A Rainbow of Mandalas | by Crystal Komara

Hello crafty readers! This is Crystal here with you and today’s post is all about coloring the beautiful Thankful Mandala stamp set. If you love to color, then these cards will be perfect for you to try. And, well, if you don’t love to color so much then you can simply admire the beauty of someone else’s coloring!

I will be the first to admit that I have a love/hate relationship with coloring. There are times when I find it peaceful and soothing, yet there are also days when I find it can be simply dreadful! So, listen to how YOU feel. If you feel like coloring today, then go for it! If you’d rather sit back and eat a hot fudge sundae, you certainly won’t find me judging you! : )

For this yellow mandala I used Copic marker numbers V17, R27, Y02 and YR68.

For the green mandala I used Copic markers numbers YG06, G21, G05 and BG13.

For the purple mandala I used Copic markers number RV19, RV55, RV66, V9 and BV02.

Each of these cards begins the same way. I stamped the large Thankful Mandala on a 5 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ piece of Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock in Memento Tuxedo black ink. Then I selected 3-4 colors of Copic markers in complimentary hues and color away. There is no rhyme or reason to my madness! In all honesty, each mandala took me about half an hour to color and then I adhered various colored rhinestones for added sparkle.

I found a complimentary colored cardstock base for each color and added two strips of die cut glitter paper down each side of the mandala.

For the blue mandala I used Copic marker numbers B02, B24, B52 and B12.

I hope you have enjoyed these cards and will maybe try coloring some too! Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day.


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