This is a video I created showing the process of painting a large mandala mural on the wall of my apartment!
I already had this beautiful turquoise colour on my wall so I just used silver acrylic paint for the mandala.
Before I started painting, I created a template using string, a thumb tack, and white pencil crayon which easily wiped away with a damp cloth after the paint was dry.
Some of you have asked me to explain the process of creating the template so I will attempt to describe this below.
You will need:
- 1 thumb tack
- string or yarn
- pencil or pencil crayon
- Place the thumb tack where you want the center of your mandala to be.
- Measure out a piece of string from the thumb tack to where you want the largest circle of your mandala to be (this will be the final size of your mandala).
- Cut the string and tie one end to the thumb tack, and tie the other end to the pencil crayon.
- Keeping the string taught, draw a circle all the way around, with the thumb tack in the center.
- Cut off the pencil end of the string by a few inches.
- Re-tie the pencil to the new end and draw another circle inside the first.
- Repeat the process until you get close to the thumb tack and cannot draw any more circles.
- Remove the tack, then use a ruler to draw lines across and diagonally from the middle.
You can use my Mandala Drawing Template as a guide for how your final template should look. Let me know if you need any more clarification!
It took me about 8 hours to complete this painting.
Check out the video and let me know what you think in the comments below!
Would you do this to your wall?