Layered Deer Head Mandala Memorial

Now that I have mastered the layered mandala I made this Layered Deer Head Mandala as a memorial for Ken. He would have liked it. Only the deer head is in the download file not the Memorial but you can make your own, I’m sure. There are also 2 sizes, so make a sign or a Father’s Day Card. 

The project is 4 layers, filling in each layer a little more with each level.  It creates a wonderful effect and is really a lot easier than it looks.  There are also 2 sizes, so make a sign or a Father’s Day Card. 

You will need:
        • cardstock in various shades
        • cardstock for the background
        • Glue or Foam tape
        • Frame or card base
        • Download File
Paper Selection for Layered Deer Head Mandala

This project can be made with any paper.  The colors for the deer head parts should be in the same color family.  Patterns would look very weird for everything but the background mat colors.  I chose camo colors.

Cutting the Deer Head Mandala

Start with the bottom layer and cut the designs upwards in layer.  This is a must!

Be careful removing the deer head parts from the mat because the lines can be thin, the top layer especially.


Assembling the Layered Deer Head Mandala Memorial

As you cut the layers, build up from the bottom.  Glue each layer to the one below it before you cut the next layer.  This way you don’t lose the little pieces.  

You can glue the layers together with foam tape or liquid glue.  Foam tape adds more dimension to the project but you end up using a lot of it.  I did the memorial this way.  Once the layers are all together, use a 8X10 piece of cardstock that goes with your color scheme for a base.  Frame the piece with a shadowbox frame. 

If you use the smaller Layered Deer Head Mandala, you can’t really use foam tape easily on the upper layer.  The lines are just too small.  But liquid glue works fine too.


And your Layered Deer Head Mandala is done.  I used liquid glue on the card and it makes a wonderful card cover.

Layered Deer Head Mandala used as a memorial framed in a shadowbox
Memorial in a Shadowbox Frame
Layered Deer Head Mandala used as a card
Smaller Deer Mandala on a Father's Day Card

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