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Bees wax and bright colors with Creative team member Nicole Austin
Posted Oct 25, 2017

Beeswax Collage by

Nicole Austin

I love the smell of beeswax!  I love anything that adds to an artwork that enables us to use as many of our 5 senses as possible (besides sight!) to experience  artwork.  In this case, I’ve used three: sight, touch and (my favorite) smell!  Beeswax is such a fun medium to use to create collage and add 3D items to your canvas.  I also love working with wood panels because they are so durable and provide a solid surface to work on.

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 Products Used:

10×10” wood cradle board, Shawn Petite Stencils: “Words, words, words,” “Numbers 1,”Flower Gang 4,” “Old Type Text,Collage Pak for Sunday inspiration 2-19-17 (butterfly), gold paper doily, dyed feather, floral ribbon: Webster’s Pages Bloomers (Robin’s Egg), Handmade Modern acrylic paint (Robin’s Egg), Dylusions paint (black), Hero Arts neon paint dauber (fluorescent pink), Golden fluid acrylic (teal), Dina Wakley acrylic paint (Night), cosmetic sponge, baby wipes, beeswax, Melting Pot by Ranger, quilting iron by Clover

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Be Inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Oct 25, 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!

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