Diamond art is becoming more popular. And framing is the perfect way to showcase your diamond painting. This post contains affiliate links.
Did you just finish a beautiful diamond art? All that work and all that time! Now, what do you do with it? Let's frame it, the easy way.
I am obsessed with Diamond Art! It is so relaxing to me 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 baby is going to go on display!
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We love to create with anything that sparkles, so naturally, we have shared lots of craft tutorials that glimmer and shine. Like this Ombre Glitter Pendant Necklace, these Glitter Pumpkins, and this Glitter and Foil Shaker Banner.
Be sure to look around the blog for more craft tutorial ideas!
Supplies You'll Need to Create this Project:
- Finished Diamond Art from Diamond Art Club
- Self Healing Cutting Mat
- Cutting Ruler
- Craft Knife
- Staple Gun with Staples
How to Frame Diamond Art
Before you purchase your canvas, you will want to measure and know the size of your finished diamond painting.
The blank canvas you choose should be smaller than the finished art. That way you can wrap the edges around the canvas and still have those sparkling diamonds on the side of the canvas.
Step 1: Prep the Canvas and Diamond Art
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. You do not want a fast-drying glue because you 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 it is right where you want it.
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.
Step 2: Trim the Diamond Art
Place the diamond canvas upside down on a cutting mat. Trim the edges of the diamond art so they stick out about 2 inches from the edge of the canvas.
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 against each side of the canvas and then remove the rectangle out of each corner. Do this on all four corners.
Step 3: Wrap the Diamond Art Canvas
To wrap, tightly pull up the edges of the diamond art around the canvas.
Make sure the staples are going through the wood frame of the canvas, not the canvas itself, and 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 it looks!
You can see how well the corners are wrapped around the canvas as well as the sides!
I think I definitely need to make more Diamond Art!
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Don't love this way to display your artwork? Here are a couple more ways to Frame Diamond Paintings.
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