Mandala, (Sanskrit for “circle”) not only flaunts as a beautifully artistic, geometric design, but can also be a powerful spiritual symbol used in ceremonial rituals, worship, sacred art and meditation. For blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu, her children have created many painted crafts based on dot mandalas, so she was inspired to turn that circular concept into an eye-catching (and elegant!) mandala scrapbook layout — featuring the dazzling Mandala Burst Border Punch, of course!
A craft my children enjoy making at home is painting dot mandalas using Q-tips and acrylic paint. For the canvas, we use the cardboard packing you find in a Creative Memories album cover and paint it white. My boys have fun mixing paints on a palette. When I first saw the Mandala Burst Border Punch, I knew which photos I would use with! Have you painted dot mandalas?
To create this layout you will need:
- Boho Escape Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Boho Escape Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Boho Escape Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Rich Brown Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Mandala Burst Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Pattern or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
Step 1: Use the terra cotta mandala patterned paper as the base.
Step 2: Cut a piece of Rich Brown Solid Cardstock to measure 11-7/8″ x 11-7/8″. Using the outside of the Jumbo Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut out a circle from Rich Brown Solid Cardstock, and adhere the frame to the base as shown.
Step 3: Cut three pieces of Rich Brown Solid Cardstock to measure 2-1/2″ x 12″. Using the Mandala Burst Border Punch, punch both sides. Cut a slit in between designs and bend it to form a circular shape. Adhere the mandala borders to the base, right along the inside circle shape. Cut the excess border.
Step 4: Cut one of the fringes from a rug embellishment. Layer the fringes under the embellishment. Trim the excess part.
Step 5: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.
What do you like most about this magificent mandala scrapbook layout? Let us know in the comments below!