Free art journal tutorial ”Round and Round” (Studio Time 28)

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You spin me right round, baby
Right round like a record, baby
Right round round round… (round and round!)

If these lyrics bring back memories then we are on the same page 😉

It’s no secret I love curves, spirals and circles so today, let’s create some circle madness…
“Why” you ask? Because it is FUUUNNN…!!!

Ditch your paintbrushes, pull out your favourite tubes of paint, stretch out your little sausage fingers (just teasing) and let’s do some finger painting together!

I am really happy with how my pages turned out even though I had no plan and just went with the flow…
I decided to leave them as is because I find them too pretty to cover up with a quote or anything else 🙂

Do you like to go round and round or does it make you feel dizzy? Let me know with a comment at the bottom of this page!
Make sure to also post a photo in the Facebook group:

Love to you my Creative Friend,


I am not listing the supplies used here because I just grabbed whatever paint I wanted as I went along and because you can do this “Round and Round” tutorial following similar colours or just your own. Nothing fancy has been used other than a plastic card and a roll of toilet paper 😉

Free art journal tutorial ''Round and Round''| Mimi Bondi

Free art journal tutorial ''Round and Round''| Mimi Bondi

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  1. I love this page! The colors are so vivid and fun. I am not an artist, but you make this look so easy. Think my granddaughter & I might try this in our art journals. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Mimi Moret

      Thank you Cheri!! Of course you are already an artist, we all are! It’s just that we forget that when we grow up 😉 I’d love to see what you create with your granddaughter! Please upload a photo of what you created from the tutorial in the Facebook support group here if you can: xxx

  2. So love this thank you so much! Love your work so much!

  3. Literally just signed up to your newsletter after seeing a stunning piece of your art on Pinterest. I really like that you do accessible art too. This aj page is a wonderful example. You do adore colour, don’t you? The contrast of lines & white circles is super! Vibrant, happy page, exactly what I need to see this morning! Ty. C (U.K.)

    • mimibondi

      Hi Caroline! Oh yes I love bright colours, they just energise me so much 🙂 So glad that it made a impact on you as well 🙂 Love from Oz, mimi

  4. This one really cheered me up. I’m going to try a similar project soon. Thanks, Mimi.

    • mimibondi

      So happy to hear Sue!! I look forward to seeing what you make of this mixed media tutorial 😉 Thank you!

  5. I just love this page. You are always so inventive and I love seeing your use of colors. You have the gift. Thanks for sharing.

    • mimibondi

      Thank you so much Anne, you are very sweet and I hope this tutorial has inspired you 🙂

  6. Brilliant as always, the colours and the layers are gorgeous.

    • mimibondi

      Thanks so much Dianne!! ??

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Hi there, I'm Mimi!

Artist of Wonder ♥ Author ♥ Designer ♥ Teacher 
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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