very good tutorial -one method I tried to get the drills (which is the name for the gems) apart is to put them on the green tray and roll them back and forth across the lines in the bottom of the tray putting pressure on them with your finger as you do this. Also the small bags of drills holds 200 so it would be 200 ,500 and 1000
This was extremely helpful. you answered a couple of questions I had been searching for. Thanks!
I got some small individual plastic containers at the Container store and put my gems in those and marked them with the number and sign on the tops. I also have a small metal ruler I use for sewing and use it as I go along to press the gems in place when they don’t go in all the way. Thanik you for your help
Great tutorial for those of us new to this craft!
it sounds a brilliant project to have a go at i think i may drop hints to the hubby its nearly valentines day so maybe if i hint enough i will get one .love all the tips youve given
Great tutorial, very helpful. Thank you
This was VERY HELPFUL! Thank you so much for posting this! I think every beginner should read this before starting their new project! Not to mention a warning this is very addicting
Thank you so much! I love this craft and was thrilled i could write up something to help others!
Lots of great tips!! Thanks so much for sharing. =)
where to buy only beads? Round beads not squared beads? I don’t need a kit I wand only beads. Where to buy it possibly in a Europe site?
I saw some listed on etsy, just search for diamond painting drills.
Random one: https://www.etsy.com/listing/611032973/diamond-painting-drills-round-dmc-colors?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=diamond%20painting%20drills&ref=sr_gallery-1-11
My canvas is sticky buy not sticky enough because my drills keep sliding. Could I use adhesive glue for each diamond. The only double sided tape I have is what came with the tool to roll on multiple drills at a time. It came in my toolkit. Will that work?
I love this tutirial andhave recommended it to my friends. The only thing I do different is I use a light table because I am doing Starry Night and almost all of my diamonds are different shades of blue.
Great tutorial? I have a question if I but Mod Podge on my finished DP, do I still have to use glass?
No, if you use Modge Podge no glass is needed.
I am going to look around for the 5D Diamond Facet art, I love to try new crafts. Thank you for the great article on the art of Diamond painting.
I think these kits are so beautiful. You explained it brilliantly. I admored your sunflower but am especially loving the Titanic you are doing I hink because of the blues in it. I wondered if you sealed it or framed it.
Yes, I use a clear seal to by Modge Podge that just adheres the beads and keeps the project safe.
Titanic is gorgeous and a large piece, I have a super cute Hobbit inspired mushroom house on order that I will be sharing progress of.
There is one part of my canvas that doesn’t have much adhesive. What do you suggest?
If you have a kit with creases…take 2 towels and sandwich the kit face down between them, turn your iron on low and iron the backside of painting over the towel and it will remove crease do this before placing the gems…on very low..
What do I do if I run out of wax and have not completed my project?
I have not started my first project yet but i feel more confident having read you article and tips. Thank you very much.
Thank you for all the information supplied, it has helped me very much on my first project (a dragonfly). I look forward to doing more for Christmas and birthday presents. My question is, which Modge Podge is the best to coat my picture with? A glossy one or a matte one?
check great range of kits at https://thedomeinc.com
This was very interesting! I found some answers I was looking for and I have a tip. When the package comes it is very wrinkled so I lift off the one half of the plastic or paper, and repress it with my hands. I then go to the other side. I lay something heavy on top. I also use a rolling pin to set the beads when I am done.
Thank you for the tips!
I’m having a difficult time with my square drill. As carefully as I place them, I still get spaces between the rows, even after I try squeezing them together. Any tips you have for me will be great. Thank you in advance
How do you frame a picture when it is done. None of my 5D pictures will fit the frames in my stores and I can’t cut them to size?
If you get drills that are oily. I just put them in the bottom of a coffee cup cover with just enough water to swish them around, then pour through a paper towel . I kind of roll them around in the wet paper towel a little, then dump onto dry paper towel and they are clean of oily substance.
Thanks for this tip!!! The oily ones are the worst!!!!!
this is helpful! I have one related blog,”Creative Diamond Painting Techniques To Learn”this may help you
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Very well done blog and instruction for newcomers. The only thing I would caution is using clear nail polish. While it is sticky it is not an adhesive and by it very will dry very hard and eventually flake and your drill can fall off easily. And glue that dries clear will do and it will have the proper pliability in it in order to maintain your drills for thenlkntings life time.
Very nice explanation Jennifer! I would like to add some drills to my partials. How can I adhere them?
I thought it was great when you said that diamond painting can be crafted with little instruction. My daughter is going to be out of school for the summer. It might be fun to introduce her to diamond painting so that she has a fun activity to do.
Your daughter will love it, it is easy and the results are amazing!
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