Fall in love art journal tutorial (Studio Time 15)

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Fall in love, every minute!

A little bit of blue…
A little bit of green…
Add a dash of mauve…
Some iridescent shine…
A little stencilling and stamping…
And… Voila!

What’s not to love about life (when it goes this smoothly, right?!) and especially being our art journal where everything is precious to us…

Follow me along with this free art journal tutorial and let me know what you think with a comment below!

Love to you my Creative Friend!!


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  1. Thank you for sharing this. I am new to mixed media and would want to learn a few things. You provide an opportunity for me to try this type of work.

    • Mimi Bondi

      That is the best thing I have heard today Diana, it makes me so happy to hear my hard work is helping others… Thank you so much 🙂

  2. You make me want to leave work and create RIGHT NOW! Thank you for making art fun and accessible. I LOVE YOUR ART!

    • Mimi Moret

      Sorry HAHAHA thank you so much Kristi! Now it’s the weekend so hope you’re going to have a blast with mixed media 🙂 xx

  3. Mimi I love your art. I wanted to share with you that I am/was also a smurf fan. It’s cute because you look like smurfette. When I was a cheerleader in high school in 1985 we were very superstitious. We had a 4 inch plastic smurfette that we carried to all our compettitions. Before we got started we would put her in the middle of our cirlce that we made – say a prayer – and then pass her around and everybody gave her a kiss (there were 16 of us – lol). WE did really well in competitions. So funny that you love them too. Sorry you had to go to ballet lessons. I would have loved to have gone to dance lessons but my mom wouldn’t take me.

    • mimibondi

      Hello fellow Smurf sister 🙂 I am so glad to hear that Smurfette brought you good luck in high school! I was forced to go to ballet for medical reasons, would you believe? My doctor as a kid thought it would be great to shape and strengthen my back but after 6 months of classes, told me to stop immediately as it was making it worse… Phew! Back to my favourite cartoon 🙂

  4. I have just discovered you Mimi. You have a wonderful sense of color balance and I love the palettes you work in. It’s lovely for you to share your work. Thanks so much!

    • mimibondi

      Thanks so much Lori! ?

  5. I wait and watch ALL of your videos, I’d love toma chance to win your book. It looks AMAZING!!!!!!!

    • mimibondi

      Hey Sandy, thanks for popping by! So good to hear!! Make sure you left a comment on the YouTube giveaway video AND that you are on my sunshine newsletter list to ”validate your entry” 🙂 Good luck Sandy!!

  6. I really enjoyed your tutorial, thank you

    • mimibondi

      Thank you Wendy! I hope it has given you a little inspiration ? Love from Oz, mimi

  7. I was so inspired I almost immediately headed for my paint table, and I love what I made. thank you. And I like the idea of a Facebook group too.

    • mimibondi

      Now that’s what I love to hear Theresa! Would love to see your creations ☺ Make sure you are on my newsletter list so I can let you know about the FB group xx mimi

  8. Thanks for another great tutorial! The facebook group is a great idea – count me in! x


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Mimi Bondi, Mixed media artist, author, illustrator and teacher

Hi there, I'm Mimi!

Mixed Media Artist * Author * Designer * Lover of Life * Magic Seeker
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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