Monday, December 2, 2013

Just Another Mandala Monday...


No "manic Monday" for me...today was one of my "Art in Pajamas" days...relaxed...creative...Happy!

I had seen a video recently (I wish I could remember where!) of a fun, easy way to create mandalas using a square sheet of canvas and acrylic paints, and I was eager to try it for myself.  

Take a square piece of canvas and fold it into  8 sections.  Dab acrylic paints in various colors randomly around the canvas...then start folding and unfolding along your pre-made creases.  Use a brayer to make sure the paints squish and blend well.   Add more paint and repeat the process until the mandala feels complete.

Warning - this is a messy process - so be sure you have your table covered with newspaper or something protective.  Also have a roll of paper towels handy.

And here are  the results!  

Untitled I (Stacy Wills, 2013)
acrylics on canvas, 9" x 9"

Untitled II (Stacy Wills, 2013)
acrylics on canvas, 9" x 9"

Untitled III (Stacy Wills, 2013)
acrylics on canvas, 9" x 9"

They remind me of Rorschach Inkblots.
What do you see???

4 comments:

Mystic Meandering said...

Oh my goodness, they look like kaleidoscopes! Very pretty... I need some of those "Art in Pajamas" days! ;) Maybe next year...

Stacy Wills said...

I highly recommend them, Christine! :-)

Shelley Whiting said...

I love these mandalas. They glow and are very light and airy. Beautiful work.

Stacy Wills said...

Hi Shelley! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing kind words. Blessings!