Frame your diamond art in 4 steps! Transform your intricate work into a dazzling display and show off your masterpiece! If you make a purchase using the affiliate links included, we may earn a commission.
Did you just finish a beautiful diamond art painting? All that work and all that time! Now, what do you do with it?
I am obsessed with Diamond Arts! It is so relaxing and helps me clear my mind.
The kit that I just finished is called Where Light and Dark Meet, from the Diamond Art Club. It is quite large and took many, many hours but I love how it looks completed.
With so much time spent, I can't just roll it up and put it away. This masterpiece is going to go on display!
Be aware that this tutorial isn't for everybody, because you will need to cut off some of your finished diamond painting. But the finished framed art is beautiful!
Measure Your Art:
Before you purchase your canvas, you will want to measure the size of the diamond painting.
The blank canvas you choose should be smaller than the finished art.
My finished diamond art measured 20.5 x 27.8 inches excluding the border.
The closest standard-sized blank canvas I could find that was slightly smaller measured 18 x 24 inches.
You want the canvas to be smaller so you can wrap the edges around the canvas and still have those sparkling diamonds on the side of the canvas.
Prepare the Diamond Art canvas
As a heads-up, I am not measuring anything. If you would like to measure so you get it perfectly centered you totally can!
To begin, apply a layer of glue on the canvas. Your canvas does not need to be black, it can be any color because you are completely covering it.
Do not use fast-drying adhesive because you'll want to be able to move the diamond art around before it dries completely.
Carefully lay the diamond art over the top of the canvas and eyeball center.
Work quickly, and while the glue is still wet press the edges of the diamond art down over the edges of the canvas and slide the art until you can evenly wrap each edge with the art.
Once the art is right where you want it, use the brayer to push the art into the glue and canvas. Turn over and brayer the backside as well.
Trim Diamond Art:
Place the diamond canvas upside down on a cutting mat. Trim the edges of the diamond art so they extend out about 2 inches from the edge of the canvas.
Cutting through the diamond art canvas with a steel ruler and an X-acto knife.
Next, we want to prep the corners for wrapping around the canvas.
Line the ruler against the canvas and with a craft knife cut from the edge of the canvas to the outer edge of the diamond art.
Do this on each corner of the canvas and remove the rectangles.
Wrap the Diamond Art Canvas:
To wrap, tightly pull up the edges of the diamond art around the back of the canvas.
Make sure the staples are going through the wood frame of the canvas, not the diamond painting canvas itself. Put five staples on each side.
I started with the middle, then each end, then the two center sections.
Then, turn the piece over and see your finished work of art!
I absolutely LOVE how this diamond art framing looks!
You can see how well the edges of the artwork are wrapped around the diamond painting frame!
I think I definitely need to make more Diamond Art. I just love how the vibrancy of the diamonds sparkle!
Frequently Asked Questions:
It is a matter of preference, there isn't a right or wrong way. Glass can protect the diamond drills from falling off, as well as protect the art from dust.
Diamond art does not need to be sealed before framing, but a sealer can help protect the art. For a comparison of different sealants read The Best Diamond Sealant.
Shop Diamond Art Club for beautiful diamond painting kits!
When you complete your own diamond art, please share a photo and tag @thecraftyblogstalker! We'd love to see it.
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