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Posted Sep 28, 2017

Crash The Stash: Bird and Flower Collage Art Journal Page

By Nicole Austin

I love to create messy collage backgrounds in my art journal using up my collection of scrapbook paper and favorite paint colors.  Adding collage elements like birds and flowers is one of my favorite ways to embellish an art journal page.

 I also like to use words in my art and often I will use my kids’ homework paper–I love the look of kid handwriting!  It’s also a way for me to save a bit of their childhood in my art journal.

Enjoy your crash the stash video

 Products Used:

Sharpie water based paint pens (black, white, fluorescent pink, red), Liquitex acrylic paint pens (bright aqua green, fluorescent pink), Hero Arts neon ink daubers (fluorescent pink, fluorescent purple, fluorescent yellow), Handmade Modern acrylic paint (Azalea), Dylusions paint (vibrant turquoise), oil pastels, Kwik Stix (red), black ink pad, Traci Bautista cling mount stamp, scrapbook paper (Crate Paper–Maggie Holmes), glitter tissue paper, glue stick, stabilo pencil (black & white), Shawn Petite collage sheets: Collage Pak for Sunday Inspiration 7-10-16 Family (birds), Collage Pak for Sunday Inspiration 11-13-16 (flowers), Vintage Wallpaper Collage Pak (blue floral paper), Shawn Petite Stencil: Garden 2

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Sep 28, 2017
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Hello there! I’m Shawn Petite

I’ve been teaching and creating for well over 25 years. About 15 years ago I found my art soul mate in mixed media, and it changed my life! I love the story that can be told by combining paint, texture, ink, paper and—really anything that you can imagine.

But what I’m truly passionate about is being your guide, walking with you step by step and helping you become your own hero in your creative journey.

Along my path, I’ve learned that the creating art also creates a healing space. Life can be messy and complicated and painful, but something about a paint brush can help heal your soul. I believe—no, I know—you are worthy of love, and I want to teach you to know that about yourself. Join me on this journey of art and inspiration!

1 Comment

  1. Carole Morrison

    The addition of your child’s printing was the “cherry on the sundae”!!! Wonderful tutorial, Nicole…..thanks so much!! 🙂


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