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Paint your own mandala–dot bowls

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Give old bowls a lift of colour with this mandala-dot style effect.

Paint mandala dot bowls
Mandala–dot bowls

You will need


  1. Coat the bowls in Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer.
  2. Paint them in your chosen Resene testpot colours.
  3. Using the artist’s brush, paint the dots in Resene Alabaster, with thicker dots in the middle and smaller dots as the pattern spreads out.
  4. Once dry, use the bowls as tea light holders or for jewellery and trinkets.

Supplies you will need

Step 1

Step 2

Details of paint dots

Top tip: Use Resene FX Metallic Gold or Resene Silver Aluminium for the mandala dots to add a touch of bling. For tea light holders use Resene FX Metallic Gold or Resene Copper Fire to reflect the warmth of the light.

Project by Nikki Astwood, 2020.

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