Colorful Mandala Design for Oval Stones ~ Painting Dots and Swipes with Miranda Pitrone
Mirandapatron back here with you tonight I have a lovely
ovalstone for us and it was created using the happy dotting company large
ovalmold and I'll place the just that in description a little link for that so you can find those to make your own and I've just painted my stone with a black matte paint a lot of you have asked me for ideas for
stonesthat are not a perfect circle so you know when we're doing
mandalas and you have something that's the perfect circle then you know you start in the center and work your way out and it looks pretty nice on there sometimes though you have
stonesthat are natural
stonesthat do not always fit I have this little guy here all right hasta
designon there some nice fall colors with metallics but obviously you can see this is not at all around stone so I just kind of made that one work but for this one what we're gonna do tonight it's kind of a little bit different we're going to do a
mandalathat's a full mondo lay down one end and at the other end will just add
mandalaelements to the
designas we work our way out so to start off we're gonna choose an end and you can either find something about two inches which these little
stonesare two inches or you can use a compass like this little guy now personally I am NOT a huge fan of pencil lines I don't like the eraser marks sometimes the eraser actually smudges the paint just it makes a mess and chalk I just have never used...
so this is my edger and my ature is my friend he is the best tool I would say at this point helping me out for drawing guidelines so when we have something with a map background like this I just have this dotting tool where I actually broke the end off the stylus and it's just a sharp end and I actually have that in my compass and so the compass you can set two different sizes so we just want a one-inch radius because we're gonna have a two inch circle here to fit our first
designI'm just gonna come down this end here and at the 1 inch radius I'm just gonna edge the circle into the stone like that so you have the light markings in there and now that will actually at the end be easier to get rid of there's any of the lines showing cuz I just take a damp cloth and wipe it or a wet sponge brush or I don't know anything damp sometimes even I can just varnish it I've done that before by accident without forgetting to erase the guidelines and the varnish just soaked in and took care of it they erased so I think I'm also gonna draw a few guidelines as we go out here just so it makes it a little bit easier for people who enjoy using the guide lines to see about the size of the
designwe're doing and so after our first circle which was 2 inches in diameter so I'm at 1 inch radius here I'm just gonna kick it out another quarter of an inch and draw our first guideline and you want to keep the same Center starting position so another quarter...
of an inch and this is merely a tool it's a guideline don't think of them as boundaries I am it's taking me a lot of practice to use guidelines I've never really had used guidelines until this year and a couple of the stencils and so I'm just looking at them as a guide not as boundaries to stay in I think it starts to feel a little stressful when you're trying to stay within the lines digging a hole in my stone here because I'm getting all excited about doing this but I'm just doing quarter inch out each time so I have my circle then one two three four five lines at a quarter inch out apiece and that'll just kind of help keep the symmetry for you as you go on to make your mondo elements so I picked out a green palette for tonight and I'm thinking green and gold and we'll see how that goes and what kind of
designwe come up with from there all right so we're going to do start off with gold here the dazzling metallic glorious gold just a beautiful shiny gold and I have a large brush it's just a large round acrylic brush and this one's a size six and it's just gonna allow me to do a larger die and you guys have seen me do the large
dotswith the angled detailer - it's just in the brushwork there's nothing magic I promise I just get a lot on the brush to do a nice thick dot for our Center and we already have our ones kind of dug out here from the compass but just like that I have a nice big fit dot okay next I...
just have snow white I'm gonna go to my small spot detailer we're just gonna do a nice little ring around our gold here so I'm doing a plus sign first to kind of act as a guide so that the spacing stays accurate and then I'm just going to do two in between each of those
dotsthat we put down for the plus sign so that you have a white ring around the gold okay next up I have this lovely light lime and in the spaces in between the white
dotswe're just gonna put a white I mean a light green dot in between each of those white tops in the space okay next I have sea glass and in-between the Greens that we just put down those light lines we're gonna put some sea glass you can see it's kind of making a nice little sequence there all right no y'all are gonna get a little treat so here's a little bonus for those of you who are loyal Watchers and watch it all the way through without fast-forwarding and jumping through things and because YouTube's still telling me a lot of people are only watching 6 minutes into my videos so we're at 9 minutes now and I'm gonna show you a couple little tricks for some
designelements because I appreciate the fact that you stuck it out past the 6 minute mark and hung out with me here so a lot of you been asking me how to do the
dotsthat I've been creating so like on these two new pieces I started doing some mobile
dotsI'm already giving it away anyway so along here the
ovalones and then my...
most recent one my little pair double
dotsso those of you using brushes this is just a small flat brush and it's beveled so it's not like on an ankle just a little bit and all you do is you take the flat brush I'm here I got some already started but all you do with these is almost just like with your dotting tools and as the paint runs out you get smaller little
ovals so that was what I used however I have found a couple other tools that people have sent me to try out to see how I like and I think that they will be handy for people who get frustrated with brushes so this is a little tidbit so there's one end of this that is it's like a cuticle type tool and there's one end that silicone and that actually has oles that makes these larger ones now you just dip and dot it and you'll have to forgive me because I'm not as adept at the tools there's a lot of you are but you get the idea of how you can have a nice big
ovalwith this type but there's an added bonus to this one is that the bots on the side also makes these fun little tiny ones so you can create the big
ovaland then put little ones around it and you don't have to worry about using brushes so I got a couple extra of these and I will toss them in my shop I might even be doing a giveaway soon I might be throwing some in there too will see one in there but those are two two different ways with these it's another way you can do it all right I was selling these in the shop...
awhile ago but I decided once I found them on wish that I'll just show you guys all that you can get them a lot cheaper on wish I think they were like $2 for shipping and they were free and then it was a big six pack or something like that so these you can actually do the big puffy
dotswith as well and I purchased a funnel to fill them there's also which has these little funnels for like a dollar so you can do the 3d
dotsagain I've shown these in the past but you can also make your
ovals 3d so I know a lot of you don't have the time to test out a bunch of different tools and I appreciate the fact that you stuck it out with me so you can see you can get the
ovals even doing the writers so deco already an even has some of these gel writers they have ones that you can refill and then they also have ones black/white and there's a glass one I believe writers so I can post a link for those as well but if you're gonna grab the ones off a wish like these I just take stainless steel pins like for sewing and when I'm done with it I actually just you can put it down in here I thought I think I showed you guys before these ones you can just shove it down through the top maybe it's too long sorry so you just shove it down through the top and then put the pin right through the hole and then it's self sealing just like that anyway so those are just a couple of little tidbits I stuck my hand in that one but just so you guys because you are awesome and...
stuck it out I decided to share that with everyone but if I can find another one of these little guys too I'll post a link in the description for these two so it is just a flat brush this one I've had for a long time I'm not really even sure the names like rubbed off there's nine minutes so I will have to go through and find one about the same size for y'all and then I'll post it but that is it's a fairly easy brush to use to just go ahead and make the dot it's the
dotsit's just a gentle pressure and it's a very soft brush so you just wiggle it and push down here's another one while we're at it I just realized I have this on my practice sheet so one of the things too is I tend to practice brush strokes often just so I can keep up on my skills too because they don't just stay it's not not like riding a bike we can just hop on and keep going and just kind of keep your muscle-memory going with it so I have another brush here that's another flat brush this one's a quarter inch flat brush that's on a bevel but also these two fun little teardrops that you can just kind of pull down like this and make fun little shapes as well and it does take a little bit of practice I'm not going to lie it's not magic but if you're looking into getting into the brushes then it's something that's worth an investment into because it offers you another different shape to do for your
paintingso you can see...
this one too is beveled it goes on an angle so one thing I just want to urge all of you is to just try new things try dipping everything in paint testing it out if you don't feel like using brushes or you feel like brushes aren't your thing or you're getting frustrated with them I don't know just dip pens and q-tips and the ends of brushes or people are using drill bits there's tons of different things out there that make different shapes so I just urge you all to just be courageous go out there and try something different we now return you to your regularly scheduled video I'm just kidding all right all right we started off our sequence here and I just started with the light lime we did sea glass and actually I did white light limes and sea glass around our gold Center all right so next up I'm gonna go bright with this nice Apple green and even when this angle spot detailer a lot of you say it's not working for you you don't trim the brushes or anything it's just practice so I just overload the brush and then I'm just kind of wiggling it around to get the different size
dotsso a little bigger a little bigger just wiggle it a little more you're just kind of
paintinga circle and then also when you're doing the
dotsthat are progressive in size around something you just let up as you get smaller you may be losing paints to lots of tool but you can just let up on it and it will the
dotswill decrease in size as well so also...
actually if you don't want to use brushes for your Center you could have used your squeeze writer the fillable paint bottle to do your Center as well depending on how 3d you wanted your dot that was a lot more paint on there than I meant all right since I just showed you how to do the
ovals let's tuck them in here just like that this color is bluegrass green it's great contrast to that I think I'm gonna put them every other space though not close together so we can add some elements around our
dotsso skip one go to the next there you have some nice Oh rules all right now while the Wolves are still wet I'm actually going to gray up a little bit from the center of them to add some
dotsaround the outside of them oops a little bit help more I didn't mean to all right so this is kind of the beauty of having a background I'm just going to show you this really quick too so when you have a background color it's very easy I just got a dot out here by accident you can just wipe the paint off which I didn't have to it wasn't that high up that wasn't a big dot and then I just go over it with the black because that's my background color just to even it out a little bit again then I'll let it dry and then we'll dot around that and you'll never know it was there quick and painless that is the beauty of having backgrounds to us that way you can just adjust by tossing some of your background down it dries really quick just put...
a thin layer and then you can repaint the area all right so we were ring around our first row okay I'm gonna go back and grab a little bit more of that light lime I'll do a roll of the light lime around as well now what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna have this kind of start to be coming to a point at the top here so I'm going to make this dot a little bit larger and then go smaller around the old up a little bit larger and then small all right sorry I think somebody was playing with my camera angles all right it's a little bit larger with a top dot and then goes smaller around here and this is the light line and larger I'm just pushing down a little bit harder to get the larger dot I'm just doing this around one side at first to just kind of see how I like it yeah I like that okay so now what I'm gonna do is to keep the light line the same brush and we're gonna go above the dot the large dot and we're gonna take a swipe down around our
ovaljust like that and depending on your dexterity some people may have an easier time pulling the paint towards them some might have an easier time pushing the swipe away so it just depends on what you feel comfortable with if you feel more comfortable with pushing away then you just start at the top push down hard with your brush and then just guide it slowly around to where you want the point low slow slow take your time
swipeswhooshes and I've said this a bunch of times but really really really...
just take your time it's a brush stroke you can also do it with your dotting tools and I urge you to do it slow with the styluses as well because if you do it slow with the stylus it keeps the paint connected to your tool connected to the stone and it will help drag that tail out longer which is all what you keep asking me how do you get the long tail to long tail keep your tool connected to the stone as long as possible so slow overload it and take your time push down hard with the brush guide it around slow and then pick up at the end just to make that little whip tail and so I'm a little better with pulling it towards me so just so you can see I push down and then you just guide it around the area you want it to go and then kind of flick it at the end just let the bristles pick up but you'll get it it just takes some practice I promise they're not perfect but it'll give you a longer longer tail if you could load the paint on and keep your tool connected for a longer amount of time okay I'm gonna go back to that sea glass and down the side to just kind of balance out the
designa little bit I'll go back over here and put some
dotsback on top of where the light lime is so that's gonna culminate in between the end of your swipe and the other elements and again this is the seaglass you can't tell from the video it's just a shade darker of the green from the light line right we have a nice little flower
designgoing okay now...
before we get a little further I'm going to go back and grab my gold and I'm gonna do my outline of my circle here and just so I can kind of cordon that off a little bit we're just going to place each gold decently close to one another just don't let them bleed into one another they're just a little bit bigger probably vote if you're using dotting styluses probably about your two millimeter you have that rainbow said it's the blue one of the ball in the end now that I've been using both it's getting a little bit easier to kind of translate into about the size but I still don't use a crochet hooks or anything like that so I couldn't tell you guys it's just create your own size
designfrom your tools and then you have a nice gold outline there for a little
mandalaflower alright so as I'm looking at this I'm kind of feeling like I need to add another color into this and I know the green and gold are great I'm just feeling like we need some lavender I think our purple that's some Purple's in here with this so I'm gonna start grabbing some of those to toss in here and I have this nice hydrangea color that is one of the new multi-surface colors and I think I'm going to start off with that one okay I'm gonna grab my little flat brush again and then between two here just gonna put a nice little
ovalin the air is ball and I like my dad nice and thick too so I am overloading the brush quite a bit actually...
so they just take a little bit longer to dry it but that is how I get that kind of puffier look yeah I'll just grab one of these other detailing brushes and I think we'll kind of leave some negative space in there so I think what I'm gonna do you know what I'm not I'm gonna go darker yeah I'm gonna go darker purple on either side of it let's throw a little bit of this purple sunset just on either side of those little holes okay okay so now I'm gonna start thinking about going to the outward
designhere so kind of in my mind I'm divvying up the stone into spaces so this it would be like the center and you could do two halves actually I've seen a lot of people do some really nice dream catchers so you could do that on these
stonesbut I'm gonna continue on with the
mandalas I'm just thinking about dipping it up into spaces here so that I have half my stone and then two more spaces here so you can kind of see where I've pitched the lines on there so you can measure go to the center of your stone and just kind of give yourself a guideline there down the center and then a little more than halfway over I guess just to give us a little bit of space to do some
designwork in here all right so for those of you using the same size stone I just measure it so about an inch away for both of those lines from your Center just on an angle hopefully that'll help you and so I'm gonna go back to this beveled edge brush and I think...
we'll do three of those teardrop
designs we'll start in the summer I'm gonna start at the second well do you want to go up high enough so we can do
dotsaround it yeah let's do that all right I'm going to start at the 1/2 third line that we made push down and then just kind of drag it into that teardrop shape just a little bit has a bevel on it so it's going to give a little bit of a lip tail same on this side up to the third line push down a little bit and let up just at the bottom line I'm over here start off at the third line push down a little bit and then let up just at that last line and it gives you kind of that petal teardrop shape alright so grab my hot detailer here again I'll start off with the white I think we'll do a ring of white around these little guys and I will just come down around the bottom point so they're dotting tools are just gonna let the paint run off your tool to get the smaller
dotsand then with the brush you just look lately doing the smaller
dotsyou push down harder at the beginning okay let's take that apple green again onto a roll around with that the multi-surface ones are a little bit thicker we'll bring it all the way down to the bottom as well a little bit too much paint on this one okay let's use that purple sunset again and go around them to carry that purple out into that outer part of the
designbecause it looks so nice right next to the green alright let us go back to the gold and...
pull that out we're gonna do some
swipeshere I'm gonna start with this first one the top here they're gonna push down at this line and we're gonna go let's extend it down to lines and we'll go over to this
designhere so we're gonna start at the top drag it all the way I'm gonna meet a little bit more paint on here and drag all the way down for two lines over to the other
designabout halfway down because that's where other line cuts through same on this one so did the peak and then I'm gonna need another double dip here just with the smaller brush to drag it all the way down this one's gonna be a little bit trickier off to the side what we can do it so you're gonna pretend like you have another purple
ovalelement here going on so we're gonna drag it from the top and then one line to line so it's gonna hit just about here not our stone this is where the guidelines do come in handy is when you don't have another section over there to guide you toward dragging it down two lines that was off-camera sorry and then now we just have to decide how we're gonna fill in the rest okay so I guess the darker colors the darker green and the darker purple on this I'm gonna go with a light lime and the hydrangea to do our other ones here so I think I'm going to grab the hydrangea first I'm gonna start under this gold swipe and just like we dragged this one out long we're gonna drag this hydrangea one long down...
for two yeah maybe we'll just tuck it under and we'll just start layering like this so out here let's test another one over here and see I don't know if I like it but that's part of the thing I like to do to you know try something out if it doesn't work scrape it off do something different there let's just go with it and see where it takes us so my other one here just a little bit trickier because we don't like I said have a guide and then we'll switch to the light green the light line we're just gonna tuck under that let's grab our white so as I'm going about this I took a day off to come back to it and the more I look at it the more I'm feeling like it just needs a pop of something bright so I think I'm going to add some coral blush to this and I think it'll give us just the pop we need so I'm going to take my flat brush and I think to kind of round it out put one over there as well and while these are still wet I'm gonna steal a little bit from them and just carry the coral down in here just a couple of
dotsunder the hydrangea that we put in here next we're gonna take our white again it's just three little
dotsover each of our hydrangea just to kind of pull it out to the gold ring hello buddy okay now I'm going to take some crystal green and I'll put some
dotsjust a big bat at the top of each one of those little flower petal brushstrokes now we'll go back and grab some of that...
bluegrass screen and on either side of these coral
dotsthat we put down some of that bluegrass screen okay now instead of going around every element I'm just gonna continue on with this Center one to keep the
designgoing hooked I continue with the bluegrass screen I'm good just above our gold swipe here and then I'm gonna bring it down to meet for other gold swipe down here it's like hey we're gonna grab our corals and just go above the gold we have here with some
dotsit's just a kind of even out these two so that we can put another
designaround we've called that dark purple sunset that we had used before and I think we'll do a swipe here over the coral just be careful you don't hit your
dotsokay I'm gonna grab the hydrangea again and start at the top here a larger dot and then work my way down the sides on both sides I'll go back to a round of the dark sunset
dotswhen I go back to our gold for a minute here and just do one swipe on this side I kind of have an affinity for the asymmetrical type
designs where it's not the same on both sides and you just kind of make it your own it definitely comes out to be a unique piece okay I think we'll do a row of white
dotsjust on the outside of that purple a large coral swipe to just kind of finish that side off so now I just want to kind of check out here where else we can fill in so definitely over here we need something I think we'll do a choral down that side as well...
I'll grab the purple sunset a little bit shorter and we'll go back to that bluegrass green so I'm just filling in the top part here of the