I was going to post this Flower Mandala last week as part of Flower Week, but I was so excited by the other flowers I forgot I had it. So I will post it this week. Coloring with Paper is a new technique for Cricut that I developed and is so relaxing!
Once you are sure you understand the basics, download the Flower Mandala SVG File. The instruction sheet in the download file explains how to upload it to Design Space.
You will need:
- black cardstock (what I use)
- Various color scraps
- Liquid glue
- Contact paper
- Download File
Paper Choice and Cutting
Cut the outline from the black cardstock. Do not make the individual elements any smaller than 5 inches tall or the black lines get too thin. This makes this Flower Mandala coloring with paper projects 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. You can use any color or pattern or weight paper you want. Just fill them in with paper that looks good to you. You will be cutting the projects several times to get all your colors. Keep the outlines. They are very useful. I make projects with them too.
Watch my video on cutting different colors on the same mat.
Placing the Pieces
Start placing the various pieces on the coloring with paper flower mandala with the tweezers.
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 flower mandala as you like. I plan to make it the centerpiece of a future scrapbook page.
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