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5 things I wish I knew before I started with DP

5 things I wish I knew before I started with DP

I have been Diamond Painting for a few years now and there are some things I wish I knew before I started. Here I am sharing some of the things I wish I had known before I got started, so that if you are new you can skip the struggles I had. What do you wish you knew...

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3 ways to find missing colors

3 ways to find missing colors

If you are missing diamonds in different colors for your Diamond Painting, you do not need to worry. There are ways to solve it. First and foremost, you should contact the store where you bought the painting to get these. If for various reasons you do not want to, I...

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Diamond Dotz to DMC number

Diamond Dotz to DMC number

Have you bought both Diamond Dotz and Diamond Paintings with DMC numbers? And now you are thinking about what to do with the leftover diamonds? You do not have to tear your hair there is a table for converting Diamond Dotz to DMC numbers. What is the difference?...

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Poured glue vs double-sided tape

Poured glue vs double-sided tape

In order for the Diamond Painting diamonds to stick to the canvas, it is often said that it is glue that is on the canvas and that is what makes them stick. This is not entirely true, there are in fact two different ways used the make the diamonds stick to the canvas....

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Strange words in Diamond Painting

Strange words in Diamond Painting

For those who have been doing Diamond Painting for a while, the words that are thrown around are no strangeness. We are looking for good pencils and trays and talk about having Mod Podge on finished paintings. For a person who is new to the hobby, some words may sound...

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Nano tape and micro Glue Dots what is that?

Nano tape and micro Glue Dots what is that?

I have seen more and more posts in various Diamond Painting groups on Facebook talk about nano tape and micro Glue Dots. This made me curious. Questions like "what is it?", "what is it used for?" and above all "what has it to do with Diamond Painting?" appeared in my...

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How big are the drills?

How big are the drills?

I have seen many people say that "the drills are much smaller than I thought" once they got their Diamond Painting kit. The next question is how big are the drills. Here I am going to write a bit about just this. What is the size of the different types of drills used...

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Missing DMC number 1-35

Missing DMC number 1-35

Have you been thinking of making a cross stitch pattern into Diamond Painting but the pattern contains number 1-35? You do not have to worry, even if these numbers are not available for Diamond Painting, there are similar shades you can use. How to find out which ones...

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Why you should inventory your DP package

Why you should inventory your DP package

I've seen a lot of people asking for Diamond Painting drills the only reason is that they are missing a certain color in the package. That is why you should inventory your package. You find out the missing things at once and can quickly get them fixed. If it is a long...

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The plastic on the canvas is not good

The plastic on the canvas is not good

Have you ever had plastic on your Diamond Painting canvas that you don't like? It is simply not good. The plastic on the painting rustles or it does not want to let go of the canvas. You don't have to endure it. Fortunately, there are alternatives you can use instead....

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Different looks of the canvas

Different looks of the canvas

Do you know that the canvas has different looks depending on whether you make a Diamond Painting with square or round drills? Below you can read about how they differ and why. Square drills The canvas for square drills has squares with the symbol in it. There is often...

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Take a step back and see the DP better

Take a step back and see the DP better

There are many who, when sitting with their Diamond Painting, think it looks pixelated and ugly. You can't see what it is. It doesn't have to be that you have ordered one too small. You may need to take a step back and look at your painting at some distance. Distance...

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Broken and bad drills

Broken and bad drills

You've probably heard someone complain that they have got broken and bad drills for their Diamond Painting This happens sometimes and if you get a lot of broken and bad drills then they might not be enough for the painting. If that happens to you contact the one you...

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Do the symbols always have the same color?

Do the symbols always have the same color?

I've seen that a lot of people wonder if the symbols always have the same color. The answer is no. Although similar symbols are used on all Diamond Painting, it does not mean that they are the same color. Only DMC numbers are the same between different paintings. For...

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The Diamond Painting drills won’t fit

The Diamond Painting drills won’t fit

If you have problems with the drills won't fit on the canvas you can find some tips on how to solve it here. If these solutions do not work then get in touch with the one you bought the Diamond Painting kit from and see if they can send you a new one. Do you do...

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Vacation? Bring your Diamond Painting!

Vacation? Bring your Diamond Painting!

Are you going on vacation and want to bring your Diamond Painting project with you? Do you wonder how to do that without getting drills everywhere but the painting? Or how to avoid getting the painting canvas all wrinkled now that it is flat? Then I have some tips for...

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Is DMC discontinuing certain numbers?

Is DMC discontinuing certain numbers?

I have seen that many have wondered if DMC is going to discontinuing some shades of embroidery thread and whether it will affect Diamond Painting. I have tried to find out which shades it might be about and when these stopped being manufactured. So if you are curious...

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No black arrow on the symbol chart

No black arrow on the symbol chart

Do you have a Diamond Painting canvas with a large black arrow in the middle on each side? But is there no black arrow on the symbol chart? Do not worry there is a simple explanation for this. Most likely, someone have made the Diamond Painting you do from a cross...

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Seal the Diamond Painting?

Seal the Diamond Painting?

There are many who, when finished with their Diamond Painting, seal it. The reason for this is that you want to make sure that no drills are going to fall off from it. Whether or not you really need to seal it people have different opinions on. Some say that if you...

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No symbol chart – what do I do?

No symbol chart – what do I do?

Have you ordered a Diamond Painting kit and then when you are about to start with the inventory you notice that there is no symbol chart? You don’t have to worry there is a simple xplanation for this and you can manage with out it. Being nice to the environment...

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Static drills – how to fix them

Static drills – how to fix them

If you have made multiple Diamond Paintings then you have probably encountered that when you open a bag of drills they jump away instead of landing in the tray. The reason for this is static electricity. It's not as dangerous as it sounds and you can get rid of static...

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Paper stuck in the glue – how to remove it

Paper stuck in the glue – how to remove it

Have you ever removed the protective plastic to start working on an area just to end up putting the symbol chart in the glue? If the answer is yes, you should know that the hope is not out. You can still save your Diamond Painting even though the paper is stuck in the...

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The glue is gone – Use this instead

The glue is gone – Use this instead

Have you intended to get started with a Diamond Painting just to notice that there is no glue on some parts of it? Sometimes the glue gets stuck on the protective plastic and if that happens you can usually put the plastic back on and push on it. Then the glue usually...

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Bubbles in the glue – how to get rid of them

Bubbles in the glue – how to get rid of them

Sometimes you find that there are bubbles in the glue on the canvas when you get your Diamond Painting kit. In these cases, the drills do not usually stick to the canvas when they are attached. They can sit for a while but then they start to rise again. Something that...

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Oily drills – how to clean them

Oily drills – how to clean them

Have you ever experienced that the drills in a Diamond Painting kit have been oily? Or maybe they had a weird smell? It probably means that they have not been properly rinsed during manufacture. Before you demand to get new drills, you can easily clean them yourself....

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