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Mixed media art journal page with CT member Alexa Doebler
Posted Jan 17, 2019
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Crash the Stash with Alexa Doebler

This art journal page kept taking left turns, things did not go as I planned & I kept feeling the urge to pitch it. Numerous times, I thought, that I ruined it. But then I kept working or took a breath & kept at it. No matter how much you make art, there will be pieces that feel more challenging & pieces that flow out of you beautifully. It’s the ‘sticking with it’ in the challenging ones that help you grow. It’s easy to make art when it just comes without effort, but like anything, growth happens when challenges are surmounted, when you feel out of your comfort zone, when you really need to flex that art muscle to get through it.

Check out this Crash the Stash to see how the process can have so many peaks and valleys & still turned out great! Enjoy the video!

 

 Products Used:

Shawn’s Stencils:

Old World Minis

Mini Doodle Masks

Numbers 1

Trees 2

Other:

Marabu Fashion Sprays in Flamingo, Apple, Shimmer Aquamarine, Shimmer Apricot

Marabu Art Crayons in Black, Kiwi, Aqua Green & Turquoise

Daler Rowney Inks in Turquoise & Process Yellow

Pitt Pen

Stabilo All Pencil

Gelli Prints

Book Pages

Tim Holtz Scrapbook Paper

You can see more from Alexa here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluewoodsdesign/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bluewoodsdesign/ YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_9DZyuUxrxjrRQl1vdyvAg

Blog: www.bluewoodsdesign.com  

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Posted Jan 17, 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!

1 Comment

  1. Susie Risk

    I’m glad you didn’t give up on it. I like it a lot.

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