Diamonding your own photo – A complete TUTORIAL

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What is Diamond painting?

The fundamental objective of Diamond painting, a creative and enjoyable activity, is to cover the entire canvas with colourful rhinestones. Sounds easy, doesn't it? The concept you'll adhere to is even simpler. In truth, the canvas has already been divided up into separate areas, pre-printed with symbols. Simply match the colourful rhinestones with the same symbol, and it's immediately evident which one fits where. Moreover, diamonds will adhere firmly to the canvas just by being placed on it since the entire surface is glue-based.


When you're finished, you'll have a work of art that sparkles delightfully in the light. Additionally, when you order a framed Diamond painting, you can hang it on your wall as soon as it's finished!


What’s in the Diamond painting kit?

There is no need to buy anything else, because the Diamond painting set from paintingfromphoto.com includes everything you need.

You’ll find:

  • Pre-printed motif and numbered glue-based canvas
  • Labelled sachets of rhinestones corresponding to those needed for your motif
  • Tools for working with the rhinestones (sticky tack, diamonding pen and a scoop for scooping the diamonds up)
  • Detailed instructions


Better to paint with a frame or without?

When placing your order, decide whether you want a framed canvas (with an inner wooden frame) or just the rolled up version. Personally, we recommend ordering the framed version because it will make the entire diamond painting process easier and will allow you to place the completed painting on the wall right away. 


If you are painting a picture for someone as a present, or if you are gifting an entire set, the framed alternative is far more preferable!


Diamonding your own photographs

In our online shop, you can pick from a large selection of ready-made motifs to order direct. However, our best-selling product, canvas prints made based on your own photographs, is something we adore doing. It should go without saying why: No one else in the world will possess an identical piece!  If you want a picture like this, we would gladly make one for you. Just simply send us the photograph you've chosen. Just be aware - proper photo selection is crucial, though, as not all photos work well for developing Diamond-painting artwork.


How to choose the right photo?

The higher the quality of the photo you send us, the better the final result will be. In addition, the image should not be blurry, grainy, overexposed, or have shadows projected over the main subject of interest. Pets, close-up family pictures, and landscapes provide excellent subjects for photographs. Selfie photographs also turn out beautifully! You might as well look at some of our examples of what should and should not look like.


Our graphic designers are very experienced and can create virtually any motif for you. If you are unsure about your selection, shoot us an email with the photograph in question and we'll let you know if it is any good for your diamond painting.


Quality manufacturing in the heart of Europe

Our items are entirely unique. Paintingbynumbers.com is a direct manufacturer of Diamond painting art. We create all of the graphic designs, print the canvases, stretch them over frames, mix the colours, and ship everything directly to our clients all over the world from our very own factory in Prague. We use high-quality colours, canvases, and we especially offer accurate and consistent results. You be the judge!


How to order?

You can select all the necessary options for the product you want directly on our website, including the canvas size, framed or not framed, delivery time, and photo size.

Are you purchasing a painting based on your photos? Then, once you've placed your order, we will still need to figure out which photo we'll be transforming into your future artwork. We always provide our customers the graphic design template of the painting ahead of time for approval, so you don't have to worry about receiving anything that doesn't appeal to you. You'll always know in advance, exactly how your pre-templated canvas should appear as.

Once we've shipped your completed order, we'll provide you with a tracking number as well as the link so you can effortlessly trace its delivery status.


Are you ready to get started on your first glittering masterpiece? Or are you an experienced Diamond-painting artist striving for the highest quality available? At paintingfromphoto.com, you will definitely find what you're looking for!