I am not sure if you have heard of the new latest craft that has come to town. There are many names that people have been calling this new and exciting craft. I will give all the names in a second, but I would first like to ask you all if you enjoy creating wonderfully beautiful masterpieces? Well, you might be thinking – “I have not tried”, “I have never done a masterpiece”, “how do I do a masterpiece if I am not a painter?”. Well, don’t stress, this new craft is an easy craft that will give you the greatest results that you can never imagine.
Drum roll please……This new and exciting craft is called……5D Diamond Painting, Diamond Dot Painting, Diamond Painting and the list goes on……
SO are you intrigued?
Well, how it works is that you need to start with buying a diamond painting complete kit. The kit contains all the equipment that you will need to start and finish your painting. I forgot to mention – THERE IS NO PAINT INVOLVED!
You are provided with a canvas which will have a picture printed on it, the picture will have a grid over the top of it so that you can see where all the gems are to stick. And there will be a sticky contact on top of the picture. This is where the gems will adhere to. This is usually covered by a protective plastic or paper.
You will be provided with the little gems (less than a centimetre in diameter in size) that you are to stick down on the picture.
The canvas will have a colour key pad or colour key so that you know where and what colour is to stick down where. All the bags that the gems come in are already marked for you.
There should be a little tray in the kit. And some kits come with a tweezer.
You will also have a ‘drill’ or pen tool that will be needed to pick up all the little gems, one at a time, to place them on the sticky picture canvas. Also a red little square of resin will be provided. This is for the tool to be pushed into to pick up a little in the tip of the tool, which will make it useful to pick up the little gems.
Start by pulling the protective layer back from the canvas. It is best to start from the bottom edge and only expose a small section at a time to avoid dust sticking onto your picture.
Pour some of the gems of the colour that you are going to start with into the little tray provided. Push your ‘drill’ or pen tool into the resin and pick up a bit on the tip of the tool. Now pick up a gem, on the rounded side of the gem. The flat part is the bottom of the gem.
Stick the gem down on the corresponding grid block – the little block that is the right colour for the gem you have on your tool.
Keep doing this until you have no more canvas picture left.
Here is a link to a video I made, that might make it easier for you to follow:
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