Choosing the first diamond is where the real part where the painting begins. After you are done clearing and setting up a spacious working space, you can start by pouring out the diamonds. But before pouring out, the diamonds make sure that you have studies the symbols which are there on the canvas. Pour out the diamonds with which you want to start working into the tray. After pouring the diamonds into the tray, make sure to shake the tray. Shaking the tray will make the diamonds face right-side up before you start diamond painting.
After laying out the diamonds in the tray, the canvas has a protective film that has to be peeled back. After the film has been peeled back all the way, you can start with the painting process. For picking up the diamonds with the applicator pen, first, dip the pen into the wax tub allowing the wax to fill the nib. Once the nib is filled with the wax, you can start pressing the pen onto the diamonds to pick the diamonds up. You don’t have to worry about the diamonds not sticking to pen.
Now you can start sticking the diamonds onto the canvas. In diamond painting, the canvas has corresponding symbols for the diamonds to be held on. So try not to make any mistakes by sticking the diamonds on a different symbol, which was not meant for it. You don’t need to apply heavy pressure on the pen while sticking the diamonds into the canvas. Using too much pressure can cause the top of the diamonds to be smudged with the wax, causing its shine to be dull.
Thus, from this point onwards, the only thing that you need to do is to keep repeating the process. Keep on repeating until the diamond painting is complete. The only thing that you have to make sure it is not to make any mistakes while sticking the diamonds onto their equivalent area. If you want a proper finished look than the corners of the canvas can be covered with paper or tape. After the painting has been completed, you can hang it anywhere you like by framing it up. Thus, diamond painting is something that anyone can enjoy and have a relaxing time painting.
The last step which you should be sure of before beginning to paint is to have an excellent understanding of the symbols. Prior to getting right into the painting, then try to spend some time studying the painting, especially the published picture. You’ll find a good idea of the way the painting is supposed to look like after it has been completed. This will also keep you from making unnecessary errors, such as mixing up symbols that appear similar. Thus correctly after all the steps mentioned earlier will allow you to have a smoother and better experience of diamond painting.