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:


a Rafflecopter giveaway

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!

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.

16 comments:

  1. What is the best size Dp for a beginner to get?

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  2. One of the questions that I see asked very frequently on the page that I'm an admin of on Facebook is, "How do you frame your diamond paintings?"

    Personally, I would respond by telling people to be creative! It can be extremely expensive to pay for professional framing. A lot of our members use duct tape with designs on it. Others just use washi tape. Other people have suggested buying frames from the dollar store and leaving the glass off as it can take away from the shininess of the diamonds. There are also plenty of YouTube tutorials that can help to give you creative ideas!

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    1. This entry was made my lisamariewaller@yahoo.com.

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    2. Thanks, Lisa, this is a great one, and the very reason I want to feature more of people's creative framing/finishing ideas on this blog!

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  3. A question I see often is: why am I struggling with this pink wax?

    I like to remind new users that less is more with that pink wax - less product in the tip as well as less pressure with the usage. Tiny light handed taps are all that are needed to snag the gems. And too much wax makes it ooze out and get the gems gunky. An alternative I'm a fan of is blue-tack (this goes by a lot of names, but it's a reusable putty most often used to hang posters on walls). It takes a little practice to get the right amount in, but once you do it goes for hours without the need to refill the tip of the applicator. People also forget to completely clean out their tip and start fresh every now and then, as well as wipe off the sides of the applicator tip when refilling.

    Not any difficult steps, but these little tips have helped make a big impact on DPing

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    1. This is Kay Alexander's comment - the page is weird for commenting haha

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    2. Great tips, Kay! Don't forget to fill out the Rafflecopter form as well to earn your entry into the drawing, if you haven't done so already.

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  4. A question that I often see being asked is "Which are better to do, squares or rounds?".

    I would say that it really comes down to personal preference. With rounds, you can generally get a painting done quicker and some find them easier to do as you don't have to worry about lining them up straight like you do with squares. Others aren't a fan of the small gaps between each round diamond and therefore prefer squares. Fans of squares often enjoy how all the diamonds fit together to create the final image. In terms of detail, I think that size has more to do with what kind of detail you can get out of a diamond painting than whether it's made of rounds or squares.

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    2. This comment is by Norianna Galindo-Ramirez

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  5. How long does it take you to make one?

    It all depends on the size and amount of time you have. I really don't think there is a set answer.

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  6. Always remember that you are painting the "indication" of items in a painting. So when it comes to branches, just paint the indication of them!March Break Art Camp

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  7. I have heard that the DP's with more detail, you should get in a larger size. Is this correct? And if so, How big would you go at the least?

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  8. Where's the best place to buy DPs? Best prices, best quality, best shipping?

    I actually don't know the answer to this question. :)

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