Create a mandala with gel pens and a stencil

Create a mandala with gel pens and a stencil

Create a mandala with gel pens and a stencil 650 567 Consie Sindet

A fabulous friend sent me a fantastic set of gel pens a couple of weeks ago so I grabbed one of my new stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop and created a super colorful mandala in my art journal! BTW…she bought the gel pen set at Costco here in the US.

Gel pen mandala using a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #mandala #doodling

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. This post also contains affiliate links. The opinions I share are solely my own.

Gel pen mandala using a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #mandala #doodlingThe first thing I did was to tape down the 12×12 Infinite Lace stencil into my large Dylusions art journal. I then traced all of the shapes in the stencil using a black Sharpie pen.

Gel pen mandala using a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #mandala #doodlingThe stencil has some wonderful open spaces in it…perfect to fill up with tons of doodling with my new gel pens!

Gel pen mandala using a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #mandala #doodlingThe gel pens come in so many colors, including neons, glitter and metallics. I also added in a few more doodling marks with the black Sharpie pen.

Gel pen mandala using a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #mandala #doodlingA little tip if you have never worked with gel pens: they take a while to dry! It seems some colors and types dry faster than others. I was forever wiping my hand across wet pen marks since I was not being patient enough to let each step dry. The smudge marks don’t bother me but they might someone else, so now you know!

Gel pen mandala using a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #mandala #doodlingThe colors of the mandala were so vibrant but I knew that setting them against black would really make the design pop. I started by outlining the edge with a black Pitt artist pen.

Gel pen mandala using a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #mandala #doodlingI then painted the rest of the art journal page with black acrylic paint. To finish off the design, I used a white gel pen to add a few doodles around the edges.

Gel pen mandala using a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #mandala #doodlingI can’t stop looking at it! I love all the sparkly gel pen doodles that give the mandala that fun extra.

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