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Gellie print cards with CT member Celise McLaughlin crash the stash 4-11-19
Posted Apr 11, 2019

I love the smooth texture I get when I use acrylics on white cardstock.  I have found the best way to do this is with the Gelli Plate. And if you want to get great images, stencils are the way to go.  These gorgeous prints make wonderful greeting cards. I always have a stack on hand. When a need a card for any occasion, I stamp on a sentiment and off it goes.  I hope you enjoy the video.

List Products Used:

Shawn Petite Stencils: Wildflower 2, Sketched Flower, Silhouette flowers 3 & 6, Woodland creatures Rabbit

Arteza acrylic paints,

Neenah white cardstock,

Gelli Plate 5×7 by Gelli Arts,


Cricut Cuttlebug,

Fancy Pants, Bazzill and BoBunny Colored cardstock

Aleene’s Tacky glue, double-sided adhesive

Copic Ciao Marker, black 100


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Posted Apr 11, 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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