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Mixed media cards Crash the stash with creative team member Celise McLaughlin
Posted Nov 15, 2018

For many years before boarding the Mixed Media train I was a card maker.  So, when it comes time to crash deep into my stash, mostly what I will find is card-making supplies.

Today I am combining techniques in Mixed Media with Card making.  Through this process, I am using several tools and supplies rarely seen when art journaling or creating canvases.  The end result is six beautiful cards ready to send to someone special and make their day. Hope you enjoy the video!



Shawn Petite Stencils: Background Words, Trees, In the Garden, Bicycle, wildflower & wildflower2

Canson 9×12 140lb watercolor paper, Neenah cardstock,

WeR Memory keepers glass craft mat and brad setter,

Ranger Distress Oxides, Archival Inks,

Tsukineko versafine ink, versamark ink and Glue Pad

Cosmic Shimmer Guilding flakes, EK tools powder tool,

usArtQuest PPA Matte adhesive, Aleene’s Tacky glue, double-sided adhesive,

Judikins clear and wow earthtone embossing powder, Dreamweaver embossing paste

MISTI stamping tool, Kuretake zig clean color brush pens and water brush

Stampsets: Wendy Vecchi Script, Unity Post Card, Impression Obsession Scratched, square,

Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Dream, Jasmine Jones grow, grateful, sympathy and bicycle,

Lawn Fawn on the mend, MSE sympathy, Flora and Fauna woodland birthday,

Fiskars paper cutters, embellishments by: color theory, studio g and zing,

Martha Stewart bone folder and scoring board

Heidi Swapp reactive paint, foil and Minc Machine

You can see more from Celise here:






Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!


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Posted Nov 15, 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. Becky

    I, too, have lots of card making supplies that are mostly neglected these days. I’m feeling inspired to make some cards again! BTW, the Fiskars paper trimmer has a slot where the blade cuts that is perfect for scoring your card base – a bone folder fits in there. One less tool to drag out!

    • shawn

      Thanks for watching Becky!


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