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The mandala — derived from the Sanskrit word for "circle" — represents the universe, and the symbol has long been instrumental to sacred rituals and meditative practices. This treasury of radiant designs presents patterns for stone paintings, each of which is accompanied by a one-word mantra — relax, tranquil, spirit, dream, believe, and other uplifting terms. A few projects are meant to be painted on sea glass, leaves, or shells, but most are based on Bac's popular interpretations of classic stone-based styles. Colorful photographs accompany simple instructions for a year of crafting inspiration.
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You can craft a new mandala every week for one year with this full-color guide by the author of the bestselling The Art of Stone Painting.
Stone Painting Series – Instruction and Designs to Spark Your Creativity
Transform ordinary stones into colorful works of art with this easy-to-follow guides for adults and children. Popular stone artist F. Sehnaz Bac, a seasoned archaeologist who markets her painted Sassi dell’Adriatico (Stones of the Adriatic) on Etsy, presents step-by-step instructions for creating fantastic designs. Full-color photographs accompany directions for painting themes that range from trees, flowers, and animals to mandalas, geometric patterns, holiday motifs, and more.
Starting with the basics – including finding and choosing stones as well as tools and materials – the guides offer a variety of techniques, including painting stones with colors or inks, painting on natural stone, and sealing the finished work. Projects range from simple to advanced to beginning artistry for children. Books include suggestions for indoor and outdoor displays and instructions on how to create wearable objects such as pendants.