January 27, 2020 8 min read

Diamond painting is an amazing and new style of artwork that is completed using diamond-like beads on a DMC-coded adhesive canvas. The best way of describing it is that it's as if you're painting with diamonds. The result is a sparkling and colorful mosaic style picture.

The art could be considered as a mix between cross stitch and paint by numbers. It was first seen in 2015 when it was designed as a therapeutic alternative to other types of artwork. It's much faster and easier compared to the skills needed in say cross-stitch, and that makes it suitable for all age ranges and abilities. It also creates less mess than painting and doesn't require the same fine motor skills; you can't go over the lines with diamond painting!

There's also no delay in having to learn lots of new skills; once you have the kit, then you're ready to start creating some beautiful images.

Within each diamond painting kit, you'll find a pre-glued canvas that has the image printed directly on to it. Just lift the protective cover from the section that you're working on to ensure that the adhesive stays sticky when you're ready to work on other parts of the canvas.

To apply the diamonds, you simply follow a three-step of dipping the applicator pen in wax, then using it to pick up a diamond and then carefully apply it to the canvas in the appropriate place.

We've found that completing a diamond painting is both meditative and relaxing, and they provide hours of enjoyment as you re-create your design.

If you're interested in diamond art and you're keen to give it a go, then you'll need a diamond art kit to get you started. These come pre-packed with all the tools you need to get started. They typically include the canvas with the pre-applied adhesive, a design chart, a diamond pen tool, and color diamonds in a separate bag. You'll also find a pair of sharp tweezers, and a wax pad that you'll use to pick up the diamonds.

There are now hundreds of different kits available, but we thought we'd take away the hard work for you and select ten of the very best kits that are currently available.

 

COLORFUL STREET SCENERY ILLUSTRATIONS - 5D DIAMOND PAINTING KIT

COLORFUL STREET SCENERY ILLUSTRATIONS - 5D DIAMOND PAINTING KIT

These eye-catching street scenes come together to give a set of six different diamond paintings, and whether you choose to complete one or go on to undertake all six, they'll make a beautiful addition to the walls of your home.

We love the canal scene with the water flowing under the bridges within the town setting. These are colorful and cleverly designed images with abstract sections, but which come together beautifully to portray each of the street settings.

Available in six different designs and six different sizes ranging from 20cm x 30cm up to 60cm to 80cm, you'll be able to choose the combination which works best for you.

Each kit comes with one canvas, all the rhinestones you need to complete the image and the tools you need to complete your piece of art, including pen, tweezers, tray, and glue.

 

 

SLEEPING JAGUAR - 5D DIAMOND PAINTING KIT

SLEEPING JAGUAR

If you feel the decoration in your room needs livening up, then we suggest getting this awesome sleeping jaguar 5D diamond painting kit. This fantastic image, with its incredibly detailed portrait of a jaguar, is going to be the center of attention no matter which room you place it in.

It's made up of a composite of five separate images that come together to give the lifelike big cat even more presence. One of the huge features of diamond painting kits is that they never fade, meaning that your artwork will look as good in a year's time as it does right as you come to completion.

 

 

MULTI RED TREE - 5D DIAMOND PAINTING KIT

multi red tree

This beautiful image with its red-leaved tree crosses over onto four different canvases, so that means that you can adjust the size between each one to fit perfectly within the space that you have available.

This eye-catching design, with its black and white background, causes the red leaves of the tree to bring it right to the center of attention in all its stunning beauty.

This kit is available in three different sized sets and each one has two different sized canvases. 

 

TIGER - 5D DIAMOND PAINTING KIT

tiger

This stunning tiger situated amongst a snow-covered forest makes for a beautifully detailed image. It really is one of the best examples of painting with diamonds we've seen in a long time. The tiger is so lifelike!

The image is cast across five different canvases, which adds form and structure to the picture. You just know that every time you walk into the room, that your eye is going to be drawn towards it. We also know that older children will love the idea of having their very own tiger, on guard, hanging over their bed.

This is going to be a really enjoyable diamond painting to complete as you start to add the diamonds and see the image come together.

 

 

RIVER RUNNING HORSES - 5D DIAMOND PAINTING KIT

RIVER RUNNING HORSES

If you're a horse lover, then this is going to be the diamond painting kit for you! Seven horses running through the river make for a stunning scene, and when combined with the eye-catching background colors, it's going to be a piece that you're going to want to have displayed right in the center of attention.

The water element of this image is going to work so well with the diamonds. We've found that when the light reflects onto them, it's going to look just as if the water is glistening.

This diamond painting kit comes in the form of five separate stepped canvases, which just adds to the impression of movement across the scene.

 

 

SPECIAL SHAPED TREE - 5D DIAMOND PAINTING KIT

SPECIAL SHAPED TREE

This beautiful scene of an abstract tree over a field of corn is simply stunning. Now even as a painting, this is an eye-catching portrayal, but when you use the kit and add in the glimmering diamond-like resin rhinestones, it's going to sparkle as though it was real gold.

Each of the shades complements each other beautifully, creating an image that will look amazing in your home.

Diamond art painting is a simple but rewarding technique to create stunning images that glisten as though they were made of real precious stones. This kit easily makes it into the top ten!

 

 

TRIPTYCH 3D - 5D DIAMOND PAINTING KIT

TRIPTYCH 3D - 5D DIAMOND PAINTING KIT

If you're looking for something a little bit different, then this could be the diamond painting kit for you! This bare-branched tree against the wave of different colors in the background creates a slightly surreal image, but the clever use of warm tones makes it enticing at the same time.

This is one of the more modern designs that we're starting to see become available as a diamond painting kit. We know that it'll appeal to older teenagers in particular.

When completed, this will bring a modern styled room to perfection and is sure to be a talking point when you have guests over.

 

 

REFLECTION ANIMALS COLLAGE - 5D DIAMOND PAINTING KIT

REFLECTION ANIMALS COLLAGE

This series of fourteen images are perfect for the animal lover. The cleverly designed artwork illustrates young animals and their adult counterpart reflected in the water.

From a puppy transformed into an adult dog to a young and adult elephant, the detail is fantastic, and the artist has created such lifelike portrayals. We love the three kittens who are then transformed into lions and panthers!

Water works particularly well with diamond art; the glistening effect from the rhinestones gives it a lifelike sheen. So, the water aspect of each of these pictures really adds to their appeal; you can't help but let them catch your eye.

Each image is available as a kit in four different sizes, going from 40cm x 50cm up to 60cm x 80cm.

There's also the option to choose from square or round drills. In Paint With Diamonds, "drill" relates to the shape of the diamond included in the kit.

Square drills create a fuller-looking painting because you don't have the gaps around each diamond in the same way that happens with the round drills. They're also easier to line up, giving a fuller mosaic look when the patining has been finished.

Round drills seem to stick to the diamond pen much more easily, making it easier and quicker to attach them to the canvas. They also create a more traditional mosaic effect with the visible gaps around each one.

 

 

THREE-PART ANIMATED BUTTERFLIES - 5D DIAMOND PAINTING KIT

THREE PART ANIMATED BUTTERFLIES

This beautiful set of three canvases is perfect for the bedroom with its calming colors and the simple outlines of the beautiful butterfly images. Each canvas is filled with butterflies in shades of green, red, and purple, and they complement each other perfectly.

These are a much more contemporary style of diamond painting and so will be perfect for minimalistic designed homes and for someone looking for a modern design to recreate.

This set is available in two different sizes, 20 x 30 and 30 x 40

 

 

CUSTOM DIAMOND PAINTING KIT - UPLOAD YOUR PHOTO

CUSTOM DIAMOND PAINTING KIT

You may have seen that you can get personalized paint by number kits where the image is one that you've uploaded. Well, we now also offer custom diamond painting kits!

With diamond painting, rather than using paint, you apply tiny resin diamonds to a coded adhesive canvas. This results in an amazing vibrant visual effect, which looks stunning when displayed in your home.

All you have to do is select your favorite photo that you'd love to be converted into a diamond painting kit. It could be of a loved one, a landscape from a holiday, or maybe your much-loved pet; all make fantastic subjects for your unique piece of art.

Then all you have to do is upload it onto our site, place your order, and our team will do everything else!

With over fifteen different sized canvases available and a choice of round or square diamonds, this really is a fantastic opportunity to create a totally unique and bespoke piece of art! When you're considering what size to go for, do consider how much detail there is in your photo. The more detail there is, then the larger the canvas size you'll need to get a great result.

You'll receive your custom printed canvas along with everything that you need to create your unique piece of art including -

  • All the acrylic diamonds you need with each color safely contained within a ziplocked bag

  • A diamond pen which enables to quickly and easily place each diamond onto the canvas.

  • Detachable heads for the Diamond Pen, which means that you can select different numbers of diamonds in one go, perfect for large areas of the same color.

  • Wax pads to dip the diamond pen onto which when helps it to pick up the diamonds

  • A grooved tray for organizing your diamonds. Just give it a light shake to see the diamonds fall into place and make them much easier to pick up.

  • Tweezers for picking up individual diamonds or resituating any that need moving

  • Our How-to Guide printed in English.

So, now that you've seen our top ten guide, we now that you're going to be motivated to get started! If you're wondering where to buy diamond painting kits, check out what's available at Painting Kits.

Painting Kits are the number one supplier in the world, and that's no surprise when you consider what they offer -

  • Environmentally Friendly Canvas

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  • Easy Returns

  • Free Worldwide Tracked Shipping

All of these means that you can place your order with complete confidence.


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