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Mindy Lacefield

Hi! My name is Mindy and I am inspired and paint from the nostalgia of my childhood. Channeling my inner 8 year old. Painting my dreams into reality. I teach. I learn. I play. I make mistakes. I celebrate those mistakes because they become happy, magical moments from the Divine.

Questions? Comments? Email me!

About this course

Join Mindy Lacefield and Susana Tavares for an exploration into all kinds of Mixed Media Characters! We will have fun creating and being inspired by fables, movies, books, cartoons, and rides. Get ready because Susana and I have given you a heaping plate full of inspiration and heartwarming love into each of our characters. We each bring out own style to the characters and cherish the nostalgia of why we are drawn into this magical, enchanted space.

Details about the class and format:

  • SELF WORK: This class is now a self work class. (I am no longer monitoring this classroom with support or answering questions. This is a work on your own class)
  • $99
  • lifetime access to the classroom (so that you can work at your own pace)

Mindy will create:

  • Cinderella (based on the new live-action movie)
  • Alice in wonderland
  • Princess Tiana (the frog princess)
  • Haunted Mansion girl
  • Jellyfish girl (girl inspired from the Pixar parade at Disney's California Adventure park)
  • Corpse Bride
  • Candlehead (from Wreck it Ralph - bonus project)

Susana will create:

  • Agnes from Despicable Me
  • Tinkerbell
  • Little Mermaid
  • Merida - from Brave
  • Once upon a winter time - (storybook)
  • Snow White

We have 2 guest artists: 

Micki Wilde - will be creating a project inspired by Rapunzel

Mystele Kirkeeng - will be creating a project inspired by the Wicked Queen





Below is a supply list but most supplies will be touched on in each project. Here is a short list of what we'll be using. Please know that you don't have to go out an buy all new supplies. Use and experiment with what you have on hand already. I always encourage my students to watch the videos before getting any of the supplies.

Here is a list of the supplies we'll be using in this course for Mindy's projects:

prismacolor graphite pencil - 6b or 8b

catalyst wedge - no 6 (gray)

white gesso

stabilo graphite pencil

 ephemera - old book pages, song books, old receipts, tissue paper, vintage tissue pattern paper, patterned napkins

 collage pauge or mod podge - matte

1" foam brushes - michaels or any craft store

set of brushes - I like hogs hair and dina wakley brushes

small brush for lettering


gallery neon pastels 

prismacolor colored pencils - a few of your favorite colors will be fine

bleeding art tissue

foam stamps

cheap masking tape

washi tape

foam stamps

glimmer glam - heffalump and pixie dust

spray bottle

colored pencils

lotka paper pack

small butterfly stamp - here or here 

boards and/or canvas - a mix of 9x12, 10x10. You can also work in your journal or use watercolor paper. It's up to you.

 Some of Susana's supply list


neocolor II crayons ( ultramarine blue, olive, Russet)

oil pastels ( turquoise, yellow ochre)

ephemera such as tissue paper, music paper, scrapbook paper

gel medium

black pencil



watercolors or ink

watercolor pencils

tissue paper

white acrylic paint

brush black pen


paint colors you'll see Mindy using:

quin. nickel azo gold - golden

paynes gray - blick

dick blick matte colors you'll see me use:  green blue light, orange light, brilliant magenta,

golden - no. 5 neutral gray

french gray - liquitex

heavy body white paint

americana craft paint - fiery red (neon) (found at michaels)

ultramarine blue

van dyke brown hue

shimmer paint - Aqua (any shimmery paints are fine)

olive green 

light magenta - golden

cadmium yellow light - blick