What is Diamond Painting?
Diamond painting or 5D is a form of art created by using diamond-shaped pieces of resin (called drills) on a canvas. The diamond painting technique was developed in the 1980s, and it first became popular as a decorative product for apparel such as handbags and shoes.
The diamond painting craze grew quickly in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia and is now very popular worldwide. Diamond paintings can be completed in less than an hour once you are familiar with the steps involved. They are affordable too; most diamond paintings cost $10–$30 each. Since 2004, hundreds of thousands of people around the world have made diamond paintings to hang on walls or display on shelves.
Many people have diamond paintings made as gifts or to decorate their homes. They also make great presents for anyone who loves stitching, beading, painting or craftwork in general. It’s ideal for beginners and for kids too. Children can have a lot of fun with diamond painting kits and will learn new skills in the process while creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that they are proud of having created themselves.
Every diamond painter will tell you how relaxing it is to create an image on canvas so that the final picture really stands out against the background. This helps to emphasise the brilliant colours used inside each diamond bead as well as bringing out patterns in the diamond paintings.
With diamond painting kits, you’ll receive everything you need to create a diamond painting, including diamond stencil sheets, panels, diamond resin beads / drills and paintbrushes to help make your diamond painting come alive. You can choose from thousands of diamond painting designs or create your own unique diamond painting by adding borders or creating designs using more than one colour combination on each individual diamond shape within the design. The diamond stencil sheets make it easy for beginners to start making diamond paintings straight away without any previous art experience. With all the diamond beads and tools included in diamond painting kits, it’s as simple as applying paint to a picture one brushstroke at a time!
The joy of creating your own personalised artwork is a feeling you cannot beat. It’s even more rewarding when you can share diamond paintings as gifts with family and friends who will be delighted to receive a diamond painting of their favourite pet, scenery or other subjects that they love.
A diamond painting is a great way to relax after a hard day at work, school or college. The pleasure of turning a kit into something that looks like it took hours to create is fantastic! It’s also very unique and a lovely way to make your home feel really special.
If you’re stuck for time or can’t find the right present for someone, diamond paintings are ideal as they come ready to hang in their own individual frames so all you have to do is put them on the wall – they’ll look great wherever you decide to hang them.
Diamond painting makes a wonderful activity for special occasions, too. You could make diamond paintings with your friends at parties or with family at Christmas time – it’s perfect for sharing some quality time together while creating something that is very personal to each diamond painter and which can be used as a decoration in areas where everyone will see it every day.
Paint with Diamonds Kits
Diamond painting kits are available online from Paint with Diamonds with free shipping around the world, or Diamond Art Club, so there’s no shortage of diamond painting designs to choose from. You can choose to create from a photo or buy one of the ready made kits. They are great value for the enjoyment and relaxation you receive.
Anyone who loves creative activities such as sewing or cross-stitching will enjoy diamond painting. There really is no limit to the types of diamond paintings people create; just have fun and experiment with whatever designs you like using diamond stencil sheets as a guide.