Free art journal tutorial using handmade stamps (Studio Time 18)

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What to do with your handmade stamps? Let me show you some ideas…

So you followed my ”Stamp Carving Amazing” workshop (or are thinking about it) and now you have a little pile of handmade stamps that make you feel totally amazing, satisfied and proud because, come on, YOU made them with your own little fairy hands! You rock my Creative Friend 😉

You may be new to this craft but you can feel a new addiction forming as your head is starting to hurt a bit from all the ideas flowing in there… A new skill like this opens up so many possibilities to improve your art and make it stand out from what everything else is doing with store bought stamps, stencils and (overdone) book pages…

And, what better way to be productive while relaxing in front of the TV in the evening? I couldn’ t agree more!

Before you move on to turning all these exciting possibilities into reality, let me show you what you can create, using 3 of the stamps we carve together in my workshop (lines, rainbow and tree). I want you to get a feel of what you can do with these!

If you are not interested in learning how to carve your own handmade stamps, that’s ok! Just use what you already have, you can still follow me along this colourful adventure 🙂 Make sure to leave me a comment below to let me know if you enjoyed this tutorial…

Happy painting!


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Studio Time 18 - free mixed media art journal tutorial with Mimi Bondi

Studio Time 18 - free mixed media art journal tutorial with Mimi Bondi

Studio Time 18 - free mixed media art journal tutorial with Mimi Bondi

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  1. I love this one too, the stunning colours pop and the gold really adds a depth!

    • mimibondi

      Thanks Dianne, a little gold seems to just add that little lovely ‘extra’ 🙂

  2. This was such a fun video to watch! The colors in this piece make me so happy! You’ve also inspired me to play with gold….I never reach for gold but I think I’m going to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

    • mimibondi

      Hey Michelle, so good to have you here! I so love using gold in my art (I never wear yellow gold but in paint… yum!). Come over to the private Facebook group to show what you create from this video 😉 And, you are welcome xx mimi

  3. Super nice, it’s really fun and easy to create handmade stamps. I enjoy. The pages are attractive right after. Tank you !

    • mimibondi

      It so is Dominique! Thank you for watching the video ??

  4. I enjoyed watching, you using the handmade stamps we can make…, or have made from your course. I too love playing with these colors with a spark of gold ink and paint. Thanks for taking the time to make these videos for us to enjoy and learn from. Happy Holidays to you, your new hubby, your friends and family, and of course, your cute doggie.

    • mimibondi

      Thank you for this lovely comment Cheryl! So glad you are enjoying the videos (and handmade stamps!) ☺. I wish you and your loved ones a beautiful Christmas and new year! Love from me (and a lick from Poppy)

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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!
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