Studio Time 13 – Art journal flip through

by | Art journal love, Blog - Tutorials | 10 comments

A sense of accomplishment…

WOW. What a journey this journal has been!

This journal took me about 7 months to fill up (I work in other journals too but this is my main one) and at first, I wasn’t even sure I’d enjoy it (oh how wrong I was lol)…

I started doing what most artists do with their journal: one page at at time and in order, date stamping each page… But I quickly realised it didn’t feel like me so I just started doing my own thing: slapping paint on some of the pages, doing one side of the journal, sometimes both at the same time, adding collage, etc until I found my own groove. I’m afraid that groove is not straight forward so my journal has a little bit of everything because I want to try everything 🙂

There is one constant throughout though: positivity and bright colours! Ok that’s 2 constants then.
I am a positive person and I do my best to stay that way no matter what… Even when I found a gorgeous vulnerable little lorikeet ‘resting’ in the street, as you will see on the video (it still makes me feel sad though).

Even though most pages are not dated, this journal represents my life over the last 7 months, going through some internal struggles, getting married and having fun on my honeymoon, going on roadtrips, experimenting, expressing myself, being me…

It is a very satisfying feeling to finish a journal, just like finishing a book actually!
This one has been an amazing adventure and I’m excited get started on the next one 😉

So come along with me on this art journal flip through and let me know if this video gives you a little inspiration…
Which one was your favourite page? Leave me a comment below!


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  1. Always enjoy your you tube lessons and loved this flip through..thank you ! X

    • mimibondi

      You are welcome Carol! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 xx

  2. Bonjour, j’ai une question, quand vous ajoutez des personnages ou des faces sur vos backgrounds, vous faites les faces d’abord ou l’inverse, au crayon les contours de vos personnages ou vous passez du gesso sur votre page et ensuite vous faites vos personnages ! Grande question, une fois que j’ai un background je ne sais jamais comment ajouter une face, et souvent je l’a dessine et l’a peint sur une feuille et colle après….. Merci !

    • mimibondi

      Bonjour! Ça dépend, j’utilise ces 3 techniques aussi. Il n’y a pas de “Right or wrong” surtout qu’on peut changer d’avis en chemin ?

  3. Thank you for sharing, I love all your art pages, glad that you have a book coming out, can’t wait to get my hands on it. I love all the techniques and styles you use and make. Your art makes me happy. Although, the parrot page did make me cry, in a beautiful way, I am an animal lover. Keep up the beautiful work and making tutorials and videos. I enjoy every single video of yours. xo

    • mimibondi

      Hi Lilia! You can get the book on pre-order now here 🙂 Thank you so much for your lovely feedback… I’m glad you connected with me and my parrot page. I felt so, so sad that day and just thinking about it now makes me tear up because I’m such a waterfall when it comes to animals (you know what I mean) lol Thanks for stopping by and for your support 🙂 xx mimi

  4. Thank you for sharing your journal! I loved seeing all the different techniques and styles. Your pages always make me smile. They just feel happy. I am new to art journaling and love watching you create!

    • mimibondi

      Hi Cheryl, thank you for your lovely message! It makes me feel good to hear my art makes you smile 🙂 xx mimi

  5. I enjoyed looking at your journal pages. I love that you have different styles. I am fairly new to journalling and I am experimenting with different techniques, paints etc. and I have gained inspiration from your free tutorials. Thank you

    • mimibondi

      Hi Joan, I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed my flip through and my videos! Experimenting is so much fun and leads to great ideas and discoveries, doesn’t it? ? Thanks for popping by xx

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Hi there, I'm Mimi!

Artist of Wonder ♥ Author ♥ Designer ♥ Teacher 
My style is vibrant, 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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