Creating diamond paintings isn’t difficult, but there are some steps that you can take to ensure that your painting looks as good as possible, and lasts as long as possible. Here are some tips for painting diamonds, from the supplies you’ll need to the best practices while working on your masterpiece. Your friends will be so jealous!
Choose the painting
Some people choose an abstract painting because it allows them to be creative. But they’re missing out on a lot of beautiful paintings that have already been made. If you’re just starting out with diamond painting. Choose a real painting, like Van Gogh’s Starry Night or Monet’s Water Lilies. These will have all of your colors picked out for you. And you can use these to get comfortable with your paints and brushes. You can also find videos online that show how to replicate famous paintings using diamonds as paint-by-numbers. This way, you don’t even need experience!
Flatten the Canva
It can be tempting to start painting as soon as you get your template, but that’s not always a good idea. We found it best to flatten our canvas before we start painting. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by all of your options, so try concentrating on just one or two areas at a time. That way, you’ll find it easier to see where your paint is going and how much is left in your brush at any given time. This will save you time and energy while also ensuring that your finished product looks polished and professional.
Cover the Borders of the Canvas
Before you start painting, make sure you completely cover all sides of your canvas with a thick coat of mod podge. This will protect your finished masterpiece from any paint accidents and also keep it sturdy and strong once it’s dry. The canvas is going to be tough to get clean once you’re done painting, so make sure there aren’t any stray marks or marks on areas that aren’t meant to be painted. Once everything’s covered and dry, begin gluing down pieces of diamonds.
Keep Your Palette Nearby
Keep your palette nearby but clean so you can quickly move from one color to another if necessary. Put away from using paint straight out of its tube! It’ll take much longer to dry and could result in clumping once dried. If I have time before starting on my project, I like having some pre-dried squares of various colors laid out next to me as well. Those tend to dry faster than paint straight out of their tubes! To speed things along, even more, spread some paper towels over whatever surface you’ll be working on (couch or kitchen table) because chances are some stray drops will go everywhere if left unchecked!
If you don’t have experience painting with a diamond, you may want to consider trying an easier pattern before jumping into a more complicated one. There are thousands of different images that can be created using diamond painting kits; don’t rush yourself by trying to take on something more difficult than you can handle. You should also make sure your diamonds are properly sized and/or weighted; if they are too heavy, you may not be able to accurately paint a detailed image. Learn more about what makes a good canvas for diamond painting and how much material is required per square inch.
Bonus Tips For Beginners To Get Started With Diamond Painting!
Trying to pick up a diamond painting for the first time? Not sure how to go about it? While it’s not nearly as complicated as some other forms of art. There are a few things you need to get down before you can take on anything more than simple doodles. Make sure your drill is working properly. You have adequate lighting. And that your brushes are clean and ready to go. A good starter design is a shape with lots of straight lines. You can practice perfecting your technique with little effort. The outside border should be fairly simple, but within that area, there are no wrong ways to color; just have fun! If you do mess up, remember: don’t worry—you can always paint over mistakes!