WHAT IS MANDALA ART?
If you’ve seen a Mandala, then you will recognize the memorizing geometric patterns and beautiful colors. If you haven’t seen one, it’s an amazing piece of artwork made up of geometric shapes and designs meant to symbolize the universe. It means circle or completion in Sanskrit. Often, many people use Mandalas as an art therapy tool: to relax our overworked minds, help treat depression and post-traumatic stress, and as a meditative tool. Painting Mandalas on rocks has become very popular, and it’s easy for beginners to master.
MANDALA ROCK PAINTING SUPPLIES
- Acrylic Craft Paint
- Paint Palette
- Pigma Micron pens or even fine line drawing pens of your choice
- Dotting Tools
- Gel Pens
- Paint Pens
- Fine Line Paint Brushes size: 0,1, and 2
- Water and a cloth to clean tools
You can find it in many craft stores and now available for purchase in our Amazon Shop.
Most of the tools listed are standard art supplies. Acrylic paint and a paint palette are nothing new; you may already have those. You’ll want the micron pens and fine line brushes to create fine details to your Mandala. But the signature tools for this style of painting are dotting tools.
Don’t worry; you don’t have to buy anything special for these! You can make your dotting tools with simple items around the house. Bobbie pins, ink pens, tips of paintbrush handles, pencil erasers, the end of crochet hooks, and more! The thing to keep in mind when selecting a dotting tool is to look for something with a smooth surface and bottom (you don’t want something uneven that won’t distribute the paint well).
In the meantime…
If you’re new here, you can start with these posts to learn more about Mandala rock painting. I’ll update this resource page as I create more posts about creating Mandala art. Enjoy!