How to Make a Mandala Rock Painting

How to Make a Mandala Rock Painting


hi I’m Sophie and welcome to my world
today I’m gonna teach you how to take this ordinary river rock and turn it
into a beautiful Mandala I’m gonna show you how to do it right now for this
project you will need flat Mexican river rocks or the like paintbrushes a mandala
paint kit acrylic paint water and a paint tray so the first thing that you
are going to want to do is you’re going to want to find your rocks and you’re
going to want to wash and clean them and then let them dry for a good four to
five hours so they’re nice and dry you don’t want any wet rocks the flatter you
can get them the better it also helps if you find yourself some Mandala imagery
that you want to use and I’ve got this wonderful website that I’ve got linked
down below Kristin Uhrug is her name and she does
an amazing job at teaching the basics of rainbow painting on your mandalas and
she gives you a whole bunch of different styles and techniques so I’m gonna just
be painting a circle in the center here with black these acrylic paints are what
you want to use you definitely want to use acrylic paints so I’m just going to
start by putting a little bit of black in the inside and then I’m just going to
turn the rock keeping my brush where it is I’m turning the rock then you’re
gonna want to let this dry for a good period of time again you want this to be
nice and dry so I’ve got one over here that’s already done and I’m going to be
using my rainbow colors of paint what’s kind of important is that you figure out
the design that you want to do ahead of time so I’m gonna be making this design
right here so as you can see there’s a yellow dot in the center and this is a
pretty large dot so I’m going to be using one of these dot making tools I’m
gonna be actually using my pink one here and I’m just gonna dip it into the paint
just so that it gets right on the tip right there it also helps if you
have some paper towels or baby wipes on hand just for in-between your colors so
I’m going to just take my little dot and you want to do it straight up and down
that’s the most important thing you just want to go straight up and down like
that so that you get as little schmutz as possible now I’m going to be using a
smaller tool and I’m going to be making eight circles on the outside I’m gonna
go one two three four so north south east and west and then I’m gonna do the
same thing I’m just going to come get a little bit more paint on there let me
know to come back and do some red and the reds I’m gonna go in between my
oranges so we’re right in between should I get that good paint there so I’m gonna
clean this off and then just see I got a little smudge right here I’m just gonna
take my baby wipe and clean that little smudge off nice thing about a baby wipe
is it dries really quickly because it’s got alcohol in it okay and I’m gonna be
using a bigger dot for this green out here for my pattern so this time I’m
going to be using I think I’ll go with the blue here so I’m gonna use a stylist to make my
blue dots here and I’m gonna start with the largest go around and then I’m gonna
do the next size down and make kind of an arch around now this kit some of the
kits that you can buy I’m gonna make a little staircase down I’m going to go
one two on either side here one two because I’m going to come back for the
last one I’m going to use a even smaller stylist as you can see though they’re
really you can’t really mess this up I mean and if you do you just start all
over again by wiping you’re wiping your rock down okay now I’m gonna use the
tiny end on this one what I’m gonna do is I’m going to put the green on the
outside here what I want to teach you is how you do these swoops and these swoops
are kind of fun again Kristin Uhrig taught me everything I know
so you you place your your ball like you’re making a dot and then you just
kind of swoosh it out place your ball and swish at this fun I like this I
think those are neat and the last step here is to let this dry really really
really good and let me show you what I did on this one here so I came back and
I used a lighter color of each color to sort of highlight them and so I’m gonna
actually jump over to this dried one because again you want to make sure that
things are dry dry dry and what I’m gonna do is take a little bit of white
and I’m gonna mix a little bit of white into each of my colors here so let’s
start with that yellow put a little bit of white
right there I’m actually gonna use my paintbrush for this one cuz it’s such a
big one but I’m just gonna paint a little highlight in there and then if I
want to the other thing that I can do is I can actually use a totally different
color if I want to with one of these stylus guys so I’ve got this green out
here and let’s do a little bit blue so you can have lots of fun I could even
add some white to that if I wanted to so you can see how you can start to have a
lot of fun and just go crazy with the decoration and then once you’re all done
if you care to you can give it a quote of Mod Podge or you can give it a coat
of clear acrylic spray and that’ll make it nice and shiny and there you have it
your very own mandala rock painting now I do want to give a shout-out and a link
below to Kristin Uhrig because she has the most amazing how to’s on how to
paint mandala rocks and all of the different designs so I think you should
definitely check her out because she’s got beautiful designs Kristin Uhrig I’m
gonna put a link down below for more great ideas check us out
sophie-world.com

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