I love doing a mandala in Coloring With Paper! The color variety has no limits. And you can use it as an embellishment on anything.
Once you are sure you understand the basics, download the Mandala 2 SVG File. The instruction sheet in the download file explains how to upload it to Design Space. This project needs to be put together differently so read all the directions before you start.
The black paper that I cut the outlines from is linked in the materials list.
Cut out the various pieces from paper scraps in your scrap bin. The wonderful thing about mandalas is that they can be any color. Just fill them in however you want. Patterned paper also looks good in these projects.
Cutting the Coloring with Paper Mandala
Don’t make the mandala any smaller than 5 inches or the black lines get to thin to work with. Once you take the outline off the mat be sure to keep it right side up or you will have problems fitting pieces.
You need to cut several copies of the mandala in different colors. The easy way to do this is to cut several colors on the same mat.
Watch my video on cutting different colors on the same mat.
Start placing the various pieces on the mandala with the tweezers. With this project it is best to start on the inner most part and build outward. All the outline pieces are not connected to each other so to get the circles placed correctly, you need to build it differently.
DO NOT TOUCH THE STICKY SHEET WITH YOUR FINGERS
When all the open spaces are filled, check to make sure all the paper is secure. Press the protective sheet over everything and press sorta hard. Anything that seems loose, glue down with the liquid glue and let dry for at least 30 minutes.
Finally, with scissors cut around the outside leaving as much of the outside black line as you can.
Use the Coloring with paper mandala as you like. I can’t wait to use this on a scrapbook page.