Category: Learn to DP

Got the painting – what do I do now?

Got the painting – what do I do now?

Have you received your first Diamond Painting and wonder what do I do now? It may feel overwhelming at first. The drills may be smaller than you thought. The canvas may look very wrinkled. Here you will find some information about what you should do, and if you want...

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The number of colors matters

The number of colors matters

You've probably often heard people say that the size of a Diamond Painting matters for how the result will be. That's true and you should really think about the size when ordering a Diamond Painting. However, you also need to think about the number of colors that the...

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Drills pop up from the canvas

Drills pop up from the canvas

Sometimes the drills refuse to stay on the canvas. The drills pop up and make the Diamond Painting look awful. Here you can read some tips on what you can do to keep the stubborn drills down. If you have any tips, leave a comment and tell us how you you do it. 1....

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Checkerboard pattern why use it?

Checkerboard pattern why use it?

If you are new to Diamond Painting, you may have been advised to use the checkerboard pattern. What is this pattern and why is it used? These are two questions that I intend to explain here. What is the checkerboard pattern? If you have seen a chessboard then you...

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Different kinds of Diamond Painting drills

Different kinds of Diamond Painting drills

In Diamond Painting, there are some different kinds of drills that can be good to keep track of. In addition to the most common square and round drills, there are also specially shaped and rhinestone drills. Below you can read more about the different drills. Square...

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Is Diamond Painting like Cross Stitching?

Is Diamond Painting like Cross Stitching?

There are some who wonder if Diamond Painting is like cross stitching. The answer to that question is both yes and no. Diamond Painting has some similarities to cross stitching and you can use cross stitch patterns for Diamond Painting. DMC-numbers A DMC color chart...

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Cross stitch pattern into Diamond Painting

Cross stitch pattern into Diamond Painting

Have you made your own cross stitch pattern but wishes that you could use it for Diamond Painting? Or have you found a free cross stitch pattern on the Internet that you would rather do as Diamond Painting? If you answered yes to any of the questions then you will be...

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Square or round drills?

Square or round drills?

The drills for Diamond Painting are either round or square and many wonder what is the difference? What's best? Should you use square or round drills? The big difference is that they fill a different amount of the canvas. The square drills lie against each other and...

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How many drills in the bags?

How many drills in the bags?

Most of the drills you get with a Diamond Painting kit are in different sized bags. The question many asks is how many drills in the bags? Some sellers goes by weight and others fill the bags with a fixed number of drills. If you want to check that you have gotten...

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HAED Diamond Painting – what you need to know

HAED Diamond Painting – what you need to know

HAED stands for Heaven and Earth Designs and is a company that sells cross stitch patterns. They don't sell any complete Diamond Painting kits. If you want to turn a HAED pattern into a Diamond Painting you need to do it yourself. To do that you buy the cross stitch...

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DMC-number – what is that?

DMC-number – what is that?

DMC (Dollfus-Mieg and Company) is a French company that got started in the year 1746. They produce, among other things, embroidery floss and yarn for crochet and knitting. It is the most recommended and used thread in the world. You wonder what it has to do with...

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Symbol chart – what is that?

Symbol chart – what is that?

A symbol chart is the paper that you usually get with your Diamond Painting kit. If you are familiar with cross stitch the symbol chart probably isn't looking that weird to you. Usually the symbol chart have five different columns. One column has a serial number, one...

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Full drill and partial drill – the difference

Full drill and partial drill – the difference

Have you ever order or been thinking about ordering a Diamond Painting you probably have heard the words full drill and partial drill. The diamonds in the Diamond Painting world are called drills, but what is the difference between full and partial? I will describe it...

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Diamond Painting – short introduction

Diamond Painting – short introduction

Diamond Painting is getting more and more widespread in the world. There is many, both old and young, that have started this hobby and it isn’t hard to understand. It is both fun and easy. And you end up with a good-looking painting in the end. Many see the hobby as...

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