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What Is Diamond Art?

by Marsha Wolber 07/04/2021


Photo by Ashkan Forouzani on Unsplash

Diamond art has become a popular trend in arts and crafts. Created through a combination of beading and needlework diamond art involves placing tiny, colorful stone pieces onto a patterned canvas in order to create a sparkling finished product.

If you are looking for a new craft to try, then diamond art may be the perfect option. Our guide will tell you everything you need to know about this trending craft.

What Is Diamond Art?

Sometimes referred to as diamond painting, this craft is best described as a form of mosaic art. You follow a pattern and adhere small bead pieces to canvas using wax or resin. When you align the beads to the corresponding numbers on the canvas, a beautiful image begins to emerge. It earned the name diamond art because the finished product appears to sparkle and shine much like the diamond stone itself.

What Do You Need to Get Started?

You do not need a lot in order to get started with diamond painting. These are the basic supplies that you need:

  • Diamond art beads.
  • A patterned canvas.
  • An applicator tool.
  • Wax or glue to adhere the beads.
  • A tray to store the beads.

Conveniently, most of these supplies will come as part of any diamond art kit that you purchase. Whether you are an experienced diamond painter or new to the craft, you will likely purchase a diamond art kit for any project that you would like to complete. These kits generally contain everything that you need to finish that particular painting, though it doesn't hurt to have extra beads in a variety of colors on hand in case you need more.

Three Reasons Why You Should Try Diamond Art

Diamond art has quickly become one of the most popular crafts for people of all skill levels. Here are a few reasons why you should try it out:

  • Diamond art is easy and you do not need any prior experience in order to get started. Anyone can dive right into diamond painting and find that the technique is easy to master.
  • Diamond painting is known to be very relaxing and enjoyable. Similar to paint-by-number and cross-stitch, diamond painting simply requires you to follow a pattern and to work intently. Many people find that this form of art helps them escape their worries and remain present in the moment.
  • You can frame and display your finished diamond paintings or give them as gifts. With other crafts it can be difficult to know what to do with the finished product, but completed diamond paintings look beautiful in any room of the home.

Whether you are looking for something new to do in your own home or you want to create a piece of art that you can display in any room, diamond art may be the hobby that you have been looking for. This craft is easy for people of all ages and skill levels, and the finished product is a unique creation that cannot be found anywhere else.

About the Author
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Marsha Wolber

Marsha Wolber - A Little Background Marsha Wolber was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University. After college, Marsha moved to Boston, MA where she worked in the information technology field as an applications programmer and software manager. She and her family moved to Fairfax County in 1987 and have lived here since then, except for a brief 4 year stint in the San Francisco Bay Area. Marsha’s family returned to Fairfax County from California primarily because of the quality of life and top notch education provided by our public schools. She and her husband Noel have two daughters, both graduates of Robinson Secondary School, the eldest a graduate of George Mason University and the youngest a graduate of Auburn University. 

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