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Quick water color cards with CT member Nicole Watson
Posted Jan 30, 2019

I cannot even remember the last time I purchased a card in the store! Just after my wedding I began making cards to save money. When I added up the mother’s day and father’s day cards to send to both of our families, I decided it would be more economical (and even more meaningful!) to make cards.

While making cards started as a way to save money, now they are one of my creative outlets. Plus, I love sending them in the mail. This month I needed to make a few new cards to use for thank you notes after the holidays, and I knew Shawn’s Geometric Leaves stencil would be perfect.

When I first saw this stencil, I imagined the leaves filled with beautiful watercolor. This isn’t always easy to do with a stencil, but using a bit of spray glue on the back of the stencil securely adheres it to the watercolor paper so that the watercolor doesn’t seep through!

Color mixing, rainbows, and patterns… the ways to fill these leaves is limitless and so much fun! This is a quick and easy way to make unique cards, just make sure the watercolor is dry before you lift the stencil!

Enjoy the video!

List Products Used:

  • Easy-Tack (spray glue)
  • Watercolors
  • Watercolor Paper (hot press, 90lb/200gm)
  • Watercolor Brushes
  • Rinse Well (or any water container!)
  • Card Stock
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Adhesive
  • Fixative
  • Shawn Petite Stencil







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Posted Jan 30, 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. Sue Rosa

    Those turned out really great! Thanks for sharing.S


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