These kits are awesome! Similar to a cross stitch pattern, the image is pre-printed on a high-quality polyester fabric. The image is also pre-printed with a strong adhesive over each square, so the diamonds will easily stick to the fabric with virtually no effort. And the diamonds will not fall off once the fabric is on display on your wall.
The area to be worked on has a printed 'code' on each square that corresponds to the key/legend printed on the edge of the fabric (similar to a counted cross stitch chart). Each colored resin rhinestone corresponds to a color on the chart.
Take the metal stylus and dip into the wax pot. Use the wax tip to pick up your diamonds (facet side up), and place on the corresponding square on the picture. The adhesive surface makes it super easy to place and stick the diamond down. No gluing necessary!
Each image has a clear plastic cellophane sheet on top so you can leave your project and come back to finish it later. Just peel back the clear plastic sheet to work on one area; then lay the plastic sheet back down over the rest of the adhesive.
This project can be a very meditative, 'zen' experience -- you will find it highly addictive!
All-inclusive kit includes:
~ High-quality color printed fabric
~ Diamond Dotz resin rhinestones pre-sorted by shade
~ Diamond Dotz stylus
~ Comfort grip for stylus
~ Craft tray
~ Wax caddy
~ Complete instructions
You will get way more facet rhinestones than you need; no need to order extras.
Design Size – 21.7 x 30.7 inches
Fabric Size – 24.8 x 33.9 inches
Advanced Expert Kit
Design tips and tricks:
~ As long as you keep the clear protective sheet on top of the design, you can roll up your partially-completed project for storage.
~ When you open your packs of rhinestones, label the zipper bags with the code for easy reference later.
~ A neat way to display your finished art is to staple the edges to a ready-made canvas frame. The design is printed with about a 1" border so you will have room to staple it to the wood frame.
~ It takes about 1 hour to decorate an area the size of your hand.