Are you aware of difference between square and round diamond paintings?
Do you know the difference between canvas and picture size?
How to choose the perfect diamond painting kit for you?
If the answer is NO, this blog post is just for you!
When I decided to buy my first diamond painting kit, the only thing I had known was that I wanted to get started with this craft as soon as possible. I liked the picture I saw in diamond painting store, the price was affordable and quick delivery was guaranteed – that was enough for me to make a purchase.
The package arrived in three weeks and I opened it with impatience.
I love flowers, so my first set was „Peony“ full round drill diamond painting kit 30x40cm / 12x16inch with 20 different colors of diamonds (beads) and toolset.
Seven days later, I finished this wonderful floral diamond painting. I show it to my friend and she sad to me: „Oh, it’s wonderful, but I prefer full square drill.“???
IF YOU PLAN TO BUY DIAMOND PAINTING, WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: SQUARE OR ROUND DRILL?
There are two types of diamond painting drill: square and round. For the first, you use square shape diamonds (beads), and for the second you use round shape beads.The square beads are 0,25 cm and round beads are 0,28 cm.
“Partial drill” means that part of the printed picture is not covered with the beads.
“Full drill” means full coverage of the printed area (the entire picture is pasting area).
The full square drill looks like a mosaic, so some people use term „diamond mosaic“ for diamond painting. 50% of people who love this craft will always choose this type. Why? They prefer sharp lines, clean picture and the fact that there is no free space between diamonds.
The round drill looks like cross stitch, so some people use term „diamond cross stitch“ for diamond painting. 25% of people who love this craft and cross stitch will always choose this type. Why? They think that this shape is better for smaller picture size: 15x20cm, 20x25cm, 30x30cm, 30x40cm and for smaller details. Round beads are shinier, but there is a free space around the diamonds.
I’m in the remaining 25%. I love both.
When I find the picture I would like to buy, I don’t care if it is square or round drill. I’m sure that I will enjoy creating both. Only important things for me are that I have enough beads and that my finished work will sparkle!
On Diamond Paintings we can find various size kits. Some products have both shapes (full square/round drill). Carefully choose (1) the canvas size and then (2) the shape you would like to buy. The most of kits are the full drill (90%), but Diamond Paintings also offer partial drill diamond painting kits. I prefer only full drill diamond painting kits.