Wednesday, 8 February 2017


Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a trial run of an art lesson that I plan to teach later on this week with my class. I bought a Ken Oliver mandala stamp and used basic watercolour paints to watercolour it. I am thrilled with how it turned out.

I used versamark ink to stamp the mandala image onto watercolour paper and then I heat embossed Hero Arts black embossing powder. I used a watercolouring technique that Jennifer McGuire shared a while ago where you use water and then apply the watercolour to the water and let it mix together. Initially I used white, but it was too hard to see the image so I restamped the image and decided that black was better for the students.

As I had a white mandala spare, I decided that I could still use it so I decided that I would use my distress inks and ink the background. I love the way this one turned out as well. Both mandalas will be going to the classroom!

I used three distress inks....tumbled glass, cracked pistachio and lucky clover. To go around the edges I used vintage photo. Thrilled at how versatile this stamp is.

Hope you all have a wonderful week. I have a lot of stamping and heat embossing to do!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Both are beautiful!!!! WOW!!

  2. These look great! really pretty colors.. have fun!! keep cool somehow...

  3. Sure is a neat pattern with great colors.


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