For the mandala circle I can use pre-cut circles out of card stock or in this case I cut my own out of water color paper using a compass. I drew a circle around each of the areas I wanted to stamp on with a pencil that could be erased later.
After I have achieved a look that I'm happy with using my stamps then I start to color in the images. On this mandala I used Inktense pencils and Dylusions in a water pen.
When I was finished with the coloring I used a Micron pencil to write on the side of each leaf the different qualities I want to show in my life such as love, joy, peace, gratitude, etc. Then using the same pen I wrote my feelings about the things I am grateful for each day.
Next I used a Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad and re-stamped the snowflake images and the acorn images again to highlight them. I have a bottle of Liquid Pearls in the Bisque color that I brought in at the end to highlight the butterflies and add some sparkly interest.
We have so much to be grateful for each day. Just the sun and the air we breathe are things we can be thankful for every day.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, I always appreciate your visits and the comments left here. I noticed several new followers and I want to say thank you to them for taking time out of their busy lives to follow along on my artful journey! Big hugs to all of you, I am grateful for you! Sincerely ~ Renee