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Playing with shape and form with creative team member Beth Uhe
Posted Apr 4, 2018

Playing with shape and form with Creative team member Beth Uhe

This project was inspired by a toy from my childhood, Colorforms.  Playing with basic shapes is a great way to loosen up and experiment with abstract composition.  Originally done in my art journal, I decided to make a few pieces on on 9 x 12″ bristol paper so they could be framed and hung on a wall.  Come watch the video, then let YOUR inner 5 year old loose to play!

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Products used:
Golden Fluid Acrylic in Anthroquinone Blue
Golden Heavy Body Acrylic in Light Magenta
Shawn Petite Scribble Squares stencil mask
An assortment of found papers, wrapping paper and scrapbook paper
Scissors and paper punches (the punches are optional)
Liquitex Matte Medium
Assorted paint pens and gel pens 

You can see more from Beth here:

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Posted Apr 4, 2018
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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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