Ideas to transform an old painting (ST81)

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Ideas to transform an old painting

In this video I’ll show you ideas to transform an old painting I created many, many years ago (I would say around 2005-ish).
I still love the colours, it’s perfectly preserved, and on quality paper but when you are an artist…
Your style usually evolves and changes over the years and this didn’t one didn’t feel like me anymore.
So I took very simple steps to make it become ‘me’ again without covering up completely (about that…) ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope this will inspire you to look at your old art in a new light and to NEVER throw it away! At least, not until you’ve had a good look at it to make sure it’s really not salvageable.
If like me you have a stack of older artworks layering around then maybe it’s time to give them a new life so let me know below my video has triggered sparks of inspiration in you ๐Ÿ˜‰

xx mimi bondi

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List of supplies:

All products used can be found in my store, The Mixed Media Store ๐Ÿ˜‰

This is the revamped painting!

Ideas to transform an old painting mixed media tutorial mimi bondi ST81


  1. Fabulous transformation! One good reason to never throw out old, unfinished work ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Mimi Bondi

      Thanks for stopping by Cass! Is a painting ever finished though?? Let’s not go down that road hahaha

  2. I was only thinking today that I wanted to change a piece of art , displayed in my art room. I think I will now. Thanks for the inspiration

    • Mimi Bondi

      You are very welcome Michelle ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love it now! So much more colorful! I tried to do the same and got so carried away with mine that it looked awful!! I guess I have to learn when to stop, lol! That less is more!! Thank you for sharing!!

    • Mimi Bondi

      Hahaha, that’s ok, at least you have some kind of background to play with. Just add a little gesso and keep going ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad you got inspired thouh ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. You make it look so easy, I love it

    • Mimi Bondi

      It’s easy if you just do it step by step I promise ๐Ÿ˜‰ And confidence comes with practicing lots. You can do it Kellie!

  5. Inspired me to change an old picture i have in a frame that I donโ€™t like. I will paint the frame too! Thanks Mimi.

    • Mimi Bondi

      So happy to hear I have inspired you Bridgit ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ xx mimi

    • Just love your work. you inspire me to do more.

    • Mimi Bondi

      Awww thank you so much Terry! xxx mimi

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Artist of Wonder โ™ฅ Author โ™ฅ Designer โ™ฅ Teacherย 
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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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