Diamond painting #1: Minion from AliExpress
At the beginning of September I was introduced to Diamond painting. I bought a small box Diamond Painting at the Action. The result was not really my style, but I really liked the diamond painting technique. I decided to buy a new package, but with different stones and a different subject. I bought a package of a minion from AliExpress. I really like Minions.
Diamond Painting Aliexpress
At AliExpress you have a wide choice of Diamond Painting at great prices. I opted for a complete package with a minion on it. This included the self-adhesive surface, diamonds, pen, wax and tray. This package cost €3.95 and is 20×20 cm in size. You can choose the size yourself. A lot more expensive compared to the Action version.
Start with diamond painting
Because this package contained many different colored stones and they are used interchangeably, I first put all the stones per bag in a pill box from Action. This way they don't get mixed up. I wrote the number of the stones on each box with a sticker. That number is important, it indicates where the stones should go.
Diamond Painting is very easy. You decide where to start and put the color of the stones you need in a container. Apply a little bit of wax to the pen. Use the pen to lift the stones one by one and stick them on the self-adhesive surface in the right place.
TIP: There are many pebbles on its head, and by gently tapping the container against something, they turn over.
I chose to start at the top and make about 20 rows at a time. I always complete 1 color of those rows. This way you don't have to keep changing colors in your container and you can leave part of the protective layer in place (see right).
In this photo you can clearly see that I have already done some of the colors. Do you still have to stick one color but there are already stones around it? You will notice that you can push the stone slightly to the side and easily place a stone in between.
Diamond painting actually goes surprisingly fast. In this photo I am already over half way. This took me about 5 hours, while I expected it to take much more time. It is also addictive, I must say ;-).
Finally, there was a lot of white left over, which was a bit boring to do ;-).
The end result
And then the end result, which I'm quite happy with :-). Compared to the Diamond painting from the Action I like these stones a lot better. They shine much less and are also nice and square. The Action ones are round. I still like diamond painting itself. I think I'll buy another pack soon.
I have now made two diamond painting projects. Now I have a question for the experienced diamond painters. What do you do with the end result? Or do you have any useful additional tips?
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