Need a little sunshine? Shine Bright Art Journal Tutorial ST8

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Need a little sunshine to brighten up your day??

Follow me along in this Shine Bright Art Journal Tutorial where pops of bright colours against black create contrast and happiness!
This is a super easy art journal spread to create, anyone can do this, I promise πŸ˜‰
If you enjoyed the video, it would mean a lot if you left me a comment with your thoughts and feedback below!

With love and sunshine,


Watch the video!

List of Supplies

– Acrylic paint: Liquitex Basics in Medium Magenta, Quinacridone Magenta, Light Blue Permanent, Brilliant Purple, Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue, Ivory Black
– Acrylic paint: Matisse in cadmium yellow light
Liquitex white gesso
– Daler Rowney FW pearlescent liquid acrylic in Sundown Magenta, Hot Cool Yellow and Galactic Blue
Brilliance ink pad in Starlite Silver
Stazon Stone Gray inkpad
– Small floral rubber stamps – I bought mine on Ebay but they are almost identical to this product
– Tiny flower stamps (unknown manufacturer)
– Stampendous Zinnia stamp (I believe this one may be discontinued)
White Inktense pencil
– Black Posca markers: 1MR (fine) and 5M (medium)
White Sharpie Paint Marker
Uni-Ball Signo Broad Gel Ink Pen White

Shine Bright Art Journal Tutorial ST8 MIMI BONDI

Shine Bright Art Journal Tutorial ST8 MIMI BONDI

Shine Bright Art Journal Tutorial ST8 MIMI BONDI



    • Mimi Bondi

      Ah c’est trop gentil, merci Claude πŸ™‚

  2. I love your art mimi – it always gives such subshine and happiness.

    • Mimi Bondi

      Hey Colleen, thank you for stopping by, what a lovely thing to say, thank you so much πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Mimi,
    I truly enjoyed your video. Love what you do with all the amazing colors and different textures. I will try this for sure. You did bring sunshine into my day! Looking forward to the new project that you are working on.

    Happy day!


    • Mimi Bondi

      Linda, such a beautiful comment you left me here, thank you so much, I truly appreciate every word πŸ™‚

  4. Mimi, these pages are so lovely! I like the way you did all the layers and how the finished pages came about! you are so creative and I love watching you work! Well done!!!!!

    • Mimi Bondi

      Awww thank you Sharon!! Your comment really brightened up my day:)

  5. Wow so bright love it … Love your book too! I am catching up on all your videos. …

    • mimibondi

      Ohh awesome! Would you leave me a positive review on Amazon? I need reviews to help this book fly πŸ™‚ Here is the link if you get the chance:

  6. You’re the Best! What Masterpieces you’ve created! I’ve watched your videos…..I’ve bought the book and all the supplies..canvas and a new moleskin journal you’ve suggested..NOW to begin….Yikes! I’m in California for vacation for a month for fun by myself..(no hubby, no kids, no plans)You’ve given me the COURAGE! Time to begin! Wish me luck, Tori

    • mimibondi

      Oh how exciting Tori to have a whole month to yourself! This is your art journey starting πŸ™‚ And thank you SO much for your kind words, I am so excited for you!! I hope you will post some of your creations from the book in the Facebook group πŸ˜‰ Good luck Tori!! xx

  7. Hello Mimi! Just wanted to let you know I’m in love with your beautiful and colorful art work and the way you create them. You just start and flow on te proces, without any pressure, just playing around and see what’s coming of it. You’re a true inspiration and it makes me excited to start
    Myself πŸ™‚ Sending you kind regards from The Netherlands!

  8. Mimi I love your work so much!!! I cannot get enough of your videos and I wish I could come to one of your workshops. I am also very excited about your book!! I have the same Liquitex and Pebeo paints that you do and we have many of the same favorite colors. πŸ™‚ Just wanted to share the journal page I did after your Studio Time 8 tutorial. Thank you thank you thank you for all your awesomeness!! You have helped me take my art to a whole new place that I have always wanted to go!!

    • mimibondi

      Dear Pamela, what a joy to wake up to such an inspiring message from you! Thank you so much, it means a lot to me to know that I’m helping you! I’d love to know exactly what you struggled with?

    • Hi Mimi…I have always wanted to paint super bright colors mixed together and your tutorials have taught me how to do that without making mud πŸ™‚ I would love to learn how to get big swirls or circles of colors on a canvas, either in a tutorial or in your book. I would also love to see how you made some of your awesome stamps. They are really cool!!! Could you please share the name of the rubber product your are using? Thank you!!!

    • mimibondi

      Hi Pamela, I’m so glad to hear I could help! Is there a specific style of circles/swirls you mean? One of the chapters of my upcoming book (it will also be a video tutorial) will teach you how to create a painting almost exclusively made of circles using various tools and mediums πŸ™‚ The carving material I use for my hand carved stamps is called the Speedball Speedy-Carve. I get a large sheet so it lasts me for a while but you can also use some type of erasers too. I keep getting asked for a tutorial but have not had the chance to get around to it. Take care, mimi

  9. Just watched this video and wanted to let you know how much it inspired me! I love that you used only your fingers and a sponge to make the background. So much beauty, Mimi! Thanks for sharing with us again! -Michelle

    • mimibondi

      Hi Michelle, so glad you stopped by! Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, I really appreciate it

  10. Wonderful! Love your video and newsletter. Congratulations on your book, can’t wait.

    • mimibondi

      Thank you Denise! Hope it has inspired you

  11. Mimi.. Another beauty of a page. Thank you and can’t wait for your book.

    • mimibondi

      Thanks a lot Judy! I’m working hard on it don’t you worry πŸ™‚ Is there anything you’d like to see or learn about in it? I welcome commments and suggestions πŸ™‚

  12. Merci beaucoup pour cette vidΓ©o, c’est superbe !! J’adore

    • mimibondi

      Merci Nathy! J’espere qu’elle vous a inspiree πŸ™‚

    • Thankyou! You really brightened a dull day! The voice over and list of materials was really helpful!

    • Mimi Bondi

      I’m so happy to hear that Adele, thank you so much πŸ™‚

    • Loved the tutorial and the bright colours…

    • Mimi Bondi

      Thank you so much Bernadette, I appreciate you stopping by πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™‚

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