Diamond Painting

By Anne - June 11, 2018

Shortly after I burned out on lettering challenges last spring, a new craft caught my eye and I decided to give it a try.

30x30cm Purchased on Amazon

It's called Diamond Painting, and I didn't know much of anything about it, so I purchased the small kit above on Amazon to see if I liked it.

I was hooked pretty quickly.

It's super easy to do, but it also allows pretty soothing. I was worried I would find it tedious, but I don't. It's exciting to see the picture form as I work on it, and it also allows my brain some peace as I focus on the task.

So before I finished my coffee picture, I ordered two more from Amazon...

30x20cm Purchased on Amazon
40x40cm Purchased on Amazon

Once those two were done, I knew I wanted to try a bigger one. I've always been a fan of the Titanic, I read "A Night to Remember" when I was was 12, and I had seen a kit on Amazon that was an artists rendition of the sinking. So I ordered it in the largest size I could, and got to work.


50x60cm Purchased on Amazon

It took me about a month to complete, and I decided I was up for a bigger challenge...

I had joined some Diamond Painting Facebook groups, and had seen some lovely projects made with square drills (diamonds). So I ordered a small one on Wish to try out.

30x40cm Purchased on Wish

At first I was really frustrated with the square, I couldn't get them to line up just right and it seemed very fiddly. However, I really liked the detail and the fact that there weren't any sticky gaps between the drills. Eventually I found that by placing the drills in a checkerboard pattern, when I went back to fill in the gaps it would snap everything into place, and the drills would line themselves up for the most part.

Around this time, my husband bought me a new craft desk so I could sit more comfortably while I Diamond Painted.

It came like this

After 4 hours it looked like this! Purchased on Amazon

I also purchased some small canvases that I could carry in an ArtBin and take with me on the go...

Diamond Painting in my Car

Diamond Painting at a Hotel

30x30cm Purchased on Wish

15x15cm Purchased on Wish

Now, I'm currently working on my biggest square drill painting to date. It's called Freewheelin', and I purchased it from Paint with Diamonds.

Storage Containers Purchased at Michael's

60x50cm Purchased from Paint with Diamonds

So the reason I'm telling you this, is because I seem to keep getting people addicted to this hobby (my husband say's I'm a craft pusher), and while sometimes the people live close enough to me that I can personally show them the ropes, sometimes they don't. Since this is a newer craft, there aren't may tutorials out there yet, so I'm going to throw my hat into the ring and start putting up some tutorials, product reviews, and general recommendations on what I've tried, what has worked, and what hasn't.

I'm doing this mostly for my friends and family who I've gotten hooked, so I don't leave them high and dry, but hopefully someone else might get some use out of it too.

Until next time...

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