A mandala is is a geometric design that holds a great deal of symbolism in Hindu and Buddhist cultures. Mandala designs have become popular in the craft and diy world for their gorgeous patterns, all organized around a single point.
The circular, repetitive patterns you can create with mandala rocks is so relaxing, and the color choices are abundant. You are limited only by your imagination.
People paint mandala rocks for many reasons:
Let's talk about mandala rocks, and some of the ideas and color choices and patterns you can use to paint mandala rocks with.
MANDALA ROCKS | STEP 1. To start mandala rock painting, you will first want to find some flat, smooth rocks that have a large enough surface for you to paint your desired painting on. Part of the fun of painting a mandala rock is finding the perfect rocks to paint!
MANDALA ROCKS | STEP 2. Take your mandala rocks home and clean them off and dry them.
MANDALA ROCKS | STEP 3. Set out the paints colors you want to paint your mandala rocks with.
There are many paint color combinations that you can paint mandala rocks, including:
To see more mandala rock ideas for painting and color combinations, see our article, Mandala Rock Painting Ideas here.
MANDALA ROCKS | STEP 4. Use your dotting tool to make a dot right in the center of your flat rock surface. This will be the central dot that you will do your mandala rock painting around.
MANDALA ROCKS | STEP 5. With your next color, do a dot above, below, to the left and right of your central dot, then fill in the space around those dots with dots of the same color.
MANDALA ROCKS | STEP 6. Continue to add dots around each set of dots. You want to try to stay even on each side, so if you add three dots to the left, balance it by adding the three dots to the right.
MANDALA ROCKS | STEP 7. To change up your mandala rock pattern a bit, play not only with the color of dots, but the size of dots. Add a large dot, then connect it to your other large dots with smaller dots.
Once you feel comfortable painting your mandala rocks, many mandala rock artists paint their large dots with one color, then go back and add a second dot within that large dot with another color and then a small dot in the middle with a third color, creating a bullseye effect.
Don't feel stressed out if your mandala rock painting is not going as expected, just enjoy the process. Painting mandala rocks should be a fun and relaxing exercise, and it is easy to make a new one once you are finished your first.
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We hope you enjoyed reading about mandala rocks and painting them, and hope you have created some gorgeous mandala rocks of your own!
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We would love to hear some great ideas from you and your mandala rock painting.
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