Since starting diamond painting last year, I’ve done a quite a few round drill kits, but no squares. When I spoke to EasyWhim Arts and Crafts™ about reviewing one of their kits, they were almost as excited as I was! I was warned that square drills have a higher difficulty level than rounds, but I’m always up for a challenge!
I chose to tackle the Magical Unicorn kit, which is a 25cm by 30cm canvas. The kit includes everything I needed to start; canvas, instructions, drills, wax, drill tray, applicator pen and tweezers.
I seriously love EasyWhim for the way they package their drills. Each drill color (and there were 35 colors in my kit!) comes individually packaged in a resealable bag marked clearly with both the appropriate kit number and DMC color, as well as an approximate count of the drills.
As I was traveling most of this summer, I was able to fit all the drills and accessories in a small Tupperware®-like case and take my project with me.
As you can see, squares are a bit harder to work when you first start doing them. The alignment alone can cause headaches if you are a fan of precision. This gets better as you go. I found the best advice I’d been given was to use a ruler to straighten the alignment and to place the drills in large sections in a checkerboard pattern.
This is officially the longest time I’ve spent working on a diamond painting. I started this back in July, and worked on it in sections in between conventions and other things all summer and fall. I finally finished it in October. I am so incredibly proud of how pretty this turned out! The drills are sparkly and once pressed for a few hours they don’t pop out. The image looks exactly like it does on the website, and I’ll be framing this for SC’s home office.
Diamond Art Specs:
- Company: EasyWhim
- Title: Magical Unicorn
- Colors: 35
- Finished size: 25cm by 30cm
- Difficulty Level: Intermediate/Advanced
- Gem Shapes: Square
- Gem Fit: Excellent
- Box: Small compact box, easy storage
- Image Quality: Excellent, great color saturation
- Finish: Glittery without the glitter!
Disability Notes: I can definitely recommend this for a person whose hands have good and bad days, but not if you have problems with your eyesight.. I worked on a lapdesk on the couch, and at the kitchen table, both places that have excellent natural light. Other than my butt going numb, it was a very comfortable project to work on.
Where to buy: You can purchase Magical Unicorn – DIY 5D Diamond Painting Kit on EasyWhim’s website. It normally retails for $29.99 USD, but is currently on sale for $9.99 USD.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary Diamond Kit from the manufacturer in exchange for review. The opinions are my own. All links are direct, I do not make money from them. All images of the product are ©Easy Whim 2019.
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