My first layered mandalas. I have a third in the works, but thought I’d share. You can thank @evansd2 for getting me on this. Looking at the pics, I need to do a better job aligning and gluing these up. I like these a lot.
Dang it! I had been working on one off and on for a month or so before everything that we have been doing lately hit…you guys are just making me cry…I know I’ll never finish it.
What the heck…I’ll just buy one. Great job on it.
Pretty! Did you use cardstock or did you paint/dye the wood?
I stained the wood.
Couple of questions?
How big is it? How many layers? And how much does it weigh? (I was going to put one together that was fairly large for the mantle - about 30" x 18", but i was afraid it would wind up being too heavy.)
Both of these are 10.88" tall, which is about as big as I can make it without using the pass through slot
The round one is six layers and the rectangle one is eight layers.
Awesome, thanks! (Definitely need to scale mine back. They look so much more complex than 8 layers.)
Yes, the alignment and glue up is horrible! You kiddn’? Those are incredible. As a mirgraine sufferer in the past, I do not think I could build one of those without getting a blinding headache.
It’s a snap with registration pins. I keep some 2" long 1/16" diameter brass rods/pins on my workbench, align them with holes I add to each layer of the design except the top layer, which conceals the holes.
I glue it all up except for the top, remove the pins so I can use them on future projects, then glue the top layer by hand alignment. Works really well.
I used brass pins, but not on the top 2layers.
Well, you got good results! And the colors on that second one, nice choices.
they seem like they are mostly air. might not be as heavy as you fear.
Thanks. Just trying different color options, as they all seem to work well once put together. I kind of like the wood colored stains with a little pop of color, but the one with los of color is appealing too. I have a 3rd in the works with even more colors, so we’ll see.
That is amazing!!! I love how intricate it is. Darnit! Now I want to make one!!!
They look great!
Darn… mine is still in the thinking about it stage…
Wow! These are great!