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Wood Burned Mandala Wall-Hanging

By: Jessie Pniewski

Add a touch of mysticism to your decor with a beautiful wood burned mandala wall-hanging.

At a Glance:

Project #15054 Skill Level: Expert Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Plaid Logo
  • Ultra Dye Logo
  • Watercolor Logo
supplies

Plaid ® Wood Burning Set with Variable Temperature Control

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $29.99
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FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Colors - Purple Rain, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Colors - Venom, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Colors - Pucker Up, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Colors - Hot Pink, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Colors - Tantalizing Teal, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Colors - Lady Marmalade, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Watercolor Acrylic Paint™ Brush Sets - Watercolor Brush Set, 3 pc.

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Martha Stewart® Transfer Paper

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instructions

Other Supplies

  • Wood Burning Mandala Printable PDF
  • Tape
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Round wood pallet
  • Paper plate
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Twine
  • Feathers
  • Wood beads
  • Pony beads
  • Pencil, Ruler
  • Paper towels, Water basin

Instructions

  1. Print two copies of the Wood Burning Mandala Printable PDF at 100%.
  2. Match up and overlap the two printables to create the full Mandala design. Tape together at the edges to hold in place.
  3. Tape your transfer paper face down onto your round pallet and tape the mandala design face-up on top of the transfer paper. Make sure the mandala design is centered.
  4. Using a ballpoint pen, draw over the mandala design. Apply a good amount of pressure to ensure a clear transfer. Remove the template and transfer paper from the pallet.
  5. If you want to have thinner lines for your design, put the Tapered Point onto your Wood Burning Tool. For heavier lines, use the Flow Point. Plug in your Wood Burning Tool and turn on to the highest setting. Allow the tool to heat up.
  6. After a few minutes, test the tool on a piece of scrap wood or the back of your pallet to make sure it is hot enough to burn. If not, wait a few more minutes. It’s important that the tool is very hot to ensure even lines.
  7. When the tool is hot enough, follow the lines of your transferred design carefully. Use an even pressure to create even, steady lines. Feel free to use different points on the Wood Burning Tool to add details and designs to your mandala.
  8. When you are finished wood burning, turn off your tool and unplug.
  9. To add color to your mandala, apply a small amount of Ultra Dye to a paper plate. Use a small watercolor brush to fill in small areas of the design, and a larger brush to fill in larger areas. You can add a small amount of water to your brush to create an opaquer wash using the Ultra Dye. Try blending colors into each other to create an ombré effect. You may choose where you want to place different colors or you can use the project photo for reference.
    1. Tip: Use the back of the pallet or a scrap piece of wood to test different techniques before painting on your mandala design. Let dry.
  10. Plug in your hot glue gun and allow to heat up.
  11. Use your scissors to cut 8 pieces of twine to about 5” in length. You can make the pieces longer if you want your feathers to hang longer from the wall-hanging.
  12. Tie feathers to the ends of the pieces of twine and string beads on.
    1. Tip: You can use a dot of hot glue to hold the knot in place on the feathers.
  13. Turn the pallet over and line the strands of twine across the bottom spaced evenly apart. Use your pencil to mark where the twine will go.
  14. Place a dot of hot glue on each pencil mark and glue the twine down. Make sure all of the strands are glued about 1” from the top of the strand. This will ensure that all of the feather strands are hanging evenly.
  15. When the hot glue has cooled, turn your pallet over and make sure all of the feather strands are hanging evenly. If not, make adjustments.
  16. Cut 3 strands of twine to the same length. This will be the hanger for your pallet so cut to the length desired. String some beads on and tie to the hanger on the back of your pallet. If your pallet does not have a hanger, hot glue the twine in place.

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Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

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.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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