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Diamond Painting Tips - Perfect Hacks to Painting with Diamonds

Aren’t we blessed to belong to an era where we can easily turn to gratifying hobbies like diamond painting? (DUH) To make this experience more worthwhile, we have discovered certain tips that we’d like to share with our esteemed fraternity of diamond painting. Here’s our resourceful collection of the aplenty twenty tips:

CHOOSING THE PERFECT KIT:

Here’s a no brainer really but it is extremely important that you always opt for a kit that you can work on for hours. Anything that can keep you interested and occupied for a longer period of time is exactly the perfect kit for you. 

EVENING OUT THE CANVAS:

Here’s the all-important tip for flattening the canvas in an instant. All you need to do is to push down the rolled canvas. It works well if you lift the area on the top of each adhesive from its respective corner and then stick it back down. This is definitely going to save a lot of your precious time. (Was it that simple all along? You Bet!)

DEALING BY PEELING:

Here’s the tip to prolifically set the canvas. As you must be aware, that canvas is always wrapped up precisely in its plastic film, the way to deal this is to wake up your inner tortoise and slowly peeling the plastic of the required certain area and consequently moving forward in the diamond painting. (YOU BETTER NOT REMOVE THE PLASTIC ALL AT ONCE, OR ELSE)

THE SORT SPORT:

Sorting your diamonds before you actually begin is the real sport to follow. We recommend that you shouldn’t waste any time whatsoever in ordering your storage pots or trays. You’ll definitely be the winner at the end of this sport (The use of egg cartons or ice trays is a trend to look out for too.)

SAY NO TO FUZZ:

Here’s our tremendous tip in order to keep the edges of the diamond painting absolutely fuzz-free. All you have to do is to ply the masking tape at the edges. This will actually aid you in ensuring that you never encounter any frictional nuances and interruptions.

DOWNHILL APPROACH:

Here’s our stellar tip to make you a diamond painting pro. The downhill approach helps you to maneuver from the top to bottom. Some people might tell you to do the opposite but you wouldn’t want to fight gravity, right? Easier to work your way down then working your way up (Exactly like a mountain)

THE BLUE CREW:

Here’s our recommendation that one should always use the blue TAC instead of the regular waxes out there. This blue crew is known to really aid this escapade as the regular wax is reported to have this tendency of annoying certain artists by dying and drying out when it is needed the most. The Blue TAC needs to be replenished after a fortnight whereas the wax loses its prime within weeks.

CLOSER TO THE SYMBOL:

Here’s our ingenious tip to tape the drills right next to its corresponding symbol. The charts can then help you recall the right drills and visually work magic for you. You’ll always hit the right spot.

PROLIFIC PLACEMENTS:

Here’s our tip for prolific placements. The Use of checkerboard placements in areas belonging to the same color scheme can aid in keeping your lines perfectly aligned. It is extremely gratifying as well.

SCREW THE AIR BUBBLES:

Here’s our tip to literally wipe out air bubbles from their annoying existence in adhesives by using either a blade or a cutter to slice that particular area and within no time the air bubbles will vanish. (Expert supervision is a must here)

THE LIGHT:

Here’s our tip for adding light to the canvas. Using a light pad (costs around 10$) makes your life easier if you’re dealing with identical diamond paintings. The unmatched clarity and top-notch performance is a guaranteed result here.

THE STICKY DRILLS:

The Ultimate tip to fight the menace of diamonds being stuck together in a small tray is to place all of your diamonds in a tray. Then place another identical empty tray and hurl it on top of the one full of diamonds. Continue pressing down on the tray full of diamonds with your thumb and you’ll hear them squeak into place prolifically. (Don’t worry, Even if you apply some pressure, the drills won’t break.)

BRINGING BACK THE STICKINESS:

Here’s our tip to revive the stickiness. Using baby wipes. (Tadaaa!) Smothering the area that has lost its zeal with baby wipes can help you bring back the lost galore instantly. Baby wipes also help a painter to remove any unwanted guests such as paper or hairs.

THE PERMANENT MARKERS:

Using permanent markers to scribble the numbers or symbols in accordance with their respective diamond pouches is a very handy tip.

MULTI DIAMOND CATALYST:

Here’s our tip to ensure swiftness. Multi-diamond applicators act as a speedy catalyst in the entire process because it revs up the picking speed and more than one diamond can be picked up in a flash.

THE MAGIC OF TOOTHPICKS:

Here’s our biggest hack for nudging the sloppy diamonds. As you continue to ponder why this amazing yet simple idea didn’t come to your head, we’re going to register a patent on this one. This prolific use of settling the diamonds is a game-changer.

HIRE THE DRYER:

This tip is going to be a lifesaver for every individual artist out there who’s sick of the drills ending up sticking together. Hiring the dryer sheets to effectively place diamonds together works wonders. 

BEING GENTLE:

Every experienced diamond painter knows that whenever extra pressure is going to be applied, the adhesive tool would angrily thwart out of the settler. The tip here is to be gentle and treat as if it’s the first time for the kit. (No pun intended) 

WIPE FOR HYPE:

Since we’re dealing with an adhesive here, it’s fairly common that the adhesive tends to sit on the settling tool and dulls the diamonds shine. In order to keep the diamonds in all their glory, it is recommended to wipe the completed areas with wipes or sheets thus reviving all the hype of the glittery, glamorous and gratifying diamonds.

DON’T DISCARD UNLESS YOU’RE A RETARD:

Here’s our final tip to always hold onto your unused diamonds drills. There’s no denying the fact that these drills can be beneficial for the future. (Only a retard would discard)

Currently, these are all the best tips out there to make you the new diamond painting sensation. Don’t worry, meanwhile our expert team is still on the hunt for newer and better tips. Do keep an eye on this space to learn more in this gratifying journey of diamond painting.