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Inspire mixed media canvas board by creative team member Laura Dame
Posted Nov 14, 2018

I’m still feeling that fall feeling (perhaps because it’s my favorite season!) so I wanted to play with fall colors and themes, but still keep some of my favorite color (blue/turquoise) in the mix. I was looking through my stash, and this Bo Bunny chipboard piece popped out at me. I felt the pattern of the leaf went perfect with the geometric leaves stencil, and I built up this piece from there. I am really loving the different textures and elements on this canvas board, and I hope you do also!

Enjoy the video.

Shawn Petite Stencils- Geometric Leaves, Doodle Lines, Doodle Flowers 2 stencil/mask

Canvas Board

Tim Holtz Halloween Tissue Paper

Liquitex Gesso

Collage papers

Artist’s Loft modeling paste

DecoArt Media fluid acrylics- Yellow Oxide, Phthalo Turquoise

Artist’s Loft Acrylic- Red Ochre

Dina Wakley Media Acrylic- Blushing

Dylusions Mini Numbers stencil and Black ink spray

Bo Bunny Chipboard Leaf

Distress Ink Spray- Picket Fence

Cheese Cloth


Tim Holtz Industrial words

Dina Wakley Media Scribble Stick


You can see more from Laura here:




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Posted Nov 14, 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. Toni Scott

    Beautiful, and such an interesting process! Years ago I thought of putting gauze on canvas as a textural element but never tried it. I guess it’s in the genes! 😊 Very proud of you!


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