How to Make the Artist Book: Mandala, DIY Coloring Project, Artist Book Pattern, Folded Origami Book Instructions, Instant PDF Download

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It seems that more and more people are remembering how fun and relaxing coloring can be. I created this mandala coloring book to celebrate the idea of mandalas. The mandala is used in many spiritual traditions all over the world. Loosely translated the sanskrit meaning of mandala, is circle. This circle can represent wholeness or unity. Coloring a mandala can remind us of this wholeness.

This is an altered petal fold book structure I designed to highlight the circle shape. After coloring the five pages, follow the illustrated directions to learn how to put them together into what I am calling a Mandala Book. As a bonus I have included a blank pattern so you can design and make your own mandala books.

This book is a beginner project; it should be quite easy if you have done these things before but a little more of a challenge if you haven’t done a folded craft. I have tried to make the directions easy to read with step by step diagrams and concise directions. A recent buyer said, "Love the book, and pattern, and instructions. I made one last night and it is adorable."

The pattern kit includes six (A4 letter size) PDF files:
3 pages of step-by-step illustrated directions
2 pages for a two-sided illustrated book to print out, color and assemble
1 blank pattern for you to create your own mandala books

A reminder that this is not an actual assembled book but a book to print out, color and put together. Depending how long you color, this is about a 2-3 hour project. To assemble the book users will need to provide: 2 small pieces of compressed board like the back of a sketchbook and a few simple tools: colors, markers or colored pencils, a craft knife or scissors, glue and a bone folder or spoon.

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After Etsy receives confirmation of payment for your order, you will receive a link to download the three PDF files. If you do not get the link, you can download your files in the "Purchases" section of your Etsy account. Convo me if you have any questions or trouble.

The copyright of all works belong to Camille Riner and isn’t transferred with the purchase of the digital files. This product is for personal use only. Please respect my creativity and hard work and do not resell or distribute multiple copies of this pattern. Thank you for sharing my shop address with those that are interested in my books!



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Who won't love this unique idea?
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