Diamond art painting is one of the coolest and trendiest types of crafts there is right now. If you’ve never tried a project like it, browse our amazing diamond painting kits and give it a go! Diamond paintings use small, faceted beads, called “drills,” to create a larger mosaic image. Drills are also sometimes referred to as rhinestones or diamonds, and some kits have square drills while 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, and how detailed the design is, 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.
If you’ve been looking for a new craft to try, pick up a diamond painting kit and experience the fun for yourself. For those who are new to diamond art painting, 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. To begin, let’s discuss the importance of using our specially designed canvas in conjunction with our high-tech, poured glue adhesive — two of the most important features of our 5D diamond painting kits — as they create the foundation for your masterpiece.
What Makes Our Diamond Painting Canvas Different?
Poured Glue Diamond Painting Canvas
All diamond painting kits require some type of adhesive canvas to which the drills will adhere, creating the mosaic. Some companies opt to cut corners,by using an inferior canvas with double-sided tape rather than a higher-quality, poured glue diamond painting canvas.
Immediately after printing the design, most diamond painting companies will simply add this layer of ***double-sided tape. Unfortunately, the tape used has a tendency to lose its adhesion, particularly when the temperature changes. This means you’ll be dealing with drills falling off the canvas as you’re trying to complete your project.
At Diamond Art Club®, our diamond painting kits are created using a much more effective “cementing” technique. It requires us to coat our buttery-soft canvases with a special type of glue and then allow them to set in the drying chamber for hours. This type of glue is particularly suited for diamond art painting because it is extremely stable. It will not lose adhesion even in considerable temperature shifts because it has a strong resistance to oxidation. 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 when you open a fresh canvas only to find that it is wrinkled and is difficult to flatten. There are methods for removing wrinkles in your painting, but most people want to get started on their project as soon as they receive the canvas without having to take 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. To start, we use a specially formulated, heavy-duty, waterproof tarpaulin fabric as the base. With serged edges, each and every one of our designs is printed with a velvet backing that increases the strength of the canvas, holding the entire project together without fraying or creasing. The canvas itself is soft to the touch, and you never have to worry about one of our diamond painting canvases coming out of the box wrinkled.
Superior Design Quality
The quality of the printed color coding on the canvas is also extremely important, especially for beginner diamond painters, as you need to be able to clearly make out the corresponding numbers and symbols to ensure that you’re placing the correct color rhinestones in the right places. The surface coating of the canvas increases the quality of the colors, ???? unlike other brands with cheap printing quality, and.
Many companies choose a low cost method to create their diamond painting canvases, using a computer program that converts the original artwork into pixels. Unfortunately, this process can result in a finished product that looks low-resolution or "fuzzy." It can also cause some sections of the finished canvas to look unnatural or out of place because the drills specified were not a great match to the original artwork. At Diamond Art Club®, our designers devote hours — sometimes days — to creating each and every 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 a much more time-consuming and intricate process, but we’ve found it to be required to meet our standards of excellence.
High-Quality Round Drills and Square Diamonds
When it comes todrills, there are a few different types on the market for you to choose from: round or square and resin or acrylic. The shape of the drills has little to do with the quality. This is more a matter of preference.
Some people prefer to work with square drills, as the edges make contact and prevent space between beads. For beginners just learning to paint with diamonds, round drills are often a more suitable choice as they are easier to place. However, round drills do not line up exactly, which creates a small amount of space between each diamond. While it’s difficult to notice the spaces between round drills when the product is finished, for some people, it is bothersome. We offer a wide variety of diamond painting kits in both diamond shapes to suit everyone’s preference.
However, there is more to drills than simply their shape. The most inexpensive way to manufacture drills is by combining glass and plastic to form acrylic beads. Sadly, this method creates drills with poor coloring, and drills that are extremely easy to break. At Diamond Art Club®, we only use 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 26 facets — far above the industry norm of 13 facets — to give you twice as much sparkle, which you deserve.
Full Drill vs. Partial Drill Kits
When shopping for diamond art kits, you’ll likely discover that there are both full drill and partial drill options available. This simply refers to whether the blank diamond painting canvas will be completely 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’s going to arrive in one piece. Our canvases are packed and protected in sturdy, thick, branded cardboard, which 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 suseptible 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 acknowledgement.
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 in order 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 promise that we’ll do everything we can to give you the best diamond painting experience possible. With our highly experienced and specially trained customer support team, we’ll be sure to address your concerns and get you what you need as quickly as humanly 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 so 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 if they should need to quarantine or during school breaks, why not try starting a diamond painting project together? If you want to create a collaborative art piece, sit down with your child(ren) and pick a large project which you both like or find smaller canvases that you can work on individually. Most kits take more than one sitting to complete, so it can be a daily or weekly activity that you get to spend time doing together.
Builds Important Skills in Children
Just as diamond painting and other crafts can support the cognitive functioning of adults, making arts and crafts aids children’s development as well. Any type of art project will encourage your kids’ creativity, improve their dexterity, and increase their critical thinking and communication abilities But diamond painting, in particular, is perfect for the development of fine motor skills, as it requires a great deal of patience and the precise placements of drills.
New Idea for Ladies’ Crafting Night
Get the girls together for a new type of ladies’ night. Have each person to pick out a design that they’d like to create and then 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 with people who share similar interests.
If you’re not sure about diving straight into your own projects, another option is to try working on one large artwork together. In this case, it’s helpful to keep the group small to make sure you each have enough room to work on your respective sections. The big 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 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 truly a 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 will match the decor in their home or office. And, if you have a crafty person in your life, we highly suggest gifting them a diamond painting kit and letting them discover the joys of this trending craft for themselves.
Decorate Your Home in 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’ll experience when you finish your first diamond painting and get to hang it on the wall for your guests to see. If you’re working on a project with your child, why not help him or her pick a canvas that they can also hang in their bedroom?
Experience the Diamond Art Club® Difference
Whether you’ve been doing diamond paintings for years or you’re just now discovering this fun new craft, you want to make sure that you’re getting the best-quality product for your money. You want to create a diamond painting that you can keep for years to come, which is why we, at Diamond Art Club®, pay attention to every detail of our product — from our self-flattening, poured glue, diamond painting canvases to our branded, protective packaging. Our designers pay special attention to each canvas’ 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.
When you purchase a Diamond Art Club® painting, you will notice the difference. Browse our complete collection of designs and try your hand at this unique craft today. Whether you’re new to the hobby itself, or just thinking about buying a Diamond Art Club® kit for the first time, we promise you won’t be disappointed!