Materials List flat river rocks Paint brushes Mandala paint kit Acrylic paints water paint tray How to Step 1 Make sure you have a clean dry river rock. You can begin with your own template, follow a pattern you like or I highly recommend you watch Kristin Uhlrig's tutorial before you begin. I am beginning with a black circle. Hold your brush steady and turn your rock to create a black circle in the center of your rock. Step 2 Be certain to allow this to dry thoroughly. After drying, use one of the larger dot tools from your Mandala Paint Kit to add a yellow dot in the center of your black circle. Step 3 Use a smaller dot tool to add four orange dots around the yellow in a North, South, East, West pattern. Step 4 Fill in with some additional orange dots and add a circle of red around that. Step 5 Be certain to have a baby wipe or paper towel nearby to clean your brushes and tools. Use your large dot tool again to add some purple dots on the outside. Step 6 Use one of the smaller tools to add small blue dots on the outside. Step 7 You can add different sizes of small blue dots. Step 8 Continue creating circles around your larger circles with your smaller tool. Step 9 Here I am using a small tool to create a v shape in green. Step 10 Finally, I fill in and add some depth to my painting by using small white dots.