Friday, April 19, 2019

DP of the Month: Crosses

In our poll on the most popular types of diamond painting designs, "Religious" came in second behind "Landscapes/Scenery." Cross diamond paintings are particularly popular, and because they're usually pretty simple, they're one type of design that often turns out very nicely even in fairly small sizes. And with today being Good Friday and Easter right around the corner, now seemed like the perfect time to highlight a cross diamond painting.

This was a tough choice though, as there are so many beautiful designs to choose from, many of which can be found on PWD's "Religious & Spiritual" page. (And if you're reading this before Easter 2019, all diamond paintings on that page are currently on sale for $9.99+!) 

Three Crosses On The Hill and Three Crosses Under The Milky Way both present striking silhouettes, one in brilliant daylight and one against a beautiful night sky. For a more closeup and detailed cross, Wooden Cross Sunrise is a lovely choice, and Passion of Death is another breathtaking design.


But for this month's DP of the Month, I decided to go with Sunset Crosses. It's a simple design, but I love all of the colors, which to me give it a sense of both mourning and hope. It's also NOT on the Religious & Spiritual collection page of PWD for some reason, making it harder to find (and not eligible for the sale unfortunately), and part of the purpose of DP of the Month is to highlight designs that aren't as popular or well known.

One of the only drawbacks of this design is that as colorful as it is, there is still a large area of black, so if you're not a fan of DPing areas with just a single color-- especially 310s-- you might have a tough time with this one.

Size-wise, this is a fairly simple design, with the only really important detail being the three crosses. You could probably get away with doing even the very smallest size available, which is 30x20 cm. But keep in mind that bigger canvases usually mean more colors, so with the colors being such an important aspect of this design, bigger will be better. I would recommend at least the 45x30 for that reason.

That's it for April's DP of the Month! Have you done a cross-themed diamond painting? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Diamond Painter Spotlight: Francis D. from Alberta

Shortly after I posted March's DP of the Month, Predator from PWD, a fellow diamond painter happened to share a photo of that very design, completed, in one of the Facebook groups dedicated to diamond painting. I jumped at the chance to ask the poster, Wanda, if she would mind me sharing her photo on my blog.

She was happy to help, but also explained that this diamond painting was actually completed by her mother, Francis D., who lives in Alberta, Canada. "She loves doing painting with diamonds," says Wanda. "It keeps her mind fresh and the time passes quickly. I laugh at her because she is 82 and stays up past midnight as she enjoys it so much. She has done three turtles and is going to do a huge elephant. She can’t wait."

I love that! And after learning it, I thought, Francis shouldn't just be tacked onto the end of an existing post as a footnote! She deserves a post all her own! So, without further ado, here is Francis' completed Predator DP (75x50 cm):



Isn't he gorgeous? And huge! I am just learning myself how daunting a project this size can be, but it is certainly worth it for the beautiful level of detail.

Great job, Francis! Thanks for being a great example of how great diamond painting is for all ages, and congratulations on being this blog's very first Diamond Painter Spotlight subject.

If you know of a diamond painter who you think deserves a little time in the spotlight, please email me at diamondpaintingdigest@gmail.com with a little info about them and a photo of at least one of their completed diamond paintings.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

DP of the Month: Lions

Happy March, everyone! They say March "comes in like a lion" so I thought this would be the perfect time to check out the Lions & Tigers collection of Paint With Diamonds to find some designs featuring the king of beasts.

If you like special drill diamond paintings, there are a few to choose from here, including the very colorful Majestic Lion. For full-drill designs, Stardust Lion has a neat look, while Big Cat Best Friend is both surprising and sweet. If you like your lions little and cute, look no further than Polar Cub.


But ultimately my pick this month came down to two choices, both closeups of a lion's face: Lion Portrait and the winner, Predator.





The intensity of the lion's stare is what helped the aptly-named Predator to edge out Lion Portrait. I just love how well it captures the majesty, power-- and yes, danger-- of these beautiful animals. 


Because it is a closeup of a single subject, I think you could get away with going fairly small on this one-- maybe even the smallest size available, 20x30 cm-- and still have it come out recognizable (if highly pixelated). Personally, I would recommend going up to at least 45x30, though. And remember that the bigger you go, the better you'll be able to capture all of the details, like those intense eyes, twitching whiskers, and gorgeous mane. If you really want to feel like this lion is right there about to pounce on you, you can go all the way up to 105x70 on this one!


If you're the type of person who likes a diamond painting with lots of bright colors, this might not be the design for you. Naturally, this lion is a whole lot of brown. But with all those furry details, you can still expect plenty of confetti. And you might just be surprised by some of the colors that you do end up with if you buy this kit. What we see as brown is actually made up of so many different, and often surprising, colors when you break it down into pixels (which is essentially what drills are). For instance, I'm working on a custom DP of my daughter right now, and her blond hair is full of pink, green, white, and brown drills! The colors seem odd up close, but when you step back, they all come together perfectly. I suspect this lion's mane, when put into DP form, will be hiding lots of fun and surprising colors as well.


That's it for the DP of the Month for March. Have you done Predator or another lion diamond painting? Share your photos and thoughts in the comments!


Update: Check out the next post to see this what this DP looks like completed in the 75x50 cm size!

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Congratulations to our February 2019 Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Norianna, the winner of our latest giveaway! That beautiful 50x70 ship diamond painting kit is sailing towards to her mailbox as we speak.



Thank you to all who entered! I'm sorry I can't give prizes to everyone, but I truly appreciate your participation and readership. And even though the giveaway is over, I would still love to receive photos and ideas from you, especially for Size Wise, at diamondpaintingdigest@gmail.com! You can see that list again of what I'm looking for on the giveaway post

Don't forget to vote in the latest poll, and also, check out the Diamond Painting Dictionary. Even if you've read through it before, I've just added a bunch of new terms-- and I would love your feedback on anything that doesn't seem right or that you think is still missing!

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

DP of the Month: Love

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Naturally, I headed to the Love and Romance section of Paint With Diamonds to find February's DP of the Month pick. If you're in a lovey dovey mood, there are lots of great designs there to choose from, including lots of silhouette-style pictures in the same vein as the ever popular Soulmates (my favorite is Young Love). I'm also partial to the vibrant colors in Love Grows, and the sweet simplicity of Marshmallow Love.

But the design that really stood out from the rest for me is... well, I'm not going to tell you its name yet. Just look:



Now, this caught my eye right away with its multitude of bright colors and sweet portrayal of an older couple walking arm in arm. That alone was enough to win me over. It took me a few moments before I even noticed their reflections in the water, showing their younger selves. Did you see it right away?

That little surprise just cemented my affection for this charming diamond painting design celebrating lasting love, appropriately titled Childhood Sweethearts.

When choosing a DP to do, it's important to consider not just whether you like the look of the design, but whether it's a design you'll enjoy working on. Some people-- myself included-- love working on areas with lots of confetti, so a painting like this with so many colors and details would be a joy to do. But if you're not a fan of confetti, and prefer working on areas with a lot of solid blocks of color, you'd be wise to choose a simpler design.

All those colors and details mean that you'll also want to go big with this one in order to really capture what makes it so appealing. If your DP is so small that you can't even make out the little couple who are the heart of the painting, you're sure to be disappointed. As we've seen, the bigger the DP, the more colors it can accommodate. So the bigger you can go, the better. I think the very smallest I would recommend going with this one is 50 x 65 cm.

That's it for this DP of the Month post. If you've done Childhood Sweethearts, please share a picture! Or tell us, what is your favorite love-themed diamond painting? 

P.S. Don't forget about the giveaway in the next post down-- you have until the end of February to get your entries in!

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Diamond Painting Giveaway February 2019!

That's right, it's time for another diamond painting giveaway!

Since it wasn't selected by the winner of the last giveaway, this lovely nautical diamond painting kit from Huacan is up for grabs once again. It's a full-square kit measuring 70 x 50 cm!




Now, my main goal with this giveaway (besides blessing someone with a huge free DP, of course), is to help generate more content for this blog. My intention from the beginning has always been for this blog to be created with the help of the whole diamond painting community, so I'd like to really kick that into high gear now. With that in mind, here's how you can earn entries into the drawing (please read carefully before entering):

For 1 Entry: Help create our FAQ! Yes, I still want to create a comprehensive diamond painting FAQ, but it's a daunting task, and I need your help! Comment on this post with one question someone might ask about diamond painting (for instance, "What should I use to seal my painting?" or "What's the best size to get?") and also what you would give as an answer. Please read through the comments that have already been made first and try to submit a question that hasn't already been proposed.


For 2 Entries: Leftover Love! Email diamondpaintingdigest@gmail.com with a photo of a creative way you've used your leftover diamonds. Please feel free to share as much other info as you'd like about your project.


For 3 Entries: Finishing Touches! Email diamondpaintingdigest@gmail.com with a photo of a creative way that you've found to frame or display your finished diamond painting. This could be building your own frame, repurposing a thrift store frame, mounting on foam board, making a tote bag out of it, etc. For an example, see our previous Finishing Touches post.


For 4 Entries: Prove the existence of the "5D" Diamond! Okay, I have seen people ask before about the difference between "3D" vs. "5D" diamond painting, and seen others give the answer that 3D diamonds have three facets per side, while 5D diamonds have five. However, I've bought "5D" kits before and the diamonds only have three facets per side. I really think that 3D and 5D are just marketing terms being used for the same thing. But I'm happy to be proven wrong! So if you have an actual diamond with five facets per side, please send a photo to diamondpaintingdigest@gmail.com


For 5 Entries: Size Wise! Help contribute to future Size Wise posts, by emailing diamondpaintingdigest@gmail.com a photo of your completed full-drill DP in any size (please specify in your email what size it is). It can be from any seller, but must be one of these popular designs:


Soulmates

Berry Branch Owl
Galaxy Eyes
Earth, Wind, Fire
Kaleidoscope Kitty
Wolf Dreams of Peace
White Tiger Kitty
Sandy Shells
Starry Night (please no Diamond Dotz brand)
Warped Sunflower
Symbols of Heroism
Love in the Sand
America the Beautiful
Pink Parisian Trees
Orange Malibu
Floral Magic
Crosses On The Hillside

IMPORTANT NOTE: For the 2 entry through 5 entry options above, your entries in the drawing will be disqualified if you do not actually send an email to diamondpaintingdigest@gmail.com with the required photos as described above. With my last giveaway, a lot of people seemed to misunderstand and think that just putting their email address into the entry form would get them entered. The purpose of inputting your email is for me to then be able to verify that you sent me an email as required-- it does not on its own make your entry valid.


IMPORTANT NOTE 2: By submitting FAQ ideas or photos, you are agreeing to allow that content to be used in future posts on this blog. I will do my best to give credit to whoever supplies a photo or idea. Feel free to include with your comment or email how you would like to be credited (for instance, your full name, first name, first name and last initial, Anonymous, etc.)


IMPORTANT NOTE 3: Please don't forget to fill out the Rafflecopter entry form below! That is how you get entered into the drawing. Complete whichever of the tasks above you can, and then fill out the entry form to get your name into the drawing.

Without further ado, here is the entry form:


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The deadline to enter is the end of this month, so you have plenty of time to get your entries in and tell your friends. Good luck to everyone!

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

DP of the Month: Travel Posters

Time for a new feature on this blog that I hope will be a fun one—diamond painting of the month! In these monthly posts, I’ll simply be highlighting one diamond painting design that I like, to bring some attention to newer or less popular designs that are available out there. I’ll talk about the pros and cons of the design and also recommend what size I think would work best for it.

To find this month’s design, I headed over to the “New Arrivals” section of Paint With Diamonds, and if you haven’t checked out the new arrivals lately, I highly recommend it. There are some really great new designs available there. I truly had a hard time choosing which design to shine the spotlight on in this first DP of the Month post. I love the brooding owl in Senior Hoots, the bright colors in Rainbow Lava, and the pure adorableness of Tangled Up Fox.

But when I saw Visit Chicago Vintage Poster, I knew it was the one. 



I love vintage travel posters, and I’ve thought that they would make perfect diamond paintings from the time I discovered this craft. So I’m excited to see that idea coming to fruition, and I hope we’ll see more travel poster designs become available as diamond painting kits in the future.

Finding this one inspired me to search and see if there were any other vintage poster designs available from Paint With Diamonds, and in fact there are three: this one, World’s Fair Vintage Poster (another ode to Chicago,) and San Francisco Vintage Poster. The other two are beautiful, and more colorful than this one, but I feel that the small details in them would be difficult to capture in all but the very largest sizes available. The Visit Chicago design benefits from being fairly simple—while still having little details that lend it character and humor, like the man in the background chasing after his hat, and the bemused expression on the lion statue’s face.


On the other hand, that simplicity leads to what I think is the biggest drawback of this design—all that yellow! If you’re anything like me, doing large swaths of a solid color in diamond painting can get a little monotonous. I much prefer diamond paintings with lots of color changes and confetti to keep my interest. But if you’re the opposite and love to do sections with nothing but one color, this DP would be perfect for you. Happy checkerboarding!

Size wise, I think this design would turn out pretty good in the 45 x 60 cm size, at a minimum. But if you want to capture all of the little details, like the lines on the buildings, you would definitely need to go bigger. The good news is, travel posters are designed to be big, so even the largest size, 90 x 120, would not feel out of place in the right setting—and I’m sure it would look fantastic!

If you hail from the windy city, or simply love to visit, Visit Chicago Vintage Poster would be a perfect diamond painting for you. If you’ve done it, or if you do it in the future, be sure to share photos in the comments below!


Note: This post contains affiliate links. Purchases made through these links do not cost you anything extra, but the author receives a commission on them, which helps to support this blog. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

New Poll & Other News

Hello all, sorry for taking such a long break between posts again. Between work and holidays, I've just been swamped. But I'm back and excited to hopefully bring you lots of new DP info and fun in the near future.

First, we have a new poll. Our last poll revealed that landscapes/scenery are the most popular types of diamond paintings by far.


When I first started diamond painting, I told myself I would only have one DP at a time and not buy another one until I finished it. Well, that resolution didn't last very long, because let's face it, diamond paintings are like potato chips. Now I have two WIPs and two more in my stash. And I know some of you have way more than that. Now, with Chinese New Year starting next week, orders from China will be taking even longer than usual to be fulfilled and shipped-- proof that it's a good thing to have a stash built up to tide you over. So, just how big is your stash? Let me know in the poll below!


How many diamond painting kits do you have in your stash?

None
1 to 5
5 to 10
10 to 20
20 to 30
30 to 40
40 to 50
More than 50!

In other news, keep an eye out soon (hopefully tomorrow) for a new feature, DP of the Month.


Also, I'm working on improving past posts. I finally got around to enlarging the font size on all posts (if I missed any, please let me know), so those of you who had trouble reading the posts before should have an easier time now. I also hope to add a few new terms to the Diamond Painting Dictionary, along with some photos, soon. If you have suggestions for terms you think are missing, please email me at diamondpaintingdigest@gmail.com or share in the comments below.


And finally, next week I will be launching another Diamond Painting Giveaway, so stay tuned!


Note: This post contains affiliate links. Purchases made through these links do not cost you anything extra, but the author receives a commission on them, which helps to support this blog. 

Friday, November 16, 2018

Shop Around: Diamond Dotz

Welcome to the very first "Shop Around" post. In these posts, I'll discuss some of the stores you can purchase diamond paintings from, and share pros, cons, and tips on the sellers and their products.

Diamond Dotz is a diamond painting brand available from Michaels craft stores, and other retailers around the world. A sister brand, "Diamond Art by Leisure Arts, powered by Diamond Dotz" (try saying that five times fast,) has also started popping up in other stores, including Walmart, Hobby Lobby, and A.C. Moore. This makes Diamond Dotz/Diamond Art an ideal choice for anyone who is brand new to diamond painting and wants to try it out, but is wary of ordering something online that they know little about or simply doesn't want to wait several weeks to receive their first kit.



My first diamond painting, Starry Night by Diamond Dotz

Diamond Dotz also makes for a positive first diamond painting experience because the quality of their kits is excellent. The canvases are thick and silky, and come neatly rolled in a sturdy box so that there's no worry about folds or creases. The diamonds are vibrantly colored and very sparkly, and they are quite uniform in size with little to no "junk" (excess bits of resin or poorly-shaped diamonds). Each kit also comes with everything you need to get started: a helpful set of instructions (in 10 languages!), basic drill pen with a soft grip, small tray, and pink wax-- which comes in a nice little screw-top container to prevent drying out. Michaels stores also now carry separate "accessory packs" in case you lose your pen, wax and/or tray or need extras for whatever reason.


The Diamond Dotz display at my local Michaels

The biggest downside to Diamond Dotz is a lack of choices. Each Michaels store only carries a couple dozen designs at a time at most, and each design comes in only one size. The majority of the kits are partials, and all of them use round diamonds only-- no squares. 

That said, this downside can actually be a benefit, especially for beginners. The stress of choosing a design from thousands of options, trying to decide on the best size, and picking between round or square drills is removed. With just a few options to choose from, a newbie can more easily find one that they like and get started without having to worry over whether they made the right choice on size, drill type, seller, and more. And while many diamond painters come to prefer squares drills once they've experienced both types, rounds tend to be easier and can be a nice way to ease yourself into the craft.


So, if you've just learned about diamond painting and you're anxious to try it out and see if it's a hobby you'll enjoy, I highly recommend heading to your local Michaels (or one of the other stores mentioned above) and seeing what they have to offer. But beware: You might get hooked!



A Few Tips

  • The most important tip: You should never pay full price for anything at Michaels! Check their website for coupons or sign up for their app (and rewards program) so you'll always have coupons on hand. Even if Diamond Dotz kits happen to be on sale, they often have coupons that will give you an extra 20 to 30 percent off even sale items. And don't forget that they accept competitors' coupons as well, so it's wise to check what coupons JoAnn, Hobby Lobby, and other craft stores have available before you go shopping.

  • If you have trouble finding the Diamond Dotz kits in your Michaels store, don't give up! Sometimes they're tucked away in an odd part of the store that you might not notice. Don't hesitate to ask an associate for help.

  • As I mentioned above, most Diamond Dotz kits are partials, but they do carry a few full-drill kits. You can tell whether a kit is full or partial by looking at the side of the box. There will be a small picture labeled "Diamond Area". That will show you which part of the finished product will be covered with diamonds.
    A partial-drill Diamond Dotz (left) vs. a full-drill (right)

  • Diamond Dotz canvases come covered with a clear plastic sheet instead of the waxy paper more commonly used on canvases from other sellers. Many diamond painters dislike this type of covering, as it can be difficult to fold out of the way when working on a section. If you find that it bothers you, you can remove it and replace it with parchment paper. (It is not recommended to leave your canvas uncovered when you're not working on it, as dust and debris will begin to collect on the sticky surface.) Parchment squares are particularly nice to use, as you can remove them one at a time to work on an individual section, instead of having to cut or fold paper out of the way.

  • Be aware that unlike many diamond painting manufacturers, Diamond Dotz does not use DMC numbers to label its drills.  These kits tend to have plenty of extra drills left over, but they may need to be stored separately from your DMC-numbered drills unless you want to take the time to match their colors to a DMC chart.

  • Keep an eye out for new designs as holidays approach. So far, there have been Halloween designs (including one that had glow-in-the-dark diamonds!) and now Christmas-themed ones have come out as well. I would expect to see some Easter designs in a few months, and possibly even Fourth of July after that.

  • Michaels also now carries small Diamond Dotz kits to make magnets, stickers and bracelets. These would be a perfect way to introduce young children to the craft, with a project that's not too overwhelming and a cute end product they'll love.
  • Magnets, stickers, bracelets, and accessory packs

  • And finally, the second most important tip: Have fun!

Have you purchased a Diamond Dotz or Diamond Art kit? What did you think of it? Please share your thoughts in the comments!



Wednesday, November 7, 2018

New Poll for November & Other News

We have a new poll up for November: What is your favorite type of subject for diamond painting designs? Personally, I gravitate toward wildlife designs, but there are so many others that I like as well. If you have a hard time choosing too, no worries! On this poll, you can choose multiple options!



What type of diamond painting design is your favorite? (You may choose more than one.)

Abstract
Domestic Animals
Wild Animals
Landscapes/Scenery
Floral
Pop Culture
Religious
Famous Artwork (Van Gogh, DaVinci, etc.)
Holiday
Other
Please Specify:
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If you're curious, the results of the last poll, asking which type of drill you prefer, are:


Square: 64%


Round: 14%


Both: 21%


Special-Shape: 0%


Very interesting! I am not surprised that square diamonds easily come out on top. They tend to create a fuller and more detailed looking picture, and personally I find them more satisfying to work with, if more challenging than rounds. That said, lately I've been seeing a lot more people saying they prefer round diamonds, perhaps partly because some people have been having more than usual problems with square diamonds popping up after being placed. 


Speaking of which, that problem-- and a way to deal with it-- was addressed by Renee Lee Dean during the live diamond painting party last Saturday, along with a host of other topics. If you missed it, click on the link above to check it out for lots of helpful hints.


Finally, you may notice this post looks a little different from those before it. When I held my giveaway a couple months ago, one of the ways you could earn an entry was by voting on whether the font size of the blog should stay or be enlarged. Well, the vote came out pretty even, and I figured making the font bigger wouldn't hurt those of us who were fine with the smaller font, and would help those who were struggling with it, so here we are! I welcome your feedback, but unless everyone absolutely hates it, I'll probably be going back some time and editing earlier posts to be in this larger font as well so that all can read more easily.


That's all for now. Enjoy your diamond painting, and look for more posts soon!



Wednesday, October 31, 2018

It's Party Time Again!

Hey everyone, sorry for the lack of new posts lately. Work has been overwhelmingly busy, so I decided it was best for my sanity to focus on that and use what little free time I have for... actual diamond painting!

Anyway, I did want to hop on quickly and make sure you're all aware that SoCal Diamond Painters is hosting another diamond painting party this Saturday, November 3rd, from 11 am to 4 pm PST! I plan to be there in person again, and if you're in the area, I hope to see you there!

If you're not in the area, you're still invited! That's right-- Renee Lee Dean will be hosting another live diamond painting party, from 1 pm to 3 pm PST. Renee did a quick video yesterday (click on that link to the Facebook group above to find it) to go over the basics and also talk about some of the things she plans to cover, and I am excited about some of these topics! Sealing solutions, how to handle the dreaded popping drills, and more! And, of course, there will also be giveaways galore.

See you on Saturday!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Congratulations to our Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to the winner of the giveaway, Amber S.! The exotic elephant diamond painting kit will be on its way to her very soon. I hope you enjoy your prize, Amber!

Thank you to everyone who participated, and especially those who shared tips, ideas, and photos! Happy DPing to you all!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Diamond Painting Giveaway!

As promised, in celebration of reaching 1,000 pageviews, I am holding a drawing to give away a free diamond painting kit to one lucky reader! The winner will have their choice of one of three diamond paintings, all purchased from Huacan on AliExpress:

1. This majestic ship, 70x50 cm, full square drill:



2. This lovely winter scene, 50x40 cm, full square drill:



3. This exotic elephant, 40x30 cm, partial special-shape drill:


Each person has the chance to earn up to 10 entries in the drawing! Here's how:


  • 1 Entry: Comment on this blog post with how you heard about this blog and your favorite diamond painting tip.
  • 1 Entry: Follow @dpdigestblog on Twitter.
  • 1 Entry: Tweet about this giveaway.
  • 1 Entry: Visit the blog's Facebook page.
  • 1 Entry: Answer a question. I've had one reader request that I make the font size larger. Here's what that would look like. I'd like to find out if other readers feel the same way, so please answer Yes or No.
  • 4 Entries(!): Email diamondpaintingdigest@gmail.com with any photos, ideas or other content that could be used in a future blog post. For instance, have you completed one of the paintings I'm hoping to do a Size Wise post about? Have you come up with a creative way to frame or display your finished paintings? What about a cool way to use your leftover diamonds? See this post for more examples of what I'm looking for.
  • 1 Entry: Just tell me which of the three kits above you would want if you win!


You can do just one of these things, or you can do all of them, or anything in between. To claim your entries, please fill in the Rafflecopter form below. Please note, as outlined in the Terms of Conditions on this form, any contact information collected through the form will be used ONLY to identify, verify, and notify the winner. It will not be misused in any way or even stored once the giveaway has ended.

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You have until midnight PST on September 29th to enter. Thank you again for supporting this blog, and good luck to all!


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