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Gold leaf and bright Christmas cards with CT member Andina Sling
Posted Dec 19, 2018

Less than a week to Christmas. Time to enjoy and be together with your loved ones. And…sending Christmas cards to your family and friends. If you don’t have any clue what Christmas cards to send, take a look at my video, maybe it will inspire you…

I used Shawn’s tree stencil for the two cards I made. First I made a background in a very special way using several colors, then I used the mask of the tree stencil and put some gesso around it. I filled in the white space with distress crayons, put some stamps on it and splattered with white acrylic ink (and I forgot to film that part….I’m sorry). For the other card, I took another tree from Shawn’s stencil and used it with distress oxide ink. Then I drew with a black fineliner around the tree, did some stamping, glued some gold leaf and used a little bit of distress crayon. These Christmas cards are not so hard to make and it will not take you to much of your time. So if you don’t have any clue what cards to make to send away, then watch the video 🙂

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Enjoy the video

 Products Used:

  • Stencil Shawn Petite ‘Trees’
  • Dina Wakley paint (lemon, magenta, ruby, tangerine, turquoise, lime, peacock
  • Amsterdam acrylic white ink
  • Amsterdam gesso
  • Distress oxide (peacock feathers)
  • Distress ink (black soot)
  • Distress crayon (vintage photo, stormy sky, mermaid lagoon, mustard seed, lucky clover, evergreen bough)
  • black fineliner
  • goldleaf

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Posted Dec 19, 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. Linda Jouzaitis

    I love these pretty Christmas cards. They looks like fun to make. I wish I would have seen this video before I spent so much money on glitter and all the other supplies I bought before this last Christmas… It was tedious to make my cards the way I did. Yours were more colorful and would have been more affordable to create.
    I’ll be watching for future videos from!


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