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stenciled mixed media journal page with CT member Alexa Doebler
Posted Dec 12, 2018

Limitless by Alexa Doebler

For this piece, I was excited to use Shawn’s “Faces 5 Looking Over” stencil as a focal point, inspiration & an opportunity to share some tips for shading faces, a question/ challenge people often have.

For the background, I didn’t have a plan when I sat down, but knew it would be colorful to create her hair. Then I thought, well, let’s use all the stencils lol!

This art journal page is simple and something you can do! Grab some stencils & just create! It’s a perfect warm-up page to get the creativity flowing!

Enjoy the video

List Products Used:

Shawn Petite Stencils:

Faces5 Looking Over

Old Type Text

Numbers 1

Doodle Minis Stencil Masks


Old World Minis

Wing and a Prayer

Additional materials:

Scrapbook paper

Acrylic paint in Black, Vanilla, Dark Blue, Royal Purple, Laguna, Citron Green, Coral Reef, & Diva Pink

Black Marabu Art Crayon

Stabilo All Pencil

Marabu Aqua Pen Graphix Markers

Winsor & Newton Markers in Cinnamon & Dusty Pink

You can see more from Alexa here:





Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Dec 12, 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!


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