9 layers of 1/8” Baltic birch plywood.
Total size is 10.9 x 10.9” x 1.125”.
Integrated keyhole hanger in back.
Aligned with 0.0625” brass pins through the bottom 8 layers. Top layer glued on manually to hide the pins.
Painted with matte acrylic. Each layer is progressively deeper blue.
Final topcoat of matte clear acrylic sealer to protect the paint.
Side note: painting the edges of something like this is the worst. Takes forever. Maybe the key is an airbrush but previous posts have said that coverage from an airbrush isn’t great. In the future I might try painting/sealing/masking the panels first then cutting and leave the edges dark.
I mean the painted edges are my favorite part though. There may just be no easy solution to this one. Custom colored acrylic would be the best.
Not my design, I figure mandalas have been done to death and I didn’t need to reinvent them. The only area I felt like trying to innovate in is the decoration aspect.
No, the photos are not my best effort. I’m in a hurry today so you get what you pay for