Differences in Diamond Painting Wax

Differences in Diamond Painting Wax


Wax is only used to help transfer diamonds to the canvas. Here are the different types of diamond painting wax.

Light Pink Wax - This is one of the most common types of wax found in diamond painting kits. This wax tends to fall off the drill pen more often, and it is also more likely than other waxes to leave small pieces of wax on the drill bit after placement.

Deep Pink/Red wax - Another more common wax. It's a little better than the light pink wax, there are not so many small pieces left. It also tends to stick better to the drill pen, which means less time immersing the pen in the wax.

Blue, white, yellow, purple waxes -- as for these types of waxes, I find they are the best colors to use. The last one is the longest in the drill pen and leaves the least wax. I really can't tell the difference between the four.

Blue Tac - Do you remember when you were in elementary school all your teachers used to put up posters with this blue sticky stuff? Well, that's blue tac, and it goes well with diamond drawings. After much trial and error with coloured waxes, I thought I would try blue tac, which I found useful at times but painful at others. As a result, using blue-tac on my bit nib for a one-off application was a pain, the bit stuck to the pen so well that it was difficult to release the bit after placement. A few times I lined it up perfectly, and when I went to remove the pen, the drill would follow. Use it on the opposite side of a drill pen with a multi-drill applicator, which I find very useful. Don't forget I still have a problem with the drill sticking too tight. So what I do is place a layer of blue-tac in the multi-drill applicator and then add another layer by dipping it into a deep pink or blue wax. This allowed me to keep the deep pink/blue wax firmly in the pen for a long time, but gave me the flexibility to place the drill bit easily. This is my own lot of trial and error with Blue tac.

Handmade Wax - This is a new wax in my world. Since diamond painting is still new to the craft, artisans around the world are looking for new and improved ways to make the craft a little easier. So far, I like craft wax, which is usually homemade (don't know how) and soft. I like it because it usually comes in a jar, and it's very easy to quickly insert the drill pen without having to worry about it falling out. Some of them are even scented. I have to admit it's great to have a scented perfume for the holidays. Other times of the year, I think the scent can be too much and I get bored easily. Now the only thing I've seen but haven't tried is that people are now adding glitter, glitter and little things to wax. I'm not sure how good this is going to be. I just think that if the spark gets stuck in the drill pen it could cause problems picking up the bit, or even the spark could fall off and stick to the canvas making it difficult to place the bit on.

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