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“Rise up” mixed media art with creative team Mary Szymanski
Posted May 30, 2018
I had this rainbow canvas sitting around for several years. I had used Gelatos to color it and then didn’t know how to finish it. When I saw the awesome SP Faces stencil, I finally knew what to do! This piece reminds me to embrace my uniqueness and “rise up” from the inner thoughts that threaten to tear me down!

My supply list:
8×10 canvas previously colored with Gelatos
Shawn Petite Faces 2 Looking Down, Magnolia and Doodle Minis Stencil Masks Stencils
Jane Davenport Paint Over Pens in Beach and Starfish
Wink of Stella Pen in silver
Mambi Sheets papers
Nuevo Crystal Drops- Simply White
Posca Pen- white
Memento Dew Drops inks in Lady Bug, Tangelo and Dandelion
Small font script stamp
Visible Image Stamp Set- The Ripple Effect
Tim Holtz Grunge Board Letters
Liquitex Basics Titanium White paint
DecoArt Extreme Sheen 24k Metallic paint
PITT Pens in Black
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 May 30, 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

    Love the background for this sweet face ! I do the same thing at times , set aside a piece I’m not sure about and many times it later becomes a light bulb moment with what to do !


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