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Black Glue Patriotic Mandala Art

Happy 4th of July! Dana Tatar here today sharing a fun kids craft tutorial that uses black glue and markers to create a patriotic art mandala. Keep the kids entertained during your holiday celebration with this craft project that mimics the look of stained glass.

Red White and Blue Patriotic Mandala on Vellum tutorial by Dana Tatar

How to Create Black Glue Art

How to Use Repositional Dots with Vellum for Tracing

  • Creative Time: 1 Hour
  • Skill Level: Beginner

1. Select a printable mandala patriotic image or draw an original design. Use E-Z Dots Repositionable to secure a piece of vellum over the patriotic design.


2. Mix 3 parts of liquid glue from the Dual Tip Glue Pen with 1 part of black acrylic paint. Transfer the black glue into a bottle fitted with a fine tip applicator.

How to Transfer Black Glue to Vellum with a Fine Tip Applicator

3. Apply black glue to the vellum, tracing the patriotic design. Work from the center of the design and progress out towards the edge of the paper. This formula is quick drying. Once I reached the outer edge of the design the center was dry. Let the design dry completely before proceeding to the next step. Save time by completing this step before any festivities.

Patriotic Black Glue Mandala Colored with Red White and Blue Markers

4. Use red, white, and blue markers to color the design. Watercolors would also work for this step. I’m a stickler for coloring inside the lines. To make adding color to this design easier I applied color to the back side of the vellum so that I could color over the black glue stars in my design.

Red White and Blue Black Glue Patriotic Mandala on Vellum

5. Cut a 1/2 inch cardstock frame for the artwork. Attach the frame to the vellum with E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine Adhesive.

Red White and Blue Black Glue Patriotic Mandala on Vellum in Window

6. Display finished mandala artwork in a window to catch the light.

Try this project using a favorite color of acrylic paint for a totally different look. If you love adding sparkle to your projects, check out Terri’s recipe for Homemade Glitter Glue.

More Inspirational Patriotic Craft Projects

Dimensional Patriotic USA Banner
Painted Patriotic Home Décor Tutorial
Creative Photo Corner Flag
Paper Sparklers
Fringed 4th of July Card

Thanks for stopping by today!

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Supplies:
E-Z Dots® Repositionable Refill
E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine Adhesive Dispenser

HomeHobby by 3L Supplies:
Dual Tip Glue Pen

Other Supplies: Black Cardstock, Vellum, Markers (Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft), Black Acrylic Paint (DecoArt), Patriotic Mandala Printable (Don’t Eat The Paste)

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Patriotic Mandala Black Glue Art on Vellum

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