Mandala stones are fun and simple to make. Their colourful designs are eye-catching and easy to mimic. The mandala rock painting technique is the latest craze to take the crafting world by storm.
Painting a rock mandalas pattern can be relaxing. The patterns are often circular and geometric. The focus is put on the pattern and the colours. Everyone can start with exactly the same supplies and each and every mandala rock painting will be different.
One of the great things about rock mandalas painting is you do not have to be a talented artist to paint a beautiful rock. With a few supplies and a little practice, you will be able to create beautiful works of art.
Mandala Rock Painting Supplies
When learning how to paint mandala rocks, you will need a few basic mandala rock painting supplies.
Pointed round brushes with synthetic bristles
Mandala Rock Painting for Beginners
Learning how to paint mandala rocks is easy and fairly straightforward. If you are wanting to learn how to create these mesmerizing mandala stones, we have created a step-by-step tutorial for you.
Step-by-step tutorial on how to paint Mandala Rocks
1.Locate the centre of your stone.
2. Paint a large dot in the centre.
3. Start creating the next ring by adding four small dots. Place one and the top, one at the bottom, one on the right, and one on the left of the first circle.
4. Finish the ring by adding additional small dots evenly spaced between the four dots you just created.
5. Start the next ring by creating larger dots in a different colour. Offset the ring slightly and add the dots in the gaps created by the smaller dots.
6. Continue adding larger dot rings in different colours until the rock is covered.
7. You have now created your very first mandala rock painting.
Mandala Rock Painting is something a little bit different today. Here is some inspiration and a joyful look at what you can create with just paint, patience and a lot of practice. We stumbled across Anastasia Helten, who lives in Trier in Germany. (That’s a fascinating city if you ever get the chance to visit.) Her skill with painting acrylic mandalas on stone took our breath away!
Mandala Stones Video Tutorial
If you want to see how the stones are painted, take a look at these couple of videos. How long do you think you would need to practice before you could do the same?
Mandala Rocks Painting Tips
By being prepared will make your painting experience easier and more enjoyable. When getting ready to paint your rocks, consider these tips:
Have a Q-tip on standby. If you make a mistake, you can easily fix it with a Q-tip.
Choose your paint colours before you start.
You can mix your paints to get the perfect colours.
Your paint should be thick, so it does not run.
Be patient and make sure your dots are evenly sized and spaced.
You can use the eraser on the end of a pencil to get a perfect circle.
Use a smooth stone.
Acrylic paints are the best.
Always make sure there is enough paint on your tool.
Rotating your rock as you work will make for an even pattern.
Add dimension to your rock by adding smaller contrasting dots on larger dots. Make sure the first dot has dried completely.
Seal the stone when you are done, and the paint has dried. Use either a spray sealant or mod podge.
Mandala rock painting is a great screen free activity your kids will love. This mandala rock painting kit was designed with kids in mind. It includes everything they need to create 5 mandala painted rocks.
If you are looking for a kit that has a wide range of stencils. This one is it. It has 28 different stencils. The kit comes with all the tools you need and a zippered waterproof storage bag for easy carrying. The kit does not include rocks or paint.