A Little Whimsy - Mixed media painting workshop

Get in touch with your soft side and make this birdie come alive!

This tutorial is part of the "No Shenanigans" mixed media tutorial book and full video course!

No Shenanigans! Mixed media tutorials from start to finish by Mimi Bondi

This video tutorial is suitable for you if you...

• are a beginner artist (no experience needed!) who wants clear instructions
• feel stuck creatively and would like to try a new style
• don’t want to, or can’t, buy a huge amount of art supplies
• think that painting is hard or you are not the creative type
• feel overwhelmed by the amount of information out there
• want to really learn how an artist creates her paintings, with genuine tutorials (no fluffy or distracting content)


What is this mixed media tutorial about?

It's about getting in touch with your soft side!

Birds are so fragile and innocent, aren’t they? But whimsical birds? Ahhhh... Well...
They just turn your heart into a marshmallow!

Follow me along on this fun journey to creating the sweetest little bird you have ever seen!

I will show you how to make a lovely textured background using collaged paper and how to add paint on top for interest.

You will also learn how to incorporate a main focal point into your painting and how to bring all the elements together to make your painting feel whole.

Make sure you keep this birdie close by as a reminder of how fragile and precious we all are...
I am sure he will be singing lovely songs to you if you let him!

Ok! Put your favourite music on, light up a scented candle and let’s have fun with paint!

A Little Whimsy | Mixed media painting by Mimi Bondi

I will show you how to create this beautiful painting, from start to finish!


What's great about this mixed media workshop?

  • You get a 1 hour and 40 min long video workshop (fully edited), explaining what to do and how, step by step
  • It can be done with limited supplies so you can start learning fun and interesting techniques straight away
  • You don't need any drawing or painting experience to create similar results
  • It will help you build your confidence as an artist
  • You can do it on any surface (canvas, board, art journal, acrylic paper...)
  • It's a great way to relax!


Recommended supplies to do this tutorial:

• A few pieces of thin scrapbooking paper (or giftwrap/magazine pages)
• Acrylic paint: light blue/turquoise, magenta, yellow, medium green, Phtalo/Viridian green, light and dark orange, mauve, rose pink, black,
white (or gesso)
• Plastic card (old credit/library/store/gift card)
• Fine tip black marker
• Stamp of your choice (flower, words, etc)
• ‘Stone Gray’ Stazon inkpad
• Gel medium


So... what are you waiting for?
Start your journey as an artist today, with my help! See you in class :)



Don't forget to check out the "No Shenanigans'' HARD COPY BOOK and FULL VIDEO COURSE.



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Mimi Bondi
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