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Be strong mixed media angel with creative team member Julie Campbell
Posted Jul 11, 2018

                                                         Be Strong

Julie Campbell

Inspired by my ‘underpaper’ from my last video I decided to take this idea further.  I wanted to give her a beautiful gown and make her stroll through a fantasy garden whilst deep in thought about being positive with the words ‘Be Strong’ as one of the main elements.  I wanted to get some lovely textures in the background with the gesso and to use the sprays to highlight this. I have not captioned this tutorial on this occasion in order for you just to watch my process.  I hope you enjoy and get inspired and enjoy the video


Stencils – Lace, Faces (side view), Wildflower 1, Wing and a Prayer,

Free Butterfly download from Shawn’s website

Brown wrapping paper, cheap white A4 paper, canary yellow tracing paper.

Wooden Stamps

Versafine ink pads

Pentart wax paste – metallic

Liquitex Matte Gel

Liquitex super heavy gesso

13Arts Pearl Sky Blue Ayeeda Mist

Lindys Stamp Gang – Moonshadow Mist, Buccaneer Blue Bay, Tibetan Poppy Teal,

                                  Smoky Sapphire

Ranger Distress Spray Stain – Tattered Rose

Ranger Alcohol ink – Lettuce

Ranger Liquid Pearls – Mint green, white opal

Ranger Dstress Crayon – Abandoned coral

Posca white pen

Micron pen

Coloured pencils

Syabilo All pencil

Christine Adolf – Adhesive rub ons


You can see more from Julie here:

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Posted Jul 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. Carole Morrison

    Beautiful, Julie………


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