T is for ART 3D mixed media tutorial ST43

The last letter in my 3D mixed media project 🙂

The letters A and R are done and dusted so I am now tackling the last one! Follow me along in this video tutorial (and I hope you will feel inspired to move away from painting on flat surfaces to trying out a 3D mixed media project yourself)!

Here’s what I did…

  1. I had already applied gesso then started adding acrylic paint, first in light turquoise then hot pink to contrast the light blue.
  2. Next a little of that gorgeous Cobalt blue (don’t know why I didn’t add it to my collection earlier as it’s such a stunning colour!)…
  3. After drying everything thoroughly, I used detailed mask (isn’t it pretty?!) and some aqua green to make the design contrast with the first layers… Doesn’t the effect look really cool??
  4. Then I used one of my hand carved stamps and some gold ink to add subtle texture and shine…
  5. Now a little green paint with my fingers to bring all my previous elements together…
  6. Next I’m adding a little more texture with a stamp and dark purple ink: I chose this design because I like how it gives you the idea of very stylish handwriting without actually being legible 🙂
  7. I wanted to add a little pop so I used my Dot Fade stencil with some white gesso (it can be a little awkward working on a 3D object!)…
  8. To finish things off, I’m rubbing a little iridescent gold on the edges for a bit more shine – and painting the back and bottom of my letter black.

And now my 3D mixed media project is finished!!! Check out the photos below of the letter T and of the 3 letters together 🙂

Watch the video tutorial below and let me know your thoughts on this with a comment below (scroll down to the bottom of the page) as I always love to hear from you!

With love and sunshine,
Mimi Bondi


Art supplies used in this 3D mixed media tutorial:
(click on blue links if you want to buy the same ones)

T is for ART - 3D mixed media tutorial with Mimi Bondi

And together…!!

ART 3D mixed media project Mimi Bondi

ART 3D mixed media project Mimi Bondi

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  1. Well done! All 3 letters are fantastic and look so well together. Thanks for the videos…………love watching you create!

    • mimibondi

      Thank you so much Sharon, I love them too, I just wish they were giant letters 🙂 xx

  2. The designer mask leaves in the video is not the one you have listed for sale – I would like to buy the one you used please

  3. These are so pretty. Thank you for an inspirational video. Wonderful colours, textures and layers. So pretty!

    • mimibondi

      You are so welcome Marion, thanks for popping by and leaving me a comment 🙂

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