Sunday 30 May 2021

2021 Topic 6 Mandala Mix with EEV/TS/ESC and more! {by Nikki Acton}

 2021 Topic 6: Mandala Mix

We all love a mash up and check out this amazing colour scheme by Nikki Acton!! What an absolute winner!
~ Leandra
Hi everyone, Nikki here from Addicted to Art. For my mandala project I have gone for a mandala mash up, featuring a number of stamps and stencils. 

I decided to create my own mandala with a nature theme. This project is 12x12 inches so took a bit of time and some careful measuring, but was great fun!

I usually avoid overly symmetrical projects! However this one is certainly an exception.

I drew out my planned layout on cartridge paper with measurements. I later chopped this up a little to form masks when painting and stencilling on the main project. I did paint a lot without a mask as I knew some pen work would hide any 'painting outside the lines'.

My starting colours are Electric Violet, Blueberry and Azure which is stencilled using PS234.

At this stage you can see I have competed most of the background with paint and either stencilling, stamping or pen work in each area. Additional colours used here are: Vanilla, Rose and Slimed. I used stencils PS108 and PS169.

Now for some fussy cutting! I created some backgrounds using the paints already used with the addition of Zucchini for the greens and Gold.

The main stamps include: the ladybird - Tracy Scott TS027, the leaves - Ellen Vargo EEV09 and the butterflies - Scrapcosy - ESC23.

I took my time getting everything positioned accurately. You can see how the black lines around each area add some emphasis and can mask any inaccurate paint marks!

For my dots and circles I used a combination of Fresco paint on the end of a ball tool and Posca pens.

This lady bird stamp is fabulous! I added touches of gold around his body. 

This really was great fun. My crafting tends to be done mostly in the evenings and often for just 30 minutes at a time. I love it when I have a project on the go that I can come back to and just do bits at a time.

Nikki x

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PaperArtsy said...

Wow I totally love the sectional stencilled idea with the patterns you created with the stamped elements on top! Very cool way to make your own mandala!!

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous summertime mandala - so cleverly constructed.
Alison x

Miriam said...

Great project Nikki

SewPaperPaint said...

Such a creative idea and beautiful use of these stamps, Nikki!