Absolutely top of the list of questions I’m asked about the 5 Days of Mandala Magic event is about compasses.
- Which kind?
- What do you mean by a ‘set’ of compasses?
- Do I need a protractor and other similar equipment?
So here is a short video answering your questions.
I’ve also added in a wee section about useful templates/stencils, although these are entirely optional!
I’m trying to keep this video short, so I do run through things quite quickly.
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My favourite set of compasses right now
For those of you who are dying to know – my current favourite set of compasses is this Ecobra Universal Bow Compass!
Prepping and sharing
Don’t forget to watch the intro video over at the 5 Days of Mandala Magic info page, if you haven’t already. It runs through exactly how our free workshop event will work.
Over 3700 folk have now registered for this event, but there’s still room!
Please continue to share with anyone you feel might benefit from making magic – especially in these times. Just send them to the info page to sign up – completely free of charge.
A wee reminder – we begin on Monday 9th November! See you then 🙂
p.s. If you’re in the US I hope you have been able to VOTE without hindrance and make your voice count!
Can you please tell me the brand of the stencils you show in the video.
Also is their a particular brand of drawing inks that you like?
So excited about the upcoming workshop.
Hi Ellie – glad you’re looking forward to our event 🙂
The stencils are from a variety of brands. The Helix Metric Templates set provides a good selection, but there’s no need to use a particular brand – just search for drawing templates/shape stencils for technical drawing, office supplies or art equipment and see what appeals!
I use Winsor & Newton drawing inks in the video demos.
There’s a full list of brand names etc on each of the workshop modules.
Hope that helps!
You are an amazing woman and teacher❤️
What a wonderful compliment to share, Felicia! Love to you 🙂
Why did your favourite marker pens change from Promarkers to Tombow? I actually just received a free Tombow pen in my Jackson’s Art Supplies order – maybe that’s how it all starts!
And what’s the best thing about using gouache, would you say?
Thanks, Julie. Love your work.
Oh, I most often used water based media in my journals these days – for a few reasons! I still use ProMarkers for specific purposes, but alcohol based markers require a different paper, so can be quite limiting. I’m also less keen on the noise they make …
I love the creamy flatness of gouache compared to watercolour and the beautifully pigmented areas of colour suits my style better. This year I’ve been practicing with different types of water-based paints and making my own as well, so never static, always fluid 🙂
Thanks for the questions, Helen!
Yes, I have the issue of markers showing through to the other side of the page – which paper could I use to prevent this, please?
And as well as inks, I am exploring opaque, metallic effect paint to cover these marks, so have ordered a KrevoArt acrylic paint set in pearlescent colours. Do you have any recommendation along these lines?
So grateful for your help and insights, thank you x
Many brands make paper specifically for markers – just ask/search for ‘marker paper’. Rendr also make no show through paper which works.
I tend not to use pearlescent colours but am often found to be experimenting with gold metallics! I prefer to use Golden acryclics for this. For watercolour/ink metallics, I prefer Coliro and Kremer Pigments.
It absolutely depends on what you want to do/how you want it to look 🙂
hi my name is sue susan louise richards nice to meet you you mentioned about stuff for a collages what kind off pics do we need and thank you for doing this workshop for free i really apricate it as i love doing different things , so if you could give me a rough idea of what kind off pics i need i would be very grateful many thanks sue xxx
Hi Sue! We’ll be working with images of the moon. Even gathering pages out of old magazines would work – you can make a moon out of anything! More details of course in the workshop, where I include some links to specific images, like the ones I use. 🙂
Hello, my name is Tatiana. I have been studying and practicing mandala therapy for over 10 years. In my opinion drawing a moon mandala is very interesting decision . Thank you for offering me to join mandala marathon, I am pleased to accept your offer.
Welcome, Tanya – hope you enjoy 🙂
What is the name/brand of your current favorite compass?
Hi Debra – I linked to it above, in the text just underneath the video 🙂
I am so excited by the Mandala and just love your presentation and all really. I am a newby to art and it is making me so happy.
I have a few questions:
Uniball signo Broad pigment înk pen – this is what I found on amazon
And for the gold Washi tape they are many designs which one do you suggest ?
Hi Cristina! Really glad to know the work is enjoyable for you 🙂 Those pens are the same as the one I was using, yes. As for the washi tape – follow your own instincts. What appeals to you aesthetically and makes sense for the work you’re engaged with? That’s where I’d begin. Hope that helps!
Julie, you mentioned a pencil sharpener that you used…sword fish? Could you email the type…is it electric?
I use a manual sharpener called a Swordfish Pointi : https://amzn.to/3mytnc0