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    I recently started a new craft: diamond painting - and find it super meditative and addictive. Here's a link to the basics: https://www.herrschners.com/topic/in...nd+painting.do. But.... I want to merge it with my love for quilting and convert it into a small wall hanging - maybe add a border of "filler" quilt block units. Has anyone done this or have any ideas on how to approach it? The painting is done on some sort of canvas like material.


    Below are links to my current WIP and my completed painting:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BlCAgSdh...en-by=lmanna74
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BlCAgSdh...en-by=lmanna74

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by lmanna; October 11th, 2018 at 06:47 PM.

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    How pretty!
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    I tried diamond painting and really enjoyed it but didn’t know what I would do with the finished “painting” so I only made two had planned on framing one and hanging it, but I like your idea much better. I’ll keep eyes on this thread for ideas too. You painting is very nice.
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    Really interesting technique, love the Van Gogh one as he's one of my fave painters.
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    This art craft has been calling out to me for some time. Am I correct that you don't add diamonds to the entire pictures, just the detailed areas? I love yours.

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    Your Van Gogh painting is beautiful. Not sure my hands could work with those tiny "diamonds".
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    I like your painting but I am confused about what this is. Do you get a blank canvas with the outline, say a tiger or something, that you then paint following a color chart? Or is the whole image done by gluing colored diamonds down? I confess I blew up your picture and pinched it every which way on my touch screen and could not see any diamonds anywhere, or anything remotely sparkly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubby View Post
    This art craft has been calling out to me for some time. Am I correct that you don't add diamonds to the entire pictures, just the detailed areas? I love yours.
    It really depends on the painting - some of them are what's called "full drill" meaning the entire painting is filled with diamonds and others are what's called "partial drill" meaning only certain areas are filled with diamonds. Both of mine are full drills.

    Quote Originally Posted by jjkaiser View Post
    I like your painting but I am confused about what this is. Do you get a blank canvas with the outline, say a tiger or something, that you then paint following a color chart? Or is the whole image done by gluing colored diamonds down? I confess I blew up your picture and pinched it every which way on my touch screen and could not see any diamonds anywhere, or anything remotely sparkly.
    It's basically counted cross stitch but instead of filling in via thread you fill in via diamonds. In fact, for a lot of the kits they use the same numbering scheme for their colors as DMC embroidery floss. SO basically, there is a picture drawn on the canvas and marked with different symbols for different colors. There is a key that comes with the kit to tell you which symbol correlates with which color and then you just glue down the drills accordingly. Apparently you can buy a blank canvas/grid and make your own design - I will likely try that at some point.

    Pictures definitely don't do them justice. The diamonds are very tiny and are multi-faceted so they are in actuality quite sparkly.

    Quote Originally Posted by cv quilter View Post
    Your Van Gogh painting is beautiful. Not sure my hands could work with those tiny "diamonds".
    I think you'd be surprised - my Mom and grandmother are even doing them. You really just use a "pen/tool" thing to pick up the diamonds and place them on the tacky canvas. I would say though that a lightbox is a HUGE help....IMO kind of like rotary cutter to quilting - it's not 100% necessary but certainly makes the job a lot easier and more enjoyable.
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    I would think it would be easier to sew on borders before you finished the edges. Is there any way to put on some kind of wax paper on the edges to protect the sticky stuff, sew on the border and then take off the wax paper and finish gluing on the diamonds. Now that your edges are done maybe just carefully sew on your border making sure you don't hit the diamonds with your needle.
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    The web site says this "Displaying Your Finished Artwork

    Diamond painting designs are a great way to add a bit of pizazz to your décor. You may come up with ideas of your own, but here are a few options to get you started:

    Frame: This is the easiest option. Remove the glass pane from the frame as it will dull your design’s sparkle.

    Wall Hanging: If you have simple sewing skills, you can easily create a fabric wall hanging with your design. Pick out a coordinating fabric to create a border and backing for your project.

    Pillow: Depending on the size of your design, it could make a fabulous new accent pillow on a chair or sofa. Pick out a coordinating fabric to create a border and backing for your pillow and stuff with fiberfill or a pillow form. Please make note of the care instructions at the bottom of this article if using this option.

    Book Cover: Finished diamond painting designs can also create unique and flashy school supplies, photo albums, and scrapbooks. Trim the finished design as desired and adhere to flat, smooth book cover with double-sided foam tape. You could also use hook-and-loop tape to make your diamond painting designs interchangeable!"
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