Last updated on October 16th, 2018 at 10:23 am
You can create gorgeous pieces of art that shimmer and sparkle with Diamond Art from the Diamond Art Club. Easy DIY Craft Kit Tutorial Idea. This is a sponsored post on behalf of Diamond Art Club. All opinions are my own because I love giving you helpful tutorials!
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 leave a review. Of course, I said yes and now I am hooked!
If you are not familiar, diamond art is like cross stitching only with plastic diamonds that sparkle and shine. When you are finished you have a gorgeous piece of 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. Click here to be taken to their website to shop!
How to Make 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 at the same time, I was very excited to get started.
Since the canvases come rolled up, to keep flat I used mason jars on each corner to hold it down. It worked perfectly!
On the canvas is a Color List or Guide. It tells you what color coordinates with each symbol. So it makes it really easy to know you are placing the correct color.
Here is my full canvas before I started. I tried not to think about how many diamonds it was going lay in place.
Before you begin, you will 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!
Once you are ready to start, 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 a little shake. The shake helps separate the diamonds and hopefully turn them the right side to easily pick up with the tool.
The canvas comes pre-sticky with a clear cover sheet. Pull back the sheet in 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 want 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. Like I said it is 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 putting the last diamonds into place so she would miss out.
Isn’t the finished project gorgeous?!
Do you want to see how I framed it too? Click here to go to my post How to Frame your Diamond Art.
What kind of image would you like to turn into Diamond Art? Share and leave a comment below.
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