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Mandala on Blue Canvas - DIY Wall Art

Create art with dots when you paint this simple Mandala design. This is the perfect summertime project for all ages! Learn a new painting technique with this unique style of painting.

At a Glance:

Project #15493 Skill Level: Beginner

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Aqua, 2 oz. - 2921

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Ink Spot, 2 oz. - 2925

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Daffodil Yellow, 2 oz. - 2912

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Daybreak, 2 oz. - 7275

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Cool Bisque, 2 oz. - 2944

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Patina, 2 oz. - 2951

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Fire Coral, 2 oz. - 2740

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Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Canvas Panel, 10" x 10" - 12752

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FolkArt ® Brush Sets - Soft Grip - Wash Brush Set - 50603E

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Other Supplies

  • Dotter Tool
  • Transfer Paper
  • Pencil
  • Mandala Pattern
  • Scissors
  • Stencil Tape

Project Patterns and Printables

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instructions

  1. Use your 1” flat brush to paint your entire canvas with Ink Spot. Let dry.
  2. Cut out an 11”x11” piece of transfer paper. Tape the transfer paper to the sides of your canvas. Tape the mandala pattern down on the center of your canvas. Make sure the waxy side of your transfer paper is flush to your canvas. Tape the pattern on top of your transfer paper.
  3. Use your pencil to trace every dot on your pattern.
  4. Remove the pattern and transfer paper from your canvas.
  5. Use your dotter tools and FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints to make dots on your mandala pattern until your pattern is filled in. Use the appropriate sized dotter tool for each dot. Replenish your dotter tool with paint frequently- the more paint on your tool, the bigger the dot. For large dots, swirl your dotter tool in a circle to reach the desired size of the dot. See project photo for reference. Let dry.

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resources

Related Resources

FolkArt Formula Guide

FolkArt Formula Guide

Crafting a new surface? Learn which FolkArt paint works best!

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FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint Frequently Asked Questions

FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint Frequently Asked Questions

Most commonly asked questions about FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint.

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Related FAQs

Yes, the fabric painted mixture (1 part FolkArt Textile Medium – 2 parts FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint), can be thinned with water to create detail linework. It can also be “spritzed” onto fabric using a clean pump spray bottle.
Yes, it is UV and weather resistant and can be used both indoors on curtains, glassware and wood as well as outdoors on terra cotta and garden signs.
Yes, painted glassware can be safely washed by hand and are top shelf dishwasher safe without chipping, cracking or fading. Do not soak in water.
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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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