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Create gorgeous pieces of art that shimmer and sparkle with Diamond Art from the Diamond Art Club.
Have you heard all of the buzz about diamond art kits? I had wondered what it was all about. Then the Diamond Art Club reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in trying one of their kits for free and leaving a review. Of course, I said yes, and now I am hooked!
What is Diamond Art
If you are not familiar, diamond art is like cross-stitching only with plastic diamonds that sparkle and shine.
In a Diamond Art Kit, you receive a sticky canvas with the design grid printed onto it. You will also receive all of the little plastic diamonds in the needed colors, a placement tool, a tray, and a pad of wax.
On the side of the canvas is a cipher that tells you what symbol coordinates with what color.
For example, for the white circle on a black square symbol, you use the color 310 (each colored bag is numbered). So everywhere you see the symbol on the canvas grid, you place a 310-colored plastic diamond.
When you are finished and the canvas grid is completely covered, you have a gorgeous piece of art!
Where to Buy Diamond Art
Diamond Art Club has so many amazing canvases to choose from, and there are lots of sizes too!
I did one of the largest ones but if that is too overwhelming you can start with a much smaller diamond art.
Visit Diamond Art Club to shop all of their beautiful Diamond Art Kits!
How to Diamond Art
The kit I received is called Where Light and Dark Meet and is 20.5″ X 27.6″. It was quickly shipped and I love how even the box is shimmery!
To begin, pull everything out of the box so you know what you have.
This part was a little overwhelming. When I saw how many diamonds were in the plastic pouches I thought what did I get myself into! But I was also very excited to get started.
Since the canvas comes rolled up, you may need to use some jars or something heavy on each corner to hold it down. It worked perfectly!
Here is my full canvas before I started. I tried not to think about how many diamonds it was going to lay in place to complete the artwork.
Before you begin, you may want to decide on your strategy. Do you want to go by color, by section, or by rows?
I decided to go by color but would always start in the left-hand corner and rotate around the canvas in a clockwise direction. This strategy worked really well for me!
To begin, select your color by the number printed on the pouch of diamonds and find the corresponding symbol.
Pour some of the diamonds into the sorting tray and give it a little shake. The shake helps separate the diamonds and hopefully turns them on the right side to easily pick up with the tool.
The canvas comes pre-sticky with a clear cover sheet. Pull back the sheet to only the section you are working on. Be careful not to touch the sticky with your hand or arm while placing the diamonds.
Make sure even when you are done with a number/color that you keep any remaining diamonds just in case you accidentally missed a few.
It was surprising to me how relaxing this little project was. I found myself wanting to put everything else aside so I could work on my diamond art.
Even my kids joined in on the fun and they each spent several hours working on it too. Now they want their own!
Overall, I think I spent about a month on this project, or about 8-10 hours a week. This was a big canvas, but I would totally do a big one again!
We were all so excited to see the finished project. In fact, my daughter asked me to make a video of putting the last diamonds into place so she would miss out.
Isn't the finished diamond art gorgeous?!
Visit this post to see How to Frame Diamond Art.
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