By now, we know a lot of stone painting projects. Luckily, we can take up a considerable amount of them as a hobby. Herb garden stones and vegetable stone markers are a great example of them. Perhaps, mandala stones are the most decorative of all. To put a simple, mandala stones are a kind of art of painting stones, handmade craft, and a process of giving a new look by using vivid and bright colors. In this article, I am going to touch on mandala stones and give their tips and tricks and some life-saving techniques. Also, I will mention how to paint mandala stones at the end of the article.
A) Different Ideas For Mandala Stones
Painting mandala stones is both professional and amateur work. It can require professional work. Namely, you can have difficulty in making figures such as cartoon characters, flowers, animals, and so on. On the other hand, it is amateur work. In other words, you make colorful circles on the surface of a stone with dotting tools. So, you don’t need an art skill.
As long as you don’t buy mandala stones from a store, making your mandala stone is affordable and pocket-friendly. You can already find them from seasides and stony areas. Purchasing paints and brushes could be a little expensive. Yet it is worth buying them. Above all, you can make extra money by producing and selling.
In terms of decoration, mandala stones are good ornaments for your other decorative objects. You can put mandala stones in such as planters, showcases, tables, shelves, and so on. For example, Putting a mandala stone in front of the plant is a splendid idea. If you want to add more color, a mandala stone could be a decorative duo with lego planters. Thus, it will stand more aesthetic and eye-catching. Meanwhile, you can paint cups, glasses, tables, waterpots like mandala style. Therefore, by painting such home objects you can increase the appeal of your home.
Making a colorful mandala stone is a great leisure time activity. Taking up a hobby is already a healthy behavior. It will enhance the enjoyment of your work once you get into the handmade craft project with your kids. During the work, not only you but also your kids will explore something new. Having ended this painting project, you will feel peace and happiness.
B) Some Technical Details of Mandala Stones
You can prefer any shade of color at will. Given all mandala stones, patterns are either similar and close shade of color or varicolored. When it comes to the type of paint, you should prefer acrylic paint. However, you have to adjust the correct density of the paint before painting a stone surface. With the help of water, you can dilute paints. Otherwise, you can’t make proper dots and draw straight lines. So you can’t do quality work.
Choosing brushes are as important as choosing types of paint. For this painting project, you must get a pointy round paintbrush with synthetic bristles. These kinds of paintbrushes match with acrylic paints. You have to consider its function first when purchasing a paintbrush. For example, a paintbrush, the point of which is made out of animal hair won’t meet your work need. In other words, you cannot paint a mandala stone with this kind of paintbrush. After having a proper brush, you may get a nail art brush as a second paintbrush. Specifically, it works best on making little dots on the stone surface.
Making such a decorative stone, you can collect stones from seasides, beaches, pebble areas, and so on. Given the shape of stones, their surface is generally rounded, flattened, plain, ellipse. So that is why it allows us a comfortable painting. By the way, clean stones with a soapy cloth before starting this painting project. It may hold a lot of bacteria, viruses, and other perilous forms.
a) Grapat Mandala Stones
There are stones made out of solid wood. These are called grapat mandala stones. These type of stones is relatively smaller than ordinary mandala stones. Their color consists of grey’s shade. Also, grapat mandala stones are suitable for painting decorative figures or for playing games.
b) Blank Mandala Stones
Their color is white. Perhaps, it is more suitable for painting among other stones. Also, you can decorate with blank mandala stones in your space without touching any color. These stones add a natural look to your space just as balcony pallet furniture and modern outdoor gabion ideas do.
C)How to Paint Mandala Stones – DIY
1) Materials & Tools
- A paintbrush
- A nail art brush
- Acrylic paints (white, black, green, orange, and purple)
- A stone
- A soapy cloth
- Clean the stone with a soapy cloth.
- Besides black and white, get 2-3 colors more. These could be green, orange, and purple.
- Paint the whole surface of the stone with black.
- Draw a big white circle in the straight middle of the stone.
- Make the first circle row with a nail art brush around the white circle by leaving little space. The color of the circles could be green, orange, and purple. But you have to use the lightest color of them for the first circle row. These circles must be much smaller than the white middle circle.
- After this, make the second circle row by leaving little space between the first circle row. But this time, the circles will be slightly bigger than first row circles. Also, their color should be slightly darker than the previous one.
- Keep making this until finishing the whole surface. Adding new details is optional.