Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Easy Rock Mandalas with Posca Paint Pens

Rock mandalas are easy to create when you use Posca Paint pens.


(Inspiration for this project is from the Rock Art Handbook by Samantha Sarles.)

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There are two types of mandalas you can create on rocks with Posca paint pens  - an outline mandala and a filled-in mandala.

As you can see in the photo below, the outline mandala on the left is the simpler of the two designs. You start in the center and add concentric circles of varying designs/dots/colors using the Posca paint pens.

Outline Mandala (L) - Filled-In Mandala (R)
The filled-in design on the right looks more complicated, however, Posca paint pens make the process easy - as I'll show you.

I started with a smooth, round stone which I base coated with white, acrylic paint.


A yellow dot in the center of the rock started my mandala. I then surrounded the yellow dot by adding petal and leaf shapes in pink, green, and purple using the Posca paint pens. (Note: my paint pens are the extra fine point tip.)

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The fun of mandalas is that you can choose any colors and designs you wish to surround your starting dot.

This is what my mandala rock looked like after I finished my design around the center dot using the Posca paint pens. It's a simple, colorful, filled-in mandala. I could have stopped here but the next step is what makes the rock mandala "pop."


I used my black, Sakura Pigma Micron Pen (03 tip) to outline the colorful shapes and add various doodles. In the photo below you can see where I started with the outlining in the center of the stone.


Observe how adding fine, black details (lines, dots, doodles) with the Pigma Micron pen adds a look of complexity to the mandala without being difficult to accomplish.



Reference Links
Rock Art Handbook by Samantha Sarles
Posca Paint Pens
Sakura Pigma Micron Pen

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