Diamond PaintingI’ve stumbled across the craft of diamond painting, which involves sticking resin tiles/diamonds to a sticky canvas. The tiles are available in both round and square shapes in the whole DMC colour range. This means any cross stitch chart can be turned into a diamond painting! There are kits available but the quality of the kit will vary depending on the size and amount of colours used. In any case, it is possible to make a diamond painting using a Heaven and Earth Designs chart, which really caught my interest!
Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend…I’ve decided to jump right in and make Spirit of Flight my first diamond painting! This one was screaming “pick me” and I can really visualize it working well. The diamonds are 2.5mm each which makes the canvas the equivalent of working on 10 count cross stitch fabric. The finished size of this piece will be about 85 by 113cm... Just over a meter wide!
Spirit of Flight by Josephine Wall:
Charted by Heaven and Earth Designs
Sorting the DiamondsI have been using an organizer to keep all my floss containers neat and organized and managed to free up a draw in this for the diamond containers:
Diamond SuppliesThe supplies were ordered from the "Little Home" store on AliExpress. The Seller gave me a great deal on a large custom size canvas, bulk lot of diamonds and the tools needed. I would definitely recommend buying here if you are looking for supplies. If you are looking for more information on diamond painting, there is a Facebook group called HAED Diamond Painting. I’d recommend joining the group and asking questions there, or feel free to post any questions here as well! :D
My supplies arrived on the 14th of February. I'm delighted to receive diamonds on Valentine's Day! ;)
90 chart colours sorted!:
Spirit of Flight StartI've made my start in the bottom right hand corner of the chart:
Hoping to fly through this page and be back with more progress soon!
Happy stitching & lots of love! xxx