Coloring with Paper – Mandala

Coloring with Paper pink mandala
Mandala

Once you are sure you understand the basics, download the mandala SVG File.  The instruction sheet in the download file explains how to upload it to Design Space.

You will need:

Cut the outline from black cardstock.  Do not make the file any smaller than 3.5 inches across or the black lines get too thin.  This makes the mandala a good size for cards and scrapbook pages.

Stick the outline to the contact paper and re-cover it with the protective backing paper.

Cut out the various pieces from paper scraps in your scrap bin. I tried to use similar shades in all the pieces.  Patterned paper can even be used in this project easily.  Using up your scrap bin is easy with this mandala.

Watch my video on cutting different colors on the same mat.

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Start placing the various pieces on the mandala with the tweezers.  Be sure to place the corresponding colors around the pattern in the same place.  The outside ring, the inner ring etc. need to match.  Mixing up the colors looks strange.

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.

With scissors cut around the outside leaving as much of the outside black line as you can.

Use the mandala as you like.  Here I made a simple card.

Card I made with the Mandala
Mandala Card

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