How to Transform an Old Vinyl Record Into Mindful Mandala Art

Susan Goode
by Susan Goode
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I had some old scratched vinyl records and I thought their shape would make a nice base to do some mindful mandala art on.

I like to use acrylic paint pens as these are like felt tips but with water-based acrylic paint. With a few shakes and presses on the nibs, they are easy to draw and paint with mindfully.

Old vinyl record

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I chose a range of paint pens in varying thicknesses and colors. White is a key color to show up on the black vinyl background, but other than that, you can really go with what feels like the right color choice in the moment. Mindful design means going with the flow.

If you can immerse yourself in pattern-making and stop the worries of the day for a while, this can be truly beneficial to your mental health.

Paint pens

Begin in the center, drawing lines and dots radiating outward. Keep them evenly spaced.

Begin to paint in the center

I use the grooves of the track markings as a guide for my next pattern which is so handy and keeps the design even and balanced.

Painting circles

It’s so joyful to paint and do rhythm patterning. I find that painting with music helps the mindful experience of mandala making.

Adding more colours

Keep working on the design from the inside out, alternating with colors and patterns.

Creating mindfulness design

Once you get to the edges, finish the patterns and fill in any gaps with a few more dots.


Vinyl record mandala art

I’m so happy with the result and the process of therapeutic mindfulness to get there. Let me know in the comments if you try out this fun vinyl record art idea.

Vinyl mandala art

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