Thank you for visiting my website! Below you will find the answers on the most often asked questions.
- What are the tools and materials you are using?
For painting I am using acrylic paint and regular paint brushes from the art store. I am not using any dotting tools, but that's my preference only.
- How long does it take to paint a mandala stone?
It depends on the size and complexity of the design. I would say it takes between 3 and 14 hours of painting.
- Do you take custom orders or commissions?
Occasionally I do take customs orders. Just send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and describe what kind of design you would like me to paint for your custom stone. You may check my previously sold items for the idea for your custom painted stone.
- What is the price for the shipping?
Please see this link http://anastasiahelten.com/shipping for details.
- Do you sell Art prints of your paintings?
Yes, I do! Art prints, apparel, mugs, home decor, phone cases and many more you can find on my Society6 and Redbubble stores. Here are the links:
- How do you paint your stones/paintings?
It takes a lot of time until the mandala is ready. First I am planning the design then choose the color palette. But very often the result is completely different from the one I thought it will be. I explain it by the fact that the Mandala in my head starts to make its own decision and my hand becomes the tool to make it happen.
In general it takes a lot of practice and patience until the result looks good to me. I teached my eyes to see perfect symmetry and it helps me to create harmonical flowing designs. You may also check some videos here: http://anastasiahelten.com/videos
- Do you offer master classes or lessons?
At the moment I do not, but it always can change in the future. Such a project requires a lot of time and currently it is not possible for me.
- I like your designs, may I use them in my own work?
No. All my designs are copyright protected.