Layered Mandala Turkey for Thanksgiving

Another in the Multilayered Mandala Series is this turkey.  The detail in this turkey is amazing. It can be shrunk down to fit on cards or framed.  I have created so many of these layered mandalas and they are so popular that I have added a topic in the “Type” menu above.

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.  

You will need:
        • cardstock in various shades
        • cardstock for the background (optional)
        • Glue or Foam tape
        • Frame (optional)
        • Download File
Paper Selection for Layered Mandala Turkey

This project can be made with any paper but should be in the fall color palette but don’t have to be.  The colors for the turkey parts should be in the same color family.  Patterns would look very weird for everything but the background mat colors.

Cutting the Wall Art

Start with the darkest layer and cut the designs upward in hue and layer.  This is a must!

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


Assembling the Layered Mandala Turkey

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.  

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 appropriate 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 Turkey is done.  


Did you know that wild turkeys have powerful legs and can run up tp 25 miles per hour and can fly up to 55 miles per hour ?  

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