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Mandala SVG – Useful Info And Beautiful Designs

Mandala SvgMandala SVG formats became very popular and appreciated in the last period and I have to say that they really “deserve” this, because they are far superior to other photo formats from many points of view.

What I’m going to do today is to explain why. Let’s see what they are, how to use them and why they represent such a big advantage in the digital world of photos.

What Is SVG

Mandala SvgSVG comes from Scalable Vector Graphics and it is an XML-based vector image format for two-dimensional graphics with support for interactivity and animation.

XML format is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.

SVG can be searched, indexed, scripted and compressed. SVG images can be created and edited with any text editor as well as with drawing software.

The SVG specification is an open standard developed by World Wide Web Consortium since 1999 and all major modern web browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari and Microsoft Edge have SVG rendering support.

Given that I don’t want to make this post a mixture of complicated terms, the SVG documents are nothing more than simple plain text files that describe lines, curves, shapes, color and text.

To create SVG formats, there are used shapes, numbers and coordinates, rather than a pixel grid. This makes them resolution-independent and infinitely scalable. Basically, with SVG, you can combine different shapes, paths and text elements to create all kind of visuals and to be sure that they will look clear and crisp at any size.

In contrast, raster-based formats like GIF, JPG, and PNG have fixed dimensions, which causes them to pixelate when they are scaled. Although various responsive image techniques have proved valuable for pixel graphics, they will never be able to truly compete with SVG’s ability to scale infinitely, so that’s why they represent a big advantage when you want to print an image and have the same quality at any size.

Also, SVG graphics are usually smaller file sizes compared to their raster graphics friends (gif, jpg, png).

SVG formats are used to make plain illustrations and diagrams, logos and icons, animations, charts, maps, infographics, maps, special effects, building interfaces and applications and many more.

As you can see, even if it wasn’t trusted at the beginning, today it is very used and very appreciated and the browser support is getting better and better.

To give you a visual example, I made this screenshot on Wikipedia:

Mandala Svg

Why Is SVG Format The Best For Art Prints

Now that you know what SVG is, I think it is easy to understand why is it the best format for art prints. It makes the images appear clear and beautiful at any size and it is actually the format that most artists prefer for their works, especially when they sell their artworks, so people can use them in many ways as follows:

  • Mandala Svgcreate greeting cards
  • customize mugs
  • create invitations
  • create gift cards
  • create party banners
  • use SVG patterns on wrapping paper
  • cutting
  • create custom T-shirts
  • create and decorate signs
  • print paper items
  • use Cricut Explore etc

Where You Can Buy Mandala SVG

The best place to buy mandala SVG is Etsy. They have lots of beautiful models from which you can choose. You will have to download them online, so there are no headaches with the shipping.

Here are some popular models (the best-sellers) that I’ve chosen:

1. Donkey Creeck Designs Mandala SVG Bundle

Mandala SvgThose are detailed and original designs including: beautiful lady, butterfly hair, peacock, sugar skull lady, dream catcher and a bonus unicorn.

Price: £3.78

Average customer rank: 5/5 (218 reviews)

Specifications:

  • handmade supply
  • craft type: card making and stationery, collage, kids crafts, scrapbooking
  • instant digital download: 1 ZIP included (SVG, JPG and 1 file formatted to work with the basic edition of Silhouette Studio)
  • materials: vinyl, htv, paint, 651 vinyl, paper, card stock, digital download, silhouette cameo, cricut, shirt, bag

Available designs in the set: 7

Where to buy: Etsy

2. Penguin Art Lab Mandala SVG Bundle

Mandala SvgThose are ancient Indian ornamental mandalas and you will get 12 unique and colorful designs.

Price: £3.77

Average customer rank: 5/5 (1208 reviews)

Specifications:

  • handmade supply
  • craft type: printing, printmaking, scrapbooking
  • instant digital download: 1 ZIP included
  • materials: Cricut Design Space, Silhouette Studio

Available designs in the set: 12

Where to buy: Etsy

3. Cuss Word Mandala SVG

Mandala SvgYou can use this to craft your own cute tees or decals with your cricut, silhouette, or plotter machine and keeping them for yourself or selling.

Price: £2.82

Average customer rank: 5/5 (160 reviews)

Specifications:

  • handmade item
  • instant digital download: 1 PNG, 1 TXT, 1 other file included
  • use: Cricut design space, Silhouette Designer Edition, printable or web use

Designs available: 1

Where to buy: Etsy

4. Elephant Mandala SVG

Elephant Mandala SvgThis cute mandala elephant is very popular and it will look great on your crafts.

Price: £3.26

Average customer rank: 5/5 (595 reviews)

Specifications:

  • handmade supply
  • craft type: card making and stationery, ceramics and pottery, collage, coloring, kids crafts
  • instant digital download: 1 PDF, 1PNG, 1 ZIP, 2 other files included
  • suitable for: greeting cards, mugs, invitations, gift tags, party banners, wrapping paper and other creative projects

Available designs: 1

Where to buy: Etsy

5. Cat Mandala SVG

Cat Mandala SvgSame as the elephant, this is a beautiful and detailed design, just perfect for personal crafts.

Price: £3.26

Average customer rank: 5/5 (19 reviews)

Specifications:

  • handmade supply
  • craft type: card making and stationery, ceramics and pottery, kids crafts, painting, party and gifting
  • length: 7 inches, width: 7 inches
  • instant digital download: 1 PNG, 1 ZIP, 2 other files included
  • materials: papercut cutting files, stencil for silhouette

Available designs: 1

Where to buy: Etsy

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Free Mandala SVG

Free Mandala SvgIf you want to get some free mandala SVG, have a look on lovesvg.com. They have some really gorgeous mandala designs from which you can choose.

Besides mandalas, they have many other different themes, shapes, and models in SVG format for free, so you can combine them and create your own unique crafts. Enjoy!


I hope you found my post useful and if there is anything you need to add or ask about mandala SVG, feel free to leave a comment below and I will be so glad to make discussions with you! Blessings!

Anna

12 Comments

  1. I really love these Mandala designs.  Especially the Penguin Art Lab Mandala SVG Bundle.  I see that it is for printing, printmaking and scrap booking. I am wondering if I can somehow print these out and use them to make designs on a wall or other surface?  I am thinking I can, but would it be difficult to do?

    • Hello there! 

      There are many many ways you can use them. You can print them on sticky and transparent foils, so you can easily stick them on the wall or you can simply print them on canvas. They would look like real artworks.

      You can also use the patterns to customize your clothes, bedding, mugs etc. Here is a place you can do it online, if you don’t have your own tools, but make sure you select your country from the list on the top of the page. On the other side, you can also find clothes and accessory shops near you, that do customize your items based on your designs.

      I’m happy you enjoyed my post and I hope my answer will help you. Thank you for your comment! Blessings!

  2. I love mandala, any design any style I just think they are beautiful and they can be used to decorate tour house in a very unique and particular way. I did not know they could be so cheap. Thank you very much for the review I will definitely check out the ones you are talking about and make an order. There is a room i want to refurbish in my house and the manuals are just what o was looking for. Thank you so much

    • Hello, Barbara!

      The SVG formats are very cheap and the biggest advantage is that you can use them in so many ways to create your own artworks, personalized clothes, bags etc. You can edit them or even create your own SVG designs using Inkscape, Adobe Illustrator, Apache Batik, Raphael JS etc.

      Another popular way to create beautiful designs on paper, vinyl, fabric, iron etc is by using a Cricut Machine. In the future, I will make a post about this, so stay tuned!

      I’m glad you enjoyed my post and have fun decorating! Thank you so much for your comment!

  3. Oh wow I was really confused for a minute there until you broke it down into easier terms a few paragraphs in lol 😅  So do you personally make mandalas in an SVG formats, or if you wanted to use one would you buy it? Would it be difficult to learn? Based on the price, and how many of those big words I didn’t understand, I’d probably just buya file. 

    • Hello there!

      Well, it depends. It is not difficult to learn. It depends on the way you want to create them. If you want to work behind the scenes (coding them up), you can do it in any text editor, using special tags (the same way you use HTML tags). It may look scary at the beginning, but after you’re getting used to it, you can see it is not such a big deal. Or you can use special programs that make your work more easier – no more tags and codes.

      If you are interested to try some, I recommend you Inkscape and Adobe Illustrator. Those are the most popular and also the best, in my opinion.

      If you need step by step instructions on this, I recommend you to watch Kevin Powell’s beginners guide to SVG.

      Or, if you are not interested in learning, you can simply buy them (seen that they are really cheap) or try the free ones on the website I recommended.

      I’m not doing madala SVG now, but I was thinking to start doing it, even if, right now, I don’t even have time to breathe. I didn’t turn it into a goal yet.

      I hope my answer was useful to you and thanks for your comment! Blessings!

  4. Great job on demonstrating the difference between what normal image files like .jpg looks like when compared with vector images such as .svg. I really liked the mandalas and you would definitely want svg for them since they can get detailed depending on their complexity. Your post is organized very well and simple and you put in some nice graphics to illustrate what you will get. 

    I have never heard about a mandala supplier like this and I didn’t know that anyone would go any lower than something like a file format such as .svg. I was thinking that .png is similar in that you will never lose quality of your photos with that but does it not increase quality when you scale it also?

    • Hello, Larry!

      Well, both .png and .svg formats offer a transparent background and also a higher quality, while .jpg offers better image compression (lower file-size). The difference between .png and .svg is that .png will lose its quality when it is scaled (because it is based on pixels), while .svg will not (because it is based on coordinates and shapes). So you can resize it whatever you like and infinitely without losing quality.

      Anyway, you will always have to choose the best format depending on what you’re doing. For example, if you want to use an image for your website, I guess the better choice is a .jpg, so your website will be fast. Files like .png and .svg, which are big file-size will slow your website speed and you don’t want that.

      I’m glad you enjoyed my post and the mandalas, Larry! Thank you so much for your comment! Blessings!

  5. Thanks for this awesome post, these svg is a gorgeous teal mandala design you can customize with your own rooms as I have always been a lover of mandala designs, the cute elephant mandala is one of my best on this post I will definitely make sure I get it crested on my coffee mug.

    • Hello, Seun!

      I’m happy to see that. I’m glad you enjoyed my post and I am sure your coffee mug will motivate you in the morning. 🙂 Thanks for your comment! Blessings!

  6. I always liked mandalas since I was a little kid.

    A while ago I was thinking about starting a t-shirt shop with mandala prints but I didn’t know that I could buy those designs… Since you can’t use Google images for a commercial design I thought that I had to create them myself and I had even started some illustrator lessons to find out how.

    Now that I know, a whole world opened up for me. 

    Thank you so much!

    • Hello, Xaric!

      I’m so happy my content created a new opportunity for you! I’m sure you will do a great work! Mandala T-shirts are a very good idea!

      Sometimes it may take too much time to do the designs, so the fact that you can buy them (even at such a low price) it saves you time and energy, so you can take care of your other tasks.

      I hope you good luck and success in your new business! Thank you so much for your comment! Blessings!

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