Worked on a couple mandalas today…
I started this one a long time ago. I was using the “root” from a stencil I had made before.

I outlined the trees and worked on a root design. I’m not happy with the roots – I will rework it. Probably
affix another paper on top of the current center.

I colored the “sky” background with watercolor pencils but didn’t add the water to blend them yet…
It’s on Bristol paper so I have to use a light hand with water or use a blende pen.

This second mandala I had cut the “doves” from two different white textured scrapbook paper.
I mounted the main green patterned circle onto mat board to raise it up from the purple pattern base paper
which is mounted on black paper to give it a half inch border.

I used star brads and brushed gold brads. Last but not least I added two small one inch squares of foam core underneath
where the wing shapes come close together to raise up the edges a little higher.
Keeping the design simple.