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Texture to die for in today Creative team project with Mary Szymanski
Posted Apr 11, 2018

I’ve been obsessed with the color gold lately and decided to highlight it in a diptych like pair of canvasses. The SP stencils were wonderful in making my vision for this project a reality. They helped create so much texture in the flowers to compliment the texture in the specialty paper. 

I hope you enjoy the video

My Supply List:
LIQUITEX Gesso- white
LIQUITEX matte gel medium
Blick specialty paper
Prima Color Bloom spray- Antique Gold
Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays in Mustard,             Ocean, Seafoam, Tea and Teal
LIQUITEX Ink in Transparent Raw Umber, Transparent Burnt Sienna, Phthalocyanine Blue and Iridescent Bright Gold
LIQUITEX Super Heavy Gesso
Golden Fluid Acrylic in Green Gold
Gelli Arts Acrylic in Snowbound 
Color Shift Acrylic in purple Flash
Martha Stewart Crafts Watercolor Acrylics in Periwinkle, Wine, Snow Pea and Granny Smith
Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Wax in Vintage Gold
Thick Chipboard Letters
KRYLON 18Kt Gold Leafing Pen
Ranger Glossy Accents
Shawn Petite stencils:
Flower gang 1 and Garden 2
You can see more from Mary here: there’s a group and a page- I’m more active in the group.

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Posted Apr 11, 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!

1 Comment

  1. Nancy A Olsen

    Oh boy ! Now I need super heavy gesso ! LOL Always something new ! Thank you again !!


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