There are numerous things that you can do in this state of siege when the entire world is grappling the corona virus pandemic that has already claimed nearly thousand lives and the numbers keep on rising with each passing day.
Everyone is confined to their homes and this is the perfect time to try out some new skills that have been lying dormant inside you for so many years and will simply rust away if it is not tapped sooner.
Talent has no boundaries and each person has an artist inside him that even he doesn’t realize ranging from singer to cook to footballer to painter and so on. While painting is renowned all over the world as a profession, there is a sub genre for it that is sadly underrated to say the least.
We are going to look at a unique form of painting that only a few people are aware of and what makes it stand out among other art forms and it is called diamond painting. Now, what is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear that term?
Quite obvious, most of you would assume that it is a painting where you paint diamonds or add real diamonds to the art as a form of décor but it is neither of the two but a simple thing that you can easily understand.
Diamond painting is a unique blend of art and craft that has become quite popular in the past few years with many people taking it up as a profession or hobby but what distinguishes it from other forms of painting is the color technique, which has more sparkles in each pattern it applies to.
Diamond painting is one that common people cannot immediately understand as it is too diverse to know about unless you have prior knowledge about it like an average painter who is using this art form more as a hobby than profession.
It has been considered mosaic art of the highest order and very much comparable to glass painting, where you paint beautiful images on squared glass that looks similar to a windowpane.
Mosaic is too strong a word and sounds technical but in simple language it is where you rearrange small pieces of tiles to make up an eye catching piece of imagery that attracts the attention of others and who can’t look away without taking in the beauty of it.
For beginners that have little to no knowledge about paintings and would like to try out this art form can do so by taking it up first as a hobby where you simply take a set of tiles and rearrange it on white canvas just for entertainment purpose.
Just practice it each day so that your confidence level keeps on increasing and you get a clear picture of what this sub form of painting relates to and whether you are truly willing to take it forward.
But before going forward with the practice, you need to have certain equipments that will help you out in this task and you cannot proceed without having some of them so let us explore some of them to give an idea.
- Disney Castle- It has different colored sparkles as the highlight in alongwith small tattoos of Disney cartoons like Mickey mouse, Donald duck and others which is best for kids
- Custom Diamond- It is considered the best for couple art forms that features lifelong companions
- Painting Pens- Along with the regular items, the kit also contains colored pens that add up to the glistening feel for the sparkles that are used
These are some of the best diamond painting kits that you can find in the market that are still used by everyone.
To finish your painting you need to arrange your kit with the contents and follow the instructions given in the guide on the left side of the canvas where various symbols are printed against the specific code number for each color.
Then you pour out the makeshift diamonds and proceed with applying the sparkles on the image so as to give it a lively feel. Finally, you show it to others and they will stand admiring this unique piece of work.