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What Is Diamond Painting?

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What Is Diamond Painting?

Diamond painting is a relatively new art form where it breaks images down into patterns, very similar to cross stitch. Small, glossy tiles are then applied to canvas to make the pattern. The tiles which are often called rhinestones or drills, are colour matched to the DMC thread colours and are 2.5mm in size. One side of the tile is flat which is stuck onto the canvas whilst the other is 5D, giving the design a sparkling finish.There are basically three types of diamond painting kits that you can get. 1. PARTIAL COVERAGE THAT IS PRE-PRINTEDThis means that the kits are...

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How To Calculate What Size Canvas You Need For Your Diamond Painting

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How To Calculate What Size Canvas You Need For Your Diamond Painting

One of the most frequently asked questions that I get is "what size canvas do I need for my diamond painting?" If you are wanting to convert a cross stitch pattern such as a Heaven and Earth Design (HAED) into a diamond painting, it is very easy to do.  What numbers do you need to know? First, you need to know the size of your cross stitch pattern. How many stitches wide is it? How many stitches high? Usually this information is printed on the pattern, but if not you can count how many squares across and down there are...

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Why Mandala Diamond Paintings Are Good For You

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Why Mandala Diamond Paintings Are Good For You

The beauty of diamond painting is that not only does the activity produce some beautiful artwork that you can give to others as gifts or hold onto for yourself, but it’s also good for your mind and body. Diamond Painting for adults are extremely therapeutic and can help generate wellness, quietness, mindfulness and the exact same benefits which meditation imparts on the brain. It is no wonder that, diamond painting is becoming so popular these days. Such creative activities are almost like Nirvana for adults’ souls. Even more popular are diamond paintings with Mandalas designs.Mandalas are symmetrical patterns and representations...

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5 Reasons Why Diamond Painting Is Great For Your Health

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5 Reasons Why Diamond Painting Is Great For Your Health

Diamond painting is very quickly becoming the rage right now. And it is no surprise why. Very much like adult colouring books and puzzles, diamond painting as a hobby has many mental, emotional and intellectual health benefits. Diamond painting is a stress free activity that relaxes the amygdala — the fear center of the brain — and allows your mind to get the rest it needs. But diamond painting has other indirect benefits, as well. 1. Reduces Stress and Anxiety It's a busy go go world...family, work, (or lack of work), school, it can be overwhelming, putting ridiculous demands on our lives...

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6 Step Instructions for Diamond Painting

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6 Step Instructions for Diamond Painting

Diamond painting is a relatively new art form where it breaks images down into patterns, very similar to cross stitch. Small, glossy tiles are then applied to canvas to make the pattern.The tiles which are often called rhinestones or drills, are colour matched to the DMC thread colours and are 2.5mm in size. One side of the tile is flat which is stuck onto the canvas whilst the other is 5D, giving the design a sparkling finish.Diamond painting is a great creative outlet and is very easy to do. For anyone who has done cross stitch, diamond painting will be...

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