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They are now specialized in diamond painting (works made of rhinestones or resin beads), also called diamond embroidery or mosaic embroidery.
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The principles of diamond painting
In French, we can say diamond embroidery or diamond painting, in short, many names have been attributed to this art. But the principle is always the same. Indeed, if you have already practiced mosaic embroidery, you will already have an idea of what the result could be. If the principle of mosaic embroidery is to assemble pieces of mosaics, here you must take the rhinestones one by one so.
First, on the right side of the canvas or otherwise, in a small instruction manual, you have a chart containing the correspondence of each color to each symbol or number or letter. The principle is simple. Just follow the table and stick each strass to the box dedicated to it. The goal is to cover the entire canvas. But sometimes, the canvas can already contain patterns or otherwise it is already colored, and rhinestones will just give a 3D effect. In this case, only a part of the canvas will be covered by the rhinestones that give just a relief to the pattern.
So for a start you’re messing it all up. Take care of the canvas because it is fragile and it is the support of all the work. Above all, avoid crumpling. Choose a table whose surface is large and flat. If you have a self-adhesive canvas, it will be protected by a transparent film. At first, do not remove the entire film, just lift a part, preferably the end of the top corner, right if you are right-handed and left if you are left-handed. Thus, you will do things step by step, while avoiding to stick your fingers or any other object on the canvas. Know that if the pattern is complicated, the canvas should be wide.
Be sure to check the color guide, which is the table of color memberships for symbols, numbers, or letters. Be careful, do not crash! You will have to be very thorough, especially if you have a completely covered chart canvas. The guide usually has 3 columns: the symbol / figure / letter, the color, and the number of rhinestones needed.Now arrange the rhinestones on the plate or casing, ensuring that the colors do not mix.
Take the stylus, and put some glue on the end. Look at the guide, and take a rhinestone that suits the symbol you find first on the visible end of the canvas. Try to be well focused, try filling the canvas over the water so you do not miss anything.