Diamond Painting for Beginners

Unleash your creativity sparkle by sparkle

Diamond painting is a mesmerizing, therapeutic craft that has overtaken the creative world. Combining the soothing act of painting by numbers with the fun of gemstones, diamond painting offers beginners a chance to create visually stunning, intricate artworks that sparkle like real diamonds. If you’re new to this fun craft, don’t worry; we are here to guide you through the joyful art of diamond painting. 

What is diamond painting?

Diamond painting involves placing tiny resin “diamonds” onto a canvas with a pre-printed design and adhesive. The canvas is divided into sections, each marked with a number or symbol corresponding to a particular diamond colour. As you complete each section, the larger picture begins to emerge, like a puzzle being solved.

Getting started: The essential supplies

Before you embark on your diamond painting journey, you will need the following supplies:

Diamond painting kit

You can purchase a kit that includes a pre-printed canvas, colour-coded diamonds, a tray for sorting diamonds, a diamond applicator tool, and wax. 

Comfortable workspace

Set up your kit in a well-lit, comfortable workspace with a flat surface. Ensure you are in a well-lit area to prevent eye strain and ensure accurate placement.

Time and patience

Diamond painting is a relaxing, meditative activity, so make sure that you have time to devote to your project. Rushing through will lead to mistakes and frustration, defeating this relaxing activity’s purpose. 


Tips for making your first diamond painting a success:

Organize your diamonds

Sort your diamonds using the provided tray according to the labelled symbols on the canvas. Keep your diamonds organized by using resealable bags or small containers. This prevents the mixing of colours and makes the process smoother. 

Work your way in

Begin by working on the edges of the canvas. Peel back a small section of the protective plastic cover at a time to expose the adhesive. Use the diamond applicator tool to pick up diamonds, dip the tip of the applicator in wax to keep them stuck, and place them onto the corresponding symbol on the canvas. 


Start with the bottom

Working from the bottom up prevents you from accidentally knocking diamonds off the canvas you already placed. 

A flat surface makes a difference

Ensure that each diamond is placed flat on the canvas. Avoid pressing too hard, as this can cause the adhesive to squeeze out between the diamonds and can cause clumps. 

 Tweezers are your friend

If you are dealing with an intricate, small area, tweezers can be a handy tool for precise diamond placement. 

Have fun!

Experiment with different techniques to find what works best for you. Some people prefer working in rows, while others prefer to work in a more random fashion. 


The benefits of diamond painting


Diamond painting, much like colouring books and paint-by-number kits, offers a calming, meditative experience, which can help reduce stress and anxiety.


Flex your creative muscles 

 Even if you are not an experienced artist, you can still create beautiful pictures with diamond painting. 

Sense of achievement

Completing a diamond painting gives you a sense of accomplishment. 

Canadian Diamond Drills has your diamond painting needs covered

Diamond painting is a creative activity that anyone can do, regardless of their artistic background. It gives you a chance to unwind, express yourself, and create dazzling pieces of art that capture the light. We have everything you need to begin creating your own diamond paintings. Check out our blog for more tips and information, and contact us if you have any questions. Happy painting!

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