Mandala Magic: Exploring Graphite Watercolors and Textured Paste

Hey art enthusiasts! In my latest video, I dove into the world of creativity using Kuretake Graphite watercolors and textured graphite paste. I had a blast experimenting with a beautiful mandala stencil, weaving intricate designs over the graphite hues. I spilled the secrets on how to achieve depth and texture, taking you step-by-step through the process. From mixing the perfect palette to the satisfying moment when the mandala comes to life, this tutorial is all about letting loose and exploring the possibilities of graphite art. Join me on this chill artistic journey as we create something uniquely beautiful together!

*Supplies I’m using in class:
(Some of the links are affiliate links. If you use my link, I get a small commission, which will go toward my art supplies and to support this channel! I appreciate your support 🥰)

18×10 Inch Mandala Stencil Reusable Mandala Painting Templates – https://amzn.to/3QCXcs3
Kuretake GANSAI TAMBI Graphite Colors 6 – https://amzn.to/3QTjTtb
Texture paste – https://amzn.to/3MExguT

*My very favorite supplies that I might mention in every video:

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Books and Color Cube:

The Color Cube – https://sarahrenaeclark.com/colorcube/?ref=123

Art Prompt cards: The Color Meditation Deck – https://amzn.to/3IT1bxC

Favorite Paper:

Hahnemuhle Collection 100% Cotton Watercolor Pad – https://amzn.to/43mlJGA

Arches Watercolor Pad 9×12-inch – https://amzn.to/3PF9Jfi

Favorite Pens/pencils:

Kakimori Brass Nib – https://shop.stlartsupply.com/products/kakimori-brass-nib

Kakimori pen holder – https://shop.stlartsupply.com/products/sakura-wood-pen-holder

Posca Extra Fine Marker, White – https://amzn.to/462XRtk

Faber-Castell Graphite Pencil Pitt Graphite Matt 14B – https://amzn.to/443RhB0

Faber-Castell Graphite Aquarelle Water-Soluble Single Pencil, 6B – https://amzn.to/3tmLA4h

Inks:

Kuretake GOLD MICA Ink – https://amzn.to/3oG04dt

Kuretake Gold mica Paste – https://amzn.to/3V2EpYZ

Kuretake Silver MICA Ink – https://amzn.to/3SD1XnR

Favorite Paints:

Kuretake Watercolor Gansai Tambi 48 Color set – https://amzn.to/3qaThZW

Kuretake Watercolors Art Nouveau set – https://amzn.to/3ZWACgp

ARTEZA Acrylic Paint, Set of 60 Colors – https://amzn.to/3MxPKwp

Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint Set, 48 – https://amzn.to/3s48vAX

Golden Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, 2 Ounce, Iridescent Gold Fine – https://amzn.to/3RyhQvE

Favorite Brushes:

Raphael SoftAqua Brushes – https://amzn.to/3L5Bpq7

Princeton Artist Brush Neptune, Size 4 – https://amzn.to/3pkXPgg

Princeton Artist Brush Neptune, Size 8 – https://amzn.to/3SznDRX

Princeton Art & Brush Princeton Select Round Blender, 6 – https://amzn.to/3Rj9ub0

Winsor & Newton Bamboo Brush – https://amzn.to/41U1Aa3

Pastels and blocks:

sennelier oil pastels – https://amzn.to/3MPaYam

Sennelier Cardboard Oil Pastel Set, 72 Count – https://amzn.to/3WL5OPX

SENNELIER D’Artigny Oil Pastel Fixative – https://amzn.to/3X9DfMg

Sennelier – Savoir-Faire Sennelier Soft Pastels Half Stick Set – https://amzn.to/3YpHG69

SENNELIER Latour Spray Fixative Soft Pastels – https://amzn.to/3Pgsd5Z

Mungyo Gallery Artists’ Soft Oil Pastels Set of 72 – https://amzn.to/3rf0E3v

Caran d’Ache Classic Neocolor II Water-Soluble Pastels – https://amzn.to/468tdPw

Caran D’ache Neopastel Oil Pastels Set/48 – https://amzn.to/483LU8d

Derwent charcoal blocks – https://amzn.to/40KC6wr

Derwent XL Graphite Set of 6 – https://amzn.to/49sWciG

STABILO woody 3-in-1 – Wallet of 18 – https://amzn.to/3RqdnLs

Art Graf Artist Water Soluble Tailors Chalk Set of 6: https://amzn.to/3Mw9cdB

Misc: 

FINELINE APPLICATORS 2/PKG – https://amzn.to/44Ims5j

3ml Disposable Plastic Transfer Pipettes – https://amzn.to/3OTpTQH

Artist tape – https://amzn.to/3Hf6fLP

Art Sponges – https://amzn.to/3L9xf0k

Jack Richeson Grey Matters Disposable Paper Palette, 6 x 9 – https://amzn.to/3IBeD8Y

Jack Richeson Grey Matters Paper Palette (50 Sheets), 9″ x 12 – https://amzn.to/423Q7o2

Hardboard art panels – you see me tape things down to these and they come in several different sizes: https://amzn.to/3C8EK3z

Painters Color Diary – 9×12 watercolor – https://amzn.to/3NHFCSm

Dual Edge Ripper Original Watercolor Paper Deckle Edge Tool 1-24 inch – https://amzn.to/3qdW19m

Fiskars SureCut Portable Paper Trimmer, 12 Inch Cut  – https://amzn.to/3quCKR2

Bira Craft 2 inch Heart Lever Action Craft Punch – https://amzn.to/462YBP6

Ranger Heat It Craft Tool – https://amzn.to/3FVjNLn

Clear Sleeves Storage Bags – https://amzn.to/3R5GbIj

Where you can find me:

Website: https://2lilowls.com/

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