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FAQ

Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

WHAT IS DIAMOND PAINTING?

Diamond Painting is a craft from which is a cross between Cross Stitch and Paint By Numbers. The recognisable difference is the Diamond Paintings use "diamonds" also known as Drills. Each diamond is 2.5mm x 2.5mm and is colour matched to the design printed onto the sticky canvas which also has a chart on to help match the symbols to the numbers. Each adhesive covered canvas is a high definition design that has been broken down into small symbols on which you place the diamonds onto the correct corresponding symbol to create your sparkling masterpiece.

WHAT ARE DRILLS?

Drills is another word for the acrylic Diamonds. The size of the individual diamonds/drills are 2.5x2.5mm and are either shaped square or round.
Square Drills: These drills line up more easily for that full mosaic effect.
Round Drills: These drills will create gaps around the Diamonds but will still give you a brilliant finish.

WHAT DO THE TERMS "PART DRILL" & "FULL DRILL" MEAN?

Part Drill: This refers to a partial Diamond Painting, when not all of the canvas design is covered with Diamonds/Drills, but only select features of the design.
Full Drill: This refers to when the whole canvas design is covered with Diamonds/Drills.

DO YOU SELL CUSTOM DIAMOND PAINTINGS?

Yes we do sell Custom Diamond Paintings. We can provide editing services for your Custom design. Send us a email - ajcrafts20@gmail.com with your chosen picture and we will get the best possible quality we can from that photo, we will then send it back to you for approval before placing your order. The option for a smaller size is on the Custom Diamond Painting page but would highly recommend choosing  a size 40x60cm upwards.

HOW HARD IS IT TO CREATE A DIAMOND PAINTING?

It would be advisable to start with a smaller design (40x50cm upwards) for your first picture and work your way up to larger sizes. The bigger the canvas size the more detail and vibrant the end result will be. You need minimal skills to start Diamond Painting, anyone can give it a go.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 5D AND 3D?

5D Diamond Painting means that each individual drill has 5 facets and 3D has 3 facets. The more facets your drills have the more it will make the drills sparkle.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN EACH KIT?

* Pre-printed canvas with symbol chart - canvas has a layer of adhesive already applied.
* Pre-sorted drills int separate numbered bags.
* Applicator pen or Tweezers.
* Tray - to pour drills into.
* Glue Pad - insert into the applicator which makes it easier to pick up the drills.

HOW LONG DO DIAMOND PAINTINGS TAKE TO COMPLETE?

Smaller kits can take anything between 6-10 hours without breaks. The larger designs can take between 20-50 hours to finish but all depends on how much free time you have, how fast you are and the size of the Diamond Painting your completing.

DO YOUR DIAMOND PAINTINGS COME WITH FRAMES?

Frames are not included unless otherwise stated.

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