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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Mandala Dot Acrylic Painting on Daiso Canvas Board

I love art but painting is something that I am still very unfamiliar with. The acrylic paints which I bought ages ago have been a white elephant and it's time that I put them to good use. Yesterday, I finally set my mind (& heart) and bought some canvas board home to do some painting. Daiso's canvas board (S$2) is indeed a good and affordable buy especially for beginners like myself. The quality of the canvas is pretty good too!


Since this is my first attempt, I decided to go for something simple. I recalled seeing artists doing Mandala dot acrylic painting on stones and always wanted to try it out on canvas. Hence, I did some searching on the internet for ideas and gathered my tools to start my first piece of artwork.

Materials
- Canvas board
- Acrylic paints
- Paintbrushes (various sizes)
- Palette



Here's how you can convert a plain white canvas board into a picture that you can hang at home. First, I painted the background of my canvas black. You can also choose other colours as your base but I figured a black background will allow the colours to stand out, plus it blends in with most of the colours nicely.


I started with painting white dots in a Mandala style on the canvas board. Mandala means "circle" which represents wholeness and offers balancing visual elements. Using the back of the paintbrush, I made bigger dots of various sizes. For the smaller dots, I used a fine paintbrush.



While the dots may not look perfect, it was a therapeutic process for me as I continued to paint.


It took me a few hours to complete my first Mandala Dot Acrylic artwork but the end product is extremely satisfying. Never thought that I could do this but I did! If you find your walls too plain and is in need to look for some artwork to put on, try DIY with Daiso Canvas and some Acrylic paints. I have just transformed a $2 white canvas board into a nice piece of picture art.

4 comments:

  1. That's one pretty art piece you've created and it feels more gratifying to hang your own artwork on the walls :)

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  2. Beautiful and Creative! The drawing looks very simple to create but am sure it needs loads of patience. I ll surely show this to my art loving daughter

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  3. That looks so therapeutic, and the style really reminds me of those aboriginal paintings from Australia.

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  4. Gorgeous and indeed full of your love and hardwork. I feel like doing one for myself.

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