If you’ve been doing Diamond Painting for a while, you’ve probably learned a lot. But when you started you might not have been to sure about what you were doing right? Did you make mistakes? Below, I list 5 common mistakes that a Diamond Painting beginner does. Comment below with what mistakes you made.

1. No wax in the pink pen

I would imagine that one of the more common mistakes is that you have no wax in your pen. Which means that you can’t get a grip on the drills. “What’s wrong with my pen?” many probably think in this position. It is nothing that is broken. You just have to fill the pen’s head with wax. It is the wax that causes the pen to grip the drills.

2. Too small size

Ordering a Diamond painting in too small size probably everyone does when ordering their first painting. The reason to this is probably that when you start with Diamond Painting you do not want the canvas to be too big so that it feels overwhelming. You first want to try how it feels to see if the hobby is something you are interested in, and that is when many often make the mistake of ordering too small a size. Which means that you hardly see what it is you have done, and you might be put off to continue. The best thing to do is to start with a partial drill instead.

3. Removing all protective plastic

There are also those who remove all the protective plastic at once. If you have a small painting with a partial drill, it might be fine. But if you have a larger painting then there is a risk that the glue will be filled with dirt and the glues adhesive ability will be bad. Which makes the drills come off from the painting.

4. Not labeled with DMC number

The bags you get the drills in are (almost always) marked with a DMC number. Something that one that start out with Diamond Painting may not know. The DMC numbers are the same for all Diamond Paintings, however, they may differ slightly in shade between different color baths. But in principle, it should mean that if you have a painting with DMC number 310 then it should be black regardless of which supplier you use. Labeling the drills after the DMC number allows you to use them for all your different projects.

5. Allows bubbles in the glue to remain

If there are bubbles in the glue, you need to remove them to prevent the drills from towering. I didn’t know about this when I started and some of my early paintings have some level differences. Now I have learned that you can make holes in the bubbles with a knife and thus get rid of them.