T is for ART 3D mixed media tutorial ST43

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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. 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 🙂

  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. 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

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Hi there, I'm Mimi!

Artist of Wonder ♥ Author ♥ Designer ♥ Teacher 
My style is abstract, whimsical, expressive, full of positive energy!
From layering to collaging, throwing ink around, painting with my fingers…
To creating digital art… my creativity has no bounds!
I hope to share with you the joy and peace I experience when creating 🙂

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