Hi, how was your New Year? Our was very quiet. Just Hubby, Rosie the dog and myself, watching the TV. We did manage to stay up till around 1am though and have had a lazy start to the first day of 2023.
I was fortunate to receive a Dotting Mandala Art starter kit as one of my Christmas presents. It is something that I have wanted to try for some time, so I was thrilled when I opened the gift.
There is lots of room for improvement and I now know that the acrylic paints that have been lurking at the back of my craft cupboard are not the best suited for this type of craft. Because they've been opened and been around for a while, the consistency was too thick. The yellow paint specifically was not easy to work with, which resulted in a clumpy look.
I think the paint needs to be more fluid, more like the texture of double cream before it's been whipped? as you can tell it is all a bit trial and error, but we all have to start somewhere.
I found doing this very therapeutic. I think it is going to be an ideal craft to do when I get up in the middle of the night and my mind won't stop thinking. I think this will be very calming to do - well fingers crossed anyway.