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Rainbows and stars mixed media with new stencil Sunday Inspiration 4-21-19
Posted Apr 21, 2019
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If this doesn’t make you happy I don’t know what will! So much happy color in one place!

In today’s video, I show you how I create a super easy horizon background that anybody can do including a beginner painter. And I use a paper towel to create texture in the tree.

I also created a new tree stencil just for this piece that I will have in the shop at a discount in case you want to create this too.

I used one of my go-to collage paks for this piece and as usual, I have a discount coupon code to use if you want to get the collage pak. It’ll be in the resource library or your weekly email.

The quote says “When it rains looks for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars” and I know it’s pretty self-explanatory what it means but I take this beautiful saying in a different direction and talk about what it means to me and you.

I share about how your brightness and beauty are needed in this world. You can hear all about it in the video.

Oh, and just FYI this original and print are available in the shop.

Have fun watching and creating!

This original is AVAILABLE HERE and THE PRINT IS AVAILABLE HERE

Supplies used:

12×12 mdf board, Decoart media gesso for background and stenciling,

Liquitex matte medium,

Decoart media fluid acrylics for the background (sap green, viridian, phttalo turquoise, titanium white, cerulean blue hue, prussion blue hue) Americana craft paint for flowers and details (avocado, Hauser light green, medium green, scarlet, dioxazine purple)

Heavy body paint for stenciling ( primary red, cadmium red, quin magenta)

charcoal pencil, black soft pastel, brushed and palette knife and paper towel for the body of the tree.

stencils used:

Scribble marks 3, scribble writing, little flowers, stars and heart, Large tree 1

Collage pak used: Sunday inspiration 10-30-16

If you are not a subscriber and want access to the resource library you can sign up HERE. You will get immediate access with the password and you will get a discount code for 20% off in the shop and for workshops.

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Apr 21, 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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