This wonderful but relatively new crafts activity can best be described as a fusion between cross-stitch and paint by numbers.
First of all, there are unfortunately no real diamonds involved. Otherwise, they'd be impossible to afford! Instead of threads and paint, you're using "diamond cut" resin or acrylic rhinestones that do actually shimmer and shine... just like actual diamonds!
How To Increase The Diamond Painting Speed?
The basic eleven tips for improving and speeding up the diamond painting work would be:
Tie up your hairs so that they neither can stick to the diamond on canvas nor disturb you.
Fold your sleeves otherwise, the diamonds can be stuck with the sleeves and your whole time and energy will waste and you end up with the diamond’s mess.
Place a clear plastic sheet onto the part of the canvas where you have completed your diamond painting.
Stay focused ( do not distract with anything ).
Arrange some small trays or little boxes or something where you can place your diamonds separately, mark the boxes or tray with the number, code, or colour so they can not intermix and it will be easier for you to take up a single tiny diamond for placing onto the canvas.
Set up these trays or boxes into a secure and handy container like a big chocolate box or jewelry box, so your time will be safe and you don’t need to arrange the diamonds again and again and you can also take them with you when travelling or outdoors.
You can also use the multiplacer instead of a pen so you can place multiple diamonds on canvas at one time.
Set up the tray or box of a specific colour that you are using, most near to your hand, so there will be no waste of time to move your hand in and out of the canvas.
You do not need to move or do not change the whole setup when you need to work on the other part of the canvas, but just turn up the part of the canvas towards your side.
Make sure you have enough or extra beads to complete your painting so there will be no waste of time.
The most important and most basic tip for improving your diamond painting skills or to increase the speed of your work is, you have to do practice because practice makes a man perfect.
Although local retailers in the U.S. are now starting to carry Religious Diamond Painting, many of the seasoned veterans buy theirs from overseas online retailers instead. This includes topdiamondart.com too; I probably buy 95% of mine the same way. Most of the time, you can find a much wider variety, with more competitive pricing.