Review: Action, make your own diamond painting
About six months ago I also posted one review of an Action diamond painting set from Decotime. I wasn't very satisfied with this. Today I saw new sets from another brand in the Action, “Make your own diamond painting”. In Dutch: “Make your own diamond painting”. Of course I also had to try these new diamond painting sets. I chose the flamingo, but there were other sets including roses, cacti and a butterfly. Something for everyone :-).
How does Diamond Painting work?
For those who are not yet familiar with diamond painting, a brief explanation :-). This set includes a sheet of paper with the pattern on it. There is a protective layer on the sheet. When you pull this off, the adhesive layer is released. You stick the stones on this adhesive layer. The stones are in different bags, the letters on the bags correspond to the letters on the pattern. You pick up the stones with the pink pen. Put a little pink wax on the tip of the pen. This makes the stones stick better to the pin. One by one, apply the correct stones to the correct letters until your entire pattern is filled :-).
First impression action diamond painting set
The first impression is good. It is a complete package with paper sheet with pattern, diamonds (stones), tray, tweezers, pen with which you can pick up the stones, pink wax and instructions. They cost 1.84 each.
What immediately struck me is that the stones are round, just like in the previous diamond painting sets from Action. In other diamond painting projects I have made the stones were square. Compared to the Decotime stones from previous Action sets, I think the stones in this set are a lot nicer. They have a nicer color and the colors match each other well, they also shine better. But that is of course a matter of taste ;-). I'm not into bling bling.
Getting started with diamond painting
The instructions state, choose a color stone and first stick the stones of the same color on the pattern and then continue with the next color. That's what I started doing right away :-). I started with the least exciting color, off white.
In the photo you can see that I have already glued the off white stones to the pattern. So now I can start on nice other colors :-).
I have now done all the colors except the colors of the flamingo itself (see photo below). I saved the best for last ;-). So far I am certainly enthusiastic about this new diamond painting set from Action. Especially because I have more than enough stones of all colors. In the old Decotime set I did not have enough stones of 1 color. And of course that's a shame when you're almost done :-(.
Tip: Because there are enough stones of each color, don't throw everything of one color into your container at once. Leave some stones in the bag in case you accidentally forget a box of a color :-).
And now the flamingo is completely finished. I am pleasantly surprised with the end result. The colors of all the stones are all striking and are very different from each other. The colors also match well together. What do you think about it?
Conclusion new sets of Action diamond painting
Making the flamingo took me about 6 hours. So a lot of fun for that money :-). Sticking the stones was easy. There were also more than enough stones in the set.
If you are someone who has never worked with diamond painting, then this set from Action is certainly a nice craft set to start with. If you are a fan of diamond painting, I can definitely recommend these boxes from Action. It really is a nice little project for in between :-).
Is diamond painting something for you? Or do you not have the patience for it?
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