7 Paint With Diamonds Tricks You've Definitely Never Thought Of

December 08, 2019 2 min read 707 Comments

7 Paint With Diamonds Tricks Youve Definitely Never Thought Of

We LOVE diamond painting. There's absolutely nothing better than unboxing a new kit, prepping your canvas and tools, and spending countless hours putting diamonds to canvas to slowly reveal a masterpiece of your own making.

Fortunately, we're not alone in our addiction to this amazing new craft hobby! The passionate folks over at the official Paint With Diamonds Support Group are always sharing progress, tips, and tricks that make paint with diamonds lovers absolutely giddy! 

We've gone through hundreds of posts to find the best paint with diamonds tips and tricks. Read ahead for our favorites! 

7. Use egg cartons to organize your diamonds 

Raise chickens? Or did you just cook an omelette and use up all your eggs? Use the container to organize your diamonds! Courtesy of Niña Conklin. 

7 Paint With Diamonds Tricks Youve Definitely Never Thought Of

6. Tape or glue your diamonds next to their symbol on the canvas. 

Easily reference the diamonds you need at quick glance! Tip courtesy of Heidi Proctor and Angela Earley!

7 Paint With Diamonds Tricks Youve Definitely Never Thought Of

5. Use a marker to put the number or symbol on each diamond bag.  

If egg cartons aren't your style, simply sort the diamonds into the plastic Ziploc bags included in your kit. Then write the corresponding number or symbol on the outside of the bag. Tip thanks to Kelsey Kelso Bjork!

7 Paint With Diamonds Tricks Youve Definitely Never Thought Of

4. Use a cutting board as a flat surface for your canvas.

Can't find a good surface to use to complete your paint with diamonds? Just tape the canvas to a normal kitchen cutting board! Just wash it first ;). Thanks for the tip, Suzie Pini van Deurs!

7 Paint With Diamonds Tricks Youve Definitely Never Thought Of

3. Use a multi-diamond applicator tool to speed up the process!

Don't be afraid to pick up more than one diamond at a time! Most of our kits come with a double-sided tool that lets you pick up one diamond at a time, or a bunch! Tip courtesy of Brooke Stubbs. 

7 Paint With Diamonds Tricks Youve Definitely Never Thought Of

2. Flatten your canvas by sleeping on it. Literally. 

This one comes straight from Ali King, who says, "put it between two pieces of cardboard. Put that under my mattress and sleep on it overnight. Works great! I do that once I'm done with it as well, just to make sure all the diamonds are fully adhered."

7 Paint With Diamonds Tricks Youve Definitely Never Thought Of

1. Stop static cling with dryer sheets. 

Isn't it annoying when your diamonds stick to everything BUT the canvas? PWD fan Ariel Rocha recommends cutting up a dryer sheet and placing  small pieces of it in whatever you are storing the gems in. Game changer!

7 Paint With Diamonds Tricks Youve Definitely Never Thought Of

Have an awesome tip that we missed? Leave it in the comments below! And don't forget to share this post with your fellow die-hard paint with diamonds fans!


7 Responses

Bobbie
Bobbie

January 17, 2018

Just started my first craft and wanted to thank you for all the hints to make project a little easier to handle.
Happy Crafting.

Genia Morris
Genia Morris

January 17, 2018

Tip number 8, when working on picture, to avoid arm being stuck. I found doing one side first by taking off sections of paper. Then when it’s complete, start on the other half.

Traci
Traci

January 17, 2018

I put my beads in a weekly pill container and label it. Easy to get in and out. Bags were harder to use.

JEAN
JEAN

January 17, 2018

Thanks for the tips love the dryer sheet one.

Laura
Laura

January 17, 2018

I’m having trouble that the diamonds are stuck together making a whole circle. How to get them apart.

Sharon Rizzo
Sharon Rizzo

January 17, 2018

I use a sticky lint roller when I drop a bunch of diamonds on the carpet/floor. It is a lot easier than picking them up one at a time!

Tina Kelley
Tina Kelley

January 17, 2018

I use my sewing cutting mat for support. I use glue dots on the back of the canvas to temporarily stick the canvas to the mat and then I can move the project around if necessary.

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