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Grow and Bloom | Mixed media painting workshop

Who said creating layers was difficult? Nonsense! Just grab some paint and a stencil.

''Grow and Bloom''

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

• 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
• Teel 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?

Creating easy layers! Who said that was difficult? Nonsense!
In this project, I will show you how to create a beautiful background with a lot of texture and depth using just one stencil and some paint!
You will then use the same stencil to create a focal point, and learn how to add depth and shadows to make it really pop.

When you are done with this project, I want you to apply the techniques you just learnt: start a new painting using different colours and a different stencil for a completely different result!

Once you see what amazing art you can create with very few supplies, I know you will get excited by the possibilities!
I am excited for you too ;-)

Ready? Put your favourite music on, relax your shoulders and let’s have fun with paint!

Grow and Bloom | 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 2h & 15 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:

• Acrylic paint:
Yellow, magenta, red, pink, lime green, light blue, light purple, green, deep turquoise, black, white
• White gesso
• Round stencil that evokes the shape of a flower (but it doesn’t have to be one!)
• Black Gelato/gel stick
• Stamp of your choice (nothing chunky)
• ‘Stone Gray’ Stazon inkpad
• Fine tip white gel pen


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


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Mimi Bondi
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Is the course refundable?
I'm sorry but due to the nature of online content, the course is not refundable.