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Flourish mixed media journal page with CT member Checiegirl
Posted Jan 16, 2019

Hi and welcome to another creative team post!! I’m super excited and honored to be able to share what I’ve created in my art journal with you all again.

To start off I sprayed through one of Shawn’s flower stencils using a green and blue spray inks then I collaged on some scraps of paper and tissue paper to create some texture.

After drying the page I added a variety of green, blue and yellow paints using a damp paintbrush all over the page before that was dry I used a paper towel to pick up some color through Shawn’s flower stencil and doodle mask then I scraped some patterns into the paint using a palette knife.

Once everything was dry I used a makeup sponge with black paint to stencil in some designs using the flower and the in the garden stencil I also added the word flourish in the top left-hand corner.

I finished off the page by drawing in the details of the flowers and leaves using a calligraphy pen with gold ink, adding white, black and gold splashes, then I added some highlights with my uniball signo white gel pen.

It was a bit of a rollercoaster ride creating this page but I still had loads of fun creating this art journal page and I love how it turned out.

I hope you enjoy the video and find inspiration from it. I can’t wait to share what I create with you all soon.

 Products Used:

Shawn Petite Stencils: Doodle minis stencil masks (5 individual masks), Flower silhouette 3 stencil, In the garden 8×10 stencil and Words, words, words stencil 8×10,

A5 sketchbook, Selection of deco papers and book paper, Gold, green and teal tissue paper, PVA glue, Makeup sponge, Acrylic paints: Crawford & Black’s white & green, Seacryl black, Reeves medium yellow, Wilko’s gold, Royal and Langnickel blue mist, Palette knife, Flat paintbrush, Winsor and Newton gold calligraphy ink and pen, DIY sprays, Uniball Signo Broad – White.

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Posted Jan 16, 2019
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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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