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3 Benefits of Using a Light Pad for Diamond Painting

diamond art on lit background

Okay, so you’re hooked on painting with diamonds. We totally get it. It’s a super fun craft you can work on solo or with friends, and you end up with a beautiful masterpiece by the end! But, if you’re really serious about your diamond art, there are a few essential tools that you can invest in to make your experience even better. Light pads for diamond painting can really improve your accuracy when placing the beads onto the pattern, and they can also help provide additional light if you’re crafting at night or in a dark room.

Check out some of the benefits of owning a light pad and learn more about other great accessories for all your crafting needs.

What Is a Light Pad?

A diamond painting light pad is a lightweight, thin lap desk-type device that can be plugged in to illuminate the surface. The purpose of a light pad is to create a light source from beneath an object, piece of paper or pattern of some type. Many different types of creatives use these light pads to help with their work. For example, you can use a light board as an artist to help illuminate the paper that you are drawing on, giving you a clear surface to work on with plenty of light. Photographers also use light pads to view negatives of a film roll or slides of their pictures.

For us diamond artists, the light pad is an excellent accessory that will brighten the grid that you’re working with, making it easier to stick beads onto the pattern in the right place and notice the different colors depicted.


Why Use a Light Pad for Diamond Painting?

1. You Can See the Grids More Clearly

Although your completed diamond art project is usually quite large, the faceted diamond beads that create this effect are very small, which means that the tiny squares where the beads should be placed are also quite small. It’s not unusual for people to have difficulty seeing each individual square on a diamond art pattern. Sometimes two different colors can look very similar, especially when placed near each other.

The light pad can help eliminate this problem completely because it shines through the pattern, giving each box a more stark appearance. This will help you distinguish specific colors and changes in color as you work on the project. The longer you stare at the same image, the more difficult it becomes to notice slight differences like this, which is why so many people consider a light pad as a vital accessory.

diamond painting at night

2. Makes Nighttime Crafting Easier

Many of us enjoy sitting down to color, craft or just relax in the evenings. If you have some time carved out each night for you to work on your latest project, you may have found it frustrating to work on a painting late at night. The lack of natural sunlight, combined with the level of lighting in your home, can make it tough to distinguish the pattern as well.

Diamond painting light pads can easily offer a solution to this problem. The entire premise of the light pad is that it beams LED light up and through a translucent surface like a diamond painting grid. The additional light will make it easy for you to work on your project any time of the day or night.

3. Easy to Carry with You

If you’re an artist on the go, you probably want to bring your work with you. However, moving your diamond art painting from place to place can be confusing as different lighting situations will affect how you can see the pattern. Carrying your light pad with you can eliminate this problem in the same way it helps with the previous issues.

But, some people may not want to lug around another piece of equipment. Luckily, Diamond Art Club’s original light pad is extremely lightweight, which means you can bring it with you wherever you go.

diamond art light pad

Step Up Your Diamond Painting Game with a Light Pad

Here at Diamond Art Club, we care about promoting creativity and hope to inspire each and every one of you. Crafting is an excellent way to relieve stress and manage feelings of anxiety while also learning a fun, new skill.

Shop our selection of beautiful diamond painting kits available in a variety of different categories like animals, seasons and city destinations. Once you’ve selected your kit, it’s time to make sure you have all the materials you need, including useful diamond art accessories like a diamond painting light pad. Find a pattern that you love and start creating!