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Resin Mandala

Take your mandala art to the next level by preserving your design in Mod Podge Resin. This method of sealing will give your finished piece a beautiful high gloss finish that will elevate your art work.

At a Glance:

Project #15836 Skill Level: Advanced

This project features these great brands:

supplies

Plaid Supplies

Mod Podge ® Resin - 8 oz. - 25263

Number Needed: 1 $19.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Aqua, 2 oz. - 2921

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Ink Spot, 2 oz. - 2925

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Daffodil Yellow, 2 oz. - 2912

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Daybreak, 2 oz. - 7275

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Cool Bisque, 2 oz. - 2944

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Patina, 2 oz. - 2951

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Fire Coral, 2 oz. - 2740

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Canvas Panel, 10" x 10" - 12752

Number Needed: 1 $7.79
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FolkArt ® Brush Sets - Soft Grip - Wash Brush Set - 50603E

Number Needed: 1 $5.99
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Other Supplies

  • Dotter Tool
  • Transfer Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Stencil Tape
  • Respirator
  • Gloves
  • Cups
  • Torch
  • Painters Tape

instructions

  1. 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.
    6.  Mix resin according to instructions on packaging.
    7.  Tape the bottom of the canvas along the edge to keep the resin from running over onto the back.
    8.  Pour resin over canvas.  Use the torch to remove the bubbles.
 

Related FAQs

Can a Mod Podge Resin project be decorated with paint?
Can I apply Mod Podge Resin in layers, and how long should I wait between applying each layer?
Can I use a mold when working with Mod Podge Resin? And what types of molds work best?
How can I thin out the resin mixture?
How do I mix Mod Podge Resin?
resources

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Getting Started with Mod Podge Resin

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Mod Podge Resin Info Sheet

Mod Podge Resin Info Sheet

Download this PDF document to learn more about Mod Podge Resin.

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Related FAQs

Once Mod Podge Resin has been completely cured, it can be decorated or embellished with paint, markers, ink, and more. Once decorated, it is recommended that the surface be protected by pouring a thin top coat of clear Mod Podge Resin over the decorated surface.
Yes, Mod Podge Resin can be applied to a surface in layers. The second layer can be applied once the first layer has set. This could be one to two hours, depending upon the humidity level and temperature in the room.
Mod Podge Resin works best with all types of molds. Some molds like a silicone mold will not require a mold release agent, while other types of molds made of plastic polypropylene or polyethylene sheet plastic will require a mold release agent

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