I love mandalas and the whole geometric patterns that come about from it. Lydia May has amazing tutorials for painting mandala rocks, mugs, bottles, and more. She’s so creative and her tutorials are easy to follow along with. I find them so relaxing to watch, but so relaxing to practice painting them too. I tried this project once with my friend because I was interested after watching so many different kinds of videos on her channel. I’ve always been amazed by her work. The precision from this project is unreal because the tools she uses are perfect for this type of painting. I love the use of everyday materials that most people have in their homes.
- acrylic paint
- chapstick lid
- one toothpick
- one Q-tip
- pencil eraser
First, take your stone and paint it with acrylic paint and smear the paint on the base with your hands. She does this to show that you don’t need extra tools, except the 4 tools she requires. Make sure the base coat is dry before painting. Start off with the chapstick lid by dipping it into the paint and placing it on the stone. Continue to watch Lydia May tutorial on YouTube to follow along with the pattern.
Next, you’ll learn how to create all these different types of dots and placements of dots with a toothpick and a pencil eraser.
Overall, these stones are relaxing and relaxing to watch. This is a unique gift to make with your friends or even with your nieces and nephews. I can imagine doing this if I’m stressed. It’s a great project to take your mind away and most of the materials that are required could probably be somewhere around your house.