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Attempt at mandala stone painting

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CollyWombles Sun 14-Jan-18 22:42:19

I know it's far from perfect, I am not arty in the slightest, prefer words but I saw some mandala stones on Pinterest and they were so beautiful, I couldn't resist having a go. I'm not sure where the past two hours went, I was in a trance I think😂

BertieBotts Sun 14-Jan-18 22:44:17

Aww that's lovely smile

mumpoints Sun 14-Jan-18 22:48:57


CollyWombles Sun 14-Jan-18 23:34:01

Thank you thanks

SoupDragon Mon 15-Jan-18 12:46:18

That’s lovely smile

And you’ve just reminded me that I gave DD a kit for Christmas that she has yet to try. I might encourage her to have a go this weekend.

CollyWombles Mon 15-Jan-18 12:59:56

It's so much fun and relaxing. I just got nail art dotting tools from my local beauty shop, looking forward to trying them out later today 😊

AnarchyKitty Mon 15-Jan-18 13:01:36

Beautiful! I have large stones in my garden. You've given me an idea for spring.

CollyWombles Mon 15-Jan-18 15:35:42

My first attempt at a spirals mandala pattern 😊 @AnarchyKitty your garden stones would look stunning and it doesn't cost much at all 😀

Slitherout Mon 15-Jan-18 15:37:30

That's beautiful, been dying to try something like this out but where do you get big stones if you've got no garden and aren't near a beach?

CollyWombles Mon 15-Jan-18 15:41:08

Hmm I'm not sure @Slitherout I know you can but flat pebbles online but that makes the costs rise a bit. Perhaps some industrial type business could help?

It doesn't have to be stone either, mandala patterns can be done on canvas, wood, ceramics etc. Plain plates made fancy!

SoupDragon Mon 15-Jan-18 16:38:07

Garden centres have them. Probably in the landscaping area? DIY stores probably have them in a similar area. I think the palm sized ones are called river stones.

CollyWombles Tue 16-Jan-18 20:54:21

I ran out of stones and the snow up here in Scotland prevented a coast visit. Picked up a heart shaped plate and 3 hours later, snowflake mandala heart 😊

mumpoints Wed 17-Jan-18 20:58:27


CollyWombles Wed 17-Jan-18 23:54:54

These are my latest, had to do a Valentine's Day Heart 😊

CollyWombles Fri 19-Jan-18 21:24:42

My latest two pieces!

CollyWombles Sat 20-Jan-18 19:48:29

And another two. The pink, purple and blue one is entirely my own pattern, felt it was time to try making my own instead of adapting ready made ones 😊

Vitalogy Sat 20-Jan-18 19:56:56

OP, they're lovely, you're a natural.
I had seen these painted stones before but didn't know the name of them.

CollyWombles Sat 20-Jan-18 19:58:40

Thank you, it's fast becoming an addiction, my home is slowly being overrun with acrylic paint, dotting gadgets and paint smears confusedsmile

RightOnTheEdge Sat 20-Jan-18 20:03:08

They are beautiful OP.

I have seen them on Pinterest while looking for painted stones.

There is a big thing in the town where I live where people/children paint stones and hide them. Then have fun looking for others. They are all over in random places round town it's really exciting when you find one grin

CollyWombles Sat 20-Jan-18 20:04:53

I have just started hiding stones! The slate hearts I sell, the stones I am going to keep hiding as they are only little and don't take long to do. A mumsnetter told me about the fb group, love on rocks which is all about hiding stones! Problem is, I'm very rural and I don't think many people visit the stony beach my way 🤔

Vitalogy Sat 20-Jan-18 20:39:24

Just been watching a video on Youtube, it's mesmerising.

CollyWombles Sat 20-Jan-18 20:47:36

It stems from Buddhism, though I am not a Buddhist! Tibetan Buddhists do Mandalas as part of their rituals. You are so focused placing those perfect dots, you can only be in the moment, so good for those that have anxiety say, to help focus on the here and now 😊

Vitalogy Sat 20-Jan-18 21:05:11

Meditating while painting, brilliant.

Vitalogy Sat 20-Jan-18 21:29:39

I've just watch a video of them making one out of sand. Beautiful.

When the mandala is finally finished, however long it takes for the monks to deal in this divine geometry of the heavens, they pray over it — and then they destroy it. ... Because the underlying message of the mandala ceremony is that nothing is permanent.

Maypole245 Sat 20-Jan-18 21:32:29

@RightOnTheEdge I wonder if we live in the same town?! This was our most recent, we must get hunting again soon!

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