I love mandalas of all kinds, I have heard that Tibetan Monks used to do them and they are an ancient practice of theirs, but whatever the origin of this gorgeous dot painted stones is, I know I love them and find them so relaxing to paint. I found this mandala painting technique using Q-tips and I was so excited because I had collected some stones the last time I was at the Pedernales River in the Texas Hill Country and I had left them in a bucket on my back porch for far too long and I was fully ready to give them a completely new purpose in life. I had gotten some really stunning brightly colored craft paint from Michael’s Craft Store a couple of months ago that was going to be perfect for the project. If you just do a quick search on your phone’s browser and pull up Michachael’s Coupons, there is always a discount and the cashier will simply scan your phone to give you some really huge savings.
- Craft paint
- Q tips
- A paintbrush
- Stones (if you cannot find them in the wild you can buy them at Michael’s Craft Store)
- A pencil (with an eraser)
In the video, you will learn to paint your stone a solid color then start your first dot in the middle of your stone with a pencil eraser.
Then you will learn to create all these different effects with a qi tip and pencil.
These stones are so relaxing to make, I just love them.