I've been thinking about creating a mandala in my journal for a while ... it seemed like a logical step for someone who is fairly obsessed with circles.
Now, I know this isn't a mandala in its truest sense, but I don't let something like that put me off. I just wanted to keep going round in circles LOL!
This is how it began ....
I painted the mandala with DecoArt fluid acrylics because these are perfect for colouring small fiddly shapes, and the colours are gorgeous. Gorgeous I tell you! And they blend so well, especially she used with the Decoart tinting base.
I literally followed the colours of the rainbow to create my mandala .... nature knows best.
I added a bit of collage as I went along, using a scan of one of my journal backgrounds:
And this is how it looks when complete in my journal:
Intricately patterned mandalas like this are really time consuming to do but oh-so-meditative. There is something incredibly soothing about going round in circles building up colour after colour.
Byee for now!