Well, I have decided that mandala painting is a little addictive. There's just something so soothing about going round in circles..... This time I wanted my mandala to be a little less structured so the main rainbow colours have been painted with my hands to get rid of any harsh joining lines. I used DecoArt fluid acrylics from the Media line, with the tinting base to allow me to build up layers of colour. (I am in love with the tinting base!)
I added some touches of collage using scans of my own backgrounds and a little moth for the centre.
I almost did this in my journal but changed my mind at the last minute and decided to paint it on wooden box frame.
And I used some of my mark-making techniques (see this blog post here) to fill in around the edges.
It's the summer holidays here in the UK which means we ditch the routine for a few weeks (hurrah!) but it also means I step away from the art a little and concentrate on spending some quality time with my kids. I'll still be around I just won't be as productive for a few weeks!
I'll leave you with some pictures from our first summer holiday outing yesterday to the seaside. Noe, this is what I call a bit of driftwood! How I wish this would have fit in the car ...
Byee for now. Have a wonderful summer wherever you are!