All About Colour

Lounge Session 24

Lounge Session 24

When it’s not big fat flowers, I go for big fat leaves as focal points LOL Lounge Session 24 is about keeping things simple (& shimmery, of course)!

Lounge Session 23

Lounge Session 23

A large flower appeared as the focal point of Lounge Session 23… Simple, proud and free! Flowers & circles are my go to focal points in a lot of my art!

Lounge Session 22

Lounge Session 22

In Lounge Session 22 I’m finishing up a page with potential: it already has pretty colours and yummy 3D texture so it won’t need much more to look cool 🙂

Lounge Session 21

Lounge Session 21

I received some happy mail with little artworks made from my book Secret Stash so… I incorporated into a colourful art journal so I never lose them!

Lounge Session 19

Lounge Session 19

Drip it, stamp it, spray it, paint it, splatter it… I’m using some of my favourite products in Lounge Session 19: FW acrylic inks & Marabu Art Sprays!

Lounge Session 17

Lounge Session 17

You don’t need a hundred layer to create a beautiful art journal page. Just a touch of glitter in Lounge Session 17 was enough to lift my spirits!

Lounge Session 16

Lounge Session 16

In Lounge Session 16 I’m trying to make a bland page more interesting with subtle marks but it’s only when I added neon colours that it came to life!

Lounge Session 15

Lounge Session 15

Lounge Session 15 is about combining 2 elements I created previously (a background and a smaller artwork) into one cohesive (and finished) layout 🙂

Lounge Session 14

Lounge Session 14

Sometimes, creating a page is about combining elements together, and making them ”work” together into a unified layout. This is what I do… Let’s play 🙂

Why I have been MIA lately…

Why I have been MIA lately…

This is not going to be the most fun post I have ever written but my life is not just about art... You may have been wondering why I have been MIA for a little while and the reason is:  I have been licking my wounds... It has been about 6 weeks since my little dog...

Lounge Session 13

Lounge Session 13

I wanted to use my new Art by Marlene stamps so I picked my favourite one to make this art journal page really look great (well, I’m biased!!)…

Bad English mixed media tutorial (ST69)

Bad English mixed media tutorial (ST69)

[responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to Post"]   Bad English mixed media tutorial   This ''Bad English'' mixed media tutorial is about those funny times when you read something in English only to realise it got badly...

Lounge Session 12

Lounge Session 12

Part 2 of my ’round stencil on a rectangular page” dilemna 😉 Got to use my Posca pens to add a few marks and now I’m loving this art journal page!

Have you been stalking me…?

Have you been stalking me…?

Have you been stalking me in my lounge room?? I kind of hope so!!! 😉 My Lounge Sessions are now in full swing and I have already shared 10 of them with you! If you're a little behind or missed my last email... Lounge Sessions are sneak peek videos of what I do in my...

Lounge Session 10

Lounge Session 10

Nothing pops more than painting on a black background and adding happy (and maybe a little fluorescent?!) colours right on top… This style of mixed medias makes my heart sing!!

Lounge Session 9

Lounge Session 9

It has been quite a journey to get there but I am FINALLY happy with the results!! It all started in Lounge Session 8 but ended for good in Lounge Session 9 😉

Lounge Session 8

Lounge Session 8

Lounge Session 8 was a struggle! I thought I was getting somewhere with my art journal page and then I got stuck… I tried and tried and still got nowhere lol It just happens sometimes!

Lounge Session 7

Lounge Session 7

Texture is the goal of Lounge Session 7! I love using modeling paste (also called texture paste) to add dimension to my pages and this pretty stencil really made my art journal page pop 🙂

Lounge Session 6

Lounge Session 6

Lucky me, I got another set of stamps from IndigoBlu called ‘Light and Sounds’, aren’t these cool?? Let’s see what they look like stamped in Lounge Session 6! These may just become another favourite of mine…

Lounge Session 5

Lounge Session 5

In Lounge Session 5 I started with a page that was almost finished but… needed something extra. Sometimes you don’t need much to make your page feel complete!

Lounge Session 4

Lounge Session 4

In Lounge Session 4 I am finding a creative way to use the mixed media piece I created in Lounge Session 3 by turning it into a larger art journal page!

Lounge Session 3

Lounge Session 3

In Lounge Session 3 I am creating a small mixed media piece with a collage of deli paper I smothered in delicious watercolours and the prettiest flower napkin I have ever seen!

Lounge Session 2

Lounge Session 2

Today in Lounge Session 2 I am turning a page I was testing new stamps one (the ones from IndigoBlu I tested out in Lounge Session 1) into an an art journal page I love 😉

Lounge Session 1

Lounge Session 1

Today in Lounge Session 1 I am testing new stamps by IndigoBlu (a brand I just discovered) called Tasty Textures and boy, they are tasty indeed! No doubt I’ll be using them lots on my art journal pages 😉

Where I went wrong mixed media art tag (ST67)

Where I went wrong mixed media art tag (ST67)

[responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to Post"]   Where I went wrong mixed media art tag Have you had a ''went wrong mixed media moment'' lately? I just did hahaha And if like me you have pages and shipping tags with leftover paint...

Mixed Media Art Tags Flip Through 2 (ST65)

Mixed Media Art Tags Flip Through 2 (ST65)

[responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to Post"] New art tags flip through video: another 16 designs! If you missed the first art tags flip through video, you will find it right here 😉 In the video below, I am showing you another 16 art...

Art journalling with Distress Oxides (ST64)

Art journalling with Distress Oxides (ST64)

[responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to Post"] Today I want to play with Distress Oxides! Distress Oxides have been around for a while now and have been quite popular. So popular that a batch of whole new colours just got released at...

Mixed Media Art Tags Flip Through (ST61)

Mixed Media Art Tags Flip Through (ST61)

16 art tags flip through video with close ups! My little collection of art tags is growing quite steadily and since many of you have asked me to do an art tags flip through... Here is the first one! As you will notice, I paint on both sides of my shipping tags...

Try again art journal page (ST59)

Try again art journal page (ST59)

Try again art journal page: when you fail, don't give up! Art, just like Life, often does go to plan but if you stumble and fall, just keep trying 😉 Lucky my art journal is a safe place to stumble as my knees are covered in virtual bumps and cuts haha Ok let's get...

Mixed media art tag with super easy foil (ST58)

Mixed media art tag with super easy foil (ST58)

Easy foil because... Who doesn't love a little bling in their art? Feeling pretty chilled today so I am going to take it easy and create a fun mixed media art tag with a super easy foil decal because... Why not? Foiling doesn't have to be difficult guys, check out my...

Be Bright mixed media art journal spread (ST56)

Be Bright mixed media art journal spread (ST56)

Be Bright mixed media journal spread! It's 2am and I can't sleep. I'm laying still in my bed willing for sleep to come but... NOPE! So I might as well get up, go to my studio and paint, right? 🙂 But that won't stop me from creating my Be Bright mixed media journal...

Easiest foil technique EVER!

Easiest foil technique EVER!

This is the easiest foil technique ever! I really love anything shiny! Over the years, you've seen me add metallic ink, metallic and iridescent paint and rainbow glitter to my art journal pages, right? The truth is, I have been jealous of those gorgeous greeting cards...

Love More art journal spread (ST54)

Love More art journal spread (ST54)

LOVE MORE!! Love more 'what'??? ART (you knew I'd say that first, right?!), YOURSELF, LIFE, YOUR KIDS, YOUR DOG... Just pick one thing (at least)! Yes, I’m feeling lovey-dovey today and this art journal spread was inspired by a piece of paper I tore of a sales leaflet...

Mixed media art shipping tag (ST53)

Mixed media art shipping tag (ST53)

Addicted to this little shipping tag business! I never thought I'd get addicted to painting on a shipping tag because they are pretty small but against all odds, I am hooked! I like to keep them all neat on a book ring which makes for a perfect little flipable...

Crazy World mixed media tutorial (ST49)

Crazy World mixed media tutorial (ST49)

Crazy World mixed media tutorial because... Why not?! Today I am eager to test out my new large Strathmore mixed media journal and Carabelle Studio Wonderful Flower Strips Stamps!! Let's get right into this Crazy World mixed media page 😉 Part 1. First I am going to...

Not much time! Quick mixed media page ST46

Not much time! Quick mixed media page ST46

A quick mixed media page for when you don't have much time! This quick mixed media page tutorial will show you that even if you don't have much time, you can still be creative! Simply use a page full of leftover paints and marks from previous sessions (when you had...

T is for ART 3D mixed media tutorial ST43

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...

Free tie dye watercolour printables for your art!

Free tie dye watercolour printables for your art!

Free tie dye watercolour printables for your art! You guys loved the free watercolour printables I created for you last year (you can still grab them here) so... Here are a few more for you, this time with a 'tie dye' theme 🙂 I associate colourful tie dye with summer...

R is for ART paper mache tutorial ST42

R is for ART paper mache tutorial ST42

I recently shared with you the first instalment in my paper mache tutorial: 3 letters forming the word ART that I will use to decorate my studio and mixed media supplies store. You can watch the tutorial for the letter A first but the letter R is actually the one I...

A is for ART mixed media project tutorial ST41

A is for ART mixed media project tutorial ST41

A mixed media project to start the new year! Do you have mixed media project ideas whirling around in your head? I certainly hope so because one of my main ones is the opening of my own mixed media supplies store so I can supply you with all the cool mixed media...

Merry Christmas Art Journal Spread ST40

Merry Christmas Art Journal Spread ST40

Christmas art journal pages that make me happy! I have a favourite motto: "It's never too late"! I did this Christmas art journal spread just before Christmas and now, I wish you a Merry Christmas! lol I had just received a brand new Carabelle Studio stamp called...

Little Clouds Art Journal Tutorial ST39

Little Clouds Art Journal Tutorial ST39

Little Clouds art journal tutorial in the heat! It's very, VERY hot today out here in sunny Australia! The fan is buzzing in the background, moving my art journal pages around... But it's keeping me cool while I attempt to do an art journal spread and record...

My turquoise Christmas tree!

My turquoise Christmas tree!

Hello Creative Friends!! This is Mimi Bondi and Poppy in da house! Well, actually in da studio… 🙂 Poppy’s not looking impressed by my antics and I don’t know if he’s going to be of much help here... I got a turquoise Christmas tree! As you may already know, I am up...

Heavenly art journal tutorial (ST38)

Heavenly art journal tutorial (ST38)

Feeling rusty! Lately, the last thing on my mind was creating heavenly art journal pages lol My head has been buzzing with a new exciting project I can't quite talk about yet... And let's not forget the release of my 2nd book ''Secret Stash''!!! It's not really a...

Free spring watercolour printables for your art!

Free spring watercolour printables for your art!

Free spring watercolour printables for your art! You guys loved the free 'circles' watercolour printables I created for you a few weeks ago (you can still grab them here) so... I thought you wouldn't mind too much if I made some more...?? All files all high resolution...

Watercolor circles mixed media tutorial (ST37)

Watercolor circles mixed media tutorial (ST37)

Did you get your freebies? In my last post, I shared 9 free watercolour circles printables as a thank you for your ongoing support. Isn't it nice to get some pretty presents every now and then? I sure think so and I know you will appreciate them 😉 Download them for...

Leaves and Clouds mixed media tutorial (ST36)

Leaves and Clouds mixed media tutorial (ST36)

Leaves and Clouds... Where did they come from?? I'll be honest, I'm not really in the mood to paint today! I feel sleepy, I have a commissioned painting to work on, new paintings to varnish... I notice my mind is looking for excuses... I'm thinking "Maybe I'll just...

Colour addiction: 50 shades of turquoise

Colour addiction: 50 shades of turquoise

For as long as I can remember, I have been a turquoise addict (and I mean, all shades of turquoise). Raise your hand and say 'AYE' if you're one of them too!!! When I was little, I was already addicted to all shades of turquoise... I would go through travel articles...

Stress release painting tutorial (ST35)

Stress release painting tutorial (ST35)

Take some of my stress release medicine! Stress release I hear you say? What stress? I'm not stressed, I'm just fine... Hem, mhhh... You know that feeling when you have so many things going on and not enough time to do them all? Yeah, that makes me feel a wee bit...

No Shenanigans workshop giveaway!

No Shenanigans workshop giveaway!

Let's celebrate with a free workshop giveaway!! I am so excited and honoured to have reached 5000 wonderful subscribers on my YouTube channel! I think this deserve a little happy dance and a celebration, don't you?! To celebrate, I want to give ONE lucky winner free...

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