How To Make A Split Layered Mandala With Cricut
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Hey there Crafters, it’s time to release my Split Layered Mandala SVG! I designed this exclusively for the Cricut Craftfest this past February, so if you didn’t get a chance to watch my workshop tutorial, now is the time!
Turn this beautiful Split Mandala design into wall art with a 11×14 wood painting panel. You can personalize it to create a unique gift for a wedding, house warming or baby shower! In my video tutorial, I walk you through how to personalize it in Design Space using the text tool and the offset feature. This Mandala design comes with a full version as well, when you purchase the Flower Layered Mandala in my shop. Unfortunately, I can’t offer this design as a freebie, since it was a part of a special event.
Create your layered paper mandala with any color choice you like, you can make it as colorful as you want! I chose to go with 3 main colors, with 2 different shades of each color. Here is my complete supply list below to create this split mandala wall decor. I personally made mine for my craft room!
Supplies to make a Split Layered Mandala:
- Cricut Explore Air 2 (any machine that can cut cardstock)
- 65lb cardstock (3 shades of blue, 3 shades of pink, 3 shades of yellow)
- Light Grip Mat (or a dull standard grip mat)
- Wood Painting Panel 11×14
- Foam tape
- Micro foam dots
- Split Floral Mandala SVG
- Cricut Tools
- Blade knife
- Acrylic paint
- Foam brush
- Craft glue
Layered Mandala Instructions:
After you have my Flower Layered Split Mandala downloaded, upzip the folder and upload the SVG file type to Cricut Design Space. I designed this split mandala SVG to fit on a 11×14 wood painting panel. However, you can resize it to fit any sign, frame or shadow box you chose. Please watch my video tutorial below to learn how to resize your split mandala.
If you don’t want to change the colors, you can start to add your text to the center of the split mandala. I chose to type out the word “CREATE” using a blocked front in all upper case, like the Arial Font. You can add your name, kids name, a last name to complete this beautiful layered mandala.
Space your letters evenly in the middle of the split mandala, with enough room to add an offset around your text. I only did one offset for my text, but you can do how many offsets, that you like. Select all your letters and click the offset icon and slide the dot from the middle to the right until you like the gap of the offset. I explain more in depth in my video tutorial below.
Once you have all your layers set, you can cut out all your mats on cardstock + setting.
Use your hand or a Cricut spatula to hold down your cardstock while you bend back the mat with the other hand. this will help your cardstock from curling.
Use foam tape and micro foam dots on the back of your mandala pieces to layer them together. You can follow the order in my tutorial video below.
It’s best to layer all the same colors together first, which is 3 layers for the 3 different mandala colors. Then, you can stack all 3 groups on top of each other.
After you have both sides of the split mandala and letters layered together, you can begin to assemble them on to your wood painting panel. I chose to leave my wood panel the natural wood, you can paint your wood panel if you chose. You can use foam tape to stick it to your surface, or if you prefer, you have use a hot glue gun.
I hope you decide to create my layered paper split mandala, you can find the SVG in my shop, it comes complete with the full mandala version and a commercial license for your small business! If you enjoyed this Cricut paper craft, check out more of my designs for cardstock!
Watch this video on YouTube!