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7 Common Diamond Painting Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)

January 10, 2020 3 min read 102 Comments

7 Common Diamond Painting Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)

Raise your hand if you've ever made a mistake when Diamond Painting ✋

Maybe your fur baby managed to roll all over your canvas. Perhaps you removed the entire cover all at once and your glue dried. Whatever the case may be, IT'S OKAY - we're only human. 

So with this in mind, here are the 7 most common Diamond Painting mistakes that people make, and how to avoid them. Learn from other people's mistakes so you don't make them too!

7. Not Wiping Your Painting Down Before You Seal It

Before you go to seal your finished canvas, make sure to use a wet wipe or moist towel to give your painting a good once-over. Remove any dust or dirt before applying sealant, or you may get unsightly dust clumps (image credit: Sue Small)

6. Allowing Fur Babies (Too) Close To Your Canvas

We have absolutely nothing against Diamond Painting with your fur babies keeping you company. But make sure they don't make a quick jump onto an exposed sticky area of your canvas, or you'll have to spend time de-furring your canvas (image credit: Sue Small).

PRO TIP: To remove hair, paper, etc. from your canvas, wipe down the affected area with a wet wipe or moist towelette. 

5. Keeping Food & Drinks In Your Workspace 

It's perfectly fine to have a snack when you Paint With Diamonds - lord knows I do! Just make sure to keep your workspace clear to avoid spilling any food or drinks on your canvas (image: Amber Lowrie).

PRO TIP: To remove small amount of liquid, just use a blow dryer on low heat to dry your canvas right up! If there are any spots that aren't sticky, just dab a touch of fabric glue on the area.  

4. Not Closing Diamond Containers While Working 

After you're done pouring out your diamonds, always close your diamond vials and storage containers! Avoid nasty diamond piles sticking to your canvas. 

3. Resting Your Arm On Your Canvas 

Have you ever found yourself unpeeling your forearm from your canvas? Lyndsey Hymes shares her tip for avoiding this sticky situation: "I took a section of parchment paper big enough for the side of my hand and laid it down so my hand doesn't stick to the canvas and move as needed ... works like a charm!" 

2. Placing Diamonds On The Wrong Symbol  

When you're in a groove, it may be a while before you take a step back and realize an entire area has the wrong color diamonds in it. The horror!

One way to avoid this mistake - when you turn a large painting upside-down to work on it, remember to also turn your sorter upside down to so you don't mix up similar symbols - like your 6s and 9s! (image: Cheryl Hope). 

1. Removing The Entire Cover Paper All At Once

Of course it may be tempting to peel back the entire canvas cover to reveal the design hiding beneath. However, doing so will expose your canvas adhesive to stuff like animal fur, dust, or dirt, resulting in diamonds not sticking properly. Areas of your canvas may also dry out before you can even get to them! 

To avoid this, we recommend removing the cover and working on your painting in rectangular sections. You also get a nice sense of satisfaction when each section is completed.  

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What did you think of our mistakes? Have you made any of these yourself? Any wise tips for your fellow Diamond Painters? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

Oh, and btw - if you ever make a mistake and you bought your kit from Paint With Diamonds, feel free to take advantage of our Oh Sh*t Insurance - free with every order! 


100 Responses

Kathleen
Kathleen

June 21, 2021

I have done several diamond art pieces. Some I don’t frame because I don’t like them when completed. The problem I continually have is that after completing a section I run my hand back over the piece and some of the dots are popping up. I run the roller several times but continually some just don’t stay down. I keep the piece covered at all times, I only uncover a small section at a time to work on. I have tried to also gently turn the piece over and roll both sides. I have tried to use the “triple thick” after completion and some dots pop up before the glue is set. Any recommendations?

Diana
Diana

June 21, 2021

I haven’t tried it but they SLIME (the kids toy) is good for cleaning up crumbs, dirt and other debris from your canvas.

Kira Colard
Kira Colard

June 02, 2021

If the stickey isnt working, i use a hair dryer. Makes the glue sticky again. & for sealing i use polycrylic protective finish-clear. Works great. My diamonds have stopped falling off after i finish.

Teresa
Teresa

May 17, 2021

I have crumbs in the fi ished part of my diamond painting what is the best way to clean it up?

Terri H.
Terri H.

May 17, 2021

I’ve just started DP about 3 months ago and starting my 4th one. Just a couple of issues so far. With my last one the adhesive peeled off the painting and stayed with the cover. Canvas not sticky at all. Luckily my hubby was able to figure it out. Once I made sure was not peeling both layers all was good. Other problem is, I sort my drills by DMC number and I’ve found dye lots don’t always match from one project to the next. Don’t combine them til you check.

Hailey
Hailey

April 06, 2021

Thanks for the tip i really needed it and i have experienced 1 of those problems. I sorta spilled the diamonds every wher and my dog almost ate some of them it wasn’t the best experience but at least my dog didn’t eat them-

Marcia Reisinger
Marcia Reisinger

March 26, 2021

Sometimes the cover sheet will stick to the glue and its hard to get it up, so I use Parchment paper, works fine, Thank you for Diamond Painting.

Laurie
Laurie

March 17, 2021

Go on YouTube. There’s hundreds of channel’s on diamond painting.

Heidi. K. Seelhoff
Heidi. K. Seelhoff

March 17, 2021

My. Diamonds. Are. Not. Sticking. To. My. Canvas. Very. Well. I’ve. Had. This. Problem. Ever. Since. I. Started about. 2. Months. Ago I’ve. Never. Done. Any. Before. So. I’m. Very. New. I. Love doing. It. A,lot. But. The. Problem. With. Not. Sticking. Is.leaving. me Very. FRUSTRATED. I’ve. Heard. Some. People. Dont. Like those pink wax I. Dont. Know. If. That’s. My. Problem. I’ve. Heard. Some. People like to. Use. Blue. Tak. Where. Do. I. Find. It. None. Of. My. Stores. Have. It. Walmart or. Joana.ns. I. Shop. On. Amazon. Quit. Often. That’s. Where. I. Get. Most. Of. My. Diamond. painting. Supplies

Pam
Pam

February 24, 2021

What do you use to seal the painting without taking away the sparkle?

Charlane
Charlane

February 24, 2021

On my first picture, very enjoyable, but I exposed to much of the glue while working on various colours and the cellophane cover is sticking badly what can be used to remoisten the glue in unfinished spots? Thanks for any help!

Kelly
Kelly

January 29, 2021

Great tips! I’m still waiting for my order but can’t wait to start.

Patricia
Patricia

January 18, 2021

I’m getting ready to order my 1st. After reading all this, I’m not sure if I’m ready or not!!!!! Seems sooo much to watch out for. I saw a friend doing this, but she is no longer with us for me to get a show an tell.

If anyone could share anything I’d be most grateful. I think I read the squares are easier - any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank You Ladies——Let’s have fun in spite of Mr. C.
Patricia

Alexiaa
Alexiaa

January 13, 2021

An adhesive for dried out glue spots, Joann Fabrics sells diamond painting paste. It’s actually made for it. Either go to their store to pick up same day, or have them deliver it! It sometimes goes on sale up to 50% off. Full price for it is under $10 at this time.

ken cates
ken cates

January 13, 2021

I have received my first Diamond Dotz and Iam having a real problem with the glare. I can only do it for thirty minutes at a time before it effects my eyes. I have a light board and overhead lighting and a Otti light. My husband wonders if i should use my sun glases Do you have any suggestionsThanks

Amanda
Amanda

January 13, 2021

If like me you fall asleep while diamond painting and you tip your drills on the carpet put some old pantyhose/stockings over the end of the vacuum nozzle while you vacuum the floor. You get all your drills back safely.

Janel
Janel

January 02, 2021

When I start a new project, I always take the directions with the drills numbers/symbols and type them into a spread sheet that I can blow up to read easier. I then put all my drills in order in a organized boxes (https://www.joann.com/tiny-container-bead-storage-tray/12869020.html). This make finding my drills so much easier and also finding what drill I need per symbol a lot easier since it is attached to my work area.

One thing I would love to see is if someone out there could put all the symbols online somewhere so that I can just copy and paste them into my spreadsheet when ready. Currently I have to search for all the symbols and it can be time consuming, but worth it!

Jan
Jan

January 02, 2021

I do not do a section at a time. I do all one color at a time. I just cover the picture with parchment paper when I am not painting so no dust gets on it. I don’t like having too many different beads out a time….too confusing for me lol

Catherine L Batchelor
Catherine L Batchelor

December 23, 2020

I go to Michael’s and by the mod podge high gloss. It also has some for sparkly areas. Use a square sponge for only 99 cents. I just started my 50th one and have seven on order. Addiction, anyone. LOL

Tina
Tina

December 16, 2020

I am now doing my third one and am so addicted, a friend brought me four of hers since I get them done so quickly. I have bought five for gifts and I am praying they get here next week. I ordered them Nov. 11th.

Linda Langer
Linda Langer

December 16, 2020

You never say what to seal diamonds with. I don’t want to cover up the pretty glitter but seal the picture

Gina Cox
Gina Cox

December 16, 2020

Hi
My problem is that in Australia I find the round beads not to all be the same size and so when placing them , especially in a large area such as a background, I can’t get them all straight. This is really stressful as I want the finished product to look really uniform and straight but it ends up looking all wobbly no matter what I do. The beads also tend to puff out when you put pressure on them, such as when you place them, and that makes it hard to keep them perfectly lined up.
So far I have only found them in the bargain shops here, as we have been in “Lockdown” due to Covid-19 for most of the year, and the ones coming from overseas take up to 3 months to get here and are 5-6 times the price. I find $72 for a canvas a bit expensive.

Cindy
Cindy

December 16, 2020

Thanks for the info. I use a lightup board that I bought to go under the canvas which helps a great seeing the symbols. I peel only a little of the plastic covering back and work in that area. I usually start in the corner on the right side of the canvas as my hand then is on the covering and work to the left. I am right handed. When done. I roll the plastic covering back over it, lay it flat and put a large book over it to secure diamonds. When finished. I keep the plastic covering over it flat with a book on it until I get it framed. I save all my diamonds from my kits and combine the same colors in 1 vial. I also bought the tic tac jars container to keep my tools and dots together and organized. I have done around a dozen of these. Fun and relaxing to do.

Kristina~~
Kristina~~

December 16, 2020

Hey! If you guys are wondering what to seal those sticky edges with, just take some kind of glue (preferably after diamonding), whether it be elmer’s or another off brand glue. I have those big gallons on elmer’s from my old hobbies of acrylic pour and still have a bunch. I would take a cup (diy container, take a cup and cut off thebottom, then use that) or small container, fill it with the glue, (you could also use mod-podge) and take a brush, maybe a sponge brush for better coverage, and then just put the glue on. If you want it to dry faster, you could use a blowdryer, and if it has a cool setting, use that. Hope I helped some!

-Kristina~~

Jacqui
Jacqui

December 16, 2020

I have found that using a scalpel to cut out sections instead of cutting squares of parchment paper is a much easier and less time consuming. You can also use it on the edges where the adhesive overlaps the image so you don’t have to worry about you arm sticking to it while working.

Karen
Karen

December 16, 2020

Is it even necessary to use a sealant when you are going to put your finished product in a glassed frame

Karen
Karen

December 16, 2020

What are the tips talked about a sealant to put on the diamond painting once done
I have never seen or heard of a sealant

Debi Morgan
Debi Morgan

December 16, 2020

I bought a wood pants hanger that presses together to hang dress pants by the bottom of them. I painted the hangers with holiday colors and put sprigs of holly or other holiday items at the top. The hangers are perfect for my 10×10 Christmas canvases. I hang them with Command hooks which come down easily after the holidays.

Debi Morgan
Debi Morgan

December 16, 2020

I just finished my very first painting which was a gift to me. Several mistakes, but not all were my mistakes. The snowman picture showed him with an orange mouth and a black line for a mouth. There were no orange beads and no lines or color changes on the canvas for the nose and mouth. I used a fine point sharpie to add these features and others that were messed up. My friend gave me orange beads left over from one of her paintings (always save your extras just in case!). When finished I used spray mod podge to seal the painting. It held it perfectly and even rolling up keeps it sealed.

Annie Bentley
Annie Bentley

December 16, 2020

I am addicted and I have found if you go to Harbor freight you can get a magnified light that helps in seeing your work and you can mount it to your work space quite easily. I have done 5 and love doing them. So relaxing and thank you for the tips

Marie F Stoves
Marie F Stoves

December 16, 2020

My dyslexic 17 year old uses her project to calm herself when she feels angry or frustrated. I might just add this to her IEP and get her an ’emergency" kit for school.

Question. Can a kit in progress be rolled up for storage? Currently my 2 kids fit flat inside a thin briefcase with all the supplies. But I am looking at the larger ones for better quality.

Marie F Stoves
Marie F Stoves

December 16, 2020

Before putting my project away I go over it firmly with a rolling pin. This insures each drill is secure.
I also read a suggestion that, after wiping it down to clean off the pink stuff, sprinkle it with mica dust. This is sold in painting supplies at craft shops. It will stick to the canvas between drills. It’s clear but shines and is said to give a very nice additional sparkle to the project. And hides the gaps found with round drills.

Kathie Mecham
Kathie Mecham

April 17, 2020

Thank you so much for this info. The three major problems I had before requesting this info. #1. I tried to do all the same color drills at once, instead of doing a rectangle. The film that covered the picture was like cellophane and I couldn’t see where I had already cut it to access the drills under other areas. Now I know to do a corner at a time.
#2. After I had put so many cuts in the clear covering, it just fell apart. I thought, I’ll use wax paper. Good idea, but the wax melted on my picture and made the paper stick. Now I know to use parchment paper, and use a damp cloth to get the wax paper remnants off.
#3. I had areas where the glue on the mat would not stick . I purchased a pin tip glue at JoAnns and just added a very small amount of glue to the canvas. The drills did fine after that.
I’m sure I will have other problems before I get this first one done, but I will be checking back here daily! Thanks Again for all of your help.

Patricia Fedele
Patricia Fedele

April 17, 2020

Some t imes Addy decides she wants to sit right in the middle of the picture as I work./////?

Carol
Carol

April 04, 2020

I want to comment on 2 items mentioned. The first is the sticky area around the picture itself. Put a strip of tape around the edges of the picture, lifting 1 side at a time of the paper cover. Works easier than nail polish. The second is sealing the picture. I have found through Amazon, inexpensive wood frames. I have done about a dozen pictures. The picture sizes are odd , for example, 7 1/2 × 11 1/2. I buy an 8×12 and color the edge of the finished picture with black. It fits right in the frame with no white showing. The picture is shiny through the glass. Non-glare glass or plastic does not do the finished product justice.

Evelyn. Cabral
Evelyn. Cabral

April 01, 2020

On the stickeness of the sides and top and bottom. They do get kind of dirty looking. I use liquid white out to make it blend in before framing

Evelyn. Cabral
Evelyn. Cabral

April 02, 2020

On the stickeness of the sides and top and bottom. They do get kind of dirty looking. I use liquid white out to make it blend in before framing

jane Starr
jane Starr

April 02, 2020

I also have done a lot of Painting with Diamonds. For the line around the project that is sticky, I bought a roll of narrow (1/4") tape to put over this sticky area to keep my hand from sticking to it. Works like a charm!

SHIRLEY
SHIRLEY

April 02, 2020

just done my first one, lot of mistakes but biggest one was looking at the first row of numbers. once I taped it off it went a whole lot better. I used the middle row which are the symbols and the third row which is the drill/diamond number.

wLPXjWcaJ
wLPXjWcaJ

April 17, 2020

LYmeUSONpJytKl

vWnUZiVkhGJ
vWnUZiVkhGJ

April 17, 2020

iXQyvkjBoREnTN

jackie
jackie

March 03, 2020

I have done a lot of diamond paintings. I agree with Joann about flattening your painting pull back one corner of the cover ,put it back down. Next corner repeat. Do all corners and its flat. now the wrinkles are from the glue. i have taken the bottom if my pen and smooth that glue back down , just were its crested , it helps keep the diamonds from popping up there. Another tip i have run into a lot , keep your extra diamonds. i keep mine in little tiny bags . I have had companys not send a color or i run out of a color ,and they say they will send you some more. they dont. Its maddening.

Sunni
Sunni

January 26, 2020

I have used Spraynet to seal painting and to stick diamonds when no glue ie on edges!
Has worked so far and framed under glass protection is the best!

Cherie
Cherie

January 26, 2020

Thank for let me know if happen what do next..
I finish 2 diamond art so far and what do after finish what use..? And where I can find frame fit that size??

Bambi
Bambi

January 26, 2020

I did a Cinderellas castle to go with my Disney kitchen. I polyurethaned it to my kitchen island an it turned out beautiful.

Bambi
Bambi

January 26, 2020

I love doing these. I did a large Cinderella’s castle to go with my Disney kitchen. I polyurethaned it to my island an it looks be

Carol
Carol

January 26, 2020

Which do you prefer- round or square, and why?

Jiffy Naumann
Jiffy Naumann

January 26, 2020

I have probably done a dozen pictures and of course I have made some of these mistakes. The worst mistake I made was when peeling the protective cover off, I went down to far and pulled up the tacky covering with the pattern on it. It totally ruined the picture and I had to re-order. A word to the wise, if you have long finger nails be very careful the first time you pull off the white covering.

Christie
Christie

January 26, 2020

I use the spray Mod Podge so seal my pictures. I’m sure the brush on would work. The spray is just easier.

Mary Bragg
Mary Bragg

January 26, 2020

https://paintwithdiamonds.com/blogs/pwd-insider/how-to-seal-your-diamond-painting That gives you the instructions

Beverly Burton
Beverly Burton

January 26, 2020

I have done about 10 of these now and all I use to “seal” them is CLEAR ELMER’S GLUE. I pour a glob of glue in the center and then take a diamond pen with a long end on it and that is what I use to spread the glue around. Once I make sure the whole picture is covered with glue, then I put it under my t.v. for a couple of days. And if I am giving it away to someone, I tell them that it’s covered with glue and try not to hang or put it in a place where the sun or heat is going to be right on it. Hope this helps.

Wendy Ugursay
Wendy Ugursay

January 26, 2020

Hi could you please tell me what sealant I can use as I have done quite a few and have never sealed them , I am doing a painting at the moment where the diamonds a popping up and I’m hoping to be able to seal this one to prevent this happening when I’m finished.

Wendy Ugursay
Wendy Ugursay

January 26, 2020

Hi could you please tell me what sealant I can use as I have done quite a few and have never sealed them , I am doing a painting at the moment where the diamonds a popping up and I’m hoping to be able to seal this one to prevent this happening when I’m finished.

Nicole
Nicole

January 16, 2020

If you can, buy a floor mat if you work on a carpet. This can be a nice non-slip one for only about $10 at most office stores. Then go to a craft store and buy a round of thick trim edging, soft and flexible. It can be any shape, or make it decorative to match, just make sure its three diamonds tall. Glue the edges of the mat, but leave a space in the back in the middle the has a taped piece of edging or even sticky tack it on, just removable and the tape/tack removable. The space should be about an inch to two inches max. If you spill or knock the diamonds from the table, most will fall on the mat if the mat covers your area and about 10-15 inches on the sides. Pull the taped/tacked piece off along with what holds it down and move your chair. Simply roll the mat up from both sides. The diamonds will fall to the center as you roll, and then tilt the mat so they fall safely to the storage container from the open space. The mat will roll with flexible trim back up for storage, and you won’t need to vacuum each time you use it. It also then could go with you if you paint on the go. It works if you have carpet, textured carpet, or even wood and laminate. It saves you from picking crumbs, pet fur, or dust bunnies out when a spill happens too.

Deanna Rey
Deanna Rey

January 16, 2020

All these are on point!

One thing I would address is the adhesive between the design and the fabric canvas. There is a strip of tape that does not have a design but is still sticky. If it is not taken care of, it tends to collect dust and dirt – and it creates a brown gross frame around the design.

One thing I do is use white nail polish to paint over the adhesive. That way the new color of the adhesive strip blends in with the white fabric canvas, and it looks classy.

Maggie Howington
Maggie Howington

January 16, 2020

What sealant are you talking about-I do not think I had anything in my set to seal the finished product-I did the Blue Owl. Please let me know.

Chloe Ross
Chloe Ross

January 16, 2020

Hello, how do I know what will be the correct size for a photo because I have done pictures of these before and it didn’t come out detailed , it just looked pixelated

Sarah O'Brien
Sarah O'Brien

January 16, 2020

I have a light tip but its sealed at both ends. So im wondering how i go about using it?

Thiry kassuba
Thiry kassuba

January 16, 2020

HUMOR: I never make mistakes! I thot I did once, but i was wrong…

Susan Wambolt
Susan Wambolt

January 16, 2020

What should i use to seal my canvas

Christine McCarthy
Christine McCarthy

January 16, 2020

I found this information very interesting. As I didn’t know some of them. Thanks

Feye Bartholomay
Feye Bartholomay

January 16, 2020

Thanks for all the great tips!!!

Doreen -Allen
Doreen -Allen

January 16, 2020

Brilliant tips thanks 👍

Jane McFadgen
Jane McFadgen

January 16, 2020

Hello, First. I’d like to say that painting with diamonds is very addicting. I was read some where that you need to be sure to wipe the painting before you seal it, what do you seal them with. Thanks so much! Jane

Micki Nixon
Micki Nixon

January 16, 2020

When I start my painting DId only pull enough paper up so hand & air fuzziness don’t stick to canvas.

Brenda
Brenda

January 16, 2020

I read all of the comments about a light under the painting I am using my cricut light and it works so well

Kathy
Kathy

January 16, 2020

As I read your tips, I laugh since I have had a couple of the hazards you describe, not too bad; but the tips make perfect sense!

Sheila Allen
Sheila Allen

January 16, 2020

How do you seal your painting when finished? Is there a special thing you use

Tara L Monette
Tara L Monette

January 16, 2020

I did an “oh, s$!t” and forgot about the insurance! I don’t have the order date or number… that should also be on the list-
Keep all correspondence!

Mary Henderson
Mary Henderson

January 16, 2020

What brand fabric glue is used to repair non sticky areas? Also, what is used and how does one use it to seal finished paintings? A video would be most helpful!!

Darhl Simkin
Darhl Simkin

January 16, 2020

I’ve made many mistakes, but I’ve been able to correct it before panic set in. Thanks for the tips

Bess
Bess

January 16, 2020

Be very careful when you have a ceiling fan on under your work. My directions flew into my DP

Shelley Harris
Shelley Harris

January 16, 2020

Didn’t know you were suppose to seal picture. What do I use?

Jan Xinaris
Jan Xinaris

January 16, 2020

I cut my large cover sheet into three strips, peeling back a section at a time. When that section is complete, I use that strip to rest my arm for the rest. Also, , my light pad has been the best thing ever, much easier to place with precision.

samantha
samantha

January 16, 2020

I really enjoyed reading what can go wrong whilst diamond painting.
I found the article very interesting to say the least.
Thank you for the tips.

Tegan S Cheney
Tegan S Cheney

January 16, 2020

I love that you’ve posted these… I personally haven’t done most of these but I certainly can relate to some… good luck to us all

Carolyn Powell
Carolyn Powell

January 16, 2020

Instead of having a full cover sheet on the picture, have strips to uncover portions of picture.

Raylene Rosse
Raylene Rosse

January 16, 2020

I was never told to seal my paint by diamonds what do I use

Christina Whitehurst
Christina Whitehurst

January 16, 2020

Thank you so much for the information it was very helpful. I too was making same mistake like completely removing the whole canvas. Thanks again

Robyn Scott
Robyn Scott

January 16, 2020

Has anyone received a diamond painting in the mail that has been a bit scrunched making the painting creased & not sticking in many places?
This makes it very very hard to read the symbols on the painting. Does anyone have any suggestions of how to fix this?
I have tried flattening the painting under books but that doesn’t work. Where the creases are just won’t flatten.
I have managed to finish these paintings, but not without a lot of stress.

Has anyone else had this problem & is there an easy fix to this?

LeAnne
LeAnne

January 16, 2020

Thank you for the warnings!!

Robyn Scott
Robyn Scott

January 16, 2020

Is there any glue you can buy when the diamentes don’t stick very well? I have had a few paintings that I have worked on that several of the diamentes keep falling out before the painting is finished & even after.
I have done many many of these paintings & only ever pull the cover back in small sections at a time to keep dust from settling on the glued surface & NEVER leave that area exposed when not working on it. I ALWAYS recover when not working on my paintings.
Also, what do you use to seal your paintings when finished?

Sima
Sima

January 16, 2020

Never heard about sealing ready picture and about sealant.

Margaret
Margaret

January 16, 2020

Hi
I got one of your kits as a Christmas present and sure enough I did put diamonds on wrong symbol
It still came out beautiful and I will definitely be ordering some items for myself
This is so addicting

Kristyne Stephens
Kristyne Stephens

January 16, 2020

I have pets so my finished area gets hairy while I’m working on the other areas. I’ve found using a toothbrush to very gently clean it off before sealing works great, and it makes everything sparkle again. But be very gentle or your diamonds will pop off.

Joy Saker
Joy Saker

January 16, 2020

some canvases come with an A4 page of instructions such as the colour code in a large font. My mistake was to let this touch the glue – instant ruin. I now keep this in a plastic sleeve so those pesky paper fibres cannot bond with the glue.

Lucy
Lucy

January 16, 2020

What do you use to seal your painting after it’s done?

Lori Smalley
Lori Smalley

January 16, 2020

I took a picture of my dogs to have a painting made of them. When I took the picture the sun was shining on half of it, therefore the colors of half of the painting and one of the dogs turned out much different than it was supposed to be. It ruined the whole look of my beautiful picture.

Sharon morgan
Sharon morgan

January 16, 2020

You mentioned a sealant for finished painting is there something like that available and how much is it

Shirley nauman
Shirley nauman

January 16, 2020

What should I seal me finished picture with

Sheryl White
Sheryl White

January 16, 2020

This tips are very helpful i will be using a couple myself thank you

R C
R C

January 16, 2020

I was having trouble with pulling back the paper then it getting in the way. To fix this I got a X-Acto knife and I cut the paper so I can pull up only the section I want to work on. Be warned don’t push to hard on the knife or you might cut your canvas.

Coni Smyth
Coni Smyth

January 16, 2020

Glad I read this before I started on my first one !!
I wish the kits included directions ! I was afraid of starting, but after reading this I’m more confident. Thank you !

Denice Lincicome
Denice Lincicome

January 16, 2020

I haven’t started mine yet, but you have given me a lot to think about as I start doing it. So I don’t make those mistakes. Thank you

Angel
Angel

January 16, 2020

It would be nice to have some pre-cut strips to peel off instead of one solid sheet, especially for larges pieces.

Diana
Diana

January 16, 2020

Thank you so much for the reminders

Bridget Bailey
Bridget Bailey

January 16, 2020

These were VERY helpful!! Thanks for sharing!

Socorro Garcia
Socorro Garcia

January 16, 2020

Nice tips, I will be sure not to make any

Andrea Lycett
Andrea Lycett

January 16, 2020

I’m working on my second kit, and I love it. My question is: what kind of sealant should I use on my finished project? I haven’t gotten a frame for my first one yet, but since I just read #7 about a sealant, I’m going to hold off on getting a frame. Please let me know what I should put on my picture.
Thank you…… Andrea Lycett

joyce Lovato
joyce Lovato

January 16, 2020

Thank you for the tips. So far I haven’t made these mistakes but tomorrow is another day. Now that I know these tips maybe I will be smart enought to use them.

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