As promised, here is a tutorial on how I paint my diamonds. There may be other more "proper" ways, but this works the best for me. First find something to paint on. I have this end table that I wanted to do in white and aqua. You will need to find a ruler or a piece for wood. I prefer using a longer piece of wood so that it will go the full length of the furniture. Mine is 4 inches wide, that seems to create the best sized diamond.
First, lay the piece of wood from corner to corner and trace both sides with a pencil.
Move the board down, lining it up to the previous pencil mark. Trace the other side.
Repeat that until you reach the end the the funiture
Go back the the center, line the board up to your pencil mark and do the same thing.
Go back to the center and go corner to corner on the opposite side. Trace the board again on both sides. This is how you will create the diamond.
Move your way across the furniture again.
Once you have done that, as you can see you have created identical diamonds.
I usually mark with an "x" the ones that I will be painting.
You could just paint the diamonds free hand but I prefer clean lines, so I tape mine. I place the tape on the outside of the lines I am painting.
Grab your paint.
Paint them in.
Remove your tape and allow time for your paint to dry before painting the other diamonds.
Tape off the remaining diamonds, and paint.
Once your done, you can enjoy a beautiful hand painted piece of furniture.
I would love to see all your finished diamond projects. Of course if you have any questions, just ask.