I was asked for a tutorial on mandalas. I honestly have no clue what the proper way to do a mandala is but I can explain the way I do them. I purchased some mandala stencils last year and I am so glad that I did. I use them regularly. I believe I found them on Amazon. I start with a white coffee filter and add colour. I have numerous ways of doing that. I use markers, watercolours, food colouring and anything else that grabs my attention. I often do them in batches so that I have one dry and ready to go when I am. I then choose a stencil and fill in the lines. Again, there are many choices for this; coloured pencils, gel pens, markers etc. Now that the basic design is started I let my imagination go wild to finish it. I keep my marks fairly simple by using dots, dashes, Xs, C shapes etc. I like to use a variety of markers, gel pens, pencil crayons, shimmer paints etc. When I want to take a mandala even further I will stitch into it or glue on sequins etc. The possibilities are limitless and it is very relaxing.