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Mandala Secrets Supply List

One of the questions I’m asked most often is about supplies.

I personally recommend working with artist-quality materials as I’ve found them to provide the best results for me. I’m also a lover of a well-made, stitched, hard-bound art journal, with quality paper on the inside.

I’m also fond of making my own paints, inks and drawing implements, so am not a stickler for professional/shop-bought materials.

Here at the Mandala Magic School, we want to make sure that our workshops are accessible to as many participants as possible, so to participate in the Mandala Secrets event all you need are something to draw with (an HB pencil is good) and something to draw on (a cheap/beginner sketchbook will work.) 

You will also need something round to draw around – a small plate, bowl, large mug or similar will be perfect.

I also demonstrate a technique beyond pencil, including a pen and, later,  some watercolours.

Any pen will work, it doesn’t need to be a specific artist pen/marker/fineliner and you can choose to work with any colouring tools you can find – pens, pencils, and paints all work well. I often recommend crayons but it’s unlikely that you would enjoy using crayons to colour in the small areas you will create in your mandala designs this time around.

Please also enjoy the workshop if you have access to a full range of high-quality supplies!

Leave a comment below if you’ve any other questions before we begin and I’ll do my best to answer them in the next update.

Thanks, Julie – Founder of the Mandala Magic School.

 

Here are the specific supplies used in the demonstration.

(You can use any similar items you already have access to.)

Eco Starter Portrait Sketchbook by Seawhite (A4) – any paper/sketchbook/journal will work

HB Graphite Pencil (unbranded)

Mug Coaster – use any round object to trace around

optional

Uni-ball Eye Fine pigment ink rollerball pen, black – choose a waterproof ink if you use paints to colour

Koh-i-Noor Watercolour Wheel (24 colours) –– any colouring tools will work

Paintbrush size 3 (unbranded) – only if you use paints

useful

Tracing Paper (A4 by Hobbycraft)

specialist for demonstration – good to have if you have access

Cartridge Paper Pad by Seawhite (A4) – to tear out and print on

B+W Printer/Copier – not essential to participate in workshop

26 Comments

  1. Paula Revill

    THis has come just at the right time for me!
    Its been a few years since i last did a course with you and i am So happy to be joiNing you again.

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    • Julie Gibbons

      Welcome back, Paula – great to see you here! Enjoy the secrets when they arrive :)

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  2. dj

    What are the dates of the class? So happy to see you again! You re even more beautiful

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    • Julie Gibbons

      Hi there Deborah – really great to see you here. Mandala Secrets begins on 16th Jan and will be available to access until 27th Jan. Hope to see you there :) (and I appreciate the compliment! – thank you!)

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  3. Laura Torchio

    Looking forward to this!

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    • Julie Gibbons

      Thanks Laura – appreciate you joining in. I’m excited to get going :)

      Reply
  4. QoQo

    Looking forward to Expanding and exploring with You

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    • Julie Gibbons

      Hey hey QoQo – really great to see your name pop up here :) Enjoy!

      Reply
  5. Tamara

    Excited to be a part of your workshop, Julie!! Can’t wait to get started!

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    • Julie Gibbons

      So pleased to welcome you here, Tamara – not long to go now!

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  6. Tere Askenazi

    Love beein part of this ! Thank you!

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    • Julie Gibbons

      Great to welcome you back Tere :) Enjoy the secrets when they arrive!

      Reply
  7. Cathy Myers

    Hi julie,
    I,too am among your fans. For sever years I have watched and read all of your posts. This y I am jum in with both feet er hands and i can’t wait. Thank you for MAKING this happen.

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    • Julie Gibbons

      Cathy! How lovely to know you are ready to delve in, feet and hands … let’s do it. I’m so glad you’re here – thank you :)

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  8. Michaela Rosenberger

    Hi Julie — Im so delighted to be sticking a toe into my mandala practic, and love that you are keeping it simple and easy. I’m looking fRward to connecting. Love, Michaela

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    • Julie Gibbons

      Michaela – it’s such a delight to see you here and have you dip your toe in again – welcome! So grateful for your support :)

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  9. Dar Fletcher

    Happy New Year, Julie! I am exc for the workshop – thank you! I also really love your jewelry, by the way. The large piece with the stone is exquisite.

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    • Julie Gibbons

      Hey Dar – All the best for ’23! That ring was bought from the lanes down in Brighton in the South of England – there was a story behind the woman who crafted it but that’s since been lost in time, unfortunately. Thanks for noticing, though – I rarely wear much jewellery these days – I think I was heading out on date night after I finished that day ;)

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  10. Barbara Joan Paolucci

    Thank you. Im excited to get started!

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    • Julie Gibbons

      Thank you for joining in, Barbara! Not long to go now, and so much to do, hehe – it’s very exciting :)

      Reply
  11. Mary

    Julie, thank you for this wonderful gift. I have greatly missed my mandala practice which I paused

    during the last three crazy years. Looking forward to beginning again. Love your teaching style-so

    lovely and informative, but still relaxing. Blessed New Year to you and your dear ones.

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    • Julie Gibbons

      How lovely to see you here, Mary! I so hope you’re going to enjoy this new direction :) Thank you for your kind words. HNY! xo

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  12. anna chamberlin

    Dear Julie, So excited for the start of the Mandala magic school! Thank you for this video, gets me excited to make art. Happy New Year!

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    • Julie Gibbons

      So great to see you here Anna – here’s to making lots of art in 2023! HNY xo

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    • Denise

      I am so very excited to begin this JOURNEY!!!! Thank you!

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      • Julie Gibbons

        Yay, Denise – wonderful to see you here, too :)

        Reply

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