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Mixed Media–Don’t Give Up-By CT Member Celise McLaughlin
Posted Mar 20, 2019

This project was inspired by the woodland creatures stencil rabbits. Spring arrived early in the Southeast Low Country. Daffodils are flowering, azaleas are budding and the trees are waking from their short winter’s rest. Easter is just around the corner too and what better to represent that holiday than bunnies. In this project I used both stencils for a Mama and baby rabbit. Mom gives her offspring good advice about how the fence should not be a barrier for her to get what she wants. Don’t give up, ever.

Enjoy the Video!

Product List:

Shawn Petite Stencils:

Woodland creatures rabbit

Numbers 2


Arteza Acrylic paints and Real Brush pens

Inka Gold Metallic Gloss Paint – Old Silver

Woodpile craft sticks

Tim Holtz Vintage Things Stamp

Stencils by Tim Holtz: Bubble, honeycomb & splatters

Ranger Archival Ink

LIquitex Matte Medium, Matte Gel, Gesso and Satin Varnish

Deco Art Crackle Medium

Dreamweaver Crackle Embossing Paste

General Charcoal Pencil

Judikins Microglaze

Canson 140lb watercolor paper

Zig water pen and marker

Soho soft pastels

Uniball white gel pen

Fixador Final Fixative


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Posted Mar 20, 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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