Make this Layered Mandala Snowman

If you have been scared to try the layered mandala before this layered mandala snowman is the perfect starter project.  It is simple and easy to resize.  Make it as a picture or an embellishment for a card or scrapbook page.

The project is 4 layers, filling in each layer a little more with each level.  It creates a wonderful effect and is really easy and a perfect first mandala project.  

You will need:
        • cardstock in various shades
        • cardstock for the background (if making a wall hanging)
        • Glue or Foam tape
        • Download File
Paper Selection for Layered Mandala Snowman

This project can be made with any paper.  The colors for the snowman parts should be light.  Patterns would look very weird for everything but the background mat colors.

Cutting the Layered Mandala Snowman

Start with the lowest layer and cut the designs upward.  This is a must!

Be careful removing the snowman layers from the mat because the lines can be thin, the top layer especially.  

If you want to make the snowman smaller, you can go down to 3 or 4 inches tall.  Change the size before cutting.

 

Assembling the Layered Mandala Snowman

As I said before, this layered mandala is very simple and a nice first attempt for making layered mandalas.  If you want to do more, you can see others I’ve made here.   As you cut the layers, build up from the bottom.  Glue each layer to the one below it before you cut the next layer.  There are no separate pieces on this project.   All the pieces are attached. 

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.  

Once the layers are all together, use a  piece of cardstock that goes with your color scheme for a base.  Frame the piece with a suitable sized frame. If you used foam tape you should put foam tape between the mat and the glass along the edges to make the frame stick up far enough to give the project room.

 

And your Layered Mandala Snowman is done.  

Frosty the Snowman Fun Facts
  • The song was written in response to the success of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  •  The cartoon was Jimmy Durante’s last film
  • In the cartoon Frosty has four fingers except when he tries to cout to five and they gave him an extra.
  • Frosty’s hometown is Armonk New York

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