Hey all! I'm trying to find a happy medium between cleaning my craft room and actually taking time to craft, and here's the result of one of those crafting sessions:
I just love this sentiment from the Altenew Painted Inspiration stamp set! I also picked it because it's a very bold font so I thought it would still be readable even over the bit of the mandala (I hope it is!).
Mandalas are very popular and fun to color, but buying big mandala stamps can really add up, so I thought I'd share one solution I've come up with - I bought a digital book of mandala designs to color! I looked around for a while to find a whole book (as opposed to buying single images, which also adds up) with designs that I would actually want to color. I finally found this one, Blooming Mandala coloring book, on Etsy that I love! It's got 50 images and they are really pretty and fun to color!
They are meant to be printed on letter size paper so I just cut it up into 4 pieces and colored one. I printed on plain old Georgia Pacific cardstock from Walmart and colored with Chameleon alcohol pens. I wouldn't recommend trying to do a lot of blending on this cardstock because it does tend to bleed a lot, so the Chameleon pens were perfect to get that gradated look without any blending.
After coloring, I die cut it with a stitched rectangle die and matter with a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock from Stampin' Up! I stamped the sentiment using my Mini MISTI and Versafine several times to get it really nice and solid, then embossed with clear embossing powder.
Finally I mounted the whole thing on a white card base then got back to cleaning! lol! I hope you like this idea for lots of mandala coloring fun and thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day! ~Maureen
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