3D Printed Mandala Art?!

Can you turn a 2D mandala drawing into 3D printed artwork? Apparently, yes.

My boyfriend has a 3D printer so we thought it would be fun to see if one of my mandala designs could be printed in 3D! We also made a video out of the process.

Check out the timelapse video above to see my mandala art being drawn by a machine!

The original mandala design was drawn by hand and then scanned to the computer. I used Adobe Illustrator to turn the image into a .stl file, which is the file type used for 3D printing. To do this I exported the file as .svg from Illustrator and then used a website called SVG to STL to turn it into the correct file type.

The finished result of the 3D printed mandala is pictured below:

3d printed mandala

The mandala is only a couple centimeters thick. It’s pretty flat so I’ve actually been using it as coaster! It also could be some sort of window art or other decoration. Honestly it was just an experiment so I have no real plan for it otherwise.

3d printed mandala art

I think it’s pretty cool to use new technology for art. What do you guys think? Would you be interested in seeing more videos of 3D printed mandalas or other things? Let me know in the comments below!

Cheers,

Julie

Artist Interview and Collab with FleeBee Phone Cases

Blue and gold mandala pattern iphone case

Hey guys! I recently had an opportunity to collab with FleeBee New York, a cell phone case company specializing in high quality phone cases for Samsung and iPhone.

Not only are they featuring my designs on their phone cases but they interviewed me for a blog post on their website. Read my interview and artist’s profile here!

mandala phone cases

This is an exciting opportunity for me to work with a start up company and grow with their brand. Their cases are affordable and the prints are vibrant.

Check out my full collection here.

You can also use my promo code juliesartxfleebee for 30% off! The code works for my designs only.

Shop more products featuring my artwork here.

Cheers,

Julie

Mandala Android Watch Face App

Mandala Android watch face mock up

Hi guys! I’ve been working on a new project that I’m excited to share with you all. I collaborated with my boyfriend who has an Android watch and coding skills to create a pack of digital Android mandala watch faces featuring my designs! So cool!

It currently comes with 7 black and white mandala faces for free with the option to upgrade for access to all of the coloured versions.

black white mandala android watch face

There are currently 11 coloured versions available in the app, and I plan to add more in the future.  It also comes with several other customizable options including the numbers, hand colours and more!

Check out the app in the Google Play store

If you happen to have an Android watch be sure to download these pretty and unique mandala watch faces!

turquoise mandala android watch face

The mandalas are fairly feminine so these might work best for a girl’s watch, but anyone can enjoy these hand drawn designs!

We have also created a few other apps and watch faces together under my SO’s company Inductive Concepts which you can check out at the link.

As an introductory bonus I have some free premium upgrade codes available!  I’d really appreciate feedback (in the Google Play store) if you get one 🙂

Here are the codes, keep going down the list until one works (will be removed when all have been redeemed)

Q8RKMDFGVV0GHZWHL1XA0MM
S11MMKZ19LWKNW19JFJ7X6B
XGV579YQBEM5VYURGZ86SRQ
X8QJ23VR4BSMD6A9XK0PRN5
GJ6QJAGMEBEM5PJCPQVWUDK
L672RHYWXGXS9EAXKEKZCVB
PW3ZBS14RGDS34R0S7A0AZZ
WN7M88QRULEQUKUQYA4C6F5
KBJ4LTQH36WWVE2BQUU15RE
XKM7ZHXCMRBZR1QEVLZELZG
LZPV18HL6DC7WUS4BP7TPSM

This example below shows more of the customizable options, including date, digital time, weather (temperature) and more!

blue yellow mandala android watch face app

I had a lot of fun creating this app and being able to showcase my artwork in an entirely new format.  I think we are going to be making more watch face packs in the future, for both men and women, so stay tuned and make sure to follow my blog to see them!

What do you guys think of this watch face app?  Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments below!

To see more products featuring my mandala designs check out my shop!

Cheers, and have a great week.
 
Julie