“Mantra Mosaics” is a course designed to ease your mind and let go of the rules and pressures of creating art. Welcome to Mantra Mosaics with Tami Macala. The goal of this course is to work with affirmational words or mantras to create a piece of art that brings joy and peace to your life.
A mantra is a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation. Tami shares her years of experience using mantras in her daily meditation. This practice has helped enrich her art work and life in general. To start, Tami discusses some her favorite materials for creating her Mantra Mosaics. During this course Tami demonstrates how to create “mantra” words with polymer clay, stamp letters, and some easy to use pastes and powders.
Once the words are created Tami shares her whimsical approach to this project highlighting how unique and special each one can be while still following some of the elements of art such as color balance, shaping, and focal points. This course is for ANYONE looking to enjoy a freeing and creative process.
Tami creates her Mantra Mosaic on an exterior grade substrate using black thin set, but this project is designed to utilize whatever you have available. If you have a wood substrate, some black paint, and PVA or silicone glue, you will be all set. Next, you will be able to dig into your personal stash and create with whatever you have. In the course, Tami has included a very in-depth “suggested materials and resources list” including the polymer clay products she has used during this course.
Tami takes you from beginning to end by creating a Mantra Mosaic with the intention of creating a piece that brings peace and joy and allows you to get lost in the creative process.