If you find yourself really enjoying your newfound hobby, you may want to start picking designs based on areas of your home that you’d like to decorate.
Look for a theme that would fit well in your office or playroom — or seek out specific pieces for more common areas of the house like the living room or the kitchen. You’ll love the sense of accomplishment and pride you experience when you finish your first diamond painting and hang it on the wall for your guests to see. If you’re working on a project with your child, why not help them pick a canvas they can hang in their bedroom when finished?
Experience the Diamond Art Club® Difference
Whether you’ve been doing diamond art for years or are just now discovering this fun new craft, you want to ensure that you’re getting the best quality product for your money. You want to create a diamond painting that you can be proud of for years to come. This is why we at Diamond Art Club® pay attention to every detail of our product: from our self-flattening, poured glue canvases to our branded, protective packaging. Our designers pay special attention to each canvas’s print clarity and color definition, and our superior-quality resin drills withstand cracking and breaking, allowing your completed project to really shine. We ensure that all the diamond painting tools you need to complete the project are included in every kit. And, when you’re ready to take your creations to the next level, we have even more diamond painting accessories on our website for you to explore.
You will notice the difference when you purchase a Diamond Art Club® painting. Browse our complete collection of designs and try your hand at this unique craft today. Whether you’re new to the hobby itself or considering buying a kit from Diamond Art Club® for the first time, we promise you won’t be disappointed!