Springtime Blossoms Mandala

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Tina posted this 10 July 2017

I'm ready to begin another mandala since I had so much fun with my first one!

Supplies:

Quilled Mandalas by Alli Bartkowski
Circle Template Board
Tool Set
Tweezers
Savvy Slotted Tool
Precision Tip Glue Applicator
Glue
Graduated Papers
Photo copy of mandala from book
Post it Not pad
Rust proof pins

I decided to use bright green graduated paper which is the paper used in the photograph in the book, although the directions do say opal green.


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Tina posted this 25 July 2017

I started the mandala with the orange graduated tight coils.

Tina posted this 07 August 2017

I finished the second row. It was a bit tricky getting the yellow petals. I quilled three teardrops. The middle I shaped it to be more of a triangle and then used tweezers to help attach the 2 side teardrops. I repeated 5 more times.

Tina posted this 10 August 2017

I removed my first two rows of my mandala and just set it aside. I glued 3 teardrops together and set in on template where I wanted it to go. I used pins to make sure it was laying how I wanted it. I repeated 5 more times.

Tina posted this 16 August 2017

I then took the piece I set aside and glued it on top of the layer I just made.

Tina posted this 18 August 2017

I decided to quill all the pieces first for the outside of each leaf. That means I made 72 coils that were 12 inches long using size 2 in the circle template board! I shaped 36 into marquises, 23 into teardrops and 12 into crescents. I decided to use the template as a guide so I glued the pieces to each other on the was paper. To help get the look I wanted I used pins and tweezers. Here is the first one. Now off to glue the rest!

Tina posted this 23 August 2017

I finished all the outside leaves. I actually love the way it looks and for a quick second thought of stopping there!

Tina posted this 29 August 2017

I quilled all the pieces (marquise and crescents) and glued them to the inside of the leave. I also used straight pins to shape them how I wanted, while the glue was drying. I love the way this is shaping up! What an interesting look to have the outside leaves rolled with the lightest green end and the inside with darkest green end.

Tina posted this 01 September 2017

I quilled all the pieces and then formed each individual yellow flower. It was a bit easier this time around. I did the same thing as I did earlier with the yellow flowers. I used pins to help keep its shape while the glue was drying.

Tina posted this 13 September 2017

I quilled all the yellow graduated teardrops. Just glued the first section.

Tina posted this 03 July 2018

I have finished gluing all of the yellow flower pieces.

Tina posted this 03 July 2018

Now to take the final pins off and take of the wax paper.

Tina posted this 03 July 2018

The final product!!  Thank you Alli for your creative designs.  I can't wait to start another one!

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