Ads by Google


Painted jewelry box and Blue pendant

I made these as a birthday present for a friend of mine. The box is a veneer ready to paint on box that I found at a local arts and crafts store. The pendant I made from air-dry clay which is great because it doesn’t require oven baking and dries to a solid. Then I painted both the box and the the pendant with acrylic paints and used a water-based acrylic varnish as a finishing.


Veneer box and air-dry clay pendant painted with acrylic paints



How to paint a mandala on a misshapen stone

Purple Blue Mandala Stone, Acrylic Paints

I love painting stones and especially making mandala stones. The thing is, where I live it’s very hard to find stones with even remotely circular shapes, so I have to make do with what I find. However, you don’t need a perfectly circular shaped stone in order to paint a mandala. You just need a stone big and flat enough so that you can draw a decent sized circle on. The stone in the picture above was a great find, but it still wasn’t the perfect shape for a mandala. So here is what I did…

Continue reading

Dot Painted Mandala Tin with Marigolds

Instead of throwing out this tin, I turned it into a lovely vase using acrylic paints. I had to apply several coats of paint for the background in order to cover all the pictures and labels. Just make sure the paint has dried completely before applying the next layer. (Acrylic paints do dry quickly, but it’s better to have some patience because with such smooth surfaces the paint could come off when you start applying the next layer.) If you use lighter colors – like the yellow I used around the mandala – the pictures and writing on the tin might still come through. Therefore I put the dot arcs and they covered it completely. On the back I just painted dots starting with white and finishing with dark green for a gradient effect. After the paint dried completely (I left it for a couple of days) I sprayed the vase with an acrylic finish spray.

Dot Painted Mandala Tin, front, Acrylic Paints

Dot Painted Mandala Tin Marigolds Back, Acrylic Paints



Tangled box

A great idea to reuse plastic containers is to paint them with acrylic paints, then doodle on them with permanents markers. Here is a tangled cotton swab box in which I now keep hairpins and hair-clips.


#zentangle #zendoodle #doodles #lineart #drawing #crafts

A photo posted by Zendoodle Art (@zendoodlearts) on

Orange zentangle pendant

My first pendant! Made from air-dry clay, painted with acrylic paints and tangled with permanent markers. Here are both sides – they are different so it can be worn on either side. Click on the pictures to see larger images.

Orange zentangle pendant Orange zentangle pendant