Whenever I get a chance, I like to destress and unwind with some arts and crafts. One of the most important things for me is to have something tangible on the other side. While the process is certainly important to forget about the stresses of the day, I also like to be working toward something that I can either keep or gift to others. For this reason, I was initially very attracted to diamond painting.
When somebody first mentioned diamond painting to me, I wasn’t sure. It sounded expensive, difficult, and like something that I would normally avoid. However, I saw more and more mentions of diamond painting on Facebook Groups, Reddit pages, and other communities. So, I found a website called Diamond Craft online and went ahead and bought a kit.
Firstly, I should say that I got very lucky in choosing what turns out to be one of the more reliable and fantastic providers of diamond painting kits on the market. If I had ordered elsewhere, I may have been frustrated because I’ve heard that not all companies include all the important equipment, drills, and other parts.
Regardless of my luck, I fell in love with diamond painting very quickly. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, you receive a canvas after choosing an image that you want to create – this could be an animal, a famous painting, or another design. When it arrives, you start by revealing a section of the canvas and putting small resin drills into the gaps to create the painting.
Don’t worry, you aren’t left to fend for yourself. Instead, kits of this nature use a number/symbol system so that you know where to put each color. So long as you match the drills to the number, you’ll create a fantastic image without a need for artistic skill or an advanced degree of any kind.
There are so many things to like about diamond painting, and here are just some of the examples:
- You don’t need advanced levels of artistic skills because you simply fill the canvas following the number system
- It’s both relaxing and rewarding as you place the small drills and watch as your painting forms
- You can do as much or as little of the canvas as you want each session (just peel pack a section of the canvas)
- There’s something tangible on the other side that people want to receive (the fact that you’re following a system means that you can’t really go wrong!)
Earlier, I said that I got lucky by choosing Diamond Craft for my kit and this is because they provide everything that you’re likely to need to get started. For starters, this means all the equipment (applicator, tray, tweezers, wax, canvas, and drills). After this, the canvas uses a poured glue adhesive (the best option!), the symbols are clear, the customer support team is friendly and helpful, and they even have a plastic offset program.
Furthermore, all kits contain AB drills. If you don’t have any experience in the field, these are Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) drills that shimmer with an opalescent coating. They bring a diamond painting to life with a shimmering, 3D effect.
If you’re looking for a new craft, I highly recommend diamond painting because it’s the perfect balance between concentration and relaxation. It doesn’t require lots of effort and concentration, but it requires enough to stop thinking about work and other pressures in life. It’s fun, it can be done with others, and you get an amazing diamond painting at the end!