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Color Wheel Art | Mandala Painting

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Color Wheel Art | Mandala Painting
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Color Wheel Art | Mandala Painting

designed by Debra Mills

Paint the beauty of a Mandala usinag an adapted color wheel concept. This canvas art painting is a wonderful project for any beginner.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Aloe (DA364)
  • Antique Green (DA147)
  • Berry Cobbler (DA370)
  • Black Plum (DA172)
  • Blue Harbor (DA283)
  • Bright Orange (DA228)
  • Bright Salmon (DA329)
  • Brilliant Purple (DA353)
  • Burnt Orange (DAO16)
  • Cadmium Yellow (DAO10)
  • Calico Red (DAO20)
  • Canyon Orange (DA238)
  • Celery Green (DA208)
  • Chartreuse Yellow (DA330)
  • Citron Green (DA235)
  • Country Red (DAO18)
  • Cranberry Wine (DA112)
  • Deep Burgundy (DA128)
  • Desert Cactus (DA331)
  • Desert Turquoise (DAO44)
  • Dioxazine Purple (DA101)
  • Festive Green (DA230)
  • Frosted Plum (DA335)
  • Georgia Clay (DAO17)
  • Golden Straw (DA168)
  • Golden Yellow (DA371)
  • Hauser Dark Green (DA133)
  • Hauser Light Green (DA131)
  • Heritage Brick (DA219)
  • Holly Green (DAO48)
  • Lavender (DAO34)
  • Marigold (DA194)
  • Mermaid Tail (DA373)
  • Mulberry (DA294)
  • Peacock Teal (DA326)
  • Periwinkle (DA366)
  • Persimmon (DA293)
  • Plantation Pine (DA113)
  • Plum (DA175)
  • Plum Suede (DA360)
  • Primary Red (DA199)
  • Prussian Blue (DA138)
  • Purple Cow (DA272)
  • Purple Petal (DA378)
  • Red Violet (DA140)
  • Royal Navy (DA377)
  • Sand Grey (DA361)
  • Snow (Titanium) White (DAO1)
  • Sour Apple (DA275)
  • Summer Squash (DA363)
  • Tangerine (DAO12)
  • Teal Mint (DA332)
  • Thicket (DA357)
  • True Blue (DAO36)
  • True Ochre (DA143)
  • Tuscan Red (DA265)
  • Warm Sunset (DA385)
  • Watermelon Slice (DA324)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Read instructions completely before beginning this project.

  1. Enlarge pattern to fit your surface. Transfer pattern to surface. Omit the color names.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Painting Color Slices - Following the diagram from the patteren, paint each color on the outside of the color wheel solid. Tuscan Red, Red Violet, etc...
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint a narrow portion of the first section of the color slice with the labeled color. Calico Red, Deep Burgundy. Then add a small amount of Titanium White into the color and continue filling in the slice. Continue adding more Titanium White to the mixture and blending as you continue to fill in the section. Do this with each color in the first section of the color wheel.
  4. Paint the second section of the slice in the same manner using the labeled colors Watermelon Slice, Cranberry Wine. Adding Titanium White to the colors as you did with the first section.
  5. Paint the half petals of the third section of the slice solid with the labeled colors. Country Red, Berry Cobbler.
  6. Add a small amount of the color to Titanium White and paint the background around the half petal solid.
  7. Paint the large petal in the bottom center of the slice solid Primary Red.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Add a small amount of the color to Titanium White. Use mix to paint the background of the large petal.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Continue painting each section of each slice in the same manner using the labeled color around the color wheel.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Using a fine liner brush with Sand Gray thinned with water paint between all sections of each slice.
  11. Paint background with Sand Gray, or leave white.
    Step 10 Example
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