FAQs Diamond Painting

What Is Diamond Painting?

Diamond painting is a fun and easy activity for crafters both young and old.

It is a relatively new art form where it breaks images down into patterns, very similar to cross stitch or paint-by-numbers.  

Small, glossy, “diamond”-like acrylic tiles are applied to an adhesive canvas to make your own shimmering wall art.

These tiles are often called rhinestones or drills, and are colour matched to the DMC thread colours.   They are approx 2.5mm in size. 

One side of the tile is flat and sticks to the canvas, whilst the other is 5D, giving the design a sparkling finish. 

For detailed instructions on how to Paint With Diamonds, have a look at our Ultimate Diamond Painting Beginner's Guide

What's Included In Each Kit?

All our kits come with everything you will need to complete the project.

You will receive:

  • Canvas
  • Diamond Drills
  • Tray
  • Wax 
  • Pen

The only things you do not receive are containers to store your diamonds in and a Frame for when you are finished.

We do have a selection of containers but I would suggest Zip-lock bags to start with.  (Containers are an investment down the track once you decide that you like the craft and will be continuing with it.) 

What's The Difference Between Square And Round Drill?

In Diamond Painting, the term "drill" is used interchangeably with the word "diamond." For most kits, you can choose between whether the shape of those tiny diamonds is SQUARE or ROUND. It's entirely a preference thing.

Most people prefer Square Diamonds, because they create a "fuller look" when you're finished painting. Others like Round because they're considered easier to pick up and apply to your canvas. For a detailed look at the Pros and Cons, have a look at our Square Vs. Round Drill Guide here!

Do Diamonds Cover The Whole Canvas?

Unless specifically labelled as Partial Drill, our Diamond Painting Kits have diamonds covering the entire canvas. 

How Large Are The Diamond Paintings? 

Sizes vary by design. Our smaller paintings are usually 30x40cm. Larger paintings are 40x50cm. Please check the dimensions on the specific painting you're looking at before buying. Generally speaking the bigger the better. The larger you go with your Diamond Painting the greater the detail is in the design.

Is A Frame Included?

Unfortunately, frames are not included.

How Long Does It Take To Complete A Diamond Painting?

Depends on how fast you are, and how large the canvas is. Our smaller kits usually take anywhere from 20-30 hours to complete without breaks. Larger kits may take up to 50 hours to finish.